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Depression Advice

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Does anyone have any advice for natural depression remedies? I do have any appt with a therapist and the depression is not extreme.

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I did; thanks for catching the formatting error. I've updated the answer.

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  • Sleep

  • Movement

  • Daily time outdoors?

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on October 29, 2013
at 02:54 PM

Exercise always boost my mood (and the science is sound that it boosts the happy brain chemical, seratonin.)

For me this mean, a vigorous crossfit workout, runnig some errands on my bike, working in the garden or going for a walk.

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The biggest things that helped me improve my mood as a N=1 were:

  • Sleep
  • Movement
  • Daily time outdoors (desk jockeying does a number on my mood)

Best wishes on finding what will work for you.

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  • Sleep

  • Movement

  • Daily time outdoors?

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on October 29, 2013
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Before going to therapy, try eating some fat. Not sure what your diet is like, but a increase in good fats will do wonders for mental health.

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I've read enough to know that there are dozens of things that can cause depression in a poor nutritional environment. Don't be discouraged, keep at it until you find relief.

Microbes can cause depression. Fungus can do it. Viral infections. Overmethylation / undermethylation. Lack of magnesium. Lack of vitamin D. Lack of vitamin C / E. Lack of B vitamins. Lack of omega 3. Lack of zinc. Cholesterol imbalances. Food intolerances. Poor insulin resistance. Oxidative stress. Inflammation. Metals. And that doesn't start to touch hormonal issues and psychological issues or environmental / social cues. Also, genetic predispositions to nutrient imbalances. I'm sure there are many other causes as well. For instance, once you start treatment you might experience a worsening from a die-off or start-up.

Eat healthy, get exercise and sleep, practice meditation and relaxation. That's about all you can do. Once you figure out what was causing your problems, it can take a while to reverse the damage.

How's your diet / exercise? Off the top of my head, I would suggest a D3 test and to up your sunlight and exercise during the day with B complex and Mg. You can try melatonin. I'd pick up some nice herbal teas too (maybe roobios / chamomile). Depending on what works and what you find out, you can look into things like SAMe or 5HTP and other neurotransmitters, but you'll want to work with your doctor.

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