Antidepressants have a place. In acute situations, drugs can be lifesavers but I wish I had known about alternatives for long term treatment when I first was dealing with depression. Finding the source of the problem instead of masking symptoms with drugs can be the difference between full recovery and dealing with endless side effects.
Did you know that healing your microbiome could improve depression symptoms? I didn’t have a clue until recently so I kept trying to fix my brain chemicals. I tried to up my serotonin levels with antidepressants and herbal solutions. But it turns out that more than half of our serotonin is created in the gut!
Depression and childhood trauma are often linked. Past trauma can affect your health and energy later in life, even if you feel like you have left that all behind. If you are under stress for long periods of time as a kid it can compromise your immune system and make you more vulnerable to a