The Truth About Depression With Dr Kelly Brogan


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Unfortunately, depression is *everywhere* in our modern society. And if you’re one of the millions of people living in its shadow, you’ll know: it can be a hugely difficult experience to go through. But today’s podcast guest, Dr. Kelly Brogan, has a message of hope for people currently experiencing depression: if you can heal your body, the mind will follow. And in today’s episode, she’s sharing EXACTLY how we can activate our own healing power, take control of our moods, and free ourselves from depression… for good.

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the New York Times bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. With board certifications in psychosomatic medicine and integrative holistic medicine, Dr. Brogan is passionate about helping women create whole body wellness and find the root cause of their dis-ease... not just treat the symptoms.

With her clinical insights, bold ideas, and actionable strategies, Dr. Brogan’s approach to eliminating depression is practical, achievable, and hugely empowering. If you’ve ever felt frustrated by your own brain, or like you’re at the mercy of your mood swings, there is SO much hope in her message. (And I’m betting you’re gonna want to take notes to capture all the gold she shares!)

So if you want to learn how to reset your brain to heal depression, boost your mood by changing your food, and finally feel like *yourself* again, this episode is for you.

In this episode we chat about:

  • Her journey to where she is today (11:53)
  • The book that changed her life (14:21)
  • What really causes depression (hint: it’s got nothing to do with your brain) (15:55)
  • How your lifestyle influences your mental health and can be secretly leading to  depression (19:20)
  • How to heal your depression in one month (yep, you read that right!) (23:08)
  • How to reprogram your thoughts for epic health and happiness (24:16)
  • Harnessing your innate power to transform your life (28:22)
  • The most powerful detoxification tool on the planet (29:47)
  • Why you need to heal your gut, stat! (33:58)
  • How to calm and seal your digestive system using nutrition (38:43)
  • Plus so much more!

Episode resources:

Integrative Therapies for Depression by James M. Greenblatt and Kelly Brogan
Kelly Brogan’s books
How She Gets it Done Blog Post by Kelly Brogan
The KB Smoothie
Sadhana meditation
Psychiatric Symptom Checker
Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker
The Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake
The Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein
Open Wide by Melissa Ambrosini
Open Wide Masterclass by Melissa Ambrosini

Thank you so much for listening to this episode. I’m so honored that you’re here and would be so grateful if you could take 2 minutes to leave me a 5-star review in iTunes or on your podcast app, that way we can inspire even more people together.

P.S. Please seek advice from a qualified holistic practitioner before starting any new health practice.

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Comments (2)

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    • May 4, 2019

      I am blow away by this episode! My journey from conventional to natural medicines was so similar! I can’t wait to read the book recommendations! Thank you both

      • May 5, 2019

        You're so welcome Carly. Thanks for listening in. Would you mind sharing your top 3 biggest takeaways?

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