Altasano was founded in 2018 on the core belief that mental health and physical health are interconnected. Our founder, Deena Schwartz, is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) and certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) with over 25 years of direct patient care. Witnessing the increase in chronic illnesses and obesity along with addiction and depression/anxiety, across all age groups, while at the same time, learning to manage her own mind-body health, Deena affirmed her beliefs in the gut-brain connection and that difficult and complex mind-body health issues sometimes require non-conventional treatments. Ms. Schwartz is inspired to use her personal experience and professional knowledge to help others manage their chronic health issues by focusing on holistic mind-body health. She is striving to remove the stigma of mental health issues because she knows that the body suffers when needs of the mind are not met and vice versa.
We, as humans, are just beginning to understanding the complex interconnection of the mind and body and learn how to optimize our health. Rooted in traditional medical paradigms, yet living with a health-conscious mind-set, we at Altasano believe that good physical and mental health can be optimized with enhanced nutrition, restorative sleep, consistent exercise and deep social and spiritual connection.