Are you struggling with:
- Negative racing thoughts
- Inability to sleep
- Sleeping all day
- Lack of concern for your friends or family
- Weight gain/weight loss
- Low energy
Depression effects every aspect of your life. From motivation to overwhelming negative thoughts. It paralyzes your ability to live fully. Depression effects more than 30 million Americans that are currently using antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs to “cure” mental illness. Depression can be a result of neurotransmitter imbalances, which is relatively easy to remedy. The balance of neurotransmitters in the brain is important to feel good.
Early physicians did not use drugs to work on depression, they actually used lifestyle changes and took a good long look at the diet. Much different than the paradigm of our mental health community today. It may seem strange that these mental health doctors used to look at the gut. You might be wondering why they would look at the gut for a brain issue. The truth is around 90% of neurotransmitters are made in the gut.
Not a single study has shown that depression is solely a neurotransmitter deficiency. The brain can be affected by other organ systems. Unregulated blood sugar either high or low can cause bouts of moods of depression or melancholy. One of the effects of low functioning thyroid, even medicated, can cause brain fog and depression.
Depression is not only a brain issue and/or neurotransmitter issue. Depression is relaying a message to you that your body is deficient or lacking in some area and needs to be addressed, like a warning signal.
Our bodies are a compilation of intricate systems that function together. If we have an issue in one organ system, it is likely that other organ systems are dysfunctioning on a subclinical level. Meaning that the blood work numbers are not out of range enough to detect a problem in a standard medical model. So even if you don’t feel well, you hear the dreaded words: “you are normal” or maybe you have tried antidepressants and they aren’t quite doing the trick. We can help you to support your overall health to get well and address areas of the grey zone, including but not limited depression.