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
Letting Go
Letting Go

Have you ever had an "upset" with someone? Perhaps there is someone in your life that is not talking to you or you aren't talking to? Many patients mention these situations to me, stating that their families »

Have you ever had an "upset" with someone? Perhaps there is someone in your life that is not talking to you or you aren't talking to? Many patients mention these situations to me, stating that their families are "dysfunctional". What most of my patients don't know is that I have had the same experience with my family and friends. I have been struggling with this for a number of years – what to do,..

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · October 2nd, 2017

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · October 2nd, 2017

Friends are Good for the Soul
Friends are Good for the Soul

This is a story of friendship. Everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, has beat cancer or who has died from it. Along with cancer, everyone »

This is a story of friendship. Everyone knows someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, is currently undergoing treatment for cancer, has beat cancer or who has died from it. Along with cancer, everyone knows someone who has been labeled with a mental illness, is currently undergoing treatment for a mental illness, has beat a mental illness or who has died from it. I have experienced both – a mental..

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · September 28th, 2017

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · September 28th, 2017

Exercise and Mental Health
Exercise and Mental Health

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada put out a startling statistic in 2009: 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime1, including depression, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, »

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada put out a startling statistic in 2009: 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime1, including depression, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactive disorders and dementia (with anxiety and depression being the most common by far). If 20% of our population will experience such an event,..

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · September 25th, 2017

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · September 25th, 2017

A Ray of Hope for the Winter Blues
A Ray of Hope for the Winter Blues

Winter has always been my favorite time of year – with the trees losing their leaves, the crisp cool days, the first snow fall and excitement of ski season. The turning back of the clocks at daylight »

Winter has always been my favorite time of year – with the trees losing their leaves, the crisp cool days, the first snow fall and excitement of ski season. The turning back of the clocks at daylight savings time, however, brings the turning back of moods for many people. With exposure to less sunlight, especially in communities in Northern Canada, it can be more difficult to motivate yourself. My..

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · September 21st, 2017

Dr. Christina Bjorndal · September 21st, 2017