Depression and the Gut Brain Connection
If you’ve never heard of Dr. Kelly Brogan, it is my pleasure to introduce you to her! Dr. Brogan, who is well versed in the subject of depression and the gut brain connection, is a brilliant holistic women’s health psychiatrist whom I discovered by following my main man in the functional medicine world, Dr. Mark Hyman.
The post I want to share with you today is about the subject that launched my career of sharing my success over depression by changing how I eat. It’s about the connection between your gut and your brain and how it influences how you feel.
Dr. Brogan begins her post by saying:
“When a woman experiences fatigue, brain clouding, flat mood, PMS, and constipation, we call it anxiety or stress and we stick her on an antidepressant that she will likely take for the rest of her life. Where in this protocol have we investigated why she is feeling that way? How have we personalized the treatment to her unique biochemistry? What is the plan for side effects including new and different psychiatric symptoms resulting from this prescription? We haven’t. We’ve applied a one-size-fits all treatment to mask symptoms without consideration for the cause.”
Dr. Brogan goes on to give more great insight into the connection between inflammation and depression and has a not-to-be missed section titled: “Where Do We Begin to Heal?”
It’s interesting to note that in her opinion, antidepressants as remedies for depression have become obsolete!
Well worth reading, and if you suffer with depression as I did for decades, I promise you’ll get some valuable tips and insights from this post by Dr. Kelly Brogan!
Helping you achieve Major Wellness in your life!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC
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