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Natural Remedies for Depression


The mainstream medical profession tend to prescribe medications for depression without looking at causes, diet, lifestyle and other factors.  By addressing overall health, and often underlying nutritional deficiencies, your body can begin the healing process, and in many cases depression can be alleviated naturally.


Eating raw unprocessed foods, free of steroids, antibiotics and additives, limiting the intake of sugar, alcohol, and caffeine, getting rest and taking exercise will all help. Please read more in Essentials to Support the Healing and Regenerative Process. Tai-Chi is particularly useful as a natural method of treating depression.  

The Core Regime will help - a proven nutritional program that improves health naturally. By addressing overall health in a holistic manner, many health conditions are alleviated and even resolved completely. 


The Most Effective Natural Supplements for Depression


Sometimes depression can be due to lack of full spectrum salts and a related dehydration. Taking Ionic Minerals (Inland sea water concentrate) in water, and making sure you drink sufficient water daily, e.g two pints, can help to relieve depression (and headaches)


If you are the type who becomes easily over-stimulated by remedies and need a calming regime then start with molasses (from your local health store), Zell Oxygen and Ionic Minerals  When you have adapted to these (usually in about 2 weeks) try adding the Hemp Oil  to your regime. If stress is a problem then you can add in Reishi Mushroom


Various clinical studies, including double blind, placebo, have shown that omega 3 and 6 oils can have significant affect upon people with depression.  During psychological stress cytokines are elevated, these are chemicals that affect the central nervous system, Omega fatty acids inhibit the production of these chemicals.  In some studies, adding omega 3 and 6 to the diet of people on anti-depressants improved the response the the drugs, but we firmly beleive that a natural, nutritional approach can do the job on it's own in most cases. Hemp Oil is natures most balanced oil for human nutrition.  (80% EFA content), contains 3 times as much Omega 6 as Omega 3 (better than flax in this respect).  A tablespoon a day, particularly mixed with Barley Grass provides a wonderful source of nutrients that will help your depression.


Even though pollen is stimulating, when integrated can improve the quality of sleep as well as a general feeling of vitality. It needs to be taken in small amounts by sensitive people, e.g. half a teaspoon daily. Healthier and average to stronger types do well on a dessertspoon daily - so experiment.

Zell Oxygen is a first choice in any healing programme and is particularly useful for depression, it is healing for the nervous system and essential for treating chronic fatigue and nervous and mental disorders. Rich in all B Vitamins which are particularly useful for anxiety symptoms) as well as A, E, D, K, beta carotene, minerals, trace elements, and amino acids such as Methionine, Gluthathione and Cysteine. Followed by Co enzyme A and Co enzyme Q 10. plus a number of other enzymes. This wonderful combination raises health in a natural way and is a vital supplement in cases of depression.

MSM helps the body deal with both physical and psychological stress. This is especially appropriate with psychosomatic disorders, e.g. digestive disturbance that is nerve or stress related. Persons taking MSM report increased alertness, concentration, more level moods and sometimes a relief of depression and anxiety, often within hours - an excellent natural supplement for depression.

Sometimes depression can be due to lack of full spectrum salts and a related dehydration, taking Ionic Minerals (Inland sea water concentrate) in water, and making sure you drink sufficient water daily, e.g two pints, can help to relieve depression (and headaches).  Many people report that daily use of seawater helps with energy balance.  Persons who are hyperactive or stressed tend to be normalised.  Persons low in energy, especially if depressed, tend to normalise.  In many, the use of Ionic Liquid Minerals & Trace Elements has been curative of depression. 

Manic states can also be normalised. This is partly explained by the calming elements of magnesium, lithium and bromine found in sea water.  All natural elements found in sea water are non-toxic.  Synthetic Lithium is a common treatment for depression, but the small quantities contained in ionics in it's NATURAL state is a useful natural treatment for depression.

Noni Juice regulates mood, energy, and temperature control, it enhances the activity of the pineal (a gland deep in the brain). This gland produces important neurotransmitters called serotonin, and melatonin, which help to regulate Mood, temperature, sleep, puberty and the ovarian Cycle. With the enhancing of serotonin levels in the brain, many people have experienced significant relief from their depression, and other mood disorders such as hypomania (excessive highs).

Reishi Mushroom is a wonderful herb (or functional food) for the nervous system. Indications include insomnia, anxiety or nervousness accompanied by general adrenal weakness or general neurasthenia or deficiency symptoms. In people suffering from insomnia, it enhances relaxation and increases sleeping time. It is especially suitable for the sensitive patient who is normally difficult to treat, as remedies tend to over stimulate.

Flower Pollen can be helpful for depression, it is he widest spectrum of effects and uses of any herb and is a useful natural remedy for all deficient conditions - a prime rejuvenating agent. Pollen restores the nerve, brain and heart, balances the circulation; benefits the memory and lifts the spirit; induces rest


We particularly recommend molasses as part of the nutritional programme for healing the nervous system and in cases of depression; these can be bought from your local health food store, please buy organic if possible. Read more about Molasses in SIMPLE & EFFECTIVE MEASURES TO REMINERALISE THE BODY


Disclaimer: Regenerative Nutrition advocates a holistic approach to natural health and wellbeing.   The body's ability and power to heal depends upon the totality of diet, nutrition, lifestyle and environmental factors.  No claims for the cure of any disease is intended, or implied.  Always consult a health care practitioner when combating disease states.   The statements in this article have not been approved by the FDA.

Removal of Blocks to Health, Healing and Wellness

We have defined the major blocks to health improvement which should be considered the number one priority for resolution before one goes on to a more specific healing regimen such as that detailed in the programme above. By removing these blocks one will feel stronger and more prepared for a specific programme and will achieve far greater success with it. Please read this essential article here

The Core Regime

Not all of the remedies listed here will neccessarily be needed. We strive to bring you the most effective remedies to resolve your health problems in the simplest supplemental regime possible. We aim to treat the actual root causes of health problems holistically rather than supply remedies that will give temporary or partial relief from only the symptoms. This has been our mission since the founding of Regenerative Nutrition in 1994. As we uncover more fundamental truths about the causes, and therefore the relief, of diseases and health problems we update and revise our product range and recommendations.

Above, we detail targeted remedy recommendations for Depression, but we further suggest that you view the core regime article and supplement pages by clicking here

To achieve overall good health and long term resolution of this health problem the remedies selected here should be combined with core regime remedies for the best results.

It may well be that there is some overlap and that many of the remedies in the core regime are listed here also.

If you need any assistance in selecting the most suitable remedies, or have any questions, please Contact Us


Supplements for Depression

The supplements recommended for the treatment of Depression are listed below. Not all will necessarily be discussed in the article, as some may have been added after the article was posted. If a listed supplement is not mentioned within the article, or you wish to know more about any of the listed supplements, you can find out more information by clicking on that supplement below. You can also now add to your basket directly from this page.


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