In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND, chats with Dr. Christina Bjorndal who is a Naturopathic Doctor, who is an authority in the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and eating disorders.
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Highlights from today's episode include:
Dr. Christina Bjorndal 08:47
Yeah, so the first step we want to understand is that there are four aspects to us as people. We have the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, and a holistic approach. We want to be investigating all four of those areas. But just speaking strictly on that physical side, understand that there are three macro systems in your body essentially. You have your neurotransmitters, you have your neuroendocrine or hormonal system, and then your organs of detoxification and immune system. And imbalances can lie in any one of those three areas.
Dr. Christina Bjorndal 11:36
I guess the main message I really like to leave people with is there's an explanation for your suffering. We just have to investigate it. And it naturally could be for sure on that physical level, but let's not forget the mental, emotional, spiritual sides of health too. I think that's the big problem with our system is it's focused solely on that physical level, unless you're seeing a psychologist, right.
Dr. Christina Bjorndal 13:35
Yeah, so the big thing is when I'm working with people, I talk about those four aspects, and then the three macro systems in a way to support ourselves are the foundation of health is diet, sleep, exercise, and then managing stress. So this managing stress piece involves looking at our thoughts and our emotions and how we behave and react in the world. And ultimately, the other two steps that I think are important is the environment and then wrapping everything up in love and compassion and this idea of spirituality, so to speak.
About Vaishali Nikhade:
Dr. Christina Bjorndal, ND is 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 who loves to share her philosophy of wellness in interviews with icons like Jenny McCarthy and many more. She is recognized as one of the top NDs to follow by two independent organizations. Dr. Chris has helped many patients achieve physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. She has written four books on mental health as well as a created two courses a 10-week online course for individuals and 2) a Clinician’s Integrative Mental Health 10 week online course.
Core purpose/passion: I feel more core purpose and mission is the help others see that there is another way to navigate the mental health challenges they may be experiencing and that you can actually heal/cure/manage conditions like bipolar disorder without having to take pharmaceutical after pharmaceutical.
About Dr. Manon Bolliger, ND:
Dr. Manon is a Naturopathic Doctor, the Founder of Bowen College, an International Speaker, and TEDx speaker, and the author of the Amazon best-selling books "What Patient's Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask" and "A Healer In Every Household".
About The Healers Café:
Dr. Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.
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