Mental Health


Mental Health

Did you know that according to available statistics, 1 out of 7 individuals will suffer from symptoms of depression at some point in his or her life? Today, depression is one of the main causes of disability in developed, as well as low and medium income countries. In fact, around 150 million people suffer from depression worldwide. 

Anxiety can be a disabling condition that’s accompanied by long-term stress and a decline in overall health. It contributes to many chronic illnesses. That’s why we need natural remedies for anxiety and other mood disorders which help to address the root of the problem instead of putting a ‘band-aid’ on those anxiety symptoms 

The good news is that there are natural remedies for depression which are effective in addressing the root cause of the condition. A correct healthsome diet plus a moderate to high level of fresh air, sunshine and physical activity/exercise has also been shown to help overcome depression. 

Natural Remedies for Depression and Anxiety 

  •  Probiotics.  It is important to ensure a healthsome gut microbiome
  •  Ashwagandha, an herb that is often used as a natural remedy for anxiety
  •  Magnesium
  •  Lithium Orotate
  •  L-Theanine
  •  Lion’s Mane
  •  A healthy and well-balanced intake of anti-inflammatory foods such as
    berries, avocado, broccoli, mushrooms, grapes, turmeric, dark chocolate, tomatoes and cherries
  •  Avoid sugary and processed foods (including processed meats)
  •  Limit caffeine and alcohol intake

Amino Acids for Mental Health

Communication within the brain & between the brain & the rest of the nervous system occurs through chemical “languages” called neurotransmitters. The central nervous system is almost completely regulated by amino acids & peptides:

Serotonin, the happy hormone
Dopamine, your reward hormone
GABA, the calming neurotransmitter
Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter, a chemical that carries messages from your brain to your body through nerve cells. It’s an excitatory neurotransmitter. This means it “excites” the nerve cell and causes it to “fire off the message.” It plays an important role in brain nerve cells, in such processes as memory, thinking and learning.

Identify the balance of neurotransmitters in you, by downloading and completing the braverman amino acid test.

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