Depression: Have you ever woken up and thought ‘I’m depressed?’
THAT CHANGES EVERYTHING!!
Sometimes it feels like there is no reason to feel depressed or a patient doesn’t know why they are depressed, life is going well but there is an unexplainable dark cloud that can loom over one. This type of depression is often the result of an overload of toxins in the body paired with a lack of properly functioning neurotransmitter (serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine) production and gut.
Today more than ever just from a ‘normal’ lifestyle the body can accumulate toxic heavy metals, such as mercury, aluminum, and copper. Seafood and tuna often contain mercury, soda cans carry traces of aluminum and tap water contains a vast amount of toxins, even to some degree viruses.
These metals often settle into the areas of the brain near the thalamus, pineal, pituitary, and hypothalamus glands.
If the body carries an acidic environment combined with a high protein, fat-based diet
the metals start oxidizing, creating a poisonous chemical pool that kills off brain cells and nerves in the head. (let’s clarify, BAD fats such as canola, vegetables, and margarine. But, GOOD, healthy fats feed the brain-coconut, flax, avocado, grass-fed butter)
The metals most commonly associated with depression are lead, mercury, and cadmium. These are commonly found in our environment. We can also trace the origins of these particular toxins to industrial factories, dental amalgam, welding equipment, cigarette smoke, and old galvanized water pipes. These metals tend to generate imbalances between pro-oxidant and anti-oxidant balance, which can lead to inflammation and oxidative stress. These metals have high affinities for thiol group–containing enzymes and proteins, which are responsible for normal cellular metabolism.
A review of the medical literature reveals that mercury exposure, whether organic or inorganic, can give rise to the symptoms and traits often found in other neurologically related behaviors, such as autism.
Heavy metals and other toxic chemicals can affect inflammatory levels in the brain. Cyclically, inflammation makes brain cells more vulnerable to many toxins. The brain uses an elaborate system to remove glutamate, a neurotransmitter that can be very toxic to brain cells. It has been shown that mercury, aluminum, and other toxins can easily damage reuptake proteins that the brain uses to remove glutamate, rendering the brain cells more easily damaged. Furthermore, excess cytokine production in the area can affect the efficacy of these reuptake proteins, allowing smaller amounts of toxin to have a greater effect.
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