Videos from Igennus Healthcare Nutrition
Fighting depression naturally Part 1
Depression is one of the most common forms of mental health problems worldwide. In this informative first part of a two-part documentary, we are guided through its causes and the complex interactions between modern stresses, diet and mind. We learn about the lifestyle and food choices that affect our mood, and get a better understanding of treatment options other than pharmaceutical intervention. It is a complex illness that affects not just the mind, but rather is a whole-body illness and can disturb normal functioning. It not only affects the person who is suffering from it, but has an impact on all kinds of relationships. People with depression want and need to know the best treatment options that can offer improvement in their lives. In this documentary we look at the link between stress, diet and depression.
Fighting depression naturally Part 2
Conventional antidepressants do not work for everyone seeking treatment for depression; indeed they aren’t designed to address the underlying problems, they can have a myriad of side effects that cause further distress and are rarely a long-term solution. If you (or someone you know) suffer from depression, the chances are you may be deficient in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, and especially EPA. Clinically shown to help alleviate the symptoms of depression, EPA is being hailed as a natural antidepressant for the treatment of both mood disorders and anxiety. Indeed a recent study demonstrated the positive and synergistic effects of pure EPA in combination with antidepressant medication. At Igennus we believe there is sufficient evidence for doctors to consider pure EPA as a natural and effective treatment treatment option in mild cases, and as add-on treatments for more severe depression or bipolar disorder. The second part of this two-part documentary explains why many of us are lacking in EPA, the consequences of deficiency, and the best and safest way to include fish in your diet.