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Depression is not a Prozac Deficiency

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Depression is not a Prozac Deficiency

Jennifer Schmid

We all know someone whose life has been touched by depression in the forms of major depression disorder, dysthymia, and bipolar disorder. Depression is the leading cause of disability both internationally and here in the U.S. 

According to a 2011 article from Harvard University, anti-depressant use in the United States QUADRUPLED between 1994 and 2008. 10% of Americans are now taking some type of anti-depressant medication, spending at least $11 BILLION per year. 

And yet, even the American Psychological Association acknowledges that at least half of the people on anti-depressants don’t benefit from the drugs but rather the placebo effect. Many drugs have blackbox warnings because they cause suicide, one of the very outcomes they are supposed to prevent.

There is something very wrong here.

The reality is, depression is not a Prozac (or Zoloft or Lexapro) deficiency. New research is coming out every day that mental health disorders almost always take their root from some type of nutritional deficiency and/or inflammatory condition, whether in the brain itself, in the digestive system, or elsewhere in the body. 

Like so many other conditions that elude conventional medicine, depression can be healed for good.

The Depression Sessions

But don’t take my word for it. In a new series called the Depression Sessions, my friend and esteemed colleague, Sean Croxton at Underground Wellness, has put together 22 interviews of some of the leading experts in depression, nutrition and mental health: Physicians such as Kelly Brogan, MD, chiropractors, nutritionists, and therapists each share their own research and how they are changing lives for the better. Our very own Gerald Roliz shares his experiences as a pharmaceutical sales rep and details the lengths pharmaceutical companies go through to make sure that doctors are prescribing these meds to as many people as possible.

These sessions are not to be missed.

From Sunday, June 14th thru the 27th, Sean will be making all 22 Depression Sessions available for FREE viewing on your computer, tablet, or smart phone. FREE!!

Click the link below to sign up to attend.

When you register to attend, you’ll get immediate FREE access to the Depression Sessions Jump Start video series with:

  • Dr. Datis Kharrazian - Insomnia Leaves Clues: What Poor Sleep Can Tell You About Depression
  • Dr. Jill Carnahan, MD - How Digestive Problems Lead to Anxiety and Depression
  • Dr. Jillian Teta, ND - Antidepressant Addiction: How SSRIs Hijack Your Serotonin

This is not your ordinary online health summit. You can expect high-quality interviews, HD production and picture quality, and a life-changing experience.

Click HERE to watch the trailer. (It’s gone viral on Facebook!) 

Even if you don’t suffer from mood challenges yourself, you almost certainly know someone who does. Please forward this information to them. You just might change a life.

Everyone deserves the very best mental health. Sean and I are looking forward to moving you and those you love closer to happiness, naturally. And if you have any questions whatsoever now or during the summit, please reach out to me at

One of the interviews that is changing the way I work with clients is Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s discussion on figuring out what is causing your depression:

  • Why there’s more to correcting mood disorders than boosting neurotransmitter levels. A lot more!
  • Why traumatic brain injuries often show up as depression ... years down the road. 
  • How chronic gut inflammation can cause brain inflammation, leading to depression.
  • How the “other” symptoms presenting with depression — anxiety, insomnia, brain fog —  can help determine its cause.

You can watch it for free here.

This interview is a MUST SEE for anyone who suffers from depression.

This interview is a MUST SEE for anyone who suffers from depression.