Senior man experiencing depression gazes out window.

Surprising Cellular Glitch TRIGGERS Depression

Remember when everyone insisted life would be “golden” once you hit retirement age?

That’s when you FINALLY get to enjoy the spoils of all those years of struggle, raising a family, and working.

Well, if you find yourself anything BUT happy, I can assure you – you’re not alone.

Sure, you could point to a dozen different stressors… from the current state of the world to family worries that all could make you feel blue.

But the truth is, that stuff always existed.

Something else ENTIRELY may be driving the major downturn in your mood.

Hidden depression trigger

New research reveals that, for many older folks, instead of OUTSIDE circumstances triggering depression, many end up battling major blues because of an overlooked INSIDE force.

It turns out your mitochondria may be to blame for your depression.

Mitochondria are the tiny powerplants inside every cell in your body. They produce all the energy for our cells.

But just as an engine in a car can wear out as it gets older, so can your mitochondria.

And now, researchers have discovered these worn-out mitochondria may be a significant source of depression, especially in older folks.

The study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry measured levels of a protein called GDF-15 in the blood of adult volunteers over 70.

Researchers have known for a long time that the higher the level of GDF-15 in the blood, the worse the mitochondria are at producing energy.

Senescent Cells Harm Health

This low energy production leads to cells just sitting there, taking up space and dumping inflammation-causing chemicals into the body. These so-called senescent cells are VERY harmful to our health.

Studies show that the higher your GDF-15 levels are, the higher your risk is of developing…

  • excess inflammation
  • heart disease
  • Alzheimer’s
  • certain cancers

And now we can add DEPRESSION to that list.

This means supporting your mitochondrial health by purging senescent cells is vital for living a longer, healthier, and HAPPIER life.

Here’s how…

Dr. Scott’s Senescent Cell Fighting Program:

  • Tocotrienols: These are members of the vitamin E family. When combined with flavonoids (found in many fruits and vegetables), they can destroy senescent cells.
  • Quercetin: This plant pigment found in onions, apples, green tea, and other fruits and vegetables acts is an antioxidant and has been studied to help remove senescent cells.
  • Exercise: Getting enough exercise is vital to any anti-aging program. But do it outside to raise your vitamin D levels which can eliminate senescent cells.
  • Anti-aging nutrients: Alpha-lipoic acid, CoQ10, and astaxanthin are powerful antioxidants and anti-aging supplements which can help prevent senescence.

Drive down depression and BOOST your overall health as you age by targeting senescent cells.

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“Late-Life Depression is Associated With Increased Levels of GDF-15, a Pro-Aging Mitokine,” The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2022.08.003

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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