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

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Baker & Taylor
Discusses why antidepressants are the wrong way to treat depression and might actually disable the body's own healing system and offers a 30-day plan that includes dietary changes, over-the-counter supplements, detoxification and stress reduction to eliminate depression. 100,000 first printing.

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New York Times bestseller

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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.



Baker
& Taylor

Discusses why antidepressants are the wrong way to treat depression and might actually disable the body's own healing system and offers a thirty-day plan that includes dietary changes, over-the-counter supplements, detoxification, and stress reduction toeliminate depression.

Publisher: New York : Harper Wave, c2016
ISBN: 9780062405579
Branch Call Number: 616.8527 BRO
Characteristics: viii, 337 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Loberg, Kristin

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dragonlab
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.

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ClarissaStanley
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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