Women's Mental Health Matters

Today is International Women’s Day. So let’s talk about one aspect of women’s health that’s been concerning lately. Depression. Depression is more prevalent in women. In Canada between 2007 and 2011, antidepressants were prescribed more than twice as often to women than men. Not only that, but a woman can lose 40% of her iron giving childbirth. Iron is crucial for dopamine & serotonin formation. What can we do about this? Many emotions are fleeting and normal. But when depressive feelings become chronic, that’s when issues usually arise. Now of course you should consult your doctor. Below is a look into the protocol we utilize at the clinic for treating depression.

  • Elimination of possibly inflammatory food sources such as sucrose, processed vegetable oils, dairy, grains, and alcohol

  • Tranquility Formula, IQ Max, and Everday Essentials

  • Go outside in direct sunlight during sunrise and sunset every single day.

  • Emotional counselor here at the clinic.

These are some actionable ways I have seen work to resolve depression.

Your Partner in Health, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy