SIGNS OF DEPRESSION
Often the first sign of an imbalance is what is referred to as depression. Most often it is not a real ‘mind’ depression, but the same symptoms caused by a chemical/ biological imbalance in the bodies terrain. Here are a few of the signs;
Loss of interest in things you normally enjoy.
Lack of interest in sex.
Irritability or blue moods.
Restlessness or slowed-down feeling.
Feelings of worthlessness or guilt.
Appetite changes, leading to weight gain or loss.
Suicidal thoughts or thoughts of dying.
Problems with concentration, thinking or memory,.
Difficulty in making decisions.
Lack of sleep or sleeping too much.
Constant lack of energy.
Headaches not caused by any other disease or condition.
Other aches and pains not caused by any other disease or condition.
Digestive problems unrelated to any other disease or condition.
Feelings of hopelessness.
Low self esteem.
Nightmares, especially with themes of loss, pain, or death.
Preoccupation or obsession with failure, illness, or other unpleasant themes.
Fear of being alone.
These are not the only symptoms of depression, and having one or more of these does not mean that you are clinically depressed. Seek help. Most often changes in diet, and a few simple supplements will attenuate the symptoms. Your emotional health is just as important, if not more so than your physical health, as the mind has to be strong to get the physical body strong. If you feel that you are clinically
Depression and Bi-Polar disorder can be triggered by aspartame
23% of 1200 aspartame reactors suffered from depression, and a few had bi-polar disorder (manic-depression). Phenylalanine, one of the chemicals in aspartame, stimulates the central nervous system and may trigger bi-polar symptoms. Let’s face it. It’s difficult to feel sharp when you’re depressed. Avoiding aspartame could be a simple solution to your depression.
It’s important to note that these symptoms are not limited to aspartame reactors. In a double blind study conducted in 1993, aspartame was given to a group of people with diagnosed depression and a group that was not depressed. Aspartame triggered symptoms of depression, headache, fatigue, memory loss, and nervousness only in those who were already depressed. So aspartame can make a depressed person even more depressed.
Some studies have found as many as 30% of patients hospitalized for depression to be deficient in vitamin B 12.
B12 deficient women were twice as likely to be severely depressed as non-deficient women. This appears to be due to the fact that vitamin B12 and foliate are required for the synthesis of Sadenosylmethionine (SamE), a methyl group donor needed for the metabolism of neurotransmitters.
Provided by Hollywood Health from the Linus Pauling Institute,