Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kick Your Depression

A lot of folks are on pharmaceutical drugs for one thing or another these days. And many more than we probably realize are on anti-depressants.  The problem with these drugs is that they really do more harm than good. Some even have suicidal thoughts listed as side affects! Taking pharma drugs is like taking the batteries out of a fire alarm that keeps ringing. Treats the symptom but not the cause. The thinking here is that at least you'll be nice and relaxed as your house burns down.

Get your hormones balanced

Depression is a byproduct of stress but it's also linked to nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances. Both of these are correctable with some pretty basic vitamin, mineral and herbal supplementations.  Taking herbs is not the same as taking medicine because herbs are a food. Granted some herbs can come mixed with something or made into a store bought herbal medicine.  But if you buy the herb in bulk, loose teas, powders or capsules, it is usually just the plain herb that's been dried, ground into a powder and put into a capsule.

You can get your own capsule making gadget at a health food store and make your own capsules. But it's usually easier for those just beginning in herbs to just buy the pre capsulated kinds.

People who are stressed tend to have a clogged liver. The liver is our filtering organ and when it's having trouble doing it's job, it can make us feel stressed and cranky.  But there are herbs that can not only help combat this problem, they can begin healing the cause.

The bulkherbstore.com has an herbal mix full of herbs that fight stress and depression and I think I'm going to get some to keep in my herb cupboard to have on hand for dealing with stress once in a while.

I listed each of the herbs below along with some of the main benefits they offer.

Depression fighting herbs:

Ginseng (levels out hormones)
Gingko (brain booster)
St. John's Wort (calm, focus)
Rose hip (high in Vitamin C, boosts immunity)
Lemongrass (calm)
Milk Thistle (helps purify the liver)
Lemon Grass (blood circulation)
Passion flower (aids body in dealing with stress)..
Eleuthero Root (improves memory, energy, lowers blood sugar)

*Some herbs are not safe during pregnancy so always do your research before taking any herb.

If you know someone who's dealing with stress or depression, now you can share the healthy ways to treat it.

Have a blessed day in Christ!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is great! Good analogy about the fire alarm also, it makes you think.