Dr. Christina Bjorndal ND

Christina Bjorndal

Dr. Bjorndal has an incredible story of struggling with depression (including several suicide attempts – one that left her in a coma, with kidney failure, on dialysis awaiting a kidney transplant), severe anxiety, an eating disorder and bipolar disorder type 1. She regained her mental health using a combination of medical, natural and spiritual treatments that she now shares with her patients as a naturopathic doctor. Prior to making a career change to become a naturopathic doctor, she reported to a high profile CEO in Canada and worked in the banking industry.

She has developed an approach for healthy living that gets to the root cause of many mental health conditions and is changing the lives of patients across the continent. She is an example of the strength that comes from lived experience of serious mental illness and offers the possibility of healing for others who struggle. An author, speaker and gifted teacher, Dr. Bjorndal draws on her many personal and inspirational stories to motivate, inspire and uplift. Having overcome many challenges in the sphere of mental health, Dr. Chris is especially exceptional about sharing her motivational speeches about how to overcome barriers in life and to encourage others to achieve their full potential. Dr. Chris’s vulnerability, enthusiasm and experience will inspire patients, other practitioners, and students to be best that they can be.

Too many people feel chronically stagnant with mental symptoms, or not fully healed by conventional medical treatments and lose hope for a healthy future. While not being antagonistic with conventional medicine, Dr. Chris’s story highlights the incredible advantages of the front lines of integrative medicine, and serves to motivate and engage people in their own healing process. Her approach sparks deep self-learning and self-healing that gets to the root of mental illness with humor, honesty and compassion.

Natural Terrain Naturopathic Clinic
http://naturalterrain.com/naturopathic-doctors-edmonton/dr-christina-bjorndal/
Callingwood Professional building
200-6650 177st NW
Edmonton,, Alberta
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Books Christina has Published

The Essential Diet

Eating For Mental Health

"The Essential Diet: Eating for Mental Health" is your guide to healthy and simple recipes that will change how you feel physically, mentally and emotionally. The recipes on these pages are meant to support you in your mental health by ensuring you are eating the correct amount of the essential nutrients required for mental well-being. When you address mental health with the proper nutritional foundation, the likelihood of feeling depressed or anxious decreases. In addition, by following the recipes

Articles Christina has Published
The Mystery of Mania
The Mystery of Mania

When I studied Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, I was asked to be on a steering committee regarding the direction of the program for future students. In »

When I studied Naturopathic Medicine at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, I was asked to be on a steering committee regarding the direction of the program for future students. In the discussion, the subject of mental health and psychology was discussed and one of the students raised a question about bipolar disorder. My response was "Which type of bipolar disorder are you referring..

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · September 4th, 2017

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · September 4th, 2017

Myths about Mental Illness
Myths about Mental Illness

I am in the process of finishing the last chapter of my book: Beyond the Label. This chapter is titled the Myths of Mental Illness – and I am up to 37 myths – whoa! I thought I would share one of these »

I am in the process of finishing the last chapter of my book: Beyond the Label. This chapter is titled the Myths of Mental Illness – and I am up to 37 myths – whoa! I thought I would share one of these myths in a blog post: Myth #13 People will look at you differently if you reach out for help. The fear surrounding this myth is common to many health conditions. It is the fear of being seen for..

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · August 31st, 2017

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · August 31st, 2017

Surviving Suicide; Chris Cornell
Surviving Suicide; Chris Cornell

Recently another famous person committed suicide – Chris Cornell. Chris Cornell's wife issued a statement, which blamed anxiety medicine for his suicide: "Vicky Cornell, the wife of Soundgarden singer »

Recently another famous person committed suicide – Chris Cornell. Chris Cornell's wife issued a statement, which blamed anxiety medicine for his suicide: "Vicky Cornell, the wife of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, speculated whether his suicide was the result of taking too much of his anxiety medication. An attorney for the Cornell family, Kirk Pasich, reiterated Vicky's belief that an extra dosage..

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · August 28th, 2017

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · August 28th, 2017

Rising Above Our Biology
Rising Above Our Biology

When trying to answer the question, "Why am I the way I am?" it is important to try to identify the root causes of when things began. This is a primary tenet of naturopathic medicine. For some individuals—and »

When trying to answer the question, "Why am I the way I am?" it is important to try to identify the root causes of when things began. This is a primary tenet of naturopathic medicine. For some individuals—and often in the case of adoption—it is important to go back to when you were in utero to understand certain things about yourself. It is at this early time that neurological and emotional wiring..

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · August 24th, 2017

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · August 24th, 2017