Blacklisted Health Book Soars To NY Times Best-Seller Status Via Grassroots Support

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Blacklisted Health Book Soars To NY Times Best-Seller Status Via Grassroots Support

Source: GreenMedInfo.com
GMI Reporter
March 25, 2016

Titled, A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies To Reclaim Their Lives, and authored by our advisory board member, holistic psychiatrist Kelly Brogan, MD, we reported on the blacklisting of her book in an article published last week titled, Why Is The Media So Afraid of This Woman’s Work?

Since then, A Mind Of Your Own soared to #20 in Amazon’s 8.8 million title inventory, selling out within only two days of its March 15th launch date.  Then, yesterday, it broke through all three of the top best selling book lists: USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and #10 on the prestigious NY Times bestsellers list’s most hard to crack category: Advice, How-To, Misc.

Learn more about the book and the program that teaches how to implement the information.

What is especially amazing about the book’s near overnight success, is that not a single copy was sold due to exposure via mainstream TV, radio, print and online publishing, or social media outlets, i.e. it was a 100% organic process.

Clearly, Dr. Brogan’s powerful and uncompromising message (that you can heal your mind and body without drugs) resonated deeply with tens of thousands who bought her book, and have never been exposed to this information before.  How did they hear about it? They discovered it through newsletter lists like our own, organic social media reach, and word of mouth through trusted friends and family — the old fashioned way.

Get complimentary access to the 1st chapter, “Decoding Depression” here.

Truly, how could it have happened any other way? Major media outlets like the New York Times, Dr. Oz., Good Morning America, share one thing in common: their primary funders the very pharmaceutical industry Brogan’s book exposes, and without which they would not be in business. It is highly poetic, therefore, that some of these same major media outlets who blacklisted the book were forced to acknowledge its popularity and relevance on their own best-sellers lists. Could this symbolize how, given the powerful new grassroots influence of social media, major media outlets who collude to silence the truth are now falling on their own swords?

And so, Dr. Brogan’s book was doubly validated. First, for the very reason that its message was universally ignored, and even threatened with negative press, it gained authenticity in the hearts and minds of those who know that truly transformative messages do not make it through major media’s traditional “success filters.”

Second, because the book had zero synthetic exposure and “fertilizer,” its success stands as testimony to the power of our eco-system of informed and engaged of alternative health professionals and enthusiasts, a powerful force to be reckoned with.  Even though the pharmaceutical industry’s advertising dollar powerfully influences the programming agenda of an entire global network of media outlets and influence, it could not silence the voice of an informed, engaged, and compelled public.

The grassroots driven success of Dr. Brogan’s book says a lot about the power of the internet and social media to foster the continued, now light-speed democratization of information, as well as to challenge the process of validation through which we arrive at the measure of a “book’s success.”

The entire point of Dr. Brogan’s book was never to attain mainstream validation by being on best-sellers lists. It was to get her invaluable information into the hands of the many who need it. From Dr. Brogan’s own words:

I wasn’t certain it mattered to me to be acknowledged by mainstream outlets because my primary goal is to get the information in #amindofyourown into the hands that need it. That said, landing on the Bestseller list on the NY Times AND USA Today is pretty awesome considering what is IN this book. And it’s awesome because we got the word out TOGETHER. Feeling the love and the promise for change.”

For those who want to be part of this incredible grassroots movement to spread the truth about mental illness, and how the mind and body can heal itself without drugs, get updates on the book, and join the campaign to create organic social media exposure by buying a copy at your local book store, take a selfie, and share it with the growing community on Facebook. Learn more about the campaign here.

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Book Review: A Mind Of Your Own: The Truth About Depression And How Women Can Heal Their Bodies To Reclaim Their Lives by Kelly Brogan M.D and Kristin Loberg

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Zy Marquiez
March 18, 2016

“Psychiatric diagnosis still relies exclusively on fallible subjective judgments rather than objective biological tests.”
– Dr. Allen Frances, author of Saving Normal

“Probably as much as 75% of the medicine of sickness is unnecessary and its cost can be avoided.”
–  Dr. Ghislaine Lanctot, Author Of The Medical Mafia

Dr. Kelly Brogan’s work first became known to me when she addressed countless health issues in an article she penned years back that was shared via the website GreenMedInfo. From there, she’s been one of my ‘go-to’ alternative medical doctors whose work is attempted to read as much as possible.

Given that, one can come to expect high quality information from the author, and in this recent endeavour, she does not disappoint.

A Mind Of Your Own: The Truth About Depression And How Women Can Heal Their Bodies To Reclaim Their Lives by Kelly Brogan M.D and Kristin Loberg shows the reader many of the inherent issues within Big Pharma and Big Psych.

Not only is the reader seamlessly shown countless examples of very troublesome issues regarding medications doled out like candy by Big Pharma and doctors, but also how this for health profit system of ‘medicine’ is set up by loose strings, which care not for people’s health rights.

For example, did you know that the U.S. and New Zealand are the only countries which allow drug companies to advertise directly to consumers?  Prior to 1997, there was a ban in place that restricted pharmaceuticals from advertising to consumers – known as drug-to-consumer-advertising, or DTCA- but this ban was removed, to the detriment of the populace.[1]

Why is this important?  Because that law was in place to protect individuals from the highly specialized, and yet misleading advertising of all drugs.

Another point of serious concern is how the great majority of prescription drugs sold is due to DTCA.  As Dr. Kelly Brogan notes in her milestone book, which homes in on the efficiency of this specialized advertising:

“It’s been calculated that DTCA [drug-to-consumer advertising] is responsible for nearly half (49 percent) of requests for drugs.  And fully seven out of ten times doctors prescribe based on appeal by patients who learned through their computers and televisions that they have an “imbalance” that must be fixed with a pill.”[2][Bold Emphasis Added]

Predictably, all that already-disturbing information leads to prescription drugs being doled out at 4 Billion per annum[3], it’s no wonder that Medical Errors are the third leading cause of death.[4]According to a new John Hopkins study, which is covered by the Washington Post:

“Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday [, shows that ‘medical errors’ in hospitals and other health care facilities are incredibly common and may now be the third leading cause of death in the United States — claiming 251,000 lives every year, more than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke and Alzheimer’s.”[5][Click here for the study named Medical Error – The Third Leading Cause Of Death In The US]

You, as an astute reader, might be wondering, okay, what does that have to do with psychiatry?  Excellent question.

About 10% of Americans take anti-depressants, which equates to about 30 million people.  With the downright disconcerting facts that Dr. Brogan brings up in her book A Mind Of Your Own, many of the people that will be railed by the medical system will be within the psychiatric field.

What’s disturbing about this is that, as Dr. Brogan herself cautions, most drug research is in fact, short term:

Their patients have never consented to the long-term effects of these medications because pharmaceutical research is, by nature, short term.  There is no incentive on the part of the pharmaceutical  companies to take a good look at what happens to the average individual when she takes a medication for a decade or so.”[6][Bold Emphasis Added]

As an individual who’s had a few friends that have depression and continues to meet people with it randomly through life, and also as a person who has a great interest in health, the information presented within this book is certainly greatly appreciated.

One of the greatest strengths A Mind Of Your Own showcases is the fact that this book is  chock-full of real verifiable data that would shock most people who haven’t begin doing their own research within the health establishment.

Not only is this book rather easy to comprehend, but the reader can feel the honesty and concern that have been staples of Brogan throughout her work. This is vital, because in the arena of medicine there are countless doctors who care more about prescribing pills, than they do about the welfare of the patient and actually solving the problem.  This is known personally to me and my family via my many hospitalizations due to poor health, doing exactly what the doctors suggested which was always taking more pills.  It was only when seeking my own solutions following nutrition, getting off of medications, and many other issues that true healing began for myself.

On that note, this is where Dr. Brogan shines because she is doing what should be undertaken by most, if not all doctors or concerned individuals within the medical establishment, which is outlining the dangers so many people are going through in respect to side effects by the overmedication of America, as well as – and arguably more importantly – offering solutions/alternatives to the for-profit medical system.

Brogan’s outlook on the mental health in America is quite unique and reminiscent of another author. In fact, for me, it reminds me of a book called Toxic Psychiatry by Peter R. Breggin M.D., where the author not only outlines problems within the psychiatric establishment, but also, like Brogan, covers issues with medications that most people would consider safe, but aren’t as safe as they are made out to be.

Am not implying that the Dr. Brogan’s work takes from Dr. Breggin. What am saying is however, that both doctors have great concern regarding mainstream health, and seem to share very similar values in how they think patients should be treated in respect to solutions and such.

With that said, this particular book ventures in a myriad of paths.  It rightly gives an extensive look into the flawed theory of depression but also shows how that theory is an outright fallacy.  It also covers many of the ways in which depression symptoms can manifest in people, which at times are solved with merely vitamins.

One would expect, with tens of millions of lives at stake, and with dozens of side effects to boot per medication, a more thorough process would be in place to safeguard individuals against possible iatrogenic mistakes that plague the populace en mass.  But such is not the case.

Another great notion Brogan centers in on within her book is done in her chapter called The Great Psychiatric Pretenders.  Within it, Brogan details not only how the one-size-fits-all type of care that is carried out in America is inefficient, but she also provides a few of the circumstances that create bedlam within individuals and are often categorized as depression, but are incorrectly diagnosed.

It’s imperative to know this because people are walking around thinking a pill is the only solution to their problems when there are many more solutions than they realize.

Brogan also sheds light with a cursory glance at the fact that serious drug fraud has taken place in the past which is unknown to many.

Although there aren’t many doctors out there standing up for what’s right within medicine, but Dr. Brogan and a growing number of others are, such as the aforementioned Dr. Peter R. Breggin, Dr. Mercola, Dr. Duzanne Humphries, Dr. Sircus, Dr. Natasha Campbell-Mcbride, Dr. Russell Blaylock, Tetyana Obukhanych Ph.D, and more.  Each of these individuals all put out very high quality information regularly and are concerned with various aspects of health. But don’t take my word for it, do your own research so you can be better informed.

It is vital for individuals as a community to support these people, because they’re in it to HELP people and refuse to throw people under the bus.

In any case, if you’ve read any of Dr. Brogans work, this will definitely follow suit. She definitely pulls no punches in her journey to not only outlining dangers individuals should be concerned about, but also in offering holistic solutions that many do not realize are available.

If you’ve made it this far, and are really interested in the topic, do yourself a favor and purchase this book. That, or perhaps recommend it to people that might find great value in it because they will find information that’s not only deep, but quite extensive. The information in this book can really change the course of someone’s life if they realize what’s out there.

In the age of information, ignorance is no excuse, and this book does an outstanding job of erasing mountains of ignorance that otherwise would be everpresent in respect to the mainstream medical establishment if one were not exposed to it.

Bottom line, not only does Brogan absolutely eviscerate the Depression is a “chemical imbalance” meme with truck loads of data, but she also gives the reader precise methods in which they can retake their health back.

Now, if that’s not self-empowerment, what is?

 

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Sources & References:

[1] Dr. Joseph Mercola, The Great Bird Flu Hoax, p. 39.
[2] Dr. Kelly Brogan M.D., A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression, p. 52.
[3] http://www.naturalnews.com/037226_drug_prescriptions_medical_news_pills.htm
[4] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/05/03/researchers-medical-errors-now-third-leading-cause-of-death-in-united-states/?utm_term=.d262ea291b26
[5] http://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i2139
[6] Dr. Kelly Brogan M.D., A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression, p. 35.

 

Why is the Media So Afraid of This Woman’s Work?

Source: GreenMedInfo.com
GMI Reporter
March 14, 2016

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 has was even been released to the public.

Get complimentary access to the 1st chapter, “Decoding Depression” here.

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?

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Immunity: The Emerging Truth

Source: GreenMedInfo.com
Kelly Brogan, M.D.
January 18, 2016

In Humble Awe of Human Complexity

Eastern wisdom tells us that when we think we know, we don’t. But when we admit ignorance, we achieve enlightenment. The most profound part of my departure from conventional medicine has been the depths of my surrender to all that we do not, cannot, and must not understand about the body and its experience. Humble awe and wonder are truly the only appropriate states for approaching the complexity of the human condition.

I have sought to validate my intuition around the hubris of our efforts to outsmart nature, through the available scientific literature. We are suffering from our dualistic perspectives: human vs germs, body vs. disease, I vs me.

Disconnected Medicine: A Departure from Intuition

Vicki Noble, in Shakti Woman, a manifesto on our past 4,000 years of patriarchal society, which has served to suppress our deep power of feminine intuition and connection to the natural world, states:

“Western medicine tends to separate the parts of the human body into isolated units, as if they did not belong to something whole. Some malfunction of the heart or the elbow is treated as if it were a discrete segment, unaffected by the rest, with which something has gone wrong that needs to be fixed. The doctor is the professional expert who is called in to do the fixing, and he learns how to do this not through his own experience of his own body but by reading books and cutting up corpses. Then to further complicate things, Western psychology separated the mind from the body and treats them as if they also had almost no relation to each other, holding that their ideal relationship is mind over matter. Western thinking in general, supported by Western religion, describes human beings as separate and distinct from Nature and the rest of the animals on earth, with permission to dominate.”  [Bold Emphasis Added]

Vaccinations: An Ego Driven Effort

So, if we can acknowledge that domination is an ego-driven exercise in generating a sense of safety and security that will only result in further peril and instability, we must examine some of the most egregious examples of this effort. We must look at the only pharmaceutical product that is recommended (to the point of mandate) to every human on earth, with near comically narrow exceptions.

We must look at the beliefs – the fantasies – underpinning the creation of the vaccine, the simple play on the vulnerable human psyche, and those who stand to accrue power and wealth at the expense of the pawns in the game.

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