Symptoms: Feeling gloomy, lifeless, avoids social interaction, sense of hopelessness, feelings of poor self-worth, feeling life is not worth living, etc.
Depression is linked to acidic pH (deficient mineral status, thus poor oxygenation to the brain), brain infection, weak adrenals, vitamin B deficiency, toxic liver, digestive dysfunction, heavy metal toxicity. Many medical drugs can interfere with brain function and cause depression. Feelings of depression after traumatic events (e.g., death of a loved one, etc.) are normal and require a period of adjustment (6 weeks or more).
Often, under-active thyroid and adrenal glands are linked to a depression. Thorough evaluation and laboratory testing are needed to rule out these condition before prescribing anti-depressant pharmaceuticals.