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All articles by Kelly Brogan, M.D.

Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
There is a radically different way to think about health. You may have heard about it, but are you clear on what it truly means, and the transformations it can yield in your mind, body and spirit?
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
We use a lot of antibiotics. For coughs, cuts, urinary tract infections, and many times “just in case.”
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Psychiatric medications have some dangerous, often-overlooked side effects, which could include suicide and homicide.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Millions are unwittingly being exposed to air fresheners laced with toxic, synthetic chemicals.
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You know Tylenol can relieve a headache, but are you aware it can cause other side effects, such as increased risk of death or heart toxicity?
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If you felt like you were being aggressively and relentlessly chased by a menacing stranger, then as you approach the edge, jumping off of a cliff might seem like your only option. But what if the person chasing you was trying to tell you something you needed to know?
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We know that all drugs have side effects. That’s just part of the deal right? But is it really possible that an antidepressant can cause a sane person to act like a cold-blooded criminal?
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We are wired for community. If we disconnect, our bodies will call us back to the sense of human connection that we are wired for using the unexpected language of inflammation.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
No, it's not "all in your head." Depression and all of its relatives are manifestations of glitches in the immune system and inflammatory pathways—not a neurochemical deficiency disorder.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Many of those in the Western world suffering through depression do so needlessly becuase they wrongly believe pharmaceuticals are the only solutions. Thankfully, safe, gentle alternatives exist that can bring your mental well-being back into balance.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
What you think you know about depression is probably a myth. Kelly Brogan, MD exposes the truth behind common misconceptions related to depression.
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"Gluten Free": No it’s not a wellness fad. And its elimination may very well be the key to resolving what would otherwise be a chronic and disabling psychiatric condition.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Think diseases run in the family? Think again.
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Psych drugs not only have a laundry list of side effects; they can also be downright dangerous.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Bipolar Disorder is one of the biggest mental health concerns in the United States, but instead of addressing the true, spiritual nature of the disease, the normal course of treatment involves harmful pharmaceuticals.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Too many of us blindly put faith into different authorities, but when it comes to personal health and diet, your self knowledge and gut intuition should be your guide.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
A manifesto for attachment parenting, The Continuum Concept turns a precious and unrealistic-feeling, holier-than-though paradigm into a clear and logical mandate – conform to the Continuum or cause lifelong suffering – it's your choice.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Sometimes doing something proactively appears defensible and logical when, at its root, lies a hubris that we may soon come to regret.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Everything we thought we knew about immunity has recently changed.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
With nutrition and wellness information omnipresent, it is important that we follow our inner guide and discover what works for us as individuals.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
It's time we look at the fact that we are being dosed with a chemical, in an unmonitored and unstudied way, without our consent.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
No gene is a death sentence. No gene is even a foregone conclusion. And our statistics about risks are exposed for the fear-mongering tool they are.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
When the body comes into harmony, it's more than just symptom relief, it's an opportunity to come into yourself and ascend that ladder.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Medicine has had a way of treating infants and babies like mini-adults, in this case seeking to vaccinate babies over 2.2 lbs. Is it any wonder that preterm infants are at 5x greater risk for autism, syndromal evidence of chronic brain inflammation?
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Recent research shows basic anatomy that has eluded scientists and clinicians up until this point: the brain has a lymphatic system, one of the primary purposes of which is to connect it to the immune system.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
When it comes to pregnancy, this intervention has slipped stealthily into the experience of nearly every pregnant woman alive today. But is it safe for expectant mothers or their babies?
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
How do vaginally delivered, exclusively breastfed infants fare in comparison to their Cesearean delivered, formula-fed counterparts? Does it impact the delicate infant microbiome?
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Big Pharma sells Gardasil based on fear of cervical cancer. But do the benefits outweigh the costs? Inform yourself, find your compass, so that you can be one less woman, wishing she had only known more.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
With 1 in 5 Americans taking a psychiatric medication, most of whom, long term, we should probably start to learn a bit more about them. In fact, it would have been in the service of true informed consent to have investigated long-term risks before the deluge of these meds seized our population over the past thirty years.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Monsantos' herbicide has finally been declared a "probable carcinogen" by a WHO associated group, vindicating those who have been raising red flags about its harms for years.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
The chemical war against cholesterol has been based on statistical deception and the active covering up of over 300 adverse health effects they are known to produce.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Millions believe depression is caused by 'serotonin deficiency,' but where is the science in support of this theory?
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Despite the evidence of inefficacy and risk, why is the DTaP vaccine still recommended to pregnant women as of 2012?
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
A revolutionary new concept -- that the bacteria in our bodies is essential to our health -- is only just filtering down into modern day obstetrics. The health of our next generation depends on it.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Dr. Kelly Brogan shares four pearls that she brings day to day when dealing with children's health and wellness.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
"There's a better way" than the one-size-fits-all-cure-all oral contraceptives prescribed by psychiatrists and gynecologists.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Sleep is one of the ways we engage our connection to the elements, sun, moon, and circadian mapping of our physiology and psychology. Learn some surprising reasons why it is important and how to get more of it.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Today's children have been exposed to an unprecedented level of ultrasound technology, both in frequency and intensity. Is it as safe as the medical establishment claims?
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Ten years ago, science assumed that immunity was in the body, not the brain, which was thought to have "immune privilege". Everything we once thought is true is now undergoing radical revision with profound implications to human health, particularly the role of vaccines.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
For 95% of our evolutionary history, we were hunter-gatherers. What was our microbial-host relationship like for the duration of that experience? A new study on the Hadza people finally sheds light on this fascinating topic.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Here is why I recommend a gluten free diet to all my patients...
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Could there be a food-based cure for schizophrenia, bipolar, and depressive disorders? Could two of the most popular foods consumed in the West be a major cause?
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
One of the most remarkable papers I have read in the psychiatric literature was about a 57 year old woman who was treated with months of both antipsychotic and antidepressant medications and given two rounds of electroconvulsive treatment before anyone bothered to check her vitamin B12 level.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Modern women have permitted doctors and pharmaceutical companies privileged access to their fierce and primitive drive toward protecting a pregnancy. A recent study found a 116 fold increase in fetal death presumably caused by flu vaccines.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Every functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the 'probiotic cure' – of a patient whose debilitating symptoms remitted completely with dietary change and probiotic supplementation.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
3.5 million U.S. children are now being medicated for a diagnosis of ADHD, but the underlying causes - nutritional, environmental, and emotional - are completely ignored.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
The CDC wants every infant vaccinated 3 times against hepatitis B starting with a shot the day of birth, but new research indicates that it is not even effective at preventing infection in the most susceptible populations: the infants of mothers infected with Hep B.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
The role of methylation in human health and disease is an explosive area of research, evolving all the time, and an excellent example of the power to use environmental exposures, diet, and supplementation to reclaim control over your health.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Gluten exposure in women wishing to have a baby has recently been confirmed to play a role in making this a distressing and expensive chapter in their lives.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
The belief that flu vaccines are safe and effective is a tragically flawed and unacceptably dangerous one.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
Just this week, the New York Times published an article stating that the problem of surging whooping cough cases has more to do with flaws in the current vaccines than with parents' resistance. Could the truth about vaccines be going mainstream?
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
A provocative essay by Dr. Kelly Brogan on why she is now convinced it is imperative for all people to eliminate gluten, a highly inflammatory food, from their lives.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
How many contemporary medical practices are not any better than or are worse than doing nothing or doing something else that is simpler or less expensive? The answer to this question is rocking the foundations of 'evidence-based' medicine.
Written by Kelly Brogan, M.D.
What do GMOs and vaccines have in common? You may be surprised to learn how many overlapping issues they share, and why both technologies should be scrutinized far more closely.

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