You’ve probably seen natural supplements like Sam-E and St. John’s Wort that claim to treat depression. Maybe you’ve even tried them yourself.
While there can be some benefits if they are taken the right way, here’s what you need to know:
You can’t spot-treat your mood.
Even when the treatments are “natural,” just taking one supplement and expecting a change is a lot to ask your body. There are complex and connected systems involved with your mood and hormones that require a more holistic and well-rounded approach to be fully effective.
I’m going to be bold and say that if you don’t have a clinically diagnosed mental illness, the issue is not in your brain, it’s in your endocrine system. (And if you’re uncertain about whether or not you do, be sure to read this.) What it boils down to are:
3 specific underlying causes to your depression and mood issues
1. Micronutrient Deficiency: Your mood is determined by your gut. 90% of the serotonin your body makes is actually produced in your gut! From Vitamin D, to Vitamin B to Iron to Essential Fatty Acids…if you’re not eating for maximum exposure to these nutrients, you can’t make enough mood-stabilizing neurotransmitters. Also if your gut flora is out of balance, you aren’t absorbing nutrients, which causes inflammation, which increases your risk for dementia and mood issues.
2. Hormonal Imbalance: In the right balance, estrogen makes you feel good and social, while progesterone makes you feel motivated to get things done. When these are imbalanced, however, it can lead to feeling foggy, lethargic, anxious, moody, or tearful. If you’re having PMS and experiencing these symptoms, the likelihood that you’re having a significant mood issue is high. You don’t need Prozac for this – you need to get your period sorted out!
3. Not Living Cyclically: If you’re constantly out of sync with your natural flow, you’re going to be more stressed and anxious. You have to learn how to play to your neurochemical strength to minimize the stress that can lead to mood issues.
The Cycle Syncing Method® is the only diet and fitness program based on the women’s hormonal cycles, or our infradian rhythm. We’re not the same throughout the 4 phases of our menstrual cycle – there are changes in our metabolism, brain, stress and other systems. We have different calorie, fitness and nutrient needs depending on which phase we are in.
The Cycle Syncing Method® guides you to eat, work, and live in alignment with your infradian rhythm across the different hormonal phases of your cycle. It changes the game when it comes to productivity, success, and making most of life in a female body. Just recently, an article in Vogue said every woman should know about this method!
Always remember, that once you have the right information about how your body really works, you can start making health choices that finally start to work for you! You can do this – the science of your body is on your side!
to your FLO,
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