Dr. Kelly Brogan on Holistic Psychiatry, Integrative Healing, and a Healthy Gut (#37)

About the Guest:

Kelly Brogan, M.D. is a Manhattan-based holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the book, A Mind of Your Own and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from MIT in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, and is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. She is on the board of GreenMedInfo, Functional Medicine University, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, Mindd Foundation, the peer-reviewed, indexed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and the Nicholas Gonzalez Foundation. She is Medical Director for Fearless Parent and a founding member of Health Freedom Action. She is a mother of two.

In this episode, we discussed:

  1. Kelly’s orthodox medical background and what brought her to holistic psychiatry.
  2. How the guild of psychiatry is one of the greatest threats to the soul’s journey.
  3. How the idea the “tears” being a sign of illness is a destructive notion.
  4. What Kelly learned in India.
  5. Notions of mental illness.
  6. The pharmaceutical industry and it’s fear-driven marketing.
  7. The relationship between what we eat and our emotional health.
  8. The good news about how we can heal ourselves.
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