Category Archives: Depression

New Book: Natural Solutions for Anxiety

I am pleased to announce that my e-book entitled “Natural Solutions for Anxiety: A Practical Guide” is now available on Amazon.
This book is the result of my many years of working with clients to help them be free from depression and anxiety without medication. It includes practical tips and solutions that anyone can implement right away. Continue reading

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How to PREVENT Depression and Anxiety

In my holistic mental health practice, I have been seeing a lot of teenagers struggling with depression and anxiety. This post is for parents who might be concerned about their family history of mental illness and are wondering what preventative measures they can take to help their children avoid depression and anxiety. Continue reading

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Nutritional Therapies for Mental Wellness

I came across this wonderful scientific article that was published in Nutrition Journal and I found it very comprehensive and useful. It includes specific nutrients and dosages for treatment of OCD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Continue reading

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Antibiotics and Depression

Research has shown that just ONE course of antibiotics raises the risk of depression. I had a recent experience that reminded me of just how true this is. Continue reading

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Depression and Addiction

Depression and addiction can go hand-in-hand. This is because people often try to self-medicate in an effort to alleviate symptoms of mood disorders. Unfortunately, the risk of suicide and self-harm is elevated among addicts. For example, 40% of all alcoholics attempt suicide at least once. Continue reading

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A Natural Solution for Constipation

This drink is safe to take everyday for 30 days and or even longer if needed. Unlike commercial laxatives, it is safe and natural and will not promote dependence. It will actually strengthen and promote healing of the intestinal canal. Continue reading

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Follow Your Intuition

It’s very important to give your own opinion and feelings the same amount of respect that you would give a trusted practitioner. Listen to what others say but ultimately, go with what your own inner voice is telling you. Continue reading

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The Secret is Out

Here’s what I wish everyone who is suffering from mental illness knew right now: You can heal your depression and anxiety simply by taking a few nutrients that are right for your biochemistry. Continue reading

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No Magic Pill?

I think there IS a magic pill. In fact, there could be several! It really just depends on your individual genetics and the nutrients that your body needs. Continue reading

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Advice About Taking Supplements

The next day, I split my supplements into alternating days and immediately noticed a big change in how I felt. It turned out that I was simply rushing the process a bit too much and needed to take it a little slower. Continue reading

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Helpful B12 Chart

If you’ve got your 23andme results handy, take a look and see if you’ve been taking the correct form of B12 for you. Continue reading

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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

Another non-invasive diagnostic tool I recommend to clients is a hair tissue mineral analysis. This test can provide valuable information about your levels of nutrients. It also provides feedback on toxic metals that may be accumulating in your body. Continue reading

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Simple Genetic Test to Help Identify Root Causes of Depression

Instead of trying to guess what supplements will work for someone who is depressed, a simple saliva test will help practitioners identify treatment options quickly and effectively. This will save thousands of people from suffering through trying treatments that aren’t suitable for them. Continue reading

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Vitamin D, gut health, and depression

Depression is not a one-size-fits all thing. There’s no one cause and there’s no one solution. Everyone has personalized needs. Continue reading

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Why the System is Broken and What You Can Do

It’s not that doctors don’t want to help you; it’s that their hands are tied and they are limited to only offering medical solutions such as pharmaceuticals. It’s what they’ve been trained to do. Continue reading

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Benefits of Using Amino Acids to Boost Mood

If a new pharmaceutical drug came on the market today that offered all of these benefits, everyone would be lining up to try it! Continue reading

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Copper Overload: A Common Cause of Depression in Women

I first discovered I had very high amounts of copper after I took a urine essential elements test. The results showed that my copper was in the 97th percentile range- way off the charts! My naturopathic doctor didn’t seem concerned … Continue reading

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Hitting A Brick Wall Can Be a Blessing

Along my journey to alleviate my depression without pharmaceuticals, I have run into many roadblocks. In retrospect, each challenge was important to identify what worked and didn’t work for me. Continue reading

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Simple Things You Can Do To Boost Your Mood

If you’re feeling down right now, here’s a list of simple things you can try that may help boost your mood. #depression Continue reading

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A Move in the Right Direction!

Dietary recommendations for the prevention of depression Continue reading

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