The dangers of inflammation.
The conventional response of prescribing medication is based on the “chemical imbalance” theory of depression. More and more studies support the notion that it is actually inflammation that is at the root of depression, as it is for so many chronic health conditions. And the source of much of that inflammation? The gut! (link to gut page). The good news is that we can restore gut health and lead you to a state of mind that is much more desirable than that which is achieved through the use of medications. Whether you are already on an anti-depressant, or are reluctant to use them, we can address depression and other mental health symptoms by treating, protecting, and nourishing the gut.
If you are someone who wants to get off the anti-depressant roller coaster, proceed with caution! You must first get yourself, especially your gut, as healthy as possible. And even then, you want to be very slow and methodical as you taper from the medication(s). Please do so under the guidance of an experienced caregiver. I would be happy to help.