Explore Life Without Medication!

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I have been asked for a program that would help them beyond my book, Med Free Bipolar. A program to walk them through becoming med free and mind free. This program is the closest thing to the program that I would create myself. If one were to add in the Empowerplus™ Q96 brain vitamins on top of this 44-day Program, I believe extraordinary healing will occur in the brain! I highly encourage you to take advantage of this special offer Dr. Kelly Brogan is giving my readers: a Free eBook, a free chapter, a free Q&A session with her (9/16/16), and $100 off her program (only through 9/20/16!) Blessings & Med Free Health!  –Aspen Morrow

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What would you give to feel whole again?

According to my friend, Dr. Kelly Brogan, this is all you really need to change your life:

Knowledge. Tools. Support. And a Reset.

Maybe you’ve been told that depression, anxiety and stress are an imbalance in your brain. That something in you is broken, and you can only “fix” yourself pills. That idea is a terrible myth. What is broken — and outdated — is our healthcare system.

These myths handed down by trusted authorities are keeping you sick and confused.

But with the right knowledge and tools — combined with the right support — you can hit the reset button and awaken the person you were meant to be. Naturally.

You can heal yourself.

Dr. Brogan, author of the best-selling book, A Mind of Your Own, sees patients in her practice in NYC as a holistic psychiatrist. She told me:

“I’ve seen women come to me drained of energy. Overwhelmed by anxiety. Sunken by depression. And I’ve seen those same women walk away feeling fully alive again. Healthy. Self-assured and in control. All without drugs.”

Now, Dr. Brogan has taken the very same knowledge and tools she uses with her patients, and combined it with an online support program called Vital Mind Reset. With this life-changing, step-by-step program, you can take the steps to a better life from your own home, and for a fraction of the cost her patients pay.

Here’s what one Vital Mind Resetter had to say about her experience:

I did the reset diet when A Mind of Your Own came out and felt fantastic. However the changes I’ve experienced while doing the Vital Mind Reset program have been dramatically more than I ever expected. This wasn’t just about diet. It was about changing my mindset and focusing on all of the components that the program addresses. Having the support of other people working to change their lives as well was also invaluable.

Vital Mind Reset is a 44-day program that will hold your hand and introduce you to a community of people just like you – all working to transform their lives and revive their power and joy.

This is the first time Dr. Brogan has opened up enrollment for Vital Mind Reset to my followers. So, for a limited time you can join the program at a steep discount.

Visit the Vital Mind Reset page to learn more.

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ABC’s Black Box like watching a bad movie I could have starred in

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ABC-TV launched a new program a few weeks ago called, “Black Box.” The series stars Kelly Reilly as Dr. Catherine Black, a neuroscientist who has Bipolar Disorder. It was how I found out about the show though that is burned into my memory. I was celebrating my 13th anniversary with my hubby at some hot springs. After some small talk, this girl started up about the show. A stranger in a pool started telling me my own life story, my deepest, darkest secrets as if it were the punch line to a joke, with a coy smirk on her face and a condescending tone in her voice. I felt paralyzed. She talked about mania and hypersexuality and how the fiancee didn’t really know her. It was like she had flipped through my autobiography which I will never write and had turned precisely to a horrible chapter in my life. This stranger could not have known that I had just reluctantly released my book: Med Free Bipolar, just two weeks prior, and was still not comfortable even telling the title to anyone. She could not have known that as she prattled on about this show, I felt like I had been stripped naked and could hardly hold back the tears that were choking me. I don’t know whether this show is a good thing or bad thing, a thing that will help people empathize or judge even more. I don’t know if it will help reduce stigma or make the problem worse, but I am curious as to what other people who suffer with bipolar think of the show. For me, it caused me tremendous grief at a time I should have experienced nothing but joy. I am med free bipolar, whole and healed. I finally watched the first two episodes tonight, and even though I am not sure what I think about the show, I do feel sorry for Dr. Black, that her only apparent options are a life of meds or a destroyed life unmedicated. There is another option, a natural remedy option, one that has allowed me to live med free and symptom free for eleven years. Perhaps they should make a show about someone who was “cured” from bipolar suffering, like the tens of thousands JUST LIKE me. It saddens me that they repeatedly said there is no cure…just not one that the masses can know about because the big pharm can’t profit from it. When I left the pool area, I cried in the shower and tried to explain to my husband why I had been hurt so by her simply retelling the plot of a TV show. It seems sometimes that no one can truly understand the pain that is this condition: not a character on a TV show, or an actor in a movie like Silver Linings Playbook, not ABC, not the viewers, not the reviewers, not the neurologists, psychiatrists, and especially not even myself.

Is The Med Free Method™ or the upcoming book: Med Free Bipolar™ right for you, your loved one, or your patient? Take the Quiz

Is The Med Free Method™ or the upcoming book: Med Free Bipolar™ right for you, your loved one, or your patient? Take the Quiz.

Is The Med Free Method™ or the upcoming book: Med Free Bipolar™ right for you, your loved one, or your patient? Take the Quiz

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Not sure whether the Med Free Method™ (or Book Med Free Bipolar) is the right choice for your situation? 

Quizzes: Is the Med Free Method™ right for you?

 

The Med Free Method™ is not for everyone. I believe it is the best answer for approximately 80-90% of those diagnosed or suspecting of a bipolar condition, but it is not a magic pill or method, so please take the time to determine whether it might be right for you, a loved one, or a patient before investing in the process. Approximately 60%-70% may be able to become 100% medication free, while others may need to continue a smaller dose of medication in conjunction with the Med Free Method™. Sometimes it does need to be all or nothing, as some of the protocols can interact with psychotropic medication, but a few find they do better with a combination of the two. There is no absolute right or wrong, only what is best for you.

Nothing worthwhile is always easy. Although some parts of our method are as simple as adding in some daily foundational supplementation, other parts require both a physical, mental, and spiritual workout. Take the following two quizzes to help determine if the Med Free Method™ is right for you, your loved one, or your patient:

QUIZ #1

 

  • Are you currently having suicidal thoughts or attempts?

 

  • Have you been hospitalized in the past 30 days?

 

  • Have you been hospitalized four or more times in the last 12 months?

 

  • Are you doing extremely well managing your condition now using medication?

 

  • Have you found another natural remedy and are symptom-free?

 

  • Are you well tolerant of the side effects of your current medication?

 

  • Do you like being able to numb away the effects of your condition with medications?

 

  • Have you been to jail due to your condition one or more times in the past 2 years?
  • Do you have trouble remembering to take anything regularly, including medications or supplements?

 

STOP: If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions, then the Med Free Method™ may not be right for you. Sometimes rocking the boat can make matters worse, not better. Get stable or enjoy being stable where you are, and then consider re-evaluating if things change.

 

QUIZ #2: For the Bipolar:

 

  • Have you been diagnosed with bipolar and are looking at all viable treatment options?

 

  • Are you currently un-medicated?

 

  • Does a medicine free option for Bipolar appeal to you?

 

  • Would you just like to learn some new coping skills?

 

  • Do you think about going off of your medications often?

 

  • Do you experience every side effect listed on the medications you take?

 

  • Do the medications make you feel worse or only slightly better?

 

  • Have you gained weight on the medications?

 

  • Have the medications interfered with your sex life?

 

  • Are you still getting symptoms break through that you would like to end?

 

  • Are your symptoms as few as you would like?

 

  • Would you like a natural approach to managing your bipolar?

 

  • Are you tired of feeling horrible?

 

  • Are you hopeless about past options?

 

  • Are you tired of endless medication adjustments?

 

  • Do you feel like a medical guinea pig?

 

  • Do you feel your doctor never listens or knows what you are going through?

 

  • Do you have a good support person?

 

  • Would your doctor help you transition into a natural treatment option?

 

  • Are you on disability or food stamps due to your condition and feel ashamed?

 

  • Do you ever wonder if there could be a better way?

 

  • Do you dream of a better life, one without a diagnosis?

 

  • Do you debate between which is worse: the medications or the illness?

 

  • Would you like to be able to possibly eliminate or reduce the amount and dosages of the medications you take?

 

  • Does the idea of a normal, medication free life interest you?

 

If you answered “Yes” to three or more, then the Med Free Method™ might be right for you.

“Contemplate the similarities between the

phrases ‘being patient’ and ‘being a patient’”

–Kay Redfield Jamison

 

 

QUIZ #3: For the Practitioner/Doctor

 

  • As a practitioner, do you want to be informed of what is out there? ie: Informed Consent

 

  • As a practitioner, do you want to know about what your patients might be trying at home?

 

  • As a practitioner, do you want to be able to present all viable treatment choices to your patients?

 

  • As a practitioner, do you have a treatment-resistant patient?

 

  • As a practitioner, do you specialize already in alternative or natural treatments?

 

If you answered “Yes” to one or more, then I would recommend the Med Free Method™ for you, your staff and possibly for your patients.

 

 

QUIZ #4: For a Support Person

 

  1. Do you know someone with bipolar? Are they struggling?

 

  1. Do you know someone who you think might have bipolar?

 

  1. Do you, a friend or a loved one have a child with behavior issues?

 

  1. Does your loved one refuse treatment or medication?

 

  1. Does your loved one refuse to admit they might have a problem?

 

  1. Are you afraid to leave your loved one alone?

 

  1. Are you tired of how out of control their life is?

 

  1. Do you fear your loved one will end up in a hospital or institution?

 

  1. Do you fear the police or jail may be in the future?

 

  1. Are you willing to help them find a better way?

 

  1. Are you willing or capable of helping them fund supplements or alternative treatments for a time?

 

If you answered “Yes” to two or more, then the Med Free Method™ may be a viable option for you to introduce them to or help them implement. Remember that this is a process, a journey, and it is not a race. It may only take a few weeks for some, but for others, including me, it took months to get stable and then years to get completely well. I am still learning, and will never know it all.


The Med Free Method™ is based on the premise that for every prescription out there, a natural alternative exists. It was not developed by a doctor, but simply a fully-recovered psych patient intent on getting better, and then a mom motivated to help her children. Aspen Has been medication-free for ten years and lives out most of the principles in the Med Free Method™ every day.