Natural Medicine for Depression

Chronic illness is always accompanied by many stressors. The stress can be physical such as pain. External circumstances from financial and family problems are common sources of stress. In our culture, environmental toxins play an ever-increasing role  in physical illness by depleting micronutrients necessary for detoxification. The condition of depression may suddenly arise as a result of nutrient depletion.

Natural Medicine for Depression – Research

In several research studies a zinc deficiency correlated with an brain inflammatory-immune response that preceded major depression (Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Apr 29;35(3):693-701). Additionally, patients with diagnosed depression benefited from zinc supplementation.

Depression often accompanies patients with cognitive and memory decline.  In the elderly patients supplementation with folic acid and vitamin B12 improved overall mental health including associated depression (Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Jan;95(1):194-203).
15 studies were summarized for the effect of fish oil with depression. It was found that supplementing with fish oil that contained 60% EPA was an effective treatment for primary depression (J Clin Psychiatry. 2011 Dec;72(12):1577-84).

Natural Medicine for Depression – Areas we serve

Family and Environmental Medicine help patients with Natural Medicine for Depression by testing for nutritional deficiencies using the Micronutrient Test from SpectraCell Laboratories. The information contained in this article is not intended as the sole natural medicine for depression treatment but should be considered as part of a holistic program of healing. Dr Gary Gruber provides private appointments for patients from around the country. The majority of patients are from the local area including Greenwich CT, Stamford CT, Darien CT, Norwalk CT, New Canaan CT, Wilton CT, Westchester County, NY, NYC, and Northern NJ. For other solutions to Natural Medicine for Depression please contact us at (203) 966-6360.