WHY ARE SO MANY DEPRESSED

 

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WHY ARE SO MANY DEPRESSED?

C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.

Published statistics are so remarkably variable that one wonders how to trust any! Some published stats range from 10% to at least 37%. Unequivocally, those with any significant problem have very high rates of depression, with stroke, cancer, Parkinsonism, HIV and chronic pain among the highest. My own impression is that only 20% of individuals are TRULY happy-with about 40% depressed and 40% just below clinical depression!

“Causes” of depression:

  • Poor self-esteem
  • Low levels of oxytocin
  • Low levels of magnesium
  • Low levels of taurine
  • Low levels of B vitamins
  • Low levels of lithium
  • Low levels of tryptophan
  • Significant illnesses of any kind

Clinical associations with depression:

  • Low serum norepinephrine
  • Elevated High Sensitivity CRP
  • Low levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, melatonin, cholinesterase, beta endorphin
  • Family history of any emotional disorder
  • Childhood abuse
  • Smoking parents
  • Alcoholic parents

Other abnormalities in depression:

  • Abnormal EEG-focus of hyperactivity, usually in right frontal lobe but may be any area
  • Failure to follow photostimulation

Predispositions to depression:

  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Pregnancy out of wedlock
  • Anesthesia at delivery
  • Divorce or other major trauma in first 7 years of life
  • Inadequate physical activity
  • Poverty

Personally, I consider anti-depressant drugs not only inadequate but more dangerous than not taking them.

My recommendations in order of essentials:

  • Eat only real food. Avoid fast food restaurants, processed foods, MSG, Aspartame, bread, alcohol, sugar, tobacco, more than one or two cups of coffee, all pop
  • Use Air Bliss once or twice daily. It is by far the easiest and simplest approach
  • Add my Essentials one or two daily; vitamin D 3, 50,000 units once week; Magnesium Lotion and either L-taurine, 3000 mg daily or meat broth-cook one pound of any flesh food in a quart of water, seasoned with onion, salt, etc and drink one cup daily
  • Add Lithium orotate, 15 to 20 mg daily
  • Push yourself to increase exercise! Start with simple bouncing in place 2 minutes and adding one minute each day
  • Get outside an hour a day if possible
  • Listen to great music an hour a day (not rock)
  • Get good total body massage at least once a week
  • If not better in a week add Shealy RelaxMate one hour at bedtime
  • If this does not make a huge difference within 2 or 3 weeks, try a Fisher-Wallace Cranial Electrical stimulator, one hour before noon every day
  • If this does not work within 3 weeks, see a good Past Life Therapist

Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D. is the father of holistic medicine. He recommends autogenic focus (the basis of the Biogenics System) as part of your overall commitment to self-health. Register to download your FREE autogenic focus MP3 now.

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