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Is Depression More than a Chemical Imbalance?

Is Depression More than a Chemical Imbalance?

For years, researchers have pointed to a chemical imbalance in the brain as the cause of chronic depression. This information led many people straight into their doctor’s offices for prescription medication that would mask chemical imbalances and provide a sense of relief from the symptoms of depression.

Today, the research is finally coming forward to support what naturalists have been saying for years: depression can be tied to more than a chemical imbalance in the brain and chronic inflammation in the body may be the culprit.

“An unhealthy gut is often going to cause an unhealthy mind.” -Dr. Joshua Weiner

Listen to this short clip from Dr. Joshua Weiner on NBC Washington, Can Chronic Inflammation Cause Depression? 

Top inflammation triggers:

  • Stress
  • Sugar
  • Processed foods
  • Need for digestive support
  • Environmental toxins
  • Unresolved emotions and trauma

Mitigate the inflammation in your body by making healthier choices that will impact your whole self. Exercise, diet, limiting your exposure to environmental toxins and nourishing your mental and spiritual health are key components of health and inflammation reduction.

Learn more about reducing chronic inflammation in the body in Long Natural Health’s blog Prevent Disease and Increase Wellbeing with ONE Change.

LNH Team

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