Your natural treatments for depression involves finding out the cause of your depression. It may be alleviated by some things you have never even though of! Herbal supplements for depression can be used with great success!
Lisa came to see me feeling really down, low energy, having very strong PMS symptoms and as she put it, "Feeling Blah." Some simple herbs for depression including two Chinese herbal combinations to help boost up her liver and balance out her hormones and less than one month later she was feeling amazing. The depression was completely gone, the PMS so much better. She has referred me 4 more clients so far. When the liver is sluggish depression can result.
The liver can easily become overworked and not work up to par due to a diet high in fat, by the pollution and chemicals we are exposed to and by medication, just to name a few. Eating a healthy diet while taking some supplements to support the liver or doing a simple detox can help enormously.
We have all experienced depression in our lives, but for some it is more prevalent and home remedies for depression can help.
Ensure that all glands are working up to par,
A consultation with a naturopath can help determine your glandular health and if you have any deficiencies.
Just as you need to nourish your body with healthy foods, the same healthy foods are needed to nourish your brain!
Health, whether physical or mental begins with a healthy diet.
Avoid refined carbohydrates which includes anything made with white flour or white sugar. Ensure that you are not hypoglycemic, having fluctuations in blood sugar can cause depression. Choose healthy whole grains instead of refined grains. Brown rice, quinoa, millet, pasta made with whole grains, such as Kamut or spelt and buckwheat. These nourish the nervous system as they are high in B vitamins.
In treating depression naturally avoid alcohol. It can be a viscous circle. If you feel depressed you may want to drink at night. But alcohol is a known depressant. You will fell depressed the day after drinking. So think of that when you go to pour a drink. Think of how much better you will feel when you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. Save alcohol for special occasions. If you find it hard to cut down on drinking, seek help.
Drink plenty of pure water.
Avoid caffeine and any chemical food additives in processed or packaged foods. Try to eat food in their most natural state instead of transformed foods.
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, at least half of your plate at lunch and at dinner. Increase the amount of raw vegetables you eat. Bananas are especially good as they favor the production of serotonin.
Serotonin and mood:
Serotonin is the main chemical hormone produced by the brain to control mood. It is serotonin that creates a feeling of well being that controls anxiety and depression. While serotonin is produced in the brain, 90% of our serotonin supply is found in the intestines, not in the brain! So if you improve your intestinal health you will improve your mood.
Ensure that your immune systme is strong. For women, if your symptoms of depression are more severe during PMS time see also
4 types of PMS
The birth control pill causes depression in some women.
Following these natural treatments for depression you are sure to see a marked improvement in your mood in no time at all. Start your natural treatments for depression slowly. Take them at your own pace, one step at a time and you will succeed.
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