IT ‘S NOT IN YOUR HEAD! Approximately 12 million women are diagnosed with depression in the USA.
This devastating condition could be rooted in physical dysfunction including nutrient deficiencies, thyroid disease, sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances among others. Thyroid imbalances are the most common cause for post-partum depression.
Your doctor wants to help you by prescribing an anti-depressant but it is important to know that even when this helps with symptoms it does not remove the cause.
A comprehensive diagnostic process must first take place in the doctor’s office including medical history, thorough physical examination, blood testing with COMPLETE thyroid and hormonal panels prior to handling prescription drugs.
Take a look at the functional medicine tree to see other root causes for depression and anxiety. Correcting nutrient deficiencies with diet and supplementation, decreasing toxicity and correctly managing stress are some of the changes that can lead to a natural high. Hippocrates stated that “all disease begins in the gut” and evidence shows this to be true for all chronic conditions. So it’s not all in your head!