When a patient comes into our practice, one of the first things we do is look for root causes of their depression, anxiety, or sleep issues. More often than not, we’re able to find a few areas to address that have been previously overlooked.
Here are common 3 root causes of depression we see a lot:
1️⃣ B vitamin deficiencies: A number of nutrient deficiencies are linked with depression, including deficiencies in B vitamins. B vitamins are essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system and brain!
→ A deficiency in any one of these vitamins can lead to feelings of fatigue, brain fog, mood changes and depression.
2️⃣ Other micronutrient deficiencies: Depression is a complex condition, and its causes can be difficult to pinpoint. Functional medicine testing can help uncover the root causes of depression by looking for micronutrient deficiencies.
→ The best way to determine if you are deficient in any of these vitamins is to have a blood test done by your doctor.
→ If you are found to be deficient, modifying your diet and/or taking supplements can effectively treat the deficiency and improve your mood!
3️⃣Food sensitivities: If you’ve been feeling blah and think you might have a food sensitivity, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, up to 15 million Americans have food allergies.
→ And while that number may seem high, it’s actually relatively low when you consider that nearly 60 percent of the population has some sort of adverse reaction to certain foods.
The good news is that you don’t have to keep struggling! There are lots of things that can be done….and if you’re ready to take the next step, give us a call to learn more.