Named one of the top health and wellness books for 2016 by MindBodyGreen
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 can’t be found at a pharmacy.
According to Dr. Kelly Brogan, antidepressants not only overpromise and underdeliver, but their use may permanently disable the body’s 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 plan—including powerful dietary interventions, targeted nutrient support, detoxification, sleep, and stress reframing techniques—women 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.
This book says it all! It’s amazing in every aspect and sheds light on issues that people may have heard but don’t fully understand is possible in helping you heal in all aspects of life. I recommend this book to everyone I know and believe in all that Kelly Brogan is about and believes.
Had me convinced until the antivax propaganda
Was actually almost convinced by this book until the section about not taking vaccines...then I questioned everything that was said and deleted the book. Children are literally dying because people aren’t vaccinating them. Can’t believe I fell for it.
“Functional medicine” has made this author and a few people very rich, but it is a dangerous practice that uses pseudoscience and persuation to get people to think they can be cured of chronic or herited disease and disorders. In other words, it provides false hope, requires the patient to undergo unnecessary testing, requires absolute compliance with the doctor’s orders (or they kick you out), and is basically a scam. It is a relatively new scam, so we don’t know yet how much damage it will do, but I would advise you (as a former patient) to keep your money, even if you’re desperate — especially if you’re desperate — because it is those of us who would give almost anything to feel normal who will fall for this. BTW: functional medicine is NOT covered by insurance and it is EXPENSIVE. If you choose to read this, imagine this person were in front of you talking to you the way she talks in the book. Would you like her? Would you trust her? Stay far, far away.