If you’re suffering from any type of depressive disorder, please take care of yourself now. I mean it. If you or someone you know who is high risk for depression, seek help now.
The passing of Robin Williams serves as a reminder of just how important it is to have sound mental and emotional health.
With good mental and emotional health, you’re able to handle life’s problems better. Who doesn’t have challenges, right? It’s just that when life gives you lemons, you’re better able to cope with the stress and bounce back quicker, and turn those lemons you were given into lemonade.
Being depressed is not something you can think or feel your way out of, says, Dr. Stephen Daniel, co-founder and practitioner of Quantum Techniques (QT), an advanced form of energy medicine healing system in Healing Depression with Quantum Techniques Teleclinic.
One mistake that many people often make when they feel down is to automatically assume they’re depressed. While I’m not questioning how one might feel, of course I don’t know, what is sad (no pun intended) is that if you voluntarily put a label on yourself, you’ve just sentenced yourself to your own mental prison.
Often times, what you’re feeling might be the side-effect of something else. Dr. Daniel says in the depression teleclinic: “for 95% of the cases, depression is really the side-effect of something else that needs to be healed.” If that is the case, you might not be getting the appropriate treatment as well as getting to the root cause of this so-called “depression” you’re facing.
Before you subject yourself to a mental health evaluation and pop those antidepressant pills you might not need, many of which are also known to lead people to have suicide tendencies and cause many debilitating symptoms, try the suggestions below and see if they would help. You also want to rule out other issues like substance abuse, post viral infections, hypothyroidism, heart disease, and many others if you suffer from depression. (Refer to the depression teleclinic for more information.)
Below are just some ideas you can apply on your own to beat depression fast. There are, of course, many others. This article is divided into 2 parts. This is the first part with the first 5 suggestions listed below. As always, muscle-test if any of the suggestions test beneficial for you before you try them at home.
In no particular order, here are the first 5 simple things you can do to beat depression on your own and fast:
- Get grounded—Not living in the present moment is a big issue for people suffering from any physical, emotional, or mental disturbances. Staying grounded keeps you connected and rooted on this physical plane and the present moment. “The grounding effect is, in my understanding, one of the most potent antioxidants we know of and may have an anti-inflammatory effect on your body,” says Joseph Mercola. While there are myriad of ways to get grounded, visualization is one way to get there. This may be hard to do in the beginning, but even a few visualization practices like the one provided here can make a huge difference. Close your eyes and visualize energy running down through both of your legs and out through both feet. Imagine the roots of a tree coming out through both feet, deep into the ground, firmly connecting you to Mother Earth’s energies. Next, imagine, the energies coming up through the roots, up through your feet, and finally all the way up and out through the crown chakra. You have just grounded yourself! Simple, right?
- Check for hidden food toxins—Regardless of what some healers might say, energy testing still shows that foods that test energetically weak for you do contribute to a host of problems, including depression. One book you can read on this is Dr. Devi Nambudripad’s Say Goodbye to Illness: A Revolutionary Treatment for Allergies and Allergy-Related Conditions. In major depressive disorders, QT practitioners often find those people tend to test bad on wheat and corn. Muscle-test how you fare on those major food groups as well as any foods that go into your mouth even if you believe they aren’t a problem for you. Then, eliminate the ones that test as energy toxins from your diet. This doesn’t mean these foods are banned from your life forever. In order for your body to heal, it’s highly recommended that you keep those foods on your Do Not Eat list until you’re ready to reintroduce them back. With the advancements in QT, many clients can get their foods back within 4-6 weeks or even sooner now, but everyone’s different.
- Treat an underlying fungal infection—You might ask, “What does a fungal infection have anything to do with depression?” The answer: A lot. According to Amy Myers, M.D., in an article she wrote for MindBodyGreen, “A deficiency in serotonin causes depression and in some anxiety…When the [C]andida population grows too numerous, it creates a layer over the intestines, suppressing the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin.” So there you go, the fungus or yeast (I use the term interchangeably here), blocks serotonin from producing. No wonder! If you think about it, it’s no surprise that with our modern lifestyle, antibiotic use, steroids, birth control pills, and our Standard American Diet (SAD), it’s easy for our internal physical terrain to get out of balance and for it to provide a favorable breeding ground for yeast and fungus to grow out of control. In fact, many people are afflicted with an underlying fungal infection and aren’t even aware they have the problem. Since a fungal infection can be challenging to eradicate (maybe that’s a common belief), there are few resources that can help you tackle this problem quick. If you’re the do-it-yourself type, QT’s Physical Scan: Level 2 will teach you how to run a pathogen scan. QT’s teleclinic series on fungal infection will show you how to treat this issue from start to finish, including a diet and a supplement plan. You might also be interested in watching two videos on fungal infections on QT’s YouTube channel. (Click here and here to view).
- Do a magnesium oil massage or magnesium oil foot bath—According to Nathan Morris, M.D., who practices functional medicine, “…treatment resistant depression is not a Zoloft deficiency to start with but more likely is a magnesium deficiency… By adding magnesium to their current regimens almost 80 percent had resolution of their symptoms of depression.” Since we might be deficient in magnesium, and many of us are, since illness and stress can deplete it, QT’s Advanced Cell Surface Receptor Scan in Volume 2 of the Evolution Series can help determine if low levels of magnesium is contributing to the depression and what may be blocking it from going where it needs to go. If you don’t clear the blocks, you can take magnesium all you want and it would still be low. If you find yourself deficient and a magnesium oil massage or magnesium oil foot bath tests helpful, check how many drops you need and how long you need to do the massage or footbath for. According to Caroline Dean, M.D. N.D., “A Mg-deficient brain is also more susceptible to allergens, foreign substances that can cause symptoms similar to mental illness.”
- Get moving—More and more studies support exercise as a mean to treat depression, and research shows it’s just as effective as antidepressants if not more. In Exercise for the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety found on PubMed, a study published in the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine (IJPM), “Exercise compares favorably to antidepressant medications as a first-line treatment for mild to moderate depression” (emphasis mine). While we know that exercise lifts up our mood and releases endorphins, those feel good hormones, make sure exercise is not contraindicated for you. If it is, consider doing something light. Perhaps Qigong or Tai chi? Those have been reported to help with depression. What about yoga? Any Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression, and founding director of LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, provides evidence-based LifeForce yoga tools to help people with mental health and mood management for over 20 years. “Your true nature is neither depressed nor anxious,” her site states. Tip: If you choose to exercise, muscle-test how long you should do it for. It’s perfectly normal if you get 2 minutes to start. Check-in periodically with yourself through muscle-testing and work your way up.
This pretty much wraps up the first part of this article. Please feel free to share what works for you and what you have used on your own now or in the past to heal this issue by leaving a comment below. Stay tuned for part 2 of this article.
“[D]epression may falsely appear to have no exit. Don’t be fooled…there is a way out.”–Dr. Judith Orloff, M.D.