Conquering Depression

Conquering Depression

Conquering Depression Did you know that in this country, over 20% of women over the age of forty are taking some sort of prescription drug for depression and/or anxiety?  You may be one of them; I was, too. Conquering depression was a huge victory for me! I lived most of my adult life as a depressed person.  Sometimes it was worse than others…fall was usually an awful time for me.  Everything freezes and dies, the leaves fall off the trees, … Continue reading

Depression Signs and Symptoms

Depression Signs and Symptoms How do you know when you’re just having a bad day and are stressed and irritable or if it’s something more serious? When is it actually clinical depression? While a doctor is the only one who can make a qualified diagnosis, there are some signs and symptoms of depression that can signal you may need to take a closer look at how you are feeling. What follows is a list of some of those depression signs … Continue reading

Depression and the Gut Brain Connection – Are you depressed?

Depression and the Gut Brain Connection If you’ve never heard of Dr. Kelly Brogan, it is my pleasure to introduce you to her!  Dr. Brogan, who is well versed in the subject of depression and the gut brain connection, is a brilliant holistic women’s health psychiatrist whom I discovered by following my main man in the functional medicine world, Dr. Mark Hyman. The post I want to share with you today is about the subject that launched my career of … Continue reading

SAM-e…for me, it was a miracle…

Supplements and tools for depression

SAM-e…is it that good?  Yes, yes it is! I forgot SAM-e is great for your joints!  It helps with transulfuration which is the process that produces healthy connective tissue.  It supports critical components of that connective tissue by aiding in the production of L-cysteine, an amino acid and other components which are needed to make cartilage, ligaments, tendons and bone.  It’s so important to maintain our joint strength and flexibility as we get older, and this helps immensely.  I was … Continue reading

Are Antidepressants Deadly?

Are Antidepressants Deadly? I have to share this with you because it really resonated with me.  I’m not the only one who will identify with this I am sure.  The question is…are antidepressants deadly? When I was depressed, I never seriously thought about ending my life, but I did sometimes think those who were gone were lucky not to be dealing with the pain of being here and dealing with life. This is raw for me to admit, but because … Continue reading

The Deadly Truth Behind Antidepressants

I took these.  In fact, I took 3 different versions of them.  I can only remember Zoloft and Paxil.  The first prescription I took for depression is lost to my memory. I think it’s really important to understand the deadly truth behind antidepressants. I’m linking here to a very informative article by Dr. Micozzi on anti-depressants.  I want you to have the opportunity to read it for yourself. What I can contribute to his post is my own personal experience. I … Continue reading

Admitting Depression…it’s not that easy to do…

Admitting Depression One of the things I’m learning to do is to open up about my struggle with depression and let go of attempts to hide it or feel embarrassed or ashamed because it.   I’ve always been a very private person, so admitting depression has been a learning curve and a challenge; for me, it’s been a test of personal courage.  There are 3 reasons I am moving in this direction, and they affect you; so today I want to share … Continue reading

ANTIDEPRESSANTS ‘LIKELY INCREASE SUICIDES IN ALL AGES’

ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND SUICIDES… THEY ‘LIKELY INCREASE SUICIDES IN ALL AGES’ Today I want to share with you a really good article found in the National Post.  The subject is antidepressants and suicides. The article goes into how deceptive the drug companies have been and continue to be in reporting the suicide rate of people who take these drugs.  It said: “The review was carried out by the Nordic Cochrane Centre and analyzed by University College London (UCL), who today endorse … Continue reading

Eat to Relieve Depression…changing your diet can work wonders!

Can you eat to relieve depression? If you think you can add a few specific supplements to your diet to handle your depression, think again. Instead, begin to eat to relieve depression! You are what you eat, and that’s true for your mental health as well as the health of the rest of your body.  The drugs used to treat depression have had limited success out in the world; the field of psychiatry is finally turning its attention to diet … Continue reading

Probiotics and Depression…can taking probiotics help?

Probiotics and Depression…can taking them help? This post contains some important information on probiotics and depression, but first, did you know you actually have two nervous systems? One, the central nervous system consists of your brain and your spinal cord; the other is the intrinsic nervous system which exists in your gastrointestinal tract.   While we have always believed our brain to be running the show, it turns out that our gut is actually sending more data to our brain … Continue reading