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Mental Health: More than Medications

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Many factors contribute to depression.
Air Date: 10/31/17
Duration: 22:23
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Christina Bjorndal, ND
Dr. Christina BjorndalDr. Christina Bjorndal, ND, completed her Doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She is considered an authority in the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and eating disorders.  

Having overcome many mental health challenges, Dr. Chris is a gifted speaker and writer and has shared her personal story and philosophy of wellness with audiences across North America. Dr. Chris has helped many patients achieve mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. She has completed three books on mental health as well as a 10 -eek course and in-person retreat on mental health.
  • Book Title: Beyond the Label: 10 Steps to Improve Your Mental Health With Naturopathic Medicine
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/drchrisbjorndal
  • Guest Twitter Account: @drbjorndal
Mental Health: More than Medications
Our medical system is generally focused on the physical aspects of a health issue. If you visit a physician with complaints of depression, you’ll probably leave his office with a prescription for medication.

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This doesn’t address the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the condition. These tips can help.

  • The foundation of health is composed of diet, sleep, exercise and stress management.
  • Examine your thoughts, emotions and how you react in the world.
  • Consider the quality of air, food and water you consume. Toxins may be affecting your health, setting off genetic conditions.
  • You have neuroplasticity and can change your thoughts.
  • Spirituality embraces love and compassion for yourself. How do you feel about you?
Lab tests and symptoms should both be considered to find the diagnosis.

Listen as Dr. Christina Bjorndal joins Dr. Holly Lucille to share how other factors can contribute to depression.

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