Sunday, 30 November 2014

8 Surprising Signs of Depression and how to treat it naturally

A box of Kleenex is an essential part of equipment in my office. Why? I seem to make a lot of people cry.

This happened the other day, when a new female client came to me suffering with fatigue and neck pain. After questioning her about her symptoms, I asked whether she was found it difficult to deal with stress. This was the trigger for tears and luckily I had the Kleenex on hand. She said that she had not been feeling herself recently

Many clients who walk through my office door have signs of depression. Here are some:
  • Neck and Shoulders feel stiff and sore.
  • Your clothes are getting tighter.
  • You have a short fuse with your Family and at work colleagues.
  • Your feeling apathetic and are spending hours on Facebook or not bothering to comb your hair.
  • Your finding it hard to concentrate and spend your time daydreaming instead.
  • You keep forgetting things such as whether you have closed your garage door or friends names.
  • You feel tired all the time and find it hard to get out of bed.
  • Your one glass of wine night is now the whole bottle.
If you visit their family physician with these symptoms, there is a high likelihood that they will diagnose you as being depressed and offer you antidepressants.

As a Functional Medicine Practitioner, my prime directive is to look at the root cause of your symptoms. The client I talked about above had many of these symptoms. Sure, she was depressed, but clinically all her symptoms were those of some one with an under active thyroid, or Hypothyroidism

Some of the more common causes of Hypothyroidism I see include:
  1. Food Sensitivities
  2. Nutritional Deficiencies
  3. Systemic Candida Infection
  4. Parasite Infections
  5. High Levels of Stress
By identifying and dealing with above naturally, you can soon start feeling yourself again without becoming dependent on medication and having to deal with the negative side-effects of such.

About the author

Dominick Hussey, Functional Medicine Practitioner, combines osteopathy, functional medicine with nutrition and lifestyle counselling in his practice, and strongly believes that healing is a process in which the patient must take an active role. He has become disillusioned with modern approaches which simply provide a band-aid approach to mask and temporarily relieve symptoms. His passion is in determining the real, underlying cause for those symptoms and in so doing to bring about true, deep, lasting healing.

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