It is said that over 19 Million Americans suffer from major depression in some way. We certainly do not need to explain this to you, the simple fact is more and more Servicepersons are suffering from depression…what to do?
As with just about every ailment, physiological or physical, diet has a great deal to do with how your body is acting towards you, it is important not to get caught in the downward spiral of depression “basically being depressed about being depressed”.
Although there are many herbal and supplemental remedies that can help alleviate the depression, nothing beats a diet with regular exercise. It has been scientifically proven that active people are much happier than non active and happy people are more active than non happy people. Even a short walk of 30 min, 3 days a week will suffice…not to mention the body releases the “feel good hormones” (endorphins and adrenaline) when you exercise, which lift your mood.
As always we suggest starting with the colon cleanse, which is where 80% of your immune system is located, when clogged, the colon can reek havoc on you and your emotional state.
Colon cleanse: As in all other programs we suggest a colon cleanse. The largest part of our immune system is in our intestines, if they are not clean we are only hurting yourself. The #2 Killer in America is Colon Cancer. Nearly every disease can be traced to a Toxic Colon. One can carry from 10 to 30 pounds of waste in the colon at one time, get it out and start your healing process. Order a colon cleanse by clicking here or here.
POST CLEANSING MAINTENANCE
Fiberzon Plus™: We highly recommend these capsules, which contain a gentle formulation especially appropriate for those who prefer capsules rather than a fiber drink. Fiberzon™ Plus is a blend of 16 organic Rainforest herbs. It helps nurture a healthy lining of the stomach and intestines, stimulates liver function, and supports healthy colon activity. Great for daily use, evenings before bed and mornings upon rising. Once your colon is clean, this helps keep it that way! Read more and order by clicking here
A BASIC NUTRITIONAL FOUNDATION
SUPERFOOD POWDERS – You can begin with this right away, or wait until the colon is flushed. This is a mix of greens, grasses, algae’s, herbs, vegetables and many more amazing ingredients that your body is craving and is very easy to take; a few scoops in water or juice and off you go! Superfoods are often preferred over dietary supplements for enhancing health and combating diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and obesity. These are high density, high nutrient very low calorie supplements.
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ADDITIONAL SUPERFOODS – These are a very important part of any health solution and of this program
Chlorella – Reduces Body Fat, Total Cholesterol, and Blood Glucose Levels, an absolute must for anyone exposed to Depleted Uranium, nerve gas and other toxins and is also an ideal cleanser for the blood stream. Chlorella has been shown to accelerate healing, protect against radiation, help in the treatment of Candida albicans and relieve arthritis pain. Work with your dose, start with a few tablets and work your way up, very few people have stomach problems with chlorella but if you have persistent diarrhea you should stop and just use the Spirulina. Read more here or order by clicking here.
Spirulina works in many ways to balance and strengthen our health. Its rich array of nutrients provides a strong foundation so we are less vulnerable to invading bacteria and viruses. It supplies essential minerals that may be missing from conventional foods grown in depleted soils. People taking spirulina usually feel greatly energized. Read more here or order by clicking here.
HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS
Below are a few basic supplements and herbs we suggest:
SAM-e: Naturaly occurs in the human body but becomes depleted through age and cannot be obtained through diet, is required for the synthesis of norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin, (prevents aggression of aging and neurodegeneration.) and also plays a role in other intracellular metabolic pathways. A study found it was helpful for depressed patients who did not respond well to Prozac and other SSRIs. (which we suggest you avoid) It is best suited in those whose depression is associated with low energy and low motivation. SAM-e is not advised for those who have manic depression (bipolar disease). High dosages can cause restlessness and anxiety. Order by clicking here. (must be taken with Vitamin B Complex*, which is included in the link provided)
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Mind Power Rx: A natural herbal and nutritional supplement composed of several brain nutrients and brain enhancing herbs. This product improves mental alertness and boosts mental stamina. Users notice being more focused and able to concentrate better. Order by clicking here.
Vitamin D3: Vitamin D can prevent osteoporosis, depression, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and even effects diabetes and obesity. Up to 40% of the U.S. population is vitamin D deficient; it boosts your immune system, has a role in insulin secretion and regulates blood pressure. Recent studies have shown that Vitamin D prevents up to 77 of ALL cancers in women (breast cancer, colon cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, brain tumors, multiple myeloma and much more. Order by clicking here.
Meditation: This is not for everyone and there are a million books, CD’s, methods and opinions out there, to many to cover. What we offer as a link is a company that offers a free listen and explains what you can expect. You can just as well get something like this in your local store or you may already be mediating, in which case leave a message and explain your success! You can sample a meditation program by clicking here.
*B vitamins, including pantothenic acid, also have a mild but pleasant influence on mood and should be considered as depression vitamins.
As always, check with your Doctor before starting with any new supplements, search out a PHD who has knowledge of natural medicine.
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The Whole Patriot
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