In this episode of the Wired BioHealth Podcast, host Jacqueline Hall engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Evelyn Higgins, delving into the TEDx talk titled "Understanding the Biomarkers of Addiction."
Dr. Higgins shares the deeply personal and professional motivations behind her exploration of addiction and mental health. She discusses how her professional experience as a doctor treating patients with addiction and witnessing the transition from dependency to full-blown addiction played a significant role in her journey. Simultaneously, Dr. Higgins opens up about her personal experience with her husband, who was an alcoholic and later discovered that he was adopted, shedding light on the complexities of addiction, trauma, and undiagnosed conditions.
The conversation takes a closer look at the impact of learning about one's adoption late in life and how it can influence behaviors and mental health. Dr. Higgins touches on the importance of seeking one's "why" in life and how understanding the root causes of self-medicating behaviors can lead to healthier choices. The discussion also covers various aspects of addiction, including the role of biomarkers and how they are connected to substance use disorders and mental health conditions.
Dr. Higgins emphasizes the need for personalized approaches to healthcare, recognizing that each individual's DNA and unique circumstances require tailored solutions. The episode concludes with a call to action, encouraging listeners to explore their own reasons behind their behaviors and consider seeking objective information and assistance in their journey towards optimal health and well-being.
For more information on the Wired BioHealth panel and how it can help individuals understand the "why" behind their behaviors, viewers are directed to visit the website or call the office at 1-888-841-7099. Additionally, Dr. Higgins' TEDx talk, "Understanding the Biomarkers of Addiction," is recommended for those interested in delving deeper into this crucial topic. Stay tuned for more insightful conversations in future episodes of the Wired BioHealth Podcast!