Beyond the Label: 10 Steps to Improve Your Mental Health with Naturopathic Medicine by Christina BjorndalBeyond the Label: 10 Steps to Improve Your Mental Health with Naturopathic Medicine by Christina Bjorndal

Beyond the Label: 10 Steps to Improve Your Mental Health with Naturopathic Medicine

byChristina Bjorndal

Paperback | October 9, 2017

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An inspiring and empowering guide to emotional freedom, from a Naturopathic Doctor who took charge of her own life and mental health.

“This book should be on the shelves of every person struggling with their moods.” Dr. Jonathan Prousky, ND, author of the Textbook of Integrative Clinical Nutrition

For years, Dr. Christina Bjorndal, ND, endured debilitating depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety and battled bulimia, addiction, and a range of other mental health challenges. Finally, feeling terrorized by her own thoughts, she attempted to take her life. This devastating low point led to a deep reckoning. She began to take back control of her life. Today she is the owner of a thriving naturopathic clinic, living her life’s purpose and passion in the most authentic way. In Beyond the Label, Bjorndal outlines, step-by-step, how you can move from the current mental health “label” you have been given to optimal health on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Dr. Chris’s book will give you the courage, support, confidence, and guidance you need to take your own steps to mental wellness.

Dr. Christina Bjorndal, B. Comm, ND, graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1990 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with honours. She was valedictorian of her graduating class. She completed her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005. She is one of the only licensed N...
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Title:Beyond the Label: 10 Steps to Improve Your Mental Health with Naturopathic MedicineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:October 9, 2017Publisher:Natural TerrainLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0994802005

ISBN - 13:9780994802002

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring and Informative This book shares an honest, open, heartfelt journey on mental illness. The author shares her personal struggles and triumphs as she navigates through life. She shares thoughts, recipes for life as well as actual recipes for yummy delicious wholesome food. If you struggle with any mental health issues, this is a must read book or if you don't and just want to better yourself then read it anyways!
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Helpful! This book is a valuable resource for anyone who struggles with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or eating disorders. It is important to have a book that looks at both perspectives: naturopathic and western. The author shares her personal journey navigating both systems of medicine. If you want to thrive in your life, this is a must read!
Date published: 2018-01-16

Table of Contents

Introduction · 1
1 In the Beginning · 5
2 Descent into Depression · 13
3 Ascent into Madness · 23
4 Here We Go Again, Part 1 · 31
5 A Decade of Depression · 37
6 The Big Decision · 47
7 Here We Go Again, Part 2 · 53
8 If Money Didn’t Matter · 71
9 The Big Picture: Macrosystems Overview · 79
10 Diet—You Are What You Eat, Part 1 · 93
11 Diet and Supplements—
You Are What You Eat, Part 2 · 105
12 Sugar, Caffeine and Weight · 117
13 Detoxification Organs: Colon and Liver · 139
14 Sleep · 155
15 Exercise · 173
16 Environment · 183
17 A Word About Stress · 197
18 Breaking the Thought–Emotion Cycle · 205
19 Emotions—Behave and React in the World · 237
20 Spirituality, Love and Foregiveness · 255
21 Common Myths About Mental Illness · 277
Conclusion · 289
Appendix · 297
Acknowledgements · 341
Bibliography & Recommended Reading · 343
References · 347

Editorial Reviews

"Beyond the Label delivers much more than the psychobabble often found in books on mental health. Dr. Chris has created an actual blueprint for emotional healing culminated from personal anecdotal and clinical experience that reaches beyond the stigma of emotional health. Dr. Chris looks not only to discovering the root cause of mental illness and suffering, but offers practical navigation towards healing and wholeness. Finally, a truly Naturopathic perspective on mental health."–Razi Berry, Publisher, Naturopathic Doctor News & Review and Founder NaturalPath