Depression has grown to more than 1.5 million people who are being treated for it, and 30 million more can expect to suffer from it sometime in their lives. Women seem more susceptible to depression than men, perhaps because women are more “emotional” or perhaps the female hormone connection. However men become depressed in large numbers also, just for different underlying reason.
What is Depression? Symptoms of Depression include Fatigue, headaches, loss of interest in pleasurable things, weight loss or weight gain, lethargy, heart palpitations and inability to concentrate, persistent sad or empty feeling, difficulty sleeping, insomnia, feeling of helplessness, hopelessness or worthlessness, feelings of guilt, obvious mental and physical sluggishness and thoughts of suicide.
Why do we become depressed? We become depressed for several reasons. Some depression can be helped with Nutrition and other forms of depression need Medical Assistance. Major Depression is a chemical imbalance of the brain, and in worst cases, you need anti depressants. Other causes are Thyroidism. A Thyroid that is Under Active can cause Depression symptoms to appear. Also long term stress, whether it be Emotional or Physical.
What natural supplements may help with the Symptoms? The B Complex vitamins are essential to mental and emotional well-being. They cannot be stored in the body, so we depend entirely on our daily intake to supply them. B Vitamins are destroyed by alcohol, refined sugars, nicotine and caffeine so it is no surprise that many people may be deficient n these.
Liquid B Complex is an essential supplement for any stress related conditions. Your B Vitamins are the Nerve Food. They Calm and sooth the nervous system. Dosage; When Depressed, 1 to 3 Tablespoons Daily, or more if needed.
St. Johnswort; A natural Antidepressant, good for mild to moderate depression. Take 300 mg 3 times daily.
CoEnzyme Q10: Stimulates immunity and helps decrease immune deficiency in times of chronic anxiety, depression and grief.
Passion Flower: Natures Prozac, naturally increases serotonin levels. It is important in the formulation of neurotransmitters in the brain.
Lecithin: The Choline which is high in Lecithin helps the brain function properly, basically brain food. 3000 MG Lecithin daily.
Relax: Relax is a liquid herbal Combination of herbs that soothe the nerves while rebuilding nerve integrity. Very useful when people are under stress and those who cannot rest well at night
Xodine: this iodine supplement is essential for thyroid health and maintenance. Best when combined with Thyroid Boost.
How to eat? Nutrition is crucial in the treatment of depression and is the key to your brains behavior. Eat foods that are rich in calcium, magnesium and B Vitamins. Eat foods that contain tryptophan like turkey, potatoes and bananas. Feed the brain a mixture of Lecithin, wheat germ, and B Vitamins. Even if a person is on Anti Depressants, Your B Vitamins and Lecithin are essential brain nutrients.