Is it Depression… Or Something Worse?
Dear Living Well Daily Reader,
Depression has become a full-blown epidemic in America these days.
One out of every six adults is taking an antidepressant or other psychiatric drug right now.
Maybe even you or someone you love.
But what if MILLIONS of those people have been misdiagnosed… and what we’re calling “depression” isn’t depression at all?
The fact is, depression is often just a symptom of a much larger condition affecting your whole body.
Once you fix it, your blues will vanish… and you may end up adding years to your life in the bargain.
Depression has become a big deal and a leading cause of death and suffering.
Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.
Most of us have felt depressed on occasion. A close friend or family member dies, you suffer from a traumatic event, or you experience a setback (loss of job, marriage, home…).
Temporary depression is normal and we typically get through it after some time has passed.
Chronic depression is another story – and a big business.
Around $55 billion dollars is spent each year on medications and treatments for depression.
Most often, it’s for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Paxil and Prozac that keep a neurotransmitter called serotonin in your brain longer.
But what if those drugs don’t work at all? What if we are barking up the wrong depression tree?
A bunch of new studies have shown that inflammation is often the root cause of depression.
Stop the inflammation, and you can stop the depression – along with heart disease, arthritis, and plenty of other illnesses.
It has been known for many years that people feel depressed after immunizations – and now we know why: immunizations increase inflammation.
Interferon (another drug known to increase inflammation) can trigger depression, too.
Of course, if you share this with your medical doctor, he is going to suggest chemical anti-inflammatories. But don’t fall for that. There are much better ways to calm inflammation.
Dr. Scott’s Combat Depression and Inflammation Protocal
- Exercise may be the best way to keep inflammation low. If you haven’t made exercise part of your daily routine, start now. Just a few minutes a day can make a huge difference.
- Avoid foods that increase inflammation, like: processed foods, especially sugar and refined carbohydrates, and vegetable oils. Eat more fruits and veggies whenever you can.
- Take natural anti-inflammatories like: fish oil, curcumin, Boswellia and others.
Our model of healthcare is outdated. We need to start looking for physical reasons for mental problems.
The evidence is clear that inflammation is a major cause of chronic depression.
Use my plan to get your inflammation under control – and just watch how much better you’ll feel.
Health and Happiness,
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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