Depression affects your nervous system, behaviour, moods, thoughts, the way you sleep, the way you see yourself and the way you react to others and your environment. It affects people of all ages and backgrounds.
Depression can be a very dark time and although the instinct is to hide and withdraw from those around you, it is important to remember that you are not alone and that finding someone to talk to will help.
Remember, you ARE strong enough to get through this.
Supports serotonin levels and offers mood support.
High levels of Omega 3 for a healthy brain and the added benefit of vitamin D3 for a positive mood.
An amino acid which is important in the production of neurotransmitter dopamine.
For more information on depression visit www.depression.org.nz
Avoid caffeine, alcohol, refined processed foods, artificial sweeteners, sugar and environmental toxins.
Include fresh fruit, vegetables, oily fish, nuts and seeds in the diet.
Spend a little time in the sun each day to get vitamin D. Seasonal depression is common in the winter months.
Identify any food allergies.
If you feel you cannot cope, consult your doctor or other healthcare practitioner.