Joni Mitchell nailed it when she wrote the lyrics “Doctors’ pills give you brand new ills
And the bills bury you like an avalanche.”
Still you might find me popping a few pills here and there if I think I really need them.. like for that pesky tonsillitus that won’t go away, for example. But more often than not I try to maintain wellness through lifestyle medicine: eating well, exercising, journnaling, self-pychology etc..
Recently I came across an amazing holistic Dr – Kelly Brogan (psychiatrist) who wrote a New York times best seller on Depression. I loved it so much I decided to become an online advocate for her work!
This article sums up some of the info in the book “Depression Starts in your Gut” a must read for anyone suffering mental health issues. She also has a wonderful course on treating depression and anxiety without drugs. 44 Day Vital Mind Reset