Meet Our Providers
Brent Jaster, MD, FAAFP
Brent Jaster MD, graduated from Dartmouth Medical School, and enjoys helping others, particularly men, achieve emotional, mental, and physical health. Personal growth/spiritual health, however defined, are foundational to his approach to holistic health.
Dr. Jaster believes passionately in the power of entheogenic medicine (to induce a non-ordinary state of consciousness), neurofeedback, sound as therapy, and that which helps resolve past trauma/unhealthy patterns through enhanced neuroplasticity (changeable brains). We all have some trauma, and getting to the root of a problem brings true resolution.
Brent uses lifestyle medicine, integrative holistic medicine, an open-mind, and creativity to help people help themselves. He is a facilitator of health on your individual path. Focus areas include mental and emotional wellness, sleep, sinus
health and environmental allergies, eczema, and helping people understand the link between mental wellness and physical symptoms.
Brent’s appreciation for diversity, inclusion, culture and equity emerged in 9th grade (SF Bay Area), meeting profound strangers (of color) during his travels and hanging out with his dad’s pro baseball teams for many months of his life. Immense personal growth comes from his children and interpersonal relationships. Influential moments in life include: a semester abroad in Melbourne, Australia; a 200-hour yoga teacher training; 6 weeks of volunteering on Patch Adams’s land in WV; and trainings in Entheogenic (Psychedelic) Medicine. While recreational psychedelic drug use has a social stigma, there is a good amount of published research that justifies the use of chemicals, often from plants, that change perception, mood and cognitive processes that do not serve an individual.
Ketamine is a legal, and commonly used anesthetic, while clinical trials are underway that point to legalization of mdma and psilocybin for therapeutic use of conditions like: suicide risk, treatment resistant depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and others. Stay tuned for more information to be posted here.
We believe Black Lives Matter, create a safe space for LGBTQIA+, endeavor to research/provide access to life-changing services and utilize the power of community/group process.
My Medical training and career highlights include:
Coordinating a clinical trial, published in Diabetes Care, that compared a vegan diet and an American Diabetes Association diet. Guess which was superior?
Co-authoring 2 editions of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians. Access the free on-line version at NutritionMD.org
Board Certifications: Integrative Holistic Medicine and Family Medicine
Nationally-recognized expertise as a speaker and consultant for Shared Medical Appointment implementation.
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