When we finally get around to admitting that our marriages/relationships are in trouble there are often many factors involved.
Do you feel as if everything in your life is just “too much of an effort?” Does your brain seem to be “missing in action” most days? Do you find that you can’t concentrate and you feel like you’re wondering around in a fog? Or do you find yourself rehearsing and reliving arguments over and over in your head?
If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, it’s possible you are suffering from depression…..
Symptoms of depression:
- chronic sadness
- loss of interest or pleasure
- feelings of guilt or low self-worth
- disturbed sleep or appetite
- low energy and poor concentration
Depression is a serious problem – not to be taken lightly. Left untreated, it can damage your brain. If you think you may be depressed – YOU MUST GET THE PROPER TREATMENT. The majority of people suffering from depression don’t seek treatment – mainly because people suffering from depression are not thinking clearly. Most treatment is done by family doctors who prescribe antidepressant medication but the patient typically doesn’t address other critical factors such as attitude, nutrition and lifestyle.
Don’t get me wrong. ADM’s are absolutely necessary for severe clinical depressionand are typically recommended for 9-12 months. However, for mild to moderate depression, research shows that nutrition, lifestyle and counselling can be just as effective as ADM’s.
On the nutritional side, I highly recommend EMPowerplus nutritional supplements which I have available at my office.
Truehope EMPowerplus is a micronutrient treatment consisting of 16 minerals, 14 vitamins, 3 amino acids, and 3 antioxidants and is designed to address essential nutrient deficiencies in both children and adults. Although nearly all of these ingredients are found in the foods we eat each day, they are not in sufficient quantities or correct proportions in our food to address disease causing deficiencies. Three trials and two observational reports in private practice have demonstrated statistically significant reductions in the symptoms of bipolar and other disorders. Studies in animals also suggest that EMPowerplus can increase the healthy characteristics of neurons.
The unique formulation of EMPowerplus allows the body to rapidly absorb and utilize these essential nutrients for optimum physical and mental health. Currently a Multi-Center Randomized Placebo-Controlled Phase II Trial for adults with Bipolar Disorder using this formulation is underway. You can find out more at www.truehope.com.