A Mind of Your Own by Dr. Kelly Brogan

The subtitle of this books is: "The truth about depression and how women can heal their bodies to reclaim their lives." The truth she brings to light in the book is that depression is not a disease or a chemical imbalance but a symptom. She explains how depression signals that parts of the body- namely the gut- are not functioning as optimally as they should. I totally agree with this and can attest to it in my own experiences. Imagine that- ME, agreeing with a totally renegade opinion!

Being married to this guy, I have heard similar concepts such as the one she presents before. However, this book make me pay attention more because it was backed by a lot of research (both personal by way of her patients and from other medical avenues) and because it comes from a highly trained psychiatrist who after realizing a few things, decided allopathic medicine just doesn't work. She also outs Big Pharma and I absolutely LOVE when people get vocal about this. It's very necessary nowadays, with millions and millions of people on pills. Unnecessarily.

I had the pleasure of meeting her a few weeks ago. We were talking about schools for our kids and she mentioned interviewing a new school for her kids. When they told her they cleaned their building and classrooms with chemical concoctions of crap (my colorful alliteration, not hers) she decided not to go with them. WOOHOO! There are other people in the world as crazy as my husband and I! :D It's good to know we're not alone.

She has an excellent podcast with Joe Rogan (it's where this girl crush started) which you can watch/listen to here. And read this book. You will be taken to school and get much needed and relevant information for your wellness.

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