Dealing with Anxiety & Depression
Some things help in dealing with anxiety and depression, and some things make life worse. Medicine sees serotonin as a wonder worker for depression, but maybe not, so let’s talk about it.
First, let’s talk about serotonin, then about what you shouldn’t do for anxiety or depression, and, finally, what you can do to make life better.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, sending nerve signals hither and yon as needed. It’s found in the brain, blood platelets, digestive system and pineal gland.
Whoa, Nellie! It has an office in the pineal gland? Why, that’s an endocrine gland! And what affects one endocrine gland affects all endocrine glands. Add the fact that the endocrine system controls all of health, and we’re talking a big deal here. Really big!
The pineal creates melatonin from serotonin (somehow or another; we need research), and betwixt the two, keeps our sleep/wake cycle marching along.
And a lot of the melatonin gets passed along from the pineal to the thymus, home of the immune system, and to the adrenal glands so they can do what they were born to do.
And that, in a nut shell, explains why current medical treatment of depression and anxiety begets health chaos.
What not to do for anxiety and depression
When anxiety and depression move in, turning your life into chaos, it’s a really bad idea to take antidepressants, even though you may be told they’re your only hope.
Why are antidepressants a bad deal? Both SSRI and benzodiazepine antidepressants are based on fluoride, the industrial-waste added to the water supply, toothpaste, Coca Cola, Nestle’s bottled water, etc.
Fluoride trashes your endocrine system. Most people pick up on the fact something bad is happening to their thyroid, but that’s only part of the story. Worse, damage to the pineal gland happens in secret.
Slowly, but surely, fluoride calcifies the pineal gland. That is, turns it into rock. Well, rocks can’t create melatonin, so sleeping gets tricky. Autoimmune diseases, allergies, Parkinson’s Disease, etc. show up because the immune system’s in the ditch. Having your adrenals in the fight of their life over the lack of melatonin adds to the mess.
Antipsychotic drugs are, if anything, worse.
And here’s the kicker: There’s never been scientific proof behind antidepressant meds, just theory. Worse, current medical practice believes depression, anxiety, etc. are caused by too little serotonin, but recent research shows that depression and the gang come from having too much serotonin. Adding to the merriment, it turns out that serotonin doesn’t behave the way we thought it behaved or do what we thought it did. Oops!
If you already have too much serotonin, adding more makes no sense. Add the fact that the fluoride-based antidepressant meds poison the endocrine system, and you have a really bad idea. Then tack on the fact that nobody seems to know how serotonin actually works, and you have a disaster.
What you can do about depression, etc.
First, and this is always the first step to healing, learn about nutrition, which is night-and-day different from what we’ve been told. A good diet gives health a major boost. If good health isn’t tempting enough, a good diet also makes it easy to lose weight.
Besides diet, learn about what nutritional supplements can do for you. My downloadable Pep for the Pooped vitamin/mineral book and my online Moving to Health program let you match your symptoms (which you may see as “just the way things are,” but are actually your body telling you what it needs) with the nutritional support that will get your health on track.
Second, the last couple of weeks, I’ve written about positive and negative ions. Positive ions, bad actors created by electrical currents that are everywhere, whack serotonin, among many other things. It appears that depression, sleep cycle problems, and many of the other problems that bedevil us-and seem to have no cure-come from our cell phones, computers, fluorescent lights, smart meters, wi-fi, etc.
We like all the benefits of electricity, but not the health problems our toys create. Is there a way we can keep using all the electricity we’ve become accustomed to without hurting our health?
Yes. We can do things that cut back on positive ions. And we can generate enough negative ions to put those bad guys in their place. (Last week I described negative ion generators, and I will do so again down the road.)
And here’s the best part: Negative ions balance serotonin so you don’t get too much, or too little, but just enough. Your entire nervous system will shout “Hallelujah!”
And negative ions have no side effects, no downside, nothing but good.
Negative ions plus good nutrition; that’s the ticket!
God is good,
Copyright by Bette Dowdell. All rights reserved
P.S. Bette Dowdell is not a doctor, nor does she purport to be She’s a patient who’s been studying and successfully handling her own endocrine problems for more than 30 years. She offers introductory teleseminars and an in-depth 12-month subscription program, “Moving to Health” about living well with endocrine issues. She explains how things work-or don’t, discusses what things to avoid as well as the things that help, and she provides a lot of well-researched nutritional information. Subscribe to her free e-zine at Information is power.