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Overcoming Depression and Anxiety naturally
 
Depression and Anxiety: An inflammatory condition and state of deficiency
 
Depression and anxiety are mental conditions that plaque millions of Americans yearly. Negatively affecting work, personal and home life of its sufferers.  Some medications can provide temporary relief but unfortunately along with numerous side effects. Alternative and integrative medicine offers a more natural approach without the side effects along with long term relief.
Chinese medicine and Functional medicine provides the tools to identify the source of depression and address it at its root. Using Chinese medicine diagnostics along with appropriate testing, we can seek out the imbalances that cause depression and anxiety. Chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters like dopamine, serotonin, GABA and catecholamine’s are the cause of depression and anxiety. Anti depressants work by temporarily binding them to the neurons to create an excitatory or inhibitory response.  The better question then becomes: Why are these neurotransmitters not binding as they are supposed to?
Are the levels low? Does the body not have the fuel or ingredients to make these neurochemicals? Why is there an imbalance?
Why are you depressed?
 
There are many causes of depression and anxiety. Many times it’s a combination of a few of these conditions.
 
  • Thyroid conditions(despite normal lab reports)
  • Anemia (even a slight anemia)
  • Blood Sugar Dysregulation
  • Hormone Dysregulation
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Toxicity
  • Neurodegeneration/inflammation
  • Intestinal inflammation- Digestive Disorders
  • Improper digestion and Malabsorption
  • Candida/yeast and bacterial infections
  • Inflamed intestines induce a 
  •  Poor diet- A diet lacking in the necessary nutrients, minerals and amino acids that make neurotransmitters
  • Heavy Metal Toxicity
                  Mercury and aluminum
 
There are many causes of depression and anxiety. Many times it’s a combination of a few of these conditions.
 
It is important to identify these imbalances and deficiencies so you can address them appropriately. Once you treat the root of the symptoms, depression and anxiety will fade away as you regain mental health, stamina and vitality. Let us identify your imbalances and aide you back to optimal health. 
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