Natural Remedies for Depression

Natural Remedies for Depression


Hi, guys. Dr. Axe here, founder of DrAxe.com
and doctor of natural medicine. In this video, I’m going to share with you the top tips to
beat depression for good. I’m going to talk about the depression diet as well as depression
natural treatments and supplements, and these will work fast. In fact, in working with thousands
of patients, I’ve found that some people can start experiencing a decrease in depressive
symptoms in as little as 24 hours if you follow these tips. So let’s start off with diet. And let me share
with you what not to do. The first thing, when it comes to depression, there are certain
foods that can recirculate in your body, causing depression. And there’s a condition called
leaky gut and that’s where you get holes in your gut lining, and certain proteins like
gluten and bad bacteria, and even toxins can leak through into your bloodstream. Once they
get into your bloodstream, things like gluten can circulate and cause inflammation of the
brain, and lead to symptoms such as depression, anxiety, or even bipolar disorder. So again,
it’s very important that you change your diet and do what I call healing and sealing your
gut lining. In order to do that, here are the foods you
want to stay away from. Number one is sugar. We know sugar feeds Candida, which in turn
will eat away at the gut lining. Stay away from the sugar. Also stay away from processed
grains, especially gluten-containing grains. Those will cause inflammation and also they
pull nutrients out of your body, causing depression. The other things you want to stay away from
are hydrogenated oils and packaged foods. We know those are also highly inflammatory. The biggest thing you want to stay away from
is artificial sweeteners. If you ever consume diet soda, any type of aspartame or Splenda,
or Nutra-O, or sucralose, those fake sugars, they’re not even really sugar, in fact they’re
neurotoxins, will absolutely cause major issues in terms of depression, bipolar, anxiety,
and other forms of mental illness. And so stay away from those. Now, here’s what you want to eat. Number one,
go for Omega-3-rich foods. Omega-3 fats support the brain and nervous system, and other healthy
fats as well. But you want to be getting salmon in your diet on a regular basis, also tuna,
halibut, mackerel, sardines, or any type of fish. But Omega-3-rich fish are the best.
Also grass-fed beef and Omega-3 fats that are found in chia seeds, flax seeds, and walnuts.
Load up on the Omega-3s. You want other healthy fats as well, like
Omega-9 fats, which are found in avocados, olive oil, and sprouted nuts and seeds. So
I recommend doing a salad on a daily basis, sprinkling some olive oil on there. Also,
avocado is amazing. An avocado a day will keep your psychologist away. But again, avocados
are great because they contain the healthy fats, magnesium, potassium, loads and loads
of nutrients that are fantastic. The other thing that’s important in terms
of diet and other healthy fats are getting healthy saturated fats, like those found in
coconut oil. So making coconut oil a part of your diet is critical for depression. And
then, you want to load up on nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables. In the fruit category,
you want to go with the berries. I recommend you do a lot of strawberries, blueberries,
and raspberries, and cherries. Those are going to be the best for you. And then, also, loads
of green, leafy vegetables and cruciferous vegetables. So spinach, and cabbage, and broccoli,
and cauliflower. Some of the best, those are going to get you certain vitamins and minerals
you need. Last but not least, doing bone broth on a
regular basis can help in healing your gut lining, and help treat depression. So doing
a chicken broth soup on a regular basis, one of the best meals you can ever do. Now, in terms of supplements, here’s what
you want to consider. There’s a supplement, my favorite, called vitamin D3. Now, vitamin
D, you can obviously get vitamin D from the sun, so I recommend if it’s sunny out, and
warm enough out, get outside to where you’re showing a little bit of skin and get 30 minutes
of direct sunlight every single day. But vitamin D3, if you’re not getting sun that day, you
want to take 5,000 IUs of vitamin D. The other thing you want to get is magnesium. Take 500
mg a day. That can actually help in fighting depression. And then take a good B complex
supplement. Go and look for an organic B complex. It can definitely help fight depression. Now, there are other supplements out there
such as St. John’s Wart, which is good. I recommend essential oils, such as Ylang ylang.
Ylang ylang essential oil has been shown to lift your mood and spirits so I recommend
that essential oil to naturally fight depression. And then, last but not least, exercise. If
you’ve ever heard of a runner’s high, well, a runner’s high happens when you’re out running
or doing any form of exercise and your body starts releasing serotonin and good endorphins
that actually help lift your mood. We were created to move and for hormone balance purposes,
you’ve got to move. And even if it’s just three days a week for 20 minutes, that’s it,
you’re still going to benefit. So, listen, you don’t have to go to the gym and do an
hour a day and just work out like crazy. But 20 minutes, three days a week. So I’m not
asking you to exercise an hour a day, one hour total a week, even that can really help
you in naturally fighting depression. And this goes to my last point, is that an
important part of depression is that depression doesn’t always start in the mind. Oftentimes
it starts in the gut. And this is why you want to work to heal and seal your gut. So
adding in more probiotic-rich foods, looking for an organic probiotic supplement can be
great at healing and sealing your gut lining. So consider that as well. And then, last but not least, it’s also, too,
important to take care of the mental side of things. And I’d get out a sheet of paper;
draw a line down the middle. And on one side, write down all the things that are stressing
you out or causing you to be depressed and figure out how to manage those things differently.
And the other side, I want you to write all the things that bring you joy. Maybe it’s
lunch with a best friend, or going for walks in the sun, or reading a certain book, or
whatever it is. Write those things down. I want you to start scheduling in things you
love to do every single week because, oftentimes, we’re just not scheduling in things we love
enough, and that can also cause depression. So that’s another thing to consider. And also having good community, connecting
with friends on a regular basis, or joining some sort of club or group, where you’re having
connectivity on a regular basis, and not isolating yourself, another great way to beat depression. I hope you’ve enjoyed this video on natural
remedies to fight depression.

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  7. Don't usually like to comment anything on this sensitive issue because everyone symptoms of depression and issues are different but I do believe what you eat can contribute to it some. Dr. Axe what if you have a mom who's dying of cancer and all you can do is just cry everyday because you see her so fragile and scared and you wish you could just change the outcome. Should I get medication although I don't believe there's such a thing as the magic pill and besides all these meds have all side affects. Definitely rather do natural stuff.

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  9. There are a few ideas for curing leaky gut
    Eat a whole food, nutrient-rich diet that avoids foods that irritate the gut
    Make sure your digestion is working: You can follow a perfect diet, but if you aren’t digesting food appropriately, it is not going to help.
    Find and eradicate underlying food sensitivities – eliminate a suspected food for a period of time
    Discover ways to reduce and eliminate stress:eg Prayer, meditation, moderate exercise, adequate sleep, and acupuncture
    Eat gut healing foods and nutrients
    Balance your gut flora by including appropriate amounts of fermented foods in your diet each day.
    Discover and eliminate gastrointestinal infections
    Consider the use of gut-irritating medications:
    Reduce exposure to environmental toxins
    Get enough sleep and avoid overtraining which are a form of stress to the body.
    (I discovered these and the reasons they work from Richala Remedy System site )

  10. Hello Doc. Just read about Lithium Orotate as a supplement. for depression and other mental illnesses like Bipolar. What do you think of this supplement? Thank you

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  16. Why are you cast down oh my soul and why are you disquited within me hope in God for I shall yet praise him.He is concerned about you.Oh give thanks to the Lord for he is good.Thankfulness is powerful it changes your focus from what is wrong to what has gone right.In everything give thanks.

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  18. Hey guys. I know depression can be incredibly painful. I have a few methods that have personally helped me cope.

    1)Meditation.

    -Meditating focuses your negative thinking patterns (which creates thoughts that causes suffering inside of your mind) and you can watch and slowly choose what to think over time to a greater extent.

    – On YouTube there's sound frequencies called Binerauel beats that can help you get into a meditative state and omg believe me it works! (copy and paste that phrase)

    -There are also YouTube videos that give you different sounds like fire crackling, ocean waves, fire sounds, rain storms, etc. (Just look it up.)

    -There are different types of meditation you can try, there is quick research you can do. Some meditations let you explore your mind and others focus your mind on a particular subject or object.

    2)Lucid dreaming.

    -There are tons of benefits through lucid dreaming! (there are also dangers for some personalities so some people have to be very careful. Like escaping from reality, sleep paralysis and psychosis.) For most people however you can explore yourself and work through your depression in your mind. It is an incredible experience.

    -In lucid dreams you can do anything from flying, to traveling through time and speaking directly to your subconscious which can help you figure out your underlying cause of your depression potentially. (I suggest working with a professional at the same time)

    -There are many methods to lucid dreaming. Google "How to lucid dream" and start on your journey if that's the route you want to take.

    3)Workout and eating a well balanced diet.

    -Pushing yourself to exercise personally makes me release endorphins like crazy and makes me feel super euphoric.

    -Working out can release stress and other negative emotions within yourself

    -Eating a healthier diet can improve brain health and your over real body system which in turns helps your mind's system runs smother. Make sense?

    4)Try yoga.

    -Yoga may be difficult at first because stretching a tense body can be very uncomfortable but over time you will feel immense release. Scientific studies have shown yoga reduces anxiety and depression.

    -There are different types of yoga. Some are more intense than others. Find what works for you. Even overweight people can do this.

    5)Help others.

    -Even if you are feeling depressed, help someone else. Don't overdo it because at the moment you can't really help yourself. What I mean is do a little something. Crack a smile to a stranger. Maybe if you can afford it pay a starbucks (or somewhere else) for a stranger. Volunteer a few hours a week or month at an animal shelter. Give a stranger a compliment. Hold your tongue when youre angry. Do something small and kind.

    -When you give you receive.

    6)Try. Just try. Keep trying. If one day you stop trying. Pick yourself back up and don't stop trying. Reach out to a support group. Try to find one in person. Go see a therapist in person. Get health insurance if you dont have any and if you cant there are support groups online. Connect to others.

    Pick yourself up. Don't stop trying. You can do this. You can heal. Keep going. Stay strong. I believe in you.

  19. nice video, really good advice, herbal supplements for depression A product I also found helpful for depression medications
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  23. This was the best advice I've ever heard in my entire life for depression, I thank you so much for this information!

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  26. I find that clonopin and abilify work wonders for anxiety and depression. Now if you'll excuse me I'm gonna go take my morning nap.

  27. This video sounds like it's only made for those that feel down… Not those that actually suffer from clinical depression

  28. Great video content! Forgive me for butting in, I would appreciate your opinion. Have you heard about – Lammywalness Erase Depression Guide (should be on google have a look)? It is a great exclusive product for beating depression fast minus the headache. Ive heard some great things about it and my mate finally got excellent results with it.

  29. Thanks for the Video! Sorry for chiming in, I would love your thoughts. Have you considered – Lammywalness Erase Depression Guide (search on google)? It is a great one of a kind guide for beating depression fast without the hard work. Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my mate at very last got excellent success with it.

  30. Hi all, Tryptophan supplement works like magic for me. I never slept well in the past 13 years, but everyone is different.

  31. interesting points ,if anyone else wants to learn about alternative treatment for depression try Elumpa Depression Cure Alchemist (Have a quick look on google cant remember the place now ) ? Ive heard some unbelievable things about it and my friend got excellent success with it.

  32. I keep telling myself i am happy i will rebuild what was destroyed and money can be paid with time, now i know 20 years friends can be blinded by money and back stab You and Your 2 failed marriage and i have a daugther who is 8 month that i barely see.. I donno i can fix it and i dont want see a doctor and pay for nothing, i rather mixing Lyrica and tramadol and just kill the fucking feeling

  33. This might be good for a person that is sad; but there is a big difference between sadness and a true chemical depression.

  34. i have a strange emotions felt by friends they think that iam angry and sad all the time which is not totally true but i can't speak to anyone more than 10 minutes and i feel nervous with no concentration
    supplements such as vitamins and lifting weights several times a day have helped me a lot wish it does for you

  35. Not certain about the points made but ,if anyone else needs to find out about can depression be cured naturally try Vaxicorn Depression Remover Guide (just google it ) ? Ive heard some amazing things about it and my colleague got cool success with it.

  36. Lovely Video clip! Sorry for butting in, I am interested in your initial thoughts. Have you heard about – Lammywalness Erase Depression Guide (search on google)? It is a great one off product for beating depression fast without the normal expense. Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my close friend Aubrey finally got excellent results with it.

  37. Nice video content! Apologies for butting in, I am interested in your opinion. Have you considered – Lammywalness Erase Depression Guide (do a search on google)? It is a great one off product for beating depression fast minus the normal expense. Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my best friend Jordan finally got excellent results with it.

  38. Dr Josh Axe, thanks so much for making this video, alot of what you said was what I've heard before, all good pointers. Depression & anxiety are awful to go through, I've had depression, I think, for years & have been going through alot of anxiety lately, I can't seem to calm myself. I hope with better eating habits I can make this better asap. As far as the vitamins, I have trouble swallowing pills, that in itself brings on my anxiety, I really wish there were more supplements that were liquid form or at least chewable form, people like me could really benefit from that.

  39. interesting points ,if anyone else is searching for cure of depression try Nadazma Destroy Depression Helper (just google it ) ? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my colleague got cool success with it.

  40. interesting points ,if anyone else is searching for cure of depression try Nadazma Destroy Depression Helper (just google it ) ? Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my colleague got cool success with it.

  41. I suffer from bipolar and had gotten a diet coke and the aspartame made me go PHYSCOTIC. I went through a manic phase that made me do stuff i never would do normally. I was so embarassed after the soda was out of my system. I will NEVER drink anything with aspartame again.

  42. I am an avid #MentalHealthAwareness advocate and performer, and I love this so much. I travel the country trying to bring that awareness on stages, in classrooms, hospitals, and on my YouTube channel, so I get excited when I see other advocates. πŸ’™β€

  43. Thank you for another great video, Dr. Axe. We share them regularly with our community at healthytennessee.org. Another effective and easy way to get Omega 3's into your diet is flaxseed oil. If you use whole flaxseeds, be sure to grind them first… whole seeds are not easily digested.

  44. I can't stand the taste of avocados but I want to start eating them to help with depression. Can anybody recommend a recipe or foods to eat with an avocado that will dilute the taste? For example if I put an avocado in a smoothie with other fruits I can't taste the avocado. But I get tired of eating smoothies everyday and I want to try something different.

  45. Tqu very much ..i am a single women got into.depression now a days n went to doctor.rite now I am using tables for that..I try to manage it through exercise or yoga ..the food should be followed from now.. lonely Ness work load lead me so… I'll try what u said..tqu…

  46. Healing naturally without taking drugs is not easy, its a long ride, but its an opportunity to treat the issue in depth, I would recommend pick one supplement that works for you, where you feel a direct impact on your mood, secondly, pick a therapy like EFT, very effective and you can do it yourself, finally pick a spiritual path that works for you, so you can help yourself in changing your patterns and beliefs, positive impact of meditation, praying, believing in something great and putting your ego aside for a while can be very powerful in healing. Peace to all.

  47. Thanks for this video explanatory and effective strategy for the treatment of all diseases of the era, including depression and anxiety

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