Functional Medicine, Depression & Mental Health

How F8 Helps With Depression

Identifying the root cause in hopes of eliminating the struggle all together is the first priority in Functional Medicine. Depression may stem from a number of other health complications.

Symptoms of Depression

  • Lack of energy
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Feelings of guilt, helplessness, anxiety, or emptiness
  • Insomnia or excessive sleeping
  • Changes in appetite
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Lack of interest and pleasure in activities they used to enjoy
  • Feelings of worthlessness
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

Living with depression can be completely debilitating and affect your entire lifestyle and ability to function in the world or see what is working any more. At F8 we look for what systems in the body may be out of balance to contribute to this mental/emotional symptom and find out what needs to be addressed to correct the cause rather than mask the symptom of depression with a drug.

Causes of Depression

Depression comes in many forms. Some types are caused by biological factors while others are a result of a traumatic event, but often it is a result of underlying health issues that have gone undiagnosed.

In our practice we come across depression and anxiety that seems to have no real emotional cause.

A lot of the time it is the result of undiagnosed systems that are out of balance and need to be corrected. When the body is going haywire from inflammation, autoimmune, chronic illness, or thyroid disorders it can be very difficult to feel your best and it can create what feels like depression physiologically. We even see something that we call Random Anxiety which occurs when the blood sugar drops too low and the body has to send out cortisol which is your fight or flight chemical. This makes the person feel like there is a reason to panic and it is just the body making sure you get enough glucose to stay alive.

By balancing the blood sugar and other systems that are out of balance a lot of these seemingly emotional issues can be eliminated.

F8 gets to the root of the issue, rather than suppressing it is eliminated. Get started today!

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