Natural Remedies for Depression


Natural Remedies for Depression

Some of the top ways to beat depression are through diet, supplementation and lifestyle changes.

Stay away from sugars, processed grains, hydrogenated oils, packaged foods, and artificial sweeteners. Focus on healing and sealing your gut by eating the following foods:

1) Omega-3-rich foods – Salmon, grass-fed beef, chia seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, and avocado
2) Healthy saturated fats such as coconut oil
3) Nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables – Berries, green leafy vegetables and cruciferous vegetables
4) Bone Broth to heal gut lining –

1) Vitamin D3 – 5,000 IU/day or direct sunlight for 30 minutes/day
2) Magnesium – 500mg/day
3) B-complex
4) Others include: St. Johns Wort or Ylang Ylang essential oil

Additional Support for Depression:
1) Exercise – Serotonin release can lift your mood in just 20 minutes/3 times a week.
2) Probiotic-rich foods will heal and seal your gut.
3) Address and write down your stressors as well as things that bring you joy in life. Schedule in things you love each week such as finding a good community and connecting with friends regularly.

*This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Josh Axe, and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Axe nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.