Following on from the anticancer new way of life book, I’d like to share another powerful book from David Servan-Schreiber. You can tell I am a fan!
This time, he is talking about his experiences as a psychiatric doctor. Isn’t it enlightening that a psychiatrist would advocate a message that rather than taking prozac, there are other natural ways of improving our mental health? I personally think his words bear a lot of meaning. It’s not just because he is a doctor but clearly his professional background would contradict all his beliefs. He has obviously been trained to prescribe strong drugs but he is looking beyond that and he is telling us what we can do besides prozac. I can imagine that it is a huge risk to preach something that your peers would brush off as not wellfodunded.
From his experiences abroad, including countries like India, he cites many cases where he learnt and observed the wonders of natural healing. Simple things like getting enough sunlight, owning a pet and taking omega-3 fish oils would really go an extra mile to fight against depression, stress and anxiety.
The book has been translated into several languages. My hubby obviously has a copy in German but I couldn’t have possibly understood everything and be able to reap the benefits. So I’ll stick to my English version for now.
All in all, I have been glued to this book. It really helps to put things into perspective. It takes you far beyond the effectiveness of pills and explores the natural and simple things which give us inner satisfaction. I’ve come to appreciate simple things that I could do improve the inner me. It doesn’t have to involve big spendings neither. Simply by going out to get fresh air, doing sports and getting a good dose of sunshine would do a world of good for the body and mind. Equally important for our human nature is the feeling of being needed, to have a sense of purpose. I hope that you’ll get a copy to fully understand the benefits.
I wish you a healthy state of mind.