What Is Depression? (01:15)
People suffering from clinical depression lose the capacity for daily functions. Symptoms include loss of motivation, lack of pleasure, fatigue, sadness, and functional difficulties.
What Causes Depression? (01:44)
Early trauma, diet, and lifestyle cause neurochemical imbalances. Malnutrition, electrolyte problems, poor sleep, lack of exercise, genetic predispositions, and life circumstances can cause depression.
Medication and Natural Remedies (04:02)
Psychiatry is over-focused on pharmacological treatment; 15-20% of patients exhibit full remission a year after using only medication. Sleep, diet, exercise, relationships, and spirit are the five pillars of health. Natural remedies include meditation and yoga.
Body: Exercise, Diet, and More (07:03)
People are not genetically engineered to sit all day; yoga relaxes the body and cultivates nervous system flexibility. Spending time in full spectrum light helps lift moods. Diet is the main controller of epigenetics.
Functional Medicine Testing: Gut, Allergies, and Nutritional Deficiencies (04:08)
Chronic depressive states affect gut ecology; eat more fruits and vegetables, and reduce sugars. Gluten or dairy sensitivities can contribute to mental health symptoms. Vitamin B deficiencies and pyroluria can lead to depressive states.
Natural Medicine (04:18)
Experts recommend Sam-e, Vitamin B, St. John's wort, 5-HTP, ketamine, and fish oils. Alternative medicine options include ketamine and homeopathy. Toxic or stagnant liver can cause depression.
Psychotherapy can help provide alternative thoughts and reprogram an individual's brain. Disencumbrance from trauma may be necessary to heal. Grief is messy.
Meditation and mindfulness help control the mind. Study an individual's relationship with a depressive state; making a human connection can help ameliorate symptoms. Experts share why they prefer natural remedies over pharmaceutical drugs and surgeries.
Credits: Feel Good: Natural Remedies for Depression - College and Youth Version (00:38)
Credits: Feel Good: Natural Remedies for Depression - College and Youth Version
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