S05E12 – Gut Microbiome and Brain Health, an HPP Journal Club w/ Angela Cates, PharmD, BCPS, CFMP

Join host Jenna Carmichael, PharmD on this episode of the Holistic Pharmacy Podcast, Journal Club Edition for a discussion on From gut dysbiosis to altered brain function and mental illness: mechanisms and pathways with guest Angela Cates, PharmD, BCPS, CFMP.

Dr. Angela Cates is a pharmacist, board certified pharmacotherapy specialist, and certified functional medicine practitioner. She is a graduate of the Purdue University School of Pharmacy.

In 2020, Angela founded Cates Pharmacy Consulting, LLC focused on ensuring safe medication use, and in 2021 she pivoted her practice to include a functional medicine approach and created Cultivate Health & Wellness with a focus on the gut-brain connection.

Cultivate Health & Wellness serves parents of children and teens working to identify and reverse the underlying causes of their child’s anxiety and depression. Angela uses an integrative approach, with a focus on the gut microbiome, pharmacogenomics, nutrigenomics, and functional lab testing to optimize mental wellness.

Angela volunteers routinely at the free health clinic in her county providing care to the underserved population. She also serves as the Pharmacology Adjunct Faculty Instructor for the Division of Occupational Therapy at Indiana Wesleyan University. Angela lives on a farm with her husband and two children, and in her spare time enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and cheering on her children. Angela loves reading and considers herself a life-long learner.

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How to get in touch with Angela:
Facebook: @consultingpharmacist
Instagram: @cultivatehealthwellness

Dr. Jenna Carmichael of Wobbly Arrow Wellness is a holistic oncology pharmacist and health coach. She works with women on the cancer journey looking for a different perspective on wellness. She combines her knowledge in the oncology space along with holistic healing methods of meditation, reiki, and yoga to help empower her clients to choose the path that works the best for their goals. She also offers genetic testing services to get a true, personalized idea of how her clients process their medications for safe and effective therapy. Go to for more information on her services.

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