Nutrition and Mind-Body Integration for Effective Treatment of Depression
Determine individual biochemical deficiencies
Not enough of any one of essential vitamins, minerals or electrolytes may cause emotional depression.
Since the standard American diet is just that - SAD - many people may overcome depression simply by making sure they are getting not only enough aminos and essential fatty acids but also B complex, calcium-magnesium, and Vitamin C to support the adrenals.
Providing basic nutrition boosts immunity, which may be of major importance to enable your clients to become less sensitive to various allergies - both food and environmental allergies -that may be causing allergic reactions in their brains.
Dr. William Crook, author of The Yeast Connection books, talks about helping one woman get out of a mental hospital simply by enabling her to overcome candida albicans.
In my own recovery, I would say going on a yeast-free diet improved my energy and mood by about 50 percent - it wasn't the whole package, but it was a huge piece of the puzzle. Candida affects the midbrain, and, on a spiritual level, it's about who's really in charge. As we overcome candida, we take back our own power.
In addition to toxicity, there are more than 40 chemicals known to depress the central nervous system. Many of us are exposed to these on a routine basis in the cars we drive and the offices where we work every day. Heavy metals and environmental allergies are known to be major factors.
It may take years to detoxify the body completely, but with every layer lifted, new mental well-being can be achieved.
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