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.
Breaking the mold on women's health guides, The Woman's A to Z for Your V tells women of all ages what they need to know about their own unique health as a woman. Whether you are researching a specific issue or just want a go-to reference for yourself, your daughter, your niece, or your partner, this book offers it all in a friendly, illustrated format from an expert in the field of women's health. The book covers every topic the author, a well-respected OB/GYN with over 20 years of experience in practice, has been asked about in her career. This is the doctor's guide for the laywoman, and it pulls no punches when talking about sex, shaving, what's "normal," vibrators, STDs, and beyond. The friendly and funny voice along with accessible illustrations make subjects that normally make people squirm easy and enjoyable to read about. The author's focus is to make women feel comfortable and empowered in their bodies, which makes this book stand out from the dryer medical guides. Women's health is a topic that is now more out in the open for discussion than ever before, and The Woman's A to Z for Your V makes finding the answers easy and asking the questions even easier.
Written by expert sex advice columnist Robin Westen, the 100 scenarios in this book give couples a real method for having great, more frequent sex, and a happier relationship and stronger intimacy as a result. From foreplay games like Penis Massage for Couch Potatoes, to intercourse games like Good Vibrations: Sex on the Spin Cycle, you'll learn how to put sex back on the priority list and satisfaction back into the bedroom.