Depression? It’s All About the Gut.

Are you on antidepressants but still feel depressed? Do you get other symptoms like insomnia, digestive issues or fatigue?

Does your GP recommend talking to somebody but you’re doing that and still feel flat?

What is depression? Depression is physical - it's about the gut.

Depression can be caused by something as simple as BACTERIA.

Did you know that digestive bacteria actually MAKE serotonin?  Serotonin is one of the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) responsible for happiness, self-esteem, appetite, pain response, mood and more.  Having reduced levels of certain bacteria mean that you may not make some of the brain chemicals required to make you feel good.  These bacteria aren’t available in over the counter probiotics and testing is required to determine levels.

It’s a PHYSICAL problem and thinking positive, or exercise will not change it alone.  Let’s stop looking at anxiety and depression as a “thought based” illnesses and start treating it for what it is…. A CHEMICAL IMBALANCE.

There are 12 common neurotransmitters and 6 of them can play a role in depression if they’re not in the right levels.  Most antidepressants only work on one or two of these neurotransmitter pathways so they don’t always work. If you have 10 broken toes and only fix 2, walking is still impossible. So if only 1-2 of the 6 neurotransmitters responsible for depression are being treated,  4 will be left untreated and the chances are the treatment wont work. In fact, Natalie Rasgon, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University states that pharmacological treatments are effective for only about 50 percent of the people for whom they’re prescribed.

If you have more than 3 of the following symptoms, we suggest a test:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia- more than 20 mins to fall asleep or waking through the night
  • Short temper
  • Binge eating or drinking
  • Fatigue
  • Carbohydrate cravings
  • Mental exhaustion
  • Stress
  • Memory problems
  • Tight muscles
  • Low libido
  • Chronic or persistent pain
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Addictive tendencies
  • Low motivation
  • Restless legs
  • Brain fog

Call today for a free confidential discussion with one of our practitioners. We can discuss the potential causes of your depression, the testing we suggest for your particular case, how long you can expect treatment to last and what types of treatment you could receive. Don’t just put up with it!

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