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Depression and Anxiety Causes and Treatment

Are You Still Feeling Depressed, Anxious and Distracted Despite Taking Medications?

Has your doctor discussed the many natural approaches that may complement traditional treatment.

More and more people are not responding to antidepressants, Even more want to tackle depression, anxiety and distraction naturally. If you like most people suffering with anxiety, depression you have probably lost your JOY and ZEST for life, hobbies, relationships, and getting together with friends.

Many find  symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, Restless leg and sleeping to be a problem as well.

There are reasons why your depression won’t lift or your anxiety lingers.  The latest evidence suggests chemicals called cytokines can create neuro-inflammation causing specific areas of your brain to slow down.  Learn how to fix this problem and feel better again.


There is help available! There is Something You Can Do Naturally

By discovering the neurotransmitter imbalances (or combination of neurotransmitters) we can develop a natural, effective and safe approach to treatment of your depression and/or anxiety all without the side-effects of medications. To learn more about neurotransmitters go to: Neurotransmitters – your key to feeling better.

There are a couple of things you should know.  There is no medication that can increase neurotransmitter production in the brain!    These medications basically work by keeping these brain chemicals around longer but DO NOT increase production.

5 Steps To Overcoming Anxiety and Depression-

Why is that so important?

Brain chemistry and function are complicated and have many factors. Bottom line is you feel depressed or anxiety when your brains electrical signals become imbalanced.

Here’s what we know

Scientists having been gathering information over the past few years that points to chemicals called cytokines as the cause of depression.  Cytokines are produced by the immune system and can cause inflammation.

“The latest advancement in neurobiological research provided an increasing evidence that inflammatory and neurodegenerative pathways play a relevant role in depression”.

Metab Brain Dis. 2009 Mar;24(1):27-53. Epub 2008 Dec 16

These findings suggest that targeting proinflammatory cytokines and their signaling pathways might represent a novel strategy to treat depression.

TRENDS in Immunology Vol.27 No.1 January 2006

The lifetime frequency of depression was significantly higher in the subjects who met the criteria for subclinical hypothyroidism (56%) than in those who did not (20%),

Am J Psychiatry. 1993 Mar;150(3):508-10

The gut-brain barrier in major depression: intestinal mucosal dysfunction with an increased translocation of LPS from gram negative enterobacteria (leaky gut) plays a role in the inflammatory pathophysiology of depression.

Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2008 Feb;29(1):117-24.

There is a well-established relationship between alterations of various hormonal systems and psychiatric disorders, both in endocrine and psychiatric patients.

Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2011 March; 13(1): 127–138.


(Or…… does your doctor only add more medications to your existing cocktail?)

In our office, we start with a comprehensive history and questionnaire that provides a starting point for care. We look at lab work for important neuro-inflammatory markers (Homocysteine, Highly sensitive C-Reactive Protein, blood glucose, serum fibrinogen, cortisol (rhythm and quantity) and hormones).

We evaluate for hormonal imbalances, Leaky Gut and translocation of LPS, food sensitivities (gluten), and autoimmune issues.

We also check the integrity of the blood brain barrier. The blood brain barrier is your brains defense against bacteria, viruses, chemicals and other invaders. A GABA challenge test will tell us if your blood brain barrier is intact. This is very important to stop inflammation and accelerated degeneration!

By controlling cytokine production, reducing systemic inflammation and restoring the brains electrical balance we have seen our patients feel more balanced and more alive. This is true Health Care. For you to have any chance of feeling more balanced, you need an approach that looks at the “BIG PICTURE” Contact our office today!

What Causes Depression and Anxiety?

Imagine what it would feel like to enjoy your relationships again, or get out of bed refreshed and motivated to start your day! How about being able to handle the stress we all experience in a better way without feeling like you’re going to fall apart. Is it possible!

There are safe, effective therapies (see Oxygen enhanced Brain-Based therapy on this site) along with metabolic and nutritional protocols that can help lift and balance your mood.

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