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So, you’ve heard about functional medicine and how it offers a holistic approach to health and well-being. But what exactly does that mean, and how can you benefit from it?

In this episode, Dr Espen is joined by Dr. Kelly Brogan, a well-known authority in functional medicine.  Dr. Kelly Brogan discusses her transition from traditional psychiatry to holistic health, emphasizing the mind-body connection and the power of lifestyle choices in healing. She shares her experience with an autoimmune condition and her path to recovery through diet, detox, and meditation. They also explore the importance of self-responsibility, emotional awareness, and avoiding victimhood.


00:00:00 – Episode trailer

00:03:08 – How Dr. Kelly’s license was taken

00:06:29 – Psychosomatic medicine and the mind-body connection

00:13:27 – Placebo effect and belief in healing

00:23:23 – Breathwork’s healing potential and its impact on personal health and wellness.

00:26:11 – The role of discipline and choice

00:38:12 – Understanding the body as a temple

00:42:50 – Emotions and their role in health

00:45:21 – Understanding motivations behind actions

00:48:26 – Developing emotional intimacy

00:50:53 – Embracing self-acceptance

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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, and Fisher Wallace, Medical Director for Fearless Parent, and board member for Health Freedom Action and the peer-reviewed, indexed journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.

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