Beyond the Label: 10 Steps to Improve Your Mental Health with Naturopathic Medicine

Beyond the Label: 10 Steps to Improve Your Mental Health with Naturopathic Medicine

by Christina Bjorndal

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994802002
Publisher: Natural Terrain
Publication date: 10/09/2017
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 1,199,900
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dr. Christina Bjorndal, B. Comm, ND, graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1990 with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with honours. She was valedictorian of her graduating class. She completed her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005. She is one of the only licensed NDs in Canada who is considered an authority in the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, eating disorders, and ADD/ADHD. A gifted speaker and writer, she has shared her personal story and philosophy of wellness with audiences across North America. Dr. Chris has helped many patients navigate through labels and stigma toward physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Having overcome many challenges in the sphere of mental health, Dr. Chris is especially exceptional about sharing in her motivational speeches on how to overcome barriers in life and encouraging others to achieve their full potential. She loves her work and balances it with a full, active lifestyle with her husband and son. To learn more about her books, courses and retreats, please visit: drchristinabjorndal.com.


Table of Contents

Introduction · 1

1 In the Beginning · 5

2 Descent into Depression · 13

3 Ascent into Madness · 23

4 Here We Go Again, Part 1 · 31

5 A Decade of Depression · 37

6 The Big Decision · 47

7 Here We Go Again, Part 2 · 53

8 If Money Didn’t Matter · 71

9 The Big Picture: Macrosystems Overview · 79

10 Diet—You Are What You Eat, Part 1 · 93

11 Diet and Supplements—

You Are What You Eat, Part 2 · 105

12 Sugar, Caffeine and Weight · 117

13 Detoxification Organs: Colon and Liver · 139

14 Sleep · 155

15 Exercise · 173

16 Environment · 183

17 A Word About Stress · 197

18 Breaking the Thought–Emotion Cycle · 205

19 Emotions—Behave and React in the World · 237

20 Spirituality, Love and Foregiveness · 255

21 Common Myths About Mental Illness · 277

Conclusion · 289

Appendix · 297

Acknowledgements · 341

Bibliography & Recommended Reading · 343

References · 347

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