of hopelessness, chronic apathy, and low energy levels are some
of the crippling symptoms of depression. Depression can appear as
a consequence of a life change such as divorce, death of a family
member, or loss of work—or it may insidiously unfold without
a clear cause. For this disorder, the well-known adage, "sound
body-sound mind" reveals a simple basic truth. That's because
depression is commonly intertwined with a vast number of diverse
conditions and illnesses--and uncovering potential imbalances can
be a powerful tool for an effective natural and holistic approach
to emotional healing.
and Amino Acids: The building blocks of protein, amino
acids are crucial source material for the production of important
brain neurotransmitters. Imbalances can result in several major
dysfunctions of the central nervous system linked to depression.
and Thyroid Function: A substantial portion of patients
with depression suffer from thyroid hormone imbalances that may
make them more treatment-resistant.
and Allergy: Depression seems to predispose individuals
to increased immune hypersensitivity to a wide range of food and
and Melatonin: Imbalances of the pineal hormone melatonin
are linked to Seasonal Affective Disorder and other mood and behavior
problems. Disrupted secretion patterns of melatonin can also seriously
interfere with sleep, worsening existing symptoms of depression.
and Adrenal Hormones: Overly
high levels of the adrenal hormone cortisol often underlie the biochemical
pattern characteristic of depression, particularly when stress and
obesity are also part of the clinical picture.
and Digestive Function: A faulty digestive process
can result in the malabsorption of key nutrients necessary for maintaining
healthy mood patterns and overall feeling of well-being. Overgrowth
of certain intestinal yeasts such as Candida albicans can also trigger
and Toxins and Nutrients: Overexposure to heavy metal
toxins like lead and mercury have been clinically shown to induce
a psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Mineral nutrient
imbalances can also cause resistance to treatment.
and Glucose and Insulin Tolerance: Fluctuating blood sugar levels, particularly in diabetic patients,
can result in increased depression, tension, and fatigue.
and Fatty Acids:Fatty acid deficiencies could significantly
contribute to symptoms of depression, particularly in those at high
risk of omega-3 deficiencies, such as alcoholics and post partum
and Female Hormones: Female hormone imbalances may
help explain why women are much more prone to certain types of depression
Call my office to schedule a nutritional consultation so
we can determine imbalances, so
that tests can be performed and a comprehensive strategy
of lifestyle, dietary modification and nutrient supplementation
can be implemented to aid you in reversing this disorder.
Rispoli has her Ph.D. in Nutrition,
is a licensed Acupuncturist and clinical
researcher. She has been in practice
for well over 25 years. It is through
her clinical practice that she has
gained insights into chronic health
you are suffering from unexplained
symptoms that come and go you owe
it to yourself to find out why. Find
out today call for a Nutritional
Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.
happiness is a reflection of your
health call today For an appointment,
contact her office at (800) 956-7083
or (818) 707-3125.
We also offer Functional Laboratory
tests that can be done through the
mail in the privacy of your home
to help determine why you are having
these symptoms. For more information
on these click on lab tests.
information herein is not intended
as diagnosis, treatment or a cure.
Should you have a medical condition
please seek the advice of your