My Emotional Causes To My Thyroid Disorder – Unlocking Depression

I am on a journey to discover the physical and emotional causes to my need for Thyroid medication.  For a few years I have said that I am going to get off of this medication. I’ve done a few things like take some supplements specifically for the thyroid…but getting really, truly serious did not happen until…

about one month ago, something clicked and it became very evident that now is the time. Within days I was introduced to a book that has given me an understanding of what is going on in my body on a physical level. At first I didn’t want to read it. I didn’t want to learn one more thing! But the friend who introduced it to me happened to come to my home and said, “Just read the first chapter.”  And so I did…and I could not put it down. For me, it speaks to the next level in understanding the physical components behind illnesses. It dovetails beautifully with what I have learned from other books and from my doctor.

I knew that the next step was going to be to really look hard at the emotional components to this disorder in my life. And with the help of a coaching certification program that I am currently engaged in, I am being guided to look deeper and to discover where I am stuck in my life. This has led me to writing tonight…and discovering exactly what has contributed to this illness for the past 12+ years.

I invite you to follow the pattern. Allow your voice to be heard through writing and then speaking out loud what you wrote…it’s another step in the direction of unlocking!

It matters!

Major Causes of Depression Part 4 – Unlocking Depression

Viral Infection
  Epstein-Barr virus or Lyme disease:  the viruses that cause these can latch onto
nerves and inflame them.  These viruses
emit a toxic poison (neurotoxin) that inflames nerves and brain cells.  This disrupts the signals to and from the
brain…and can lead to depression.

  combat with viral detoxic suggested in book
Electrolyte
Deficiency
The body needs a certain level of electrolytes
which are ions created by salt and other bodily fluids.  The electrolytes help maintain and send
electrical impulses through the body—and especially to the brain.  When electrolytes are low, the electrical
impulses are severely disrupted and a trigger for depression occurs.
  combat with healing foods to restore

I include these potential physical causes to depression to provide hope that depression and anxiety can be overcome on a physical level.  Combining this knowledge with tools to overcome the emotional side/causes is absolutely essential to complete eradication of depression!

It’s possible!  It matters!

(The provided outlines of physical causes to depression comes from Medical Medium by Anthony William.  I use it because my personal experience in researching and personally overcoming root causes to depression has taught me these truths—just on a different level.  Mr. William’s work is the next step in understanding what is physically behind depression and what to do about it from a physical level.  I offer clients the understanding of how the physical and emotional components combine in creating depression and anxiety.  I guide clients to the resources to find the physical healing and then coach them on how to find emotional freedom using tools to master belief processes.)

Major Causes of Depression Part 3 – Unlocking Depression

Everything-Is-Perfect
Variety
This is exactly what happened to me!  I had a great family, a great husband, great
blessings and yet I felt a heaviness, a dark cloud, guilt because why did I
feel so sad, angry, frustrated when I had so much to be grateful for—and I was grateful!

 — This type of depression is the result of toxins,
not a bad attitude! (p. 187)
 — As a result of our modern living, over time the
body accumulates toxic heavy metals. 
They eventually settle into the “area of the brain near the thalamus…if
an acidic environment is coupled with a high-protein, fat-based diet, the
metals will start oxidizing, which creates a poisonous chemical pool that
contaminates brain cells and lowers electrical impulse activity.  This disruption…can create a depressive
disorder, which can sneak up on a person when least expected.  This oxidation isn’t necessarily continuous.  If the runoff from the toxic heavy metals
happens on an occasional basis, you will experience depression only
sporadically, with no apparent rhyme or reason for each episode.” (p 187)
 Non-metal toxins can also create neuron and
neurotransmitter damage that leads to depression. Pesticides and herbicides,
formaldehyde (in household products and preservative in processed food),
solvents (used in carpet cleaning, household cleaning…), and food additives
(MSG, aspartame, sulfites…)

  combat with heavy metal detox

Suggestions from author Anthony William:

Barley Juice Extract Powder:  draws out heavy metals from the spleen, intestinal tract, pancreas, and reproductive system.  It prepares the mercury for complete absorption by the spirulina.  Drink 1-2 tsp mixed into juice or water.

Dulse Flakes:  binds to mercury, lead, aluminum, copper, cadmium, and nickel.  It binds to mercury and only releases it when it leaves the body.  Eat 2 T daily.

Spirulina:  (preferably from Hawaii) draws out heavy metals from the brain, central nervous system, and liver and absorbs heavy metals extracted by the barley juice powder.  Take 2 tsp mixed in water, coconut water, or juice.

Wild Blueberries (from Maine):  draws heavy metals out of the brain.  Also heals and repairs any gaps created when the heavy metals are removed.  1 cup daily.  (find in the freezer section

Cilantro:  goes into hard-to-reach places and extracts metals from long ago.  Blend 1 cup into a smoothie or eat plain or on a salad.

(these recommendations are copied from the Medical Medium book by Anthony William.)

(The provided outlines of physical causes to depression comes from Medical Medium by Anthony William.  I use it because my personal experience in researching and personally overcoming root causes to depression has taught me these truths—just on a different level.  Mr. William’s work is the next step in understanding what is physically behind depression and what to do about it from a physical level.  I offer clients the understanding of how the physical and emotional components combine in creating depression and anxiety.  I guide clients to the resources to find the physical healing and then coach them on how to find emotional freedom using tools to master belief processes.)

Major Causes of Depression Part 2 – Unlocking Depression

I am reading a new book, Medical Medium, that beautifully and accurately identifies the major causes of depression.  Today I will discuss the second reason this book outlines:  traumatic stress.

Traumatic Stress:  Severe and sustained stress can create a burnout effect.  Some examples would be months and months of unemployment, a lawsuit, a major illness…sometimes smaller stressors can also fit into this category.  Every person is different.  Your reaction to learning you have a flat tire on your way out of town may be very different than your neighbor’s.

Our responses to life’s challenges–big and small–trigger the flight-or-fight response that I discuss here.  The adrenal glands flood our bodies with adrenaline.  If we don’t know how to quiet this response, damage can eventually happen that can lead to major depression.  “The adrenaline becomes a trigger that breaks down neurotransmitters and lowers melatonin production, setting you up for feeling lost at sea in a depressive fog.”  (P. 186)

How to combat?  Adrenal dysfunction can be the result of this type of stress.  Chapter 8 of this book outlines how to heal damaged adrenal glands.

I also invite you to read how to quiet your fight-or-flight response.  It will be a step in the right direction!

It matters!  And it works!

(The provided outlines of physical causes to depression comes from Medical Medium by Anthony William.  I use it because my personal experience in researching and personally overcoming root causes to depression has taught me these truths—just on a different level.  Mr. William’s work is the next step in understanding what is physically behind depression and what to do about it from a physical level.  I offer clients the understanding of how the physical and emotional components combine in creating depression and anxiety.  I guide clients to the resources to find the physical healing and then coach them on how to find emotional freedom using tools to master belief processes.)

Major Causes of Depression, Part 1 — Unlocking Depression

I am reading a new book, Medical Medium, that beautifully and accurately identifies the major causes of depression.  Today I will discuss traumatic loss.

Traumatic Loss:  examples include a family member dying; getting fired from a job; a spouse cheating on you; suffering an injustice where you decide the world is cruel; long-held plans being stripped from you; thinking you are going to die soon.

Every person reacts differently to these types of losses.  What really matters is the effect on YOU.  According to the author of this book, such traumatic emotions can damage brain tissue.  The emotional shock can actually generate an electrical jolt in the brain–it can be so intense that it actually switches off a part of the brain.  This shutdown is actually to protect the self from getting hurt too badly.  “Depression can result when a series of upsetting events over time prompts the safety mechanism to break down and go awry.”

When upheavals add up over time, the safety measures can stop functioning properly.  And this can lead to numbness–a very real symptom of depression.

If this sounds familiar to you, hold on.  There is hope.  “With proper nurturing, these safety mechanisms can restore themselves so that we’re able to experience life in an awakened state again, and to bounce back from unexpected events.” (p 184)

Whether you are new to this blog and the fact that healing is possible or not, choose one event in your life where you experienced traumatic loss.  Write about it–everything that will come out.  Then tomorrow feed by writing down 5 things that you learned from the experience.

Stay posted for part 2.  It matters!

(The provided outlines of physical causes to depression comes from Medical Medium by Anthony William.  I use it because my personal experience in researching and personally overcoming root causes to depression has taught me these truths—just on a different level.  Mr. William’s work is the next step in understanding what is physically behind depression and what to do about it from a physical level.  I offer clients the understanding of how the physical and emotional components combine in creating depression and anxiety.  I guide clients to the resources to find the physical healing and then coach them on how to find emotional freedom using tools to master belief processes.)

The Last Battlefield: Thoughts From Fiji – Unlocking Depression Key

Our son is serving a two-year mission in Fiji for our Church.  He wrote something really interesting to me this past week:

For the first transfer in Fiji I had a really hard time as you all know. A few weeks ago I realized 9 out of 10 of my thoughts were negative… in the last 3 weeks everyday in the morning and at night I say declarations and whenever I catch myself having negative thoughts, I change them right away. It has helped me so much! I get along better with the other missionaries. I’m not getting sick anymore, etc… We have to have positive thoughts! 

I say more here about how positive thoughts are just a step in the direction to healing from depression and anxiety.  For now, try turning around your negative thoughts and see what happens!
It matters!



More Energy From Gratitude? Unlocking Depression Key

Yesterday I listened to a woman who spoke about increasing our capacity for energy.  She cited a study where they were trying to determine which of three things would help people regain some energy during the late afternoon slump.  The study wondered if drinking coffee, taking a walk, or expressing gratitude to someone would build energy.  The results were startling:  expressing gratitude to someone gave the longest effect.

I invite you to express gratitude every day for one week.  Tell someone something you appreciate about them.  Write a note.  Send a text.  Make a phone call.

What will it do for you?  It matters!

(Unfortunately I do not have the citation for the study I reference!)

Doubt – Unlocking Depression Key

You are likely well acquainted with doubt and difficulty.
Please talk to someone today
OR
write out what you would tell them and crumple the paper and throw it away:)
Expressing is step one…