of hopelessness, chronic apathy, and low energy levels are some
of the crippling symptoms of depression. Depression can appear
as a consequence of a life change such as divorce, death of a
family member, or loss of work–or it may insidiously unfold without
a clear cause. For this disorder, the well-known adage, "sound
body-sound mind" reveals a simple basic truth. That's because
depression is commonly intertwined with a vast number of diverse
conditions and illnesses--therefore, uncovering potential imbalances
can be a powerful tool for an effective natural and holistic approach
to emotional healing.
and Amino Acids:: The building blocks of protein, amino
acids are crucial source material for the production of important
brain neurotransmitters. Imbalances can result in several major
dysfunctions of the central nervous system linked to depression. Lab tests can determine if there is an amino acid imbalance effecting the neurotransmitters in the brain. I recommend it! HPA Neurotransmitter Test.
and Allergy:Depression seems to predispose individuals
to increased immune hypersensitivity to a wide range of food and
environmental allergens. Take the FREE Allergy Test click here.
and Melatonin: Imbalances of the pineal hormone melatonin
are linked to Seasonal Affective Disorder and other mood and behavior
problems. Disrupted secretion patterns of melatonin can also seriously
interfere with sleep, worsening existing symptoms of depression.
and Adrenal Hormones: Overly high levels of the adrenal
hormone cortisol often underlie the biochemical pattern characteristic
of depression, particularly when stress and obesity are also part
of the clinical picture.
and Digestive Function: A faulty digestive process can result in the malabsorption of key
nutrients necessary for maintaining healthy mood patterns and overall
feeling of well-being. Overgrowth of certain intestinal yeasts such
as Candida albicans can also trigger mood swings.
and Toxins and Nutrients:Overexposure to heavy metal
toxins like lead and mercury have been clinically shown to induce
a psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Mineral nutrient
imbalances can also cause resistance to treatment.
and Glucose and Insulin Tolerance: Fluctuating blood
sugar levels, particularly in diabetic patients, can result in increased
depression, tension, and fatigue.
and Vitamins: The B-vitamins
play an important role in the proper metabolism of important brain
neurotransmitters linked to mood and behavior.
and Fatty Acids: Fatty acid deficiencies could significantly
contribute to symptoms of depression, particularly in those at high
risk of omega-3 deficiencies, such as alcoholics and post partum
and Female Hormones: Female hormone imbalances may help
explain why women are much more prone to certain types of depression
Teresa Rispoli has her Ph.D. in Nutrition, is a licensed
Acupuncturist and clinical researcher. She has been in
practice for well over 25 years. It is through her clinical
practice that she has gained insights into chronic health
you are suffering from unexplained symptoms that come and
go you may have hidden allergies. Find out today call for
a Nutritional Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.
happiness is a reflection of your
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tests that can be done through the
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to help determine why you are having
these symptoms. For more information
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