How Come They're Happy and I'm Not?: The Complete Natural Program for Healing Depression for Good
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN 10: 1573245801
ISBN 13: 978-1573245807
A Science-Based, Whole-Body Approach to Feeling Good
Healing depression without medication. Millions of people suffer debilitating depression. For many people who suffer from depression and anxiety, prescription drugs have either not been effective or have produced intolerable side effects. Now, New York naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist Peter Bongiorno offers a proven drug-free approach for healing depression in this self-help book.
The mind is part of the body. In his depression book How Come They're Happy and I'm Not? Dr. Bongiorno explains that depression and chronic low moods often have roots in physical ailments: inflammation, digestive problems, poor nutrient absorption, disease. Depression can also be brought on by spiritual concerns, life events, or simply insufficient resources in dealing with day-to-day stress.
You need a happiness plan that's made for you―all of you. Bongiorno's integrative, natural approach to psychology and healing, which he has used successfully with his own patients, features a personalized approach that includes:
- Working with your doctor to help identify underlying causes of depression with blood tests and recommendations for dietary changes
- Botanical medicines, yoga, massage, and acupuncture points
- A treatment plan based on your particular symptoms and circumstances
Readers of depression self-help and happiness books like The Upward Spiral, The Depression Cure, Reasons to Stay Alive, and Habits of a Happy Brain will find life-changing guidance in How Come They’re Happy and I’m Not?
"A very useful book. If you are depressed, I recommend that you read and apply the wisdom in these pages." ─Christiane Northrup, MD, ob/gyn physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause, Reviews
"Highly recommended." --Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, author of Eat Right for Your Type, Reviews
About the Author
Dr. Peter Bongiorno is a licensed naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist with offices in NYC and Long Island, and an adjunct faculty member at New York University. He is a graduate of Bastyr University, the leading accredited university for science-based natural medicine. Dr. Bongiorno is vice-president of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians, a member of the American Association for Naturopathic Physicians, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and a Diplomat in Acupuncture.
He has contributed to The Textbook of Natural Medicine, The Biology of Depression, and Dr. Michael Murray's Encyclopedia of Healing Foods. He has also worked as a researcher at the National Institutes of Health and Yale University, and has co-authored numerous medical journal articles in the field of neuroendocrinology. Visit him at www.innersourcehealth.com.