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Fighting depression together

Are you dealing with depression? Have you overcome depression? Coming off medication? Need advice and support?

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Please share your experiences with others here. If you're suffering let us know. If you've had success overcoming depression it would be great to hear about that too.

Consider B12

As well as having a great diet made of fruits and vegetables (maybe some flaxseed)and eating enough of them, I recommend people look into B12 supplements. Try to avoid cyanocobalamin B12 and go for the other types (hydroxocobalamin, adenosylcobalamin, methylcobalamin). If you take hydroxocobalamin make sure you're getting enough folate, but don't take folic acid as a supplement as it has been shown to cause harm. Sublinguals or injections are the best.

If you really can't eat enough calories from fruit then turn to starches like sweet potato, rice, oats, or regular potatoes. It's better to be full up on cooked carbohydrates than undereat on fruit in most cases. Your mind and body will suffer if you don't eat enough.

Some info on Iodine you might be interested in http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/thyroid-depression-mental-health/. I don't know about it myself but I guess it's worth looking into.

"Fruit=my anti depressant" - Sandrusia

"low fat, high fruit is the ultimate happy pill" - B

"Eating fruits and veggies are the best way to start a depression-free life" - Jasmin

"Moving is the way to kill depression, anxiety in my case!" - Emmie

"Top 4 depression busters
-LFRV
-Good Sleep
-Sunlight
-Exercise" - Mikey

"Sugar, water, sleep" - Durianrider

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Panic/Anxiety attacks.

Started by Elizabeth Anne Rose. Last reply by Horseback Hermit on Sunday. 2 Replies

Okay. I am very pleased with being on LFRV!!! (= its done wonders for me.All my mental craziness has been maintained except one. My panic/anxiety attacks.It happened at work and i was literally…Continue

Tags: suicide, depression, panic, help, fear

Other things to help combat depression/anxiety?

Started by Strawberry Jamie. Last reply by athena Dec 3, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi everyone.I am fairly new to 30BaD, and have been transitioning to LFRV for about 3 months now - with varying success.I had my first diagnosed bout of depression in January 2012; My Grandpa died in…Continue

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Niacin

Started by Made. Last reply by Amy Cooper Sep 1, 2013. 5 Replies

I have read that niacin (vitamin B3) is a natural anti-depressant.Has anyone tried that? How much do you have to take to feel a difference? Is niacin amide as effective as niacin?Continue

Who here is actually taking antidepressants?

Started by Kathi. Last reply by brooke Jul 23, 2013. 37 Replies

I have been on Lexapro for over 7 years, tried unsuccessfully to wean off several times.  My doctor emphatically states that I will be on it for the rest of my life.... I am determined as heck to…Continue

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Comment by SoulSparkled on December 18, 2013 at 8:32am

Hi there, I have made a post on my group 'Raw Food for Mental Health' but I feel it is relevant here too.

I want to share something with you...

I am thinking of writing a book and making a YouTube channel.

Not just from the perspective of the therapist that I am trained as, but of my learnings as a co-frail human like yourselves.. limping and walking alongside you.

If anyone would like this idea, and has a question they'd like a response to over youtube or the 'Raw food for Mental health' discussion board please message me a scenario (so I've a bit of context) and a question!  Please don't make it too lengthy, a couple of paragraphs will suffice :) and it can be narrow or broad pertaining to raw food and mental health, keeping in mind that mental health is more my speciality than raw food (though I am very well researched I have more years spent as a vegan and vegetarian than as a fruitarian). However I won’t be acting as a therapist - It will be a process of sharing thoughts, perspectives and ideas. A co-journey but not a counsellor/patient dynamic at all!

Any ideas for a book on mental health also please send your suggestions and I will get typing ;) 

This is something I have always wanted to do, and I really hope to find people to support and guide me through this journey.

Love, Joy and Peace to you wherever you are in life.

Remember that during this holiday season, when some may find it easy - others like myself find it difficult for lots of different reasons. While you may be limping, you are still walking. You.. and I ... can get through it together!

xo

Comment by FruitZombi on November 15, 2013 at 6:00am

Thanks for the warm welcome Watzzupsport!

Comment by FruitZombi on November 15, 2013 at 5:59am

Hello Brooke,

I wanted to share with you some info that was given to me in regards to treating depression.

A friend of mine who was taking a high dose of antidepressants recently told me that he's been having success taking a supplement called Lithium Orotate. It is a form of lithium, which doctors use to treat depression, but isn't as toxic and can be purchased and used over the counter. I've been taking it for several months now and have found that it works wonders for me. The best brand is  "Doctor's Best" as some other brands will give you diluted amounts of lithium. For more info on this you can check out this YouTube videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijMbycw2boM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q71-bqgANk

Comment by Watzzupsport on November 14, 2013 at 9:23pm

Hey Fruit Zombie hi straight back attcha take a seat.

brooke  I know its been awhile since you posted I hope you got some answers. If i can add anything at this stage please do not try to find all the answers in what you are eating. Exercise, social connection and mindfulness are all part of a management plan. Stay shiny 

Regards Russell 

Comment by FruitZombi on November 14, 2013 at 2:26pm

Hello! I'm new to this group and new to this site.

I just wanted to introduce myself and say hi.

Comment by brooke on July 22, 2013 at 3:46pm

Hi there, I have been battling depression for around a year now.I started my very first course of antidepressants around four months ago.I was initially feeling better but it seems that my body has adjusted to the medication and now I feel low again.My doctor wants me to increase my dose which is worrying me immensely.I don't wish to be on medication at all let alone increasing the dosage. I'm wondering where this will end up. I'm high fruit already but finding it hard to fight off such low moments .I'm wondering if I should go off the meds completely and try B 12 injections and also making sure I'm fully carbed up.Id love to hear from anyone regarding this issue.

Comment by Liam G on June 21, 2013 at 8:23am

That's great :)

Comment by Laurel Nessim on June 19, 2013 at 12:49pm

Just a follow-up. Talked to my doctor and he asked if I could push through these side effects for a couple of weeks and it should get better from there! I get to keep eating bananas!!

Comment by Laurel Nessim on June 19, 2013 at 6:52am

Yes I've been doing blood tests because I was in the hospital with an ulcer a few weeks ago and I've been having regular visits with my doctor and everything has come out normal and clear, including my liver. It's a relief to know that they are 2 separate levels of serotonin though. I think I was getting a little paranoid there. I definitely do NOT want to stop eating all my bananas!

Thank you so much for your comment and I will confirm with my doctor this afternoon to see what's going on!

Thanks again!

Comment by Liam G on June 19, 2013 at 6:30am

Hey. Unless you have a very weak liver you shouldn't really be feeling any effects from the citalopram for another 10 days ish. I don't think there should be any kind of interaction, but I couldn't tell you for sure. Bananas may contain serotonin but if it's a problem for you then it's a problem for the rest of us, because Citalopram shouldn't increase blood levels of serotonin if that's what you meant. Citalopram should increase serotonin levels in the brain and bananas might increase serotonin levels in the blood, but I don't think this should be a problem unless you already have a high level of serotonin in your blood for some reason. Have you had health checks recently?

 

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