Natural Support for Depression

New Mechanism of Action Behind Nutritional Mood Enhancers

Chris D. Meletis, ND (with permission from cpmedical.net, access pin: 587556)

Our well-being is one of the most important aspects of our health. If we do not experience the joy of living, than receiving an otherwise clean bill of health does us no good. The reality is, however, that individuals suffering from depression are also more likely to be afflicted with other diseases. One of the strongest connections made is the link that exists between depression, heart disease and diabetes. Depression occurs in up to one-quarter of patients with cardiovascular disease and diabetes.1 In fact, depression is ranked with heart disease and diabetes as the most common chronic illnesses affecting the aging population. Depressed heart disease patients have poorer medical outcomes including increased risk of another myocardial infarction and all-cause mortality. Patients with diabetes and depression have poorer glycemic control, more diabetes symptoms, and greater all-cause mortality.1 Clearly, depression is linked to some of the most common degenerative diseases and plays an outcome in the progression of those diseases.

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