I’m really glad that you’ve decided to look at natural remedies or alternative medicine for depression, including herbal antidepressants. I suspect you don’t like the idea of taking antidepressant medication prescribed by your doctor at all. Perhaps you’re on antidepressants at the moment, and they’re not helping… or – very likely – they’re causing even more problems.
Just before we get started, you may want to know more about the signs and symptoms of depression. If so, hop over to my Depression Questionnaire. I’ll still be here when you get back.
Antidepressant medication can have some nasty side effects. Alternative medicine for depression is the better option in terms of both short and long-term benefits, as well as safety. However, they still contain substances that have an effect on your brain (and the rest of your body). But don’t worry – I’m here to help you choose wisely, and find the best alternative medicine for you.
At least by taking natural cure for your depression you won’t be exposing yourself to numerous (depressing) side effects from medication your doctor may want to prescribe.
I’m going to give you ideas about what you can take. You’ll need to continue to research for yourself – but I’ve given you some links at the end of this article to help you with this. You need to feel happy with the natural remedies you decide to take.
Whatever you swallow affects your brain and body
Everything you swallow provides the raw material (or not) for the production of important ‘chemicals’ (hormones, peptides, neurotransmitters etc.) in your body/brain. All that stuff ensures that your body do what it’s supposed to do.
These substances have an effect on all processes in your body though – not just what happens in your head. That’s why tablets – like as antidepressants – manufactured by pharmaceutical companies have some ‘unexpected’ side-effects. And therefore you also have to be choosy about your natural remedies for depression.
In addition, the foods you eat (or don’t eat) have an effect on how you feel mentally and emotionally.
It’s vital to make sensible food choices. Good quality food contains all the natural ingredients for the production of those important body chemicals. We need proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. We need them in a particular combination to achieve optimum mental and physical health.