Many people would separate all of these conditions, however, since there is a common link between all of them, the causes and solutions will all be the same.
I’ve done several videos on depression, here are a few to get you started:
Causes and Solutions
When depression or any of the depressive mood disorders occur, this is a sign of an underlying problem with hormonal regulation and production, in particular serotonin which is widely known as the “Feel Good” hormone. Over 90% of serotonin is located within the gastrointestinal tract and the cells that contain serotonin are very sensitive to any toxins bacteria, and viruses. So one of the major keys to restoring your levels of serotonin is to focus on improving your diet and the microflora in your digestive system.
Here’s a video that explains all the dietary and lifestyle changes necessary to promote healing and optimal health:
Obviously probiotics will be essential to restoring your microflora, but what would be even better than a probiotic supplement would be to consume properly fermented foods. One spoonful of fermented foods like sauerkraut contain more probiotics than an entire bottle of probiotic supplements. You can learn more about this in the video below:
If you’re taking any medications for your mood disorder or any medication of any kind, it’s important to set up a plan with your doctor to safely wean off all medications. All medications slow or stop the metabolic process so it’s not possible to restore normal function and heal your body through natural methods if you continue taking these medications.
If you want to restore your hormone regulation and heal your body you must avoid the following:
Glucocorticoids (steroid hormone therapy)
Medications (all of these have been linked to depression)
Beta-blockers, methyldopa and other blood pressure medication
Corticosteroids and Contraceptives
Opioids and other pain killer medication
Antidepressants (yes antidepressants can cause depression)
Processed sugar and artificial sweeteners
MSG (monosodium glutamate) (MSG has many names)
calcium or sodium casienate
soy protein isolate
vegetable protein concentrate or isolate