Over the last decade people have begun to talk more openly about mental illness and depression. Daily millions of people are living in a depressed state. Talking about the problem is the first step, but it's important to move forward and start addressing some of the underlying issues behind this health crisis.
It has been proven that SSRI's (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) don't work long term, yet they are still being prescribed to millions of people daily. It is as if highly intelligent and well meaningful doctors are saying that the same 'magical' pill can fix complex physiological problems in millions of incredibly unique individuals?! This concept has always seemed strange me, even in my youth. My disbelief in a one pill cures all fantasy, has kept me from ever personally experiencing an anti-depressant. Dr. Brogan approaches depression from another angle, and she insists that healing the immune system, and healing hormone imbalances in a natural way will ultimately lead to reduced bodily inflammation (often that we don't even realize is at the root dis-ease in our lives) which can prevent and heal the root causes of depression. She insists that depression is actually a symptom of a much more complex, yet remediable psychoneuroimmunological issue.
Excerpt from the book:
"what science is revealing is that people who adhere to a protocol that is rich in healthy, anti-inflammatory fats and proteins enjoy significantly lower rates of depression."
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is suffering from anxiety or depression. Part two of the book covers Natural treatments for whole-body wellness with a focus on healing the gut in order to heal the brain. It is comprehensive, yet simple to follow and implement.