Depression is not a disease. It is a symptom.
Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with 1 in 4 women starting their day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the panacea for everything from grief, irritability, panic attacks, to insomnia, PMS, and stress. But the truth is, what we really need can’t be found at a pharmacy. The true cause of depression is not simply a chemical imbalance, but a lifestyle crisis that demands a reset. It is a signal that the interconnected systems in the body are out of balance – from blood sugar, to gut health, to thyroid function– and inflammation is at the root.
My program includes powerful dietary interventions, targeted nutrient support, detoxification, sleep, and stress reframing techniques—you can use to heal your body, alleviate inflammation, and feel like YOU again without a single prescription.
Dr KAREN’s TEN POINT FUNCTIONAL WELLNESS PLAN FOR DEPRESSION with resources
1. Food Plan www.radiantrecovery.com and Potatoes Not Prozac by Kathleen Desmaisons
2. Sleep William Dement-The Promise of Sleep and www.sleepfoundation.org
3. Exercise President’s Council on Physical Fitness Resources www.fitness.gov
4. Nutrient Deficiency www.drkarenwolfe,usana.com
5. Detoxification http://www.drkarenwolfe.usana.com
6. Gut Health www.innovativehealing.com
7. Stress Management www.healthjourneys.com
8. Social Connections/MindBody Love and Survival by Dean Ornish /Create the Body Your Soul Desires by Dr Karen
9. Light Therapy – Lamps
10. Hormonal Balance www.adrenalfatigue.com www.fundtionalmedicine.org