Antidepressants only work in 1 in 6 patients. Yet this medication is often handed out like candy. About a million Dutch people use antidepressants
Gloom, bad mood and not feeling like anything are stress symptoms in many of my patients. Many have already been treated with psychotherapy and/or medication without effect. Antidepressants only work in 1 in 6 and are not a causal solution! Whether you get stress from your lifestyle, your work, your thoughts, unprocessed emotions, wrong food, inhaling chemicals, medication, vaccinations, viruses or bacterial infections, eventually it gives a dysregulation also in the brain.
Wrong diet, excessive exercise, too much workload, too little sleep, lots of coffee, loads of sugar, “energy” drinks, wrong salt, wrong fats, also put constant pressure on the adrenal gland.
Is depression also treatable naturally rather than with medication?
Depression is characterized by feelings of intense sadness, mood of not feeling well, loss of interest, weight loss or gain, sleep disturbances, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, concentration weakness or indecision and suicidal thoughts. Depression may occur after and recent loss or other unpleasant event, or may have a hereditary component but is disproportionate to that event and persists longer than is normally the case for such a situation. After anxiety, depression is the most common mental disorder.
Women have depression twice as often as men.Hormones are therefore an important factor Changes in hormone levels can cause mood swings shortly before menstruation and after childbirth. Taking hormones can also contribute to the development of depression.
Impaired thyroid function can affect and is common in women. Winter depression is also more common in women than in men. This is accompanied by sweet cravings and lots of sleep. Vitamin D3 can be very beneficial.
Depression is usually accompanied by low serotonin levels. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter and is often called the “mood transmitter. Antidepressants are often used to prolong the activity of serotonin.
With foods rich in amino acids and natural remedies we can reduce depression, these work at least as well as regular remedies and are well studied scientifically. Exercise is also good. A healthy gut makes enough neurotransmitters to reduce depression. It really doesn’t take much time to make a turnaround in this. A good test to map neurotransmitters and support them with recommended nutrition is the neurospot.
Treatment through Complimed
My treatment with a measurement of your neurotransmitters and their interrelationships correct measurement through the neurospot gives you a chance to succeed without medication. Again, within functional medicine, we prefer to work on the cause rather than symptom relief. With natural preparations tailored to your specific needs; by balancing your neurotransmitters. Thereby, a very individually targeted nutritional advice is given in order to provide the body with precisely those building blocks such as: amino acids fats, minerals and vitamins again that it lacks. In addition to the neurospot, it is recommended to immediately do a food intolerance test type igG ( imupro).
What does an intolerance to food have to do with this?
Often problems arise because certain foods are not well tolerated. This overactivates the immune system which affects the brain and gut. A ‘leaky’ gut ( leaky gut) can give a ‘leaky’ brain ( leaky brain). The imupro is a blood test that can be done at the initial consultation.
What can Complimed do for you?
After results of the test and initiation of therapy with matching nutritional advice, counseling is possible according to need. However, most patients can manage on their own with 3-4 consultations.
If bowel therapy is needed, the healing process often takes a little longer. During the treatment a lot of attention is given to: nutrition, which foods to eat and which not to eat. Nutrition deficiencies, a deficiency of vit C and B5, for example, prevents the adrenal gland from recovering. A hormonal imbalance, an imbalance gives adrenal exhaustion. Lack of happiness hormones and chronic stress deplete the adrenal gland. Breathing, stress management, work planning, relaxation exercises and personal coaching can be given if desired.