Did you know that depression and other mental illnesses are not merely a psychological or a brain chemical issue? (As much as the drug companies would want you to believe it.)
Did you know that it might just be your body’s way of telling you that something is off?
According to Kelly Brogan MD - Holistic Psychiatrist, thinking that you can correct your depression by taking a chemical pill “is about as misguided as taking aspirin for a nail stuck in your foot”.
Did you know that antidepressants can actually worsen mental illness over the long term? And that they are very difficult to come off of? And that they contain risks such as liver damage, weight gain, and sexual dysfunction?
Wondering where to start looking for the cause of your depression if not the brain?
Here are a few areas to get you started that your health care provider should be able to look into for you:
-thyroid dysfunction, gastrointestinal health & flora, inflammation, blood sugar dysregulation, nutritional deficiencies, adrenal function, birth control methods, immune system dysfunction, genetic risk factors, lifestyle risk factors, toxic exposures.
A diagnosis can sometimes be like a lazy boy chair that is hard to get out of. But it may be time to stand up, to reclaim your health and vitality, and to take charge of your future. Please don’t get so comfortable in your diagnosis that you forget that it doesn’t have to be this way, that there is hope, and that you can heal.
“Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation…
even so does inaction sap the vigour of the mind.”
-Leonardo da Vinci