In the past, if a person was “depressed”, a medical doctor would call it the “blues” and tell the patient that it will pass in a week or two. Now, they are labeled with the term “depression” and they are given drugs which in many cases have been shown to worsen the condition.
These drugs are designed to effect the pituitary gland, the master gland of the body, this will then effect the adrenal gland (this is part of the Pituitary-Adrenal Axis) which then will unbalance the entire hormonal/glandular system as the body tries to adjust to the drugs (thus you also get side effects) This creates even further problems if you try to withdraw from these drugs, you again unbalance the hormonal system as the body tries to re-adjust. Some people have a great deal of problems trying to withdraw and feel they can’t get off them. This sometimes gets labeled as “return of symptoms” when it is really just the body’s reaction to the drug.
This situation repeats with label of “anxiety” which is now treated with a drug.
Withdrawing from these anti-anxiety or anti-depression drugs has side effects which includes anxiety and a lot more.
It seems that there should be non-toxic, non-chemical way to get through depression, anxiety or other emotional problems. We found there is.
We also have a list of Books that will enable you to understand and get help with natural methods. Books: Natural Help for Mental Health Conditions
Are you having trouble getting off of psychiatric drugs?
If you are in the Dominican Republic A New Wave of Hope
Need help getting off of Psychiatric Drugs
About Psychiatric Drugs taken for Mental Health Disorders
About Psychiatric Drugs & Violence
RECOMMENDED NUTRITION THAT HELPS:
There are many supplements that can help. Sometimes what appears to be a mental health condition is just a deficiency of essential fatty acids, B vitamins, etc. .
If you saw a tiger, your thought would be danger and your emotion could very well be anxiety. But you knew why you were anxious. You body’s response would be to produce adrenalin so you could “fight or take flight”.
Now suppose your body was under stress due to deficiencies and you felt anxiety. You wouldn’t know what caused this emotion and thus you can be labeled “anxiety disorder”
It’s far better to find out what your body needs.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids - Has been known to relieve depression and bring about a better frame of mind. It is noted that the psychiatric drugs will create a deficiency of essential fatty acids. For anyone who has taken a psychiatric drug, should supplement with this formula.
We recommend a cold water fish oil as a source of these fatty acids. Cold water fish come from deep in the ocean where there they are not subjected to the toxins found in other parts of the ocean.
For a brand we recommend Omega 3 Fatty Acid Supplements
Deficiency of B Vitamins
Dr. Eric Berg talks about B1 Deficiency and how it contributes to Depression.
You can see his vidoe here B1 Deficiency
You may find you have other symptoms beside Restless Leg Syndrome, check out the video.
We suggest Benfotiamine as a form of B1 that will be used by the body and will be able to handle the deficiency.
See our article on the B1 formula we suggest.
Depression & Digestion
Good digestion has a calming effect on the nervous system. In fact, medical research has demonstrated that gastrointestinal inflammation is frequently associated with depression. This has been called the “gut-brain” axis. A team of European researchers have concluded that “treating gastrointestinal inflammation may also improve depression symptoms and quality of life”.
See abstract on Digestion & Depression
Due to the connection between depression and digestion, we recommend improving your digestion.
What we recommend To Improve Your Digestion
Build a Healthy Digestion with Dr. Berg’s Formulas.
They are excellent products that we recommend.
Dr. Berg’s Digestive Kit
Apple Cider Vinegar Plus
Apple Cider Vinegar Plus – this product combination remedy taken before meals will support your normal pH which is between 1-3. At this critical pH, protein enzymes can be activated to help break down protein, collagen, absorb minerals and even kill off unwanted microbes.
Gallbladder Formula contains natural ingredients to help break down gallstones and provide bile salts for bloating and digestive stress.
This product has a blend of gallbladder targeted nutrients to thin bile, reduce digestive stress, break down stones and improve the digestion of fats. Most digestive drugs work by reducing acid and this natural product enhances the bile, a commonly omitted factor.
Read more: Dr. Berg’s Digestive Kit
Need help getting off of Psychiatric Drugs
For Articles on various Mental Health Conditions and an index to find doctors who will help you go to Safe Harbor – Alternative Mental Health.com
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