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One of the most important books in the history of psychiatry and natural medicine has been published by HarperCollins, who unique among their mainstream publishing competitors, had the guts to release it completely uncensored.
Dr. Kelly Brogan, a holistic psychiatrist specialized in women’s health and practicing in Manhattan, reveals in A Mind of Your Own: The Truth about Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives, that a silent tragedy afflicting millions of Americans is occurring right under the nose of the public, without even a whisper from the medical establishment, regulatory industry, and mainstream media.
Dr. Brogan’s straightforward message is that depression, which according to the WHO is the #1 global cause of disability, and which feeds into a 80+ billion dollar a year psychiatric medication industry, is completely treatable and even reversible with a nutrition-based approach that does not require psychiatric medications. The book not only reveals the unscientific nature of psychiatric definitions of mental illness (which are arrived at by the psychiatry guild’s process of consensus and not any form of empirical or scientific validation), as well as the conspicuous lack of scientific justification for treating mental illness with pharmaceuticals, but gives the readers access to exactly those protocols, nutritional recommendations, and mind-body practices, she discovered could successfully treat and yes, sometimes cure, her patients.
Could her drug free, evidence-based approach, and use of the “C” word have gotten her blacklisted? Dr. Brogan’s mentor, the late Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, himself a practicing MD in Manhattan, used the “C” word and for an equally controversial condition, cancer, and is known and loved the world over for his humble success in putting terminal cancers into remission. Throughout his career, his work was maligned, manipulated, and suppressed.
The pattern is obvious.
And so, despite Dr. Brogan’s entirely evidence-based and extremely empowering message, the book has been unilaterally silenced by the mainstream media after every major news outlet requested and reviewed a copy of the book. This is all the more conspicuous, considering its grassroots validation by becoming a #1 best-seller in both Depression and Holistic Medicine categories before it even was released to the public.
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What’s really going on? Why will Dr. Oz, for instance, feature anti-GMO activists, and not a book about our ability to heal without pharmaceuticals? Could the rumors be true, and since the primary advertising revenue for mainstream programming is the pharmaceutical industry, that there is an irresistible incentive to silence against anything or anyone which would threaten their cash cow, even among the most “progressive” of channels and shows?
The Cause for Truth in Women’s Health
What would happen if the millions of women and men that have been told a story of depression: that it is caused by a chemical imbalance and cured by a chemical fix—a prescription, were told the truth? What if they were told they had been placed on unsafe and ineffective psychiatric medications for mental conditions ostensibly caused by a “chemical imbalance”
And what if the truth was told that women are disproportionately targeted with depression medication with 1 in 4 women of reproductive age treated with an antidepressant?
Is the silencing of a female psychiatrist’s voice, who is only trying to give voice to millions of women who have been forcibly silenced by placing them in a chemical straightjacket/muzzle, just more proof that there really is an orchestrated attempt to silence, and control, the experience, voice, and truth of these women?
A Simple Message
Take a quick look at why Dr. Kelly Brogan’s work is so threatening to the establishment:
- In six decades, not a single study has proven that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.
- The serotonin theory of depression is a myth that has been supported by the manipulation of data and an echo chamber of industry and media rhetoric.
- Depression is not a genetic disease. It is an epigenetic syndrome. In 2003, a study published in Science suggested that those with genetic variation in their serotonin transporter were three times more likely to be depressed. But six years later this idea was wiped out by a meta-analysis of 14,000 patients published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that denied such an association.
- Depression is often an inflammatory condition, a manifestation of irregularities in the body that can start far away from the brain and are not associated with the simplistic model of so-called 'chemical imbalances'.
- Depression is an opportunity. It is a sign for us to stop and figure out what's causing our imbalance.