I’m thrilled to sharing a new book with you!
Dr. Kelly Brogan is one of my heroes in the world of integrative mental health. She is a trailblazer, bold and is not afraid to say it like it is, and has written her first book A Mind of Your Own: The Truth about Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives. It is groundbreaking, brave, science-based and offers a truly holistic approach.
If you struggle with depression (or anxiety), you’ll find this book dispels common myths, and gives you the knowledge you need to truly heal.
According to Dr. 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. I could not agree more!
Here are some snippets from the book:
Depression is merely a symptom, a sign that something is off balance or ill in the body that needs to be remedied.
Women experience more than twice the rate of depression as men, regardless of race or ethnic background. One in four women in their forties and fifties use psychiatric drugs.
Despite what you’ve been led to believe, antidepressants have repeatedly been shown in long-term scientific studies to worsen the course of mental illness –to say nothing of the risks of liver damage, abnormal bleeding, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, and reduced cognitive function that they entail. The dirtiest little secret of all is the fact that antidepressants are among the most difficult drugs to taper from, more so than alcohol and opiates. While you might call it “going through withdrawal,” we medical professionals have been instructed by Big Pharma to call it “discontinuation syndrome,” which is characterized by fiercely debilitating physical and psychological reactions.
I received an advance review copy and it’s a brilliant book! She bravely and humbly shares:
Before I stopped prescribing, I had never once cured a patient. Now people are cured every week in my practice. As I mentioned, my patients are my partners. We collaborate, and they work hard.
And look at these wise words she offers:
when you have a symptom—when you feel cloudy, sad, sore, gassy, weepy, tired, or unnecessarily anxious—bring some wonder to it. Ask why and try to make the connections. Your body’s symptoms are telling you something about equilibrium. Your body is trying to tell you that it has lost balance. Stand back and appreciate the infinite complexity of your organism.
A Mind of Your Own offers a realistic action plan you can use to heal your body, alleviate inflammation, and feel yourself again without a single prescription!
Please share this if you know anyone who is struggling with depression and/or anxiety. Use this link to get a sample chapter from the book: http://kellybroganmd.com/amindofyourown/?ref=35
We all deserve to feel our absolute best every single day!