How to Heal Depression Naturally Greetings! One of the symptoms I struggled with was depression. Thank God that by simply eliminating four grains from my diet that my symptoms disappeared, including the depression.
At times, the depression was so severe that I even had suicidal thoughts. I nearly checked myself into the local hospitalbecause I felt so weak and depressed. This week I want to specifically address depression. Depression can cause pain for you and those around you. There are two classic symptoms of depression: One may also experience anxiety with the depression. In addition, a variety of physical problems and symptoms may be experienced like: Besides the drugs are toxic to the liver.
Depression is twice as common is women and is the leading cause of disability with women. I have met a number of women that suffered from depression and hormone imbalance was the issue. Once the hormones were balanced the depression was gone. Before I tell you how I overcame depression, I want to first talk to you about drug medications. These drugs block the reuptake of serotonin so that it remains active in the brain longer.
The drugs are designed to improve depression, but carry a list of many side-effects like nausea, diarrhea, agitation, insomnia, decreased sexual desire, and tremors. There are natural alternatives available that are used by many people today that want to avoid the side-effects of drug medications. It is important not to combine these products with antidepressant drugs.
If you are taking one of the drugs listed above, you should consult a professional and gradually decrease the drug when starting a natural alternative. Other side-effects of Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors SNRIs like Duloxetine Cymbalta and Venlafaxine Effexor have potential side-effects like abdominal pain, itching, rash, dry mouth, dizziness, constipation, drowsiness, headache, loss of weight, loss of sexual desire, weakness, and increased sweating and flushing.
I remember Charlotte Gerson said: One should try to ascertain the cause of the depression, if at all possible, and work to eliminate it. Some of the possible causes of depression are: I agree, depression can be a life-threatening disorder and require medical supervision, but first consider changing your life. A good place to start is with diet and lifestyle habits. Not many people know this.
That is one of the reasons why I recommend taking flaxseed oil on a daily basis. It can lower cholesterol and increase HDL levels. Fish is a popular source, like salmon, but I prefer the vegetable source from flaxseeds. A growing volume of research shows that exercise can also help improve symptoms of certain mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety.
Exercise may also help prevent a relapse after treatment for depression or anxiety. But smaller amounts of activity — as little as 10 to 15 minutes at a time — can improve mood in the short term. It also increases body temperature, which may have calming effects. All of these changes in your mind and body can improve such symptoms as sadness, anxiety, irritability, stress, fatigue, anger, self-doubt and hopelessness.
Third, I forced myself to exercise when I wanted to stay in bed all day and cover my head with a pillow. I forced myself to go to the gym and play racquetball and lift weights twice a day, morning and evening. I believe this saved me. The social interaction and the exercise were a perfect combination. Drugs never cure the problem, but only mask the symptoms.
On the other hand, when you replenish the GABA the symptoms subside rather rapidly. It is kind of like withdrawing money from the bank, but never making a deposit.
You become bankrupt of GABA with resulting anxiety. L-Theanine, is also in green tea and other foods. This amino acid is a precursor to GABA. Give the brain the amino acids it needs and feel your mind start to glow again.
Mood, behavior, and brain biochemistry are intricately linked. For example, deficiencies in the amino acid GABA are strongly correlated with states of anxiety. Add to this the negative effect of high levels of heavy metals commonly found in the body. I believe there are multiple reasons for this: Two of my favorite verses are Isaiah I will quote these throughout the day when I am feeling down. Your body and brain re-balance.
I have seen this happen many, many times. The natural alternative formulas that I personally keep close to me are: It is made from whole food concentrates so the absorption factor and bioavailability is much higher than a synthetic supplement. I keep a bottle at home, at work, and in my car. It works fast, and a deficiency of B-complex can set off a whole host of symptoms, with depression being one. This is an herbal formula that contains valerian.
It is a muscle relaxant and works in minutes. I call it my natural valium. It is absolutely wonderful and the perfect remedy when you are slammed by a stressful situation and need an immediate fix. Many people have substituted their Prozac with St. This product works very quickly and effectively.
Consult your physician first. It is great for anxiety and fights depression fast! You can see how important it is to eat a nutritious diet that includes the essential amino and fatty acids, and a right balance of each. Refined and processed food lack these key nutrients and, in time, will light the fuse to a whole list of symptoms including imbalances in the brain that cause depression and anxiety.
Always keep your eyes on the Prince of Peace.