A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives by M.D., Kelly BroganA Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives by M.D., Kelly Brogan

A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their…

byM.D., Kelly Brogan, Kristin Loberg

Paperback | December 31, 2018

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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.

Kelly Brogan, MD, studied cognitive neuroscience at MIT before receiving her MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. Board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, she is one of the only doctors in the nation with these qualifications. She practices in Manhattan and is the mother of two young d...
Title:A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their…Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:December 31, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book changed my life This is a step-by-step guide that helps you understand and change, in a natural, holistic way, all of the unhealthy practices that are making you feel mentally unwell - whether it is depression, anxiety, or more serious mental illnesses. It only makes sense that the rise of mental disorders parallels the rise in refined carbohydrates, processed foods and sugar, the onslaught of chemicals and a sedentary and stressful lifestyle. This book shows the power of the right food and wellness practices to make you feel like you never thought possible.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read A must read for anybody who wants to feel better and understand more holisitcally why they don`t. Whether you`ve been prescribed antidepressants or not, you can address the root physiological causes, be an empowered patient, make lifestyle changes and work through all this information and testing with your doctors! I love everything about this book and Kelly Brogan! Change doesn`t happen overnight but I`m heading in the right direction.
Date published: 2017-12-11

Editorial Reviews

“A Mind of Your Own is a perfect affirmation for how a person can take charge of her own mental health using Dr. Brogan’s program. Anyone reading this book will come away with a scientifically-based, safe, and effective approach to mental health without the use of drugs.”