Understanding Where it Comes From
If you want to understand how to fight and win against depression you need to know some of the common roots involved in the depression that is manifesting in your life. Here is the most common list...
-unresolved emotional trauma (which opened spiritual spiritual doors)
-alcoholism (again, alcohol opens spiritual doors)
-lack of sunlight
-toxicity from metals
I do not suffer with depression but have suffered in the past with major anxiety almost to the point of agoraphobia and during that time I got a taste of the depression that many of you have been going through for years, maybe decades. The matter was spiritual, manifesting in adrenal fatigue and therefore my hormones were a complete mess. The trigger was STRESS. See, the symptoms in our physical and emotional state are an indicator that He would like to do some work. So many people take a prescription medicine to supress the symptom, leaving the root untouched and festering deep below the surface only for it to rise up again. But God's way is so different. We can help our body and mind get relief from the symptoms and actually physically heal with natural medicine, while we work on emotional healing and getting rid of the spiritual root with the Lord.
Because you need RELIEF right now, let's talk about the natural medicine first and get you on the path to feeling better very quickly.
Natural Ways That Really Work
Dr. Joshua Axe is my favorite natural doctor and my go -to when I have questions, he never disappoints and this topic proves that! Here are excerpts from his site on some of the most powerful things found in nature to physically heal our body and mind from the effects of depression.
Omega-3 foods: Research shows that one of the most important components of your diet in order to prevent or treat mood disorders is omega-3 foods. Your brain lipids are actually composed of fatty acids. Of those those fatty acids, 33 percent belong to the omega-3 family. That means that you need to eat omega-3s in order for your brain to function properly. Omega-3s benefit the brain by promoting communication processes and reducing inflammation. (8) The best omega-3 foods include wild-caught fish like salmon, mackerel, herring and white fish, walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds, natto and egg yolks.
Fruits and Vegetables: A diet high in fruits and vegetables increases your intake of vital nutrients that support your mood. Fruits and veggies high in folate, for example, promote the brain’s metabolic processes and research shows that a folate deficiency can lead to depressive symptoms. (9) Some of the top folate foods include spinach, asparagus, avocado, beets and broccoli. Your body also needs antioxidant foods to combat the biochemical changes that take place when you’re under stress. A study published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry found that antioxidant therapy for 6 weeks significantly reduced both depression and anxiety scores in observed patients. (10) Some of the top antioxidant foods include blueberries, goji berries, blackberries, cranberries and artichokes.
These are my favorite way to fit all my super fruits and super veggies into every single day without having to go to the grocery store or clean, chop or cook anything! Some of the EXACT fruits and veggies that Dr. Axe lists for depression! And bonus, the Reds have 100% of your B vitamins which you will read later is also on the list!