Depression

Depression Hurts, Diet Can Help

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Depression, Gut health | 0 comments

According to the National Institutes of Health, one fourth of Americans suffer from depression, and over twelve billion dollars are spent for antidepressants annually.  The more we understand about the gut-brain connection, the clearer it is that nutrition plays a major role in depression.  A meta-analysis of studies in 2010 showed a strong correlation between depression and obesity, both of which have a root of systemic inflammation.  Our fat tissues release inflammatory cytokines, which play a role in insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease.  They can also cause inflammation in the brain.  Insulin resistance causes a cascading effect—insulin resistance causes...

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Progesterone & Antidepressants

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Depression, Hormone Balance | 0 comments

One of our fans on Facebook posed the question: “Can someone taking cymbalta for depression begin using progesterone at the same time?” Well, the simple answer is that progesterone can be taken with antidepressants without a problem. But take a hard look at the antidepressant. Is it necessary? Is your mineral support sufficient? Does you have mercury fillings in your teeth? Have you checked your thyroid and other hormones? If you have heavy metals, chelate and/or detox to remove heavy metals, change your diet and avoid diet sodas completely, perfect your exercise routine, and see an integrative/complementary medicine physician who deals with and understands...

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