Treating Depression

As we discussed last time, depression is caused by a biochemical imbalance. This is no longer debatable, and the answer to treating depression is to correct the causes of this imbalance. The lack of vitamins, minerals, and other natural substances normally found in the body is what causes a chemical imbalance, and this is what must be addressed when treating a disease state. The chemical imbalance is caused by either a lack of intake of proper fuel (nutrition), blockage against the use of this fuel (poor digestion), or an inability to get rid of toxins that build up naturally through metabolic processes, or through the food, air, and water that permeate our lives. I can tell you that depression is not of a lack of a pharmaceutical drug. And while I support “talk therapy,” all the talking in the world will not correct a chemical problem. Furthermore, depression does more than cause pain to the person afflicted. It hurts everyone with whom they come in contact.

One thing that leads to depression is what is referred to as “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). (This acronym SAD is also used to describe the “Standard American Diet.” Hmmmm–might just be some relationship there!) We now know that SAD can be caused by a lack of Vitamin D3. Especially in the winter, there is not enough intensity to sunlight to allow the body to make vitamin D3 (the only kind the body makes or utilizes). So, we supplement this lack of D3 through diet and dietary supplementation with D3. (Dietary sources of Vitamin D3 are wild salmon, sardines, tuna in oil (beware of mercury), and free-range eggs.)

We know that depression can be caused by heavy metal toxicity. This is a major cause and most professionals do not know how to properly test for it let alone treat it.

Excessive insulin and leptin resistance (due to too much sugar and grains in our diets), deficiency of omega 3 fatty acids in our diets, lack of the B vitamins (especially B12), sodium deficiency, poor intestinal probiotic levels, the use of statin drugs to “lower cholesterol” are all contributing causes to depression.

The way to approach the treatment of depression is to strengthen the Four Pillars of Optimal Health and then to correct any remaining chemical imbalance. You should not attempt to do this without experienced and competent professional guidance.

(Of the Four Pillars of Optimal Health, only the Lifestyle changes should be done by yourself without professional help. Dietary decisions, exercise, and supplementation all require some guidance.)

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Jessica Ainscough at describing how she healed from cancer.

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