Nelson BC Holistic Nutrition Consultant

How Do I know that I have Depression?

Your family doctor, psychiatrist, or psychologist will diagnose you based on your specific symptoms. Once a diagnosis is made, then you have true clinical depression.  If you suspect you have depression, a visit with your doctor might help to determine where to begin treatment.

Does Blood Sugar Affect Mood?

Many conditions can look a lot like depression. Some parents report that children seem depressed after a sugar high, or show signs of depression from certain food allergies.  Every system of the body works in harmony to create health and balance. Our aim is to support the body and mind to help restore balance and improve health overall.

What About S.A.D.?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) is a condition that mostly affects people who are exposed to darkness over a long period of time. Many people suffer in the winter months only. The brain uses the sun as a signal for producing chemicals that help us feel good and signal sleep. Some people are more susceptible to SAD and would benefit from additional support.

Is Chronic Fatigue the Same Thing as Depression?

Chronic Fatigue can have similar symptoms to depression, but it is not the same condition in the body. The brain of a depressed person is often low in serotonin, but that is not true of chronic fatigue. However, both can make it hard to live a normal life. These conditions can co-occur.

What if I am on Medication?

There is no need to stop taking medication. However, if you have a specific concern about taking the program while on prescription drugs, please consult your doctor.  There are many alternatives which can be used that do not interfere with your current prescriptions. Ones that have any known drug nutrient interactions are avoided