Got an email broadside from the Health Science Institute ( http://www.hsibaltimore.com/ ) about a new non-prescription drug treatment for depression.
It's in a recently released book by a Dr Mark Stengler, The Natural Physician's Healing Therapies. Stengler is an ND, not an MD, but these days it's not so much your qualifications but your expertise that counts.
When most doctors are running junk medical practices maybe there's a case for natural healing therapies.
Here's the blurb on depression.
Sandy had been tormented by depression for over 10 years. At times, it would get so bad she couldn't get out of bed and go to work.
"I've tried everything," she told me. Her list included psychiatric counseling... St. John's wort... B vitamins... acupuncture... and even hypnosis. She refused to go on antidepressant drugs; otherwise, those would have been on her list as well.
But there was one natural remedy Sandy had not tried. And when I gave it to her, her whole life turned around in just 5 days!
What is this amazing remedy? It's an amino acid compound called S-adenosylmethionine, or AdoMet for short.
AdoMet works by increasing dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine -- the natural brain chemicals that boost your mood. This is similar to the way antidepressant drugs work.
But here's the difference: AdoMet also improves the way your brain cells receive these chemicals. Result: While antidepressant drugs can take a month to take effect, AdoMet starts working almost immediately.
AdoMet has been proven effective in over 38 studies. Some of these studies compared it head-to-head against the leading drugs and found that it works just as well or better... but without the side effects. In fact, the studies found that AdoMet has even fewer side effects than a placebo!
But that's not all. AdoMet also helps liver problems... fatigue... memory problems... and pain and stiffness!
When you turn to page 396 of The Natural Physician's Healing Therapies you'll get all the details on AdoMet, including dosage instructions.
Then flip through the book where you'll find hundreds of other fast-acting natural remedies.
The book is available from Bottom Line Books. http://www.bottomlinebooks.com/index.html
Now I'm not an expert on the diagnosis or treatment of clinical depression, but there again, not many doctors are either. They say you can diagnose the condition and prescibe Zoloft in 7 minutes flat these days!
I'm keeping an open mind. If a new treatment works for some, it may work for many.
On the track
Started the day at 6am with 30 minutes on the stepper at over 130 bpm. Then went for a 40 minute walk with the boys.
In the evening Christine and I went swimming for about 20 minutes - 36 laps, in the Zoggs flippers. It's getting easier. I highly recommend those Zoggs flippers.
I've started giving myself 2 aerabytes for every minutes walked. The walking seems to be getting faster.
All up today I reckon I got 260 aerabytes. That's not too bad.
Weightd 86.0 kg. Must be doing something right.
In the meantime stay tuned, highly tuned and remember that deprsssion is a metabolic dysfunction - as much as it is a psychological dysfunction. That's another reason to keep yourself in exceptionally good shape.