What if we approached mental illness differently? What if we treated it as a symptom of a problem with the body? How can nutrition support the body’s natural healing capacity? Dr. Kelly Brogan, holistic psychiatrist and author of “A mind of your own,” touches on these topics and more in today’s important episode on mental health.
This is a follow-up conversation to last week’s discussion on depression—how it is frequently misdiagnosed and inadequately addressed. Kelly dives deeper this week into healing therapies that she recommends for all of her patients that address the root cause of mental health issues, rather than simply suppressing symptoms. She describes what she considers the “four pillars” of health, her elimination diet, and detoxification strategies. Her recommendations address mental health concerns in new and effective ways and they offer more hope than conventional treatments.
Highlights of the conversation include:
- how depression is improperly labeled
- why our relationship to the environment is so critical
- how our beliefs are so critical to our healing
- how the gut and the brain are directly, and bi-directionally, connected
- how we can change out gut ecology
- the importance of finding the root cause of the issue, rather than suppressing it
- how food is a self-healing mechanism
- Dr. Brogan’s four pillars of health
- how much meditation is required to really reap the benefits
- Dr. Brogan’s elimination diet and detoxification methods
- tips on natural treatments for whole body wellness