Nutritional interventions can prove to be instrumental in supporting the resolution of depression symptoms. In this post, you’ll meet Carole and hear about her journey with depression. Learn how diet, lifestyle, and targeted supplements helped Carole regain health and how they may help you or someone you love.
Depression can be a devastating condition. According to the WHO, persistent sadness and a lack of interest or pleasure in previously rewarding or enjoyable activities are characteristic of depression. The National Institute of Mental Health estimated 17.3 million adults in the United States had at least one major depressive episode. This number represented 7.1% of all U.S. adults.
Depression can disturb sleep and appetite and can result in fatigue. Symptoms often worsen with life stress. Early life adversity, trauma, or abuse may also set the stage for lifelong depression.
Many factors can cause physiologic depression. These include genetic, neurological, hormonal, immunological, nutritional, and neuroendocrinological mechanisms.
So, how does nutrition fit into the care and resolution of depression?
At BeWell Associates, we focus on investigating the root causes of depression that can be evaluated by nutritional testing.
We look for:
- amino acid deficiencies
- missing cofactors
- undiagnosed food sensitivities
- hidden heavy metal toxicity
- low thyroid output