17. Natural Strategies for Depression

Episode Summary

Depression is a global epidemic. The number of people living with depression rose to 322 million people in 2015, an 18% increase from just 10 years earlier. Too often antidepressant medications don’t work and have awful side effects that add additional problems to people’s depression. Thankfully, simple, integrative strategies people are effective at reversing depression without medications’ side effects.

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Key Takeaways To Tune In For

  • [01:00] Understanding antidepressant medication and is it the right approach for you
  • [04:00] How effective are antidepressants
  • [06:55] Natural approaches to improving your mood
  • [10:30] Two techniques that can help motivate you to workout
  • [14:00] How yoga can help people struggling with anxiety and depression
  • [16:30] The connection between nutrition and depression
  • [22:20] How nutrient deficiencies can be an underlying cause of depression
  • [26:55] Thyroid deficiencies is a common cause of depression

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