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Know About The Remedies That Act As A Natural Treatment for Depression

by Sydney Health Wellness Centre Joanne Kennedy Naturopathy

Stress will raise cortisol in the body which allows the body to cope with acute stress. The problem is however, that chronic stress will keep cortisol continuously high which will lead to inflammation in the body. When the body is inflammed it releases pro-inflammaotry cytokines are able to communicate with the brain and initiate depressive behavior including:

  • Sad mood

  • Fatigue

  • Feelings of guilt

  • Feelings of overwhelm

  • Feelings of worthlessness

  • Irritability

  • Social withdrawal

  • Sleep issues (over sleeping or inability to sleep)

  • Loss of appetite

There are many supplements that can reduce cortisol and inflammation in the body including:

  • Magnesium – lowers cortisol, supports sleep, relaxes the nervous system.
  • Fish oil – reduces inflammatory molecules, supports stress by improving brain and neurological function, protects the cell membranes from oxidative stress which causes inflammation.
  • Turmeric – reduces inflammatory molecules. Turmeric actually gets inside the nucleus of the cell to reduce inflammation.
  • Withania – a beautiful herb that is calming and also lowers cortisol. It’s particularly useful in times of stress.
  • Glutathione – our major antioxidant, which helps lower inflammation in the body. Glutathione is also often used for MTHFR Treatment for Depression.
  • Zinc – helps support the production of glutathione.
  • Quercetin – reduces inflammatory molecules, reduces allergy responses which cause inflammation. Quercetin is also good for Histamine Intolerance treatment

  • Green tea – a fantastic antioxidant which helps lower inflammation in the body.

  • Selenium – reduces inflammatory molecules, supports our body’s natural antioxidants, protects against toxicity of some heavy metals including mercury, cadmium, arsenic and lead.

Summary: It is now well established that depression is not a mental illness due to low serotonin levels in the brain. Instead it is an emotion triggered from stress, hormone imbalance, and inflammation in the body.


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