We’ve been led to believe that mental disorders are “chemical imbalances” and that simply altering our brain chemicals is the cure. The pharmaceutical industry perpetuates this myth offering hundreds of drugs as a remedy.
“Depression is not a disease. Depression is merely a symptom, a sign that something is off balance or ill in the body that needs to be remedied.” (Dr. Kelly Brogan, Psychiatrist)
The brain has an incredibly high need for nutrients and energy (and especially fat). When those needs are not met, the brain cannot function at its best, leading to emotional symptoms.
If you have symptoms, there is something wrong.
If you feel pain, whether it is emotional pain or physical pain, there is a reason. Finding the underlying cause, while it may not always be easy, will allow you to address the root of the problem.
When your body is busy fighting underlying issues like food sensitivities, sugar or hormonal imbalances or whatever, your brain gets shortchanged.
You can’t sleep, you feel anger, irritability, moodiness, laziness, exhaustion, overwhelmed, low libido, cravings, distraction, racing thoughts, panic, risky behavior, binge-eating, poor memory, stomach problems, aches and pains, crying, etc.
Add this to the stresses of life, traumatic situations, and the aging process and you have a recipe for disaster. For some people this leads to a chronic state of emotional stress, for others it spirals and descends into hopelessness. Or both.
Are Pills the Answer?
Today’s psychiatric model involves the prescription of medication based on symptoms.
“Sometimes the prescription helps, more often, however, the patient’s depression lingers. Usually another drug is prescribed, and sometimes a third, often to medicate the side effects of the first or second.
Psychiatry is a ‘measureless medicine’, the only specialty that does not use objective measurements to diagnose and treat disease. It’s like trying to treat anemia without knowing if it’s caused by low levels of iron, lead poisoning, a copper shortage or a genetic disorder.
It’s a shot in the dark, much like psychiatry. “ (Dr. James M. Greenblatt, Psychiatrist)
Whether you are on pharmaceutical medications or not (please DO NOT STOP YOUR MEDICATIONS), we can guide you to resolving your mood.
It’s Getting Worse
Clearly, the current medical treatment protocol isn’t working.
- Today, one in four women in their 40s and 50s use psychiatric drugs. 
- Women are twice as likely as men to have depression. 
- Major depression is expected to be the second leading cause of disability by 2020 worldwide.
Antidepressants have repeatedly been shown in long-term studies to worsen the course of mental illness—to say nothing of the risks of liver damage, abnormal bleeding, weight gain, sexual dysfunction and reduced cognitive function that they entail. 
Don’t get me wrong, medications can be great blessings in life, especially for acute illnesses and life-saving efforts.
However, two-thirds of patients with depression who have been treated with antidepressants continue to have symptoms that impair their daily life. Further, 70% of those who seem to recover, symptoms return. 
Are we Doomed by our Genes?
Depression tends to run in families and those with a family history of depressive disorders are 3 times more likely to suffer from depression than the general population. We are more than just our genes, however.
In fact, the study of epigenetics has shown us that the expression of many genes can be either turned on or off with our lifestyle and food choices, physical and emotional stress, disease, drugs and chemicals.
Even though our genes are more or less static, the expression of those genes can be highly dynamic in response to the environment.
How Can we Reclaim our Emotions?
The simple truth is that most mood and emotional symptoms are caused by one or more physiological imbalances, with the exception of past emotional trauma or abuse situations.
It’s not all in your head.
Don’t give up. We will show you how to find the root of your moods.
Once you know what the underlying issue is, together, we can formulate a personalized plan involving simple lifestyle changes and the right nutrients for you.
No drugs, no restrictive diets, no magic shakes, no boot camps and no voodoo.
We recognize that everyone is different. Each of us is a different person with a unique biochemical and physical profile, which means that imbalances affect us differently. Therefore, your coaching plan will be customized to your lifestyle, your tastes and your budget.
Contact me for a free 20 minute consultation to find out how you can reclaim your emotions by finding the root of your moods. A Mind of Your Own, Dr. Kelly Brogan
 Breakthrough Depression Solution, Dr. James M. Greenblatt
 Primal Body, Primal Mind, Nora T. Gedgaudas, CNS, CNTv