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A MIND OF YOUR OWN THE TRUTH A Paperback – March 24, 2016
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- ASIN : 0008128006
- Publisher : Harper Thorsons (March 24, 2016)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 9780008128005
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008128005
- Item Weight : 13.4 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.32 x 0.88 x 8.5 inches
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It doesn't talk about coping with trauma, abuse, grief or loss, and actually trivializes them in favor of a purely physiological model as though diet and exercise will somehow magically make your real life problems and pain go away. I did find it rather amusing, I lie, I found it hysterical, that there's an entire section dedicated to telling a depressed person to get sleep, with complete disregard for depressives that do nothing BUT sleep. Next, a section dedicated to exercise ….patronizing at this point.
The last section on lifestyle should just suggest plain old yoga, plain and simple. However, she specifically recommends Kundalini Yoga, basically just because she personally likes it. She claims on the Joe Rogan podcast that it "literally rewired my entire nervous system and now I don't feel stress about anything." Seems fantastical, fluffy, and new agey enough, but for the laymen; let me explain what this very ancient, spiritual practice that westerners have made trendy, entails.
"Yogis believe that when the Kundalini awakens, the door of the Sushumna (an energy conduit) is opened and the Kundalini ascends through the six chakras (alleged energy centers) until it reaches the crown chakra at the top of the head. When it reaches this height, it unites with Lord Shiva (the god of destruction) whose consort is Shakti. This union supposedly brings about the joy of “Blissful Beatitude.”
There is also what's called Kundalini syndrome. Awakened Kundalini energy can cause a spiritual crises. Symptoms are ...Ding Ding Ding ...Depression, hallucinations, breaking with reality, depersonalization, and a variety of other physical symptoms.
Clearly, our dear Doctor here is wayyyy out of her field of expertise and knowledge to be recommending ancient spiritual practices and wording them as new age fluff.
My last point is the adamant anti-serotonin theory that serotonin plays no role in depression. Clearly our "woke" Dr. missed all the research on psychedelics like psilocybin, ayahuasca etc.. and their powerful effects on serotonin, alleviating depression, and neuroplasticity. Then again, she's not concerned so much about healing emotional trauma and she badly wants to throw that pesky serotonin theory out the window.
Dr. Brogan says that depression is just a side effect for an underlying physical condition like inflammation or leaky gut. I can assure you that depression is very real, complex, condition and those suffering from dysthymia, chronic persistent depression, or severe debilitating depression will place this book on the heap with all the other "miracle cure" books that didn't work.
Interesting to see hat she's extorting folks and putting that money to good use such as artificially inflating high reviews and sending flying monkeys at negative reviews.