A Mind of your Own

A Mind of your Own

The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives : Featuring A 30-day Plan for Transformation

Book - 2016
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"Depression is not a disease. It is a symptom. Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with 1 in 4 women starting their day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the panacea for everything from grief, irritability, panic attacks, to insomnia, PMS, and stress. But the truth is, what women really need cant be found at a pharmacy. According to Dr. Kelly Brogan, antidepressants not only overpromise and underdeliver, but their use may permanently disable the bodys self-healing potential. We need a new paradigm: The best way to heal the mind is to heal the whole body. In this groundbreaking, science-based and holistic approach, Dr. Brogan shatters the mythology conventional medicine has built around the causes and treatment of depression. Based on her expert interpretation of published medical findings, combined with years of experience from her clinical practice, Dr. Brogan illuminates the true cause of depression: it is not simply a chemical imbalance, but a lifestyle crisis that demands a reset. It is a signal that the interconnected systems in the body are out of balance from blood sugar, to gut health, to thyroid function and inflammation is at the root. A Mind of Your Own offers an achievable, step-by-step 30-day action planincluding powerful dietary interventions, targeted nutrient support, detoxification, sleep, and stress reframing techniqueswomen can use to heal their bodies, alleviate inflammation, and feel like themselves again without a single prescription. Bold, brave, and revolutionary, A Mind of Your Own takes readers on a journey of self-empowerment for radical transformation that goes far beyond symptom relief." --Jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Wave, [2016]
ISBN: 9780062405579
Characteristics: viii, 337 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Loberg, Kristin


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Jun 12, 2017

Couldn't disagree more with the comment below. Anecdotally, I've gotten off all meds for my thyroid, autoimmune, and have even put EBV and Lyme into remission through this protocol. It's interesting that the reviewer accepts some recommendations, but not all. Too "odd" for her perhaps, but that is indicative of a mind still stuck in traditional western medicine mentality. Gargling (essential for rebuilding lost vagal tone which controls essentially our entire body system), coffee enemas (going to assume she's never tried one. so key in detoxing and healthy for the liver), and dry skin brushing (helps stimulate lymph drainage which moves in opposite of gravity but has no "heart" to pump it though) are incredibly therapeutic. Kidney stones can be prevented with a diet like this. And the entire point of the protocol is to allow your body to heal so that psychiatric medicine is not needed. And if you really read it, you would know you don't change a thing with medication for the 1st month. Afterwards you'll know if beginning to taper what you're taking will work for you. If you want to post a review based on facts, please do so. But this is pure opinion and does an incredible disservice to the science evident throughout that supports the recommendations. I do agree about not loving that she sells what she recommends. But that doesn't necessarily negate the validity of the protocol. For those of us who have been on the side of poor health due to chronic illness with no sustainable relief, it's a light at the end of the tunnel.

May 26, 2016

Need to take this with a grain of salt (or drink a teaspoon in water as the author suggests). But seriously---coffee enemas, gargling and dry skin rubs for depression! I agree sleep, exercise, diet, meditation are so helpful, and that we're over medicated. The suggested diet is another fad, and could be harmful for certain health conditions (e.g. kidney stones). And some folks with serious depression can be at high risk without meds, not so clear cut as she makes out. Off putting that her website is selling her 'recommended' products.


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