Depression Archives – A Healthy State of Mind

In this article I want to help you to get to know your heart. Knowing more about your heart (specifically your heart rate variability) can improve your awareness of how stressors impact your mind and body. To evaluate the health of your heart and nervous system, you just need a heart rate variability monitor (typically […]

Chocolate can nurture and nourishes. It is derived from the cacao tree (Theobroma cacoa). The word Theobroma means ‘food of the gods’. Americans consume, on average, 11 pounds of chocolate per person per year and we are ranked as the 5th major consumer of chocolate worldwide. Research on the health benefits of chocolate shows it […]

Micronutrients in Mental Health Series II Vitamin B12 is nutrient is critical in proper mental functioning and overall health.  If intake or absorption of vitamin B12 is insufficient, a wide array of psychiatric (anxiety, depression, psychosis to name a few), cognitive (memory loss and confusion) and gastrointestinal (constipation and low stomach acid) can result. Vegetarians and […]

Micronutrients in Mental Health Series I The role of optimal nutrition in depression, and a number of other mental health conditions, is often overlooked, but plays a critical role in health and well-being. Iron deficiency, even without being diagnosed with anemia, can lead to low energy, fatigue and depression.  Many of my patients who have […]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Data Brief, (in which they report that the rate of antidepressant use among all ages) reports a nearly 400% increase in medicine for depression since 1988-1994. Some salient features of this report are: Females are more likely to be on antidepressant pills than males Greater than 60% of Americans […]

Sleep is something so many take for granted and yet sleep problems or insomnia affects a large proportion of the population, 22.1% by recent estimates .  Untreated insomnia can lead to psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression and insomnia commonly occurs in those with psychiatric disorders. Treating the underlying psychiatric disorder will generally improve […]

Recent evidence suggests that the status of our gastrointestinal (gut) flora may affect mood and behavior. This evidence, derived from a study conducted by Bravo et al. and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that bacteria in the gut can communicate with the brain and vice-versa via the vagus nerve1. […]

Well it is hard to not notice the collective stir around love & relationship in February and it prompted me to reflect on the power of relationship to heal. This power is undoubtedly important in any healing dynamic (doctor-patient relationship), but as Dr. Heron so aptly states, perhaps even more so when one suffers from […]

The holidays are a time of increased stress for many and as year-end tasks pile up, it can make it challenging to get the support and perspective one needs to re-prioritize. As stress can be cumulative, and is also hard to objectify, I think that introducing a scale to assess the burden of stress in […]

Seasonal changes are known to affect those suffering from a number of psychiatric complaints. Seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D.) is the most common diagnosis for those suffering from seasonal changes. S.A.D. affects about 6% of the U.S. population. A milder form of S.A.D., known as the Winter Blues or Subsyndromal S.A.D.,  affects approximately 14 % of […]

Contact Naturopath Mary Fry

A Healthy State of Mind, LLC clinic is located on NE Broadway St. between NE 19th St. and NE 21st St. The practice is located within the Irvington Counseling and Healing Arts Center just behind the Clogs ‘N More Store on Broadway.

A Healthy State of Mind, LLC
1940 NE Broadway St.
Portland, OR
Tel: 971-678-6243

Fax: 1-971-275-1738

Mailing Address (USPS, UPS & Fedex)

A Healthy State of Mind, LLC• 1631 NE Broadway PMB 243 •Portland, OR•  97232


There is free street parking on Broadway (1hr and 2hr spots). Longer-term parking is available on the streets north of Broadway (Schuyler and cross streets) and south of  Broadway (NE Weidler and cross streets). For the first appointment, I suggest longer-term parking.

Public Transportation:

MAX/Light rail:  LLoyd Center/NE 11th Ave MAX Station

Bus: #9 Powell/Broadway, #77-Broadway/Halsey, #73-NE 33rd Ave

*Please note that routes are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please consult the Trimet site at:

Disclaimer: Please note that email is not a secure means of communication. Emails do not establish a doctor-patient relationship; please refrain from sending confidential or privileged information until such a relationship is established.

Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or replace medical care.

Loading map…

Link to Google Map