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Depression Part 7: Depression and environmental toxicity

By September 26, 2012October 30th, 2014No Comments

One the most recent emerging topics in natural medicine is the influence of environment on health. At our Mesa office we have noticed a significant correlation of mental health concerns with exposure to environmental toxins such as solvents, and heavy metals. This was first noticed, when for a completely different health concern, I was chelating (removing toxic metals) in a patient with a history of anxiety, who reported after a single IV treatment, being anxiety free for 2 weeks. We repeated this treatment again and observed the same result. I have also observed the same result in patients, who have been non-responsive to medication, when put on an aggressive liver and colon detoxification protocol, have both anxiety, depression, and even stress disorders improve 80 percent or more after 4-8 weeks. That is amazing, when considering that these patients do not need any medication at all, they are just toxic. We live in an extremely toxic world and it is starting to take its toll on us all in different ways. My approach often for patients with depression or anxiety is to balance neurotransmitters naturally through amino acid therapy, reduce candida overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract, and to follow an adequate detox regime to assist the body in removal of environmental toxins. This approach is the most comprehensive approach I know of and will result in better than 80% improvement in symptoms of depression, anxiety, panic disorders, and sleep disturbance.

Depression Part 8: Depression and toxic metals