[Reading] ➷ A Mind of Your Own ➭ Kelly Brogan – Bassgrotto.co.uk

A Mind of Your Own A Groundbreaking, Science Based, And Holistic Approach To Treating Depression Not As A Disease, But As A Systemic Imbalance That Will Rescue Millions Of Women Currently Taking Pharmaceuticals Or Considering It.Last Year Alone Thirty Million Americans Were Prescribed 12 Billion Of Antidepressants SSRI S Are Steadily Becoming A Traditional Medicine Panacea For Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks Patients Overwhelmingly Female Are Looking For Solutions, But According To Dr Kelly Brogan, The Help These Women Want Can T Be Found At The Pharmacy Antidepressants Are Not Only The Wrong Way To Treat Depression, But Their Long Term Use Can Permanently Dismantle The Body S Self Healing Mechanisms We Need A New Paradigm The Best Way To Heal The Brain Is To Heal The Body.Based On Her Expert Interpretation Of Published Medical Findings Combined With Years Of Evidence From Helping Her Own Patients, Dr Brogan Illuminates The Real Cause Of Depression It Is Not A Simple Neurochemical Disorder But Rather A Complex Inflammatory Disease A Manifestation Of Irregularities In The Body That Start Far Away From Neural Synapses And Serotonin In A Mind Of Your Own, She Demolishes The Myths Traditional Medicine Has Built Around The Causes And Treatment Of Depression, And Offers A Proscriptive, Step By Step Thirty Day Action Plan Including Dietary Modifications, Over The Counter Supplements, Detoxification, Sleep, And Stress Reduction Techniques Women Can Use To Heal Their Bodies, Eradicate Inflammation, And Feel Like Themselves Again.Bold, Brave, And Revolutionary, A Mind Of Your Own Challenges Readers To Question Their Assumptions And Regain Control Of Their Own Well Being And On Their Own Terms.


10 thoughts on “A Mind of Your Own

  1. says:

    Lots of what seems like good evidence for the link between gut health and mental health, but I am left with a lot of questions about how solid her research is The author s credibility is strained by what I think are some pretty over the top claims about lack of effectiveness of pharmaceuticals such as statins new article in the NEJM just validated their effectiveness in preventing heart attack and stroke, even for those who are not high risk , toxicity of vaccines hello haven t we already been through this , lack of necessity for antibiotics have you ever been treated for cancer, lady no perhaps you should ve qualified the population for whom holistic immune boosting supplements are adequate appropriate So while my own expe...


  2. says:

    I ve been trying to get off SSRIs for years I think I ll finally be able to Everyone should read this book.


  3. says:

    I have to start by saying I am not a health nut I am not that person who believes essential oils and mediation is going to help me I m far too impatient and not gullible enough for that I m just not I really struggled with this book because it feels like it s coming almost from the anti vaxxer group who will tell you that these things are going to ruin you and you re better off eating an apple or something I should also note that I m not that person who doesn t trust her doctors Yes, I get incredibly frustrated at how over the top charged I am for things and how I sometimes feel like nobody is actually listening and processing what I m saying but just going through the next step they know to do out of their medical book Like a gut feeling means nothing any I have found it to be incredibly frustrating to deal with doctors when you have depression because it can really go one of two ways 1 They tell you that you re probably fine, try to relax and get sleep, eat better and things will work out, or 2 They automatically fear for your safety and ca...


  4. says:

    This book quite literally changed the trajectory of my family s health I stumbled across this book seeking answers to help my daughter who was struggling with anxiety, depression and an eating disorder The fact that Kelly is a trained psychiatrist who has rejected drugs as a viable therapy to treat her patients intrigued me The anti depressant that our daughter s psychiatrist prescribed wasn t working so she just kept upping the dose until our daughter self harmed At that point an anti psychotic drug was additionally prescribed, allegedly because she was too underweight for the prescribed SSRI drug to work properly This med is one that is usually prescribed for schizophrenia our daughter is not schizophrenic This med didn t do anything either so the doc upped the dosage on it too At that point, our daughter self harmed again while becoming almost catatonic in her demeanor What was going on Instinctively I knew the eating disorder was not going to be cured until the underlying depression and anxiety were dealt with yet not one of her professional doctors seemed concerned with getting to the root cause of these, they only wanted to throw drugs at the symptoms As I read Kelly Brogan s book, I became aware that our experience with her psychiatrist and other doctors was the norm, not the exception and the I read, the angrier I became The very people we were trusting our daughter s life to were causing h...


  5. says:

    This book is a rollercoaster of oh wow that s really interesting to oh wow, what a nutjob.I liked the beginning where she dissects big pharma and how they play with studies to sell pills, the analysis of the placebo effect There s some good stuff in there like how the average depressive episode lasts up to 13 weeks, depression is the mind channeling all its resources to cognition to figure something out, and SSRIs can actually diminish the benefits of exercise on improving mental mood so healthy people telling someone with depression to try exercise isn t actually that helpful.There was also an interesting discussion on how SSRIs actually push your brain in the wrong direction as seen by newer studies on serotin update enhancers and that the benefit may just be because your brain is fighting so hard to account for this.I m in agreement that the newer theories that inflammation in your body can cause depression as a side effect are interesting, especially the studies on mice where changing gut bacteria changed their mood which I ve seen referenced in several books now.But then she lost me, when she went into the deep end anti vaxxer, anti gmo, organic everything, detoxification take an loumfa and rub it over your body every two days etc Somehow this is a extreme version of The Microbiome Diet The Scientifically Proven Way to Restore Your Gut Health and Achieve Permanent Weig...


  6. says:

    Ugh How to review a book that says so many things you want to support, but for all the wrong reasons I m absolutely, positively, 100% in favor of attempting a lifestyle based cure for what ails you Start there Especially if you are American Our nation has gone completely off the rails when it comes to medicating This isn t even remotely at question I simply suggest that you choose a different guide I borrowed this because it was recommended on the A Delectable Education podcast, and an interesting conversation began amongst a group of us who listened to the episode Before you read any further be aware that there are no serious, professional book reviews to be had Everything is from bloggers, and I struggled to find than a handful of negative or ambivalent discussions I have no issue with bloggers yay for the internet but not a single review from a reputable source Not one Not a negative review, not a positive review just no mention Hmmm Brogan s version of this appears to be that it s because she speaks truth to power, and everyone is too afraid of Big Pharma to provide anything but a negative revi...


  7. says:

    I agree with the premise that depression is complex and pills only one narrow approach But I cannot agree with the radical approach that the author than proposes including her stance against birth control and vaccines.


  8. says:

    This is one of the worst pseudo science books I have ever read She criticises Big Pharma for using studies with small sample sizes and for failing to control for placebo effects but then the studies she posts as sources for her truly outrageous claims are so completely flawed it s hard to know where to begin in criticising them I was hoping for a book that explained some of the science behind depression, and had some of the studies of the recent links between the microbiome and mental health What I got was an angry, controversy theorists rantings about the evils of antidepressants,...


  9. says:

    If you have ever taken medication for anxiety or depression, if you re currently taking them, or if you re considering taking them, I strongly urge you to read this book I have been struggling with anxiety and depression for about 18 months now, and it is one of the most physically and mentally painful and debilitating things a person can experience But I am here to tell you, and so is Dr Kelly Brogan, that anti depressants are not always the answer Despite what pharmaceutical companies would have you believe, we don t actually know how the brain works and the effects anti depressants have on it These are essentially chemicals that we think help, despite the fact that many people who are on anti depressants never actually get better If these medications are supposed to work, then why are and people taking them but not becoming happier people The answer is most likely this chemicals aren t the answer, because overall health and wellness is Essent...


  10. says:

    Quite fascinating and enlightening For a nonfiction it is very readable and practically helpful I had already given up dairy for two weeks before starting it and had seen a remarkable improvement in my allergies Now after reading this book I m taking my allergy testing seriously and have given up wheat and sugar and flouride toothpaste and am drinking filtered water And am going to bed at 10 00 pm I m very thankful for this book Diff...


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