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tisha3
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   Posted 3/4/2006 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
sad  my husband suffers from depression,goes on & off meds every few years.We are heading into another bout-I know the signs now & he won't get help.Is there a diet that can help offset it alittle or vitamins that anyone knows about.Please help

els
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   Posted 3/5/2006 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi tisha3,  Welcome to Healing Well forum. 

I really dont know of a diet that is going to help of set depression.  There are quite a few people that believe that vitamins (SAM-e or St. John's Wart) for them are more effective than antidepressants.  I am not one of those people.  So I dont have any words of wisdom in that area either.  Hopefully someone can come along and give you some suggestions soon.  Good luck!!


~elisha
 


tisha3
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   Posted 3/5/2006 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
elisha
thanks for responding,I've heard food can affect your chemicalbalance so I'm looking for something to do for him with him having to do anything,because he won't.I'll keep searching. Thanks again
tisha

els
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   Posted 3/6/2006 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   

tisha,

You may want to make sure he gets a diet rich in Omega-3's like fish, salmon and such.  I have heard that this can help but there are not any studies that prove it.  Also he can take it in a supplement if he doesn't like fish.  Lots of green vegetables are good too. 

I am just a firm believer in antidepressants and haven't really concentrated on natural things to help sustain chemical balance.  But I would give these a try or do some research on it.  Sorry I cant be of more help. 


~elisha
 


nivram
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   Posted 3/6/2006 11:42 AM (GMT -7)   
tisha, I just came from the doctor and discussed some weight issues of my daughters and the side effects she encountered from anti-dpressents. I informed him of her starting St.Johns wart a couple weeks ago. He was very positive about it and said it does help people and was very supportive of her using it. It dosen't have the side effects that the others have. Research about it under Kelly's SJW, great sight with alot of info on it. My daughter is also taking Vitamen B complex, also a good vitamen to help with mood and depression. I was alittle nervous at first to tell him about her starting SJW, was releived when he had a postive attitude about it. Good Luck!

cajunbrat
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   Posted 3/6/2006 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Tisha, welcome to HW! I hope for the best for you and yours. Keep the faith!!!
God bless!!!!!
 
 
 
~Kathy~


tisha3
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   Posted 3/6/2006 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank You for the replies,I'll be at the drugstore tomorrow getting vitamins.I don't know if it will work but I'm ready to try anything.We have a 7,5,&1yr old,& they are my main concern & need their father as a positive role model.Keep you posted
Tisha

cliche SAHM
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   Posted 3/6/2006 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tisha,
There is a book out there called "Potatoes Not Prozac" that may address some of your questions. You should see if your local library has it, or can get it for you. I've never read it, but have heard of it.

Cliche
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