Prior to covid, about 20 million Americans 18 and older suffered at least one major depressive episode.
That’s like the entire state of New York.
Since the Covid, antidepressant prescriptions are up 84% so you know what’s going to happen this next year?
We’re going to have many more fatter and sicker Americans.
Today one in four women are on antidepressants, and many of those women are over 40 and when these women go to their doctors complaining about being fat, sick, & tired, they will leave with an antidepressant, HRT, Synthroid, & metformin.
That’s four prescriptions. Throw in if she’s pre-diabetic, and this is a woman who will most likely just SUSTAIN her level of misery, and never ever feel better let alone achieve feeling amazing.
And this is the flag I wave to the world.
To end the medical enslavement of women over 40.
The standard medical solution to “treat” depression is through medication, and specifically, prescribing SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), such as Prozac, Zoloft, Lexapro, Wellbutrin, and Paxil.
These drugs are designed to poison your nerve cells to limit the reabsorption of serotonin into your bloodstream, which allegedly increase the quantity of serotonin available to your brain.
This will supposedly enhance your mood and alleviate the symptoms of depression.
SSRIs may or may not effectively accomplish this function, but it will also come with a plethora of side effects, like weight gain, and low libido.
Medical researchers have also discovered a direct link between digestive health, gut microbiome, and depression and that’s the good news!
This connection opens the door to a wide range of nutrition-based remedies for depression, reducing (or eliminating) the possible need for medication.
And, astonishingly, this same line of research also found that SSRIs alter your gut microbiome and reduce your body’s natural production of serotonin!
I focus on a holistic, health-oriented approach to alleviating the symptoms of depression and restoring emotional balance & hormonal balance through nutrition.
My research and experience, which is corroborated by top research by some of the world’s top medical facilities and scientists, has indicated that not only are these drugs ineffective at treating the real problem, but that they actually push your system further out of balance.
So what solutions are out there to restore your gut and microbiome, and how is strengthening your gut-brain axis leading you to a happier, healthier life!
To understand what serotonin is and how it affects your mental state, we first need to take a step back and discuss the function of your nervous system.
Your nervous system is your body’s internal communication and control system.
The key functions of the human nervous system include:
Controlling your body’s organs and internal environment to maintain homeostasis
Managing all involuntary movements and bodily functions, such as heartbeat and breathing
Receiving and processing sensory input
Memory, learning, and voluntary bodily functions
Neurotransmitters are the communication pathway that is responsible for a wide range of functions like:
Serotonin – the “feel-good chemical”...
Serotonin is one of the primary neurotransmitters, and it affects virtually every function of the human body, and most notably, your emotions, sleep, and motor skills.
So if yours isn’t working optimally, of course you are fat, sick, tired, and miserable.
It is synthesized in both your brain and your gut, with over 90% of your body’s serotonin residing in your digestive system.
Digestive = your menu.
Healthy levels of serotonin give you
A healthy and stable mental state
Normalized anxiety levels
Rapid wound healing
Healthy bone density
Hello my menopause ladies...bone density!!
SSRI meds sounds like a slightly workable band-aid treatment at first glance, but there are several factors that must be considered:
According to numerous studies on the efficacy of SSRIs in treating depression, 82% of the positive response to SSRIs was also experienced by subjects who were given a placebo.
The list of SSRI side effects is extensive and includes insomnia, anxiety, indigestion, diarrhea, headaches, low sex drive, and erectile dysfunction.
Serotonin is not the only biological marker associated with depression, and SSRIs have been unequivocally demonstrated to alter the gut biome and disrupt the brain-gut axis – one of the most important underlying physiological pathways that promote stable mental health.
Modern scientific research has demonstrated tight links between a healthy digestive system and your mental health, and that clinical depression is very often associated with a dysfunctional gut.
Of course, environmental stressors can cause even the healthiest person to feel depressed for a short while – but we are strictly speaking about chronic depression that exhibits as extreme or without rational cause.
Psychiatrists, along with many holistic medical professionals, are increasingly turning to nutritional psychiatry as an effective treatment for mental illness due to this clear link and evidence that restoring the gut biome can help eradicate or reduce many of the symptoms associated with mental illnesses.
On the other hand, SSRIs do the opposite:
They disrupt the gut biome and create an environment toxic environment.
What does this tell us?
It tells us that not only do SSRIs provide limited (if any) benefit to treating depression, but they also destabilize the body’s natural serotonin production system and disrupt the gut biome, which is known to result in further depression and mental illness.
In my 12 years studying how to deliver an uneventful menopause to women, I’ve discovered fantastic Healthy Solutions to Improve the Depression that many complain comes with it.
The gut is often the primary culprit, and balance and health can be restored to the gut microbiome.
In my Sexy and Fabulous program, I have products specifically designed to restore digestive health and promote healthy organ function and improved systemic health.
So not only do my women desire a pleasant figure, they, their husbands and their family desire a mom & wife who isn’t a lunatic depressed miserable woman who is doing nothing about her menopause misery.
There are easy and affordable solutions that you do from the comfort of your own home.
A healthy gut can make a dramatic difference in your emotional stability, happiness, and overall quality of life – naturally.
If this resonates with you, this is how I get to the root cause of women’s menopause misery by giving women a complete metabolic health evaluation and help her improve her entire existence using only food and supplements.
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