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Depression

It All Begins With Stress

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Struggling with depression? The caring staff at One Love Chiropractic is here to help you.

I feel all of these stress responses (anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, and bipolar, mood and behavior disorders) are very similar in terms of why they are being expressed. It all begins with STRESS which then activates the fight/flight response and causes Subluxation. To help understand the ins and outs of why we are seeing more and more mood disorders, I would like to explain how the endocrine system is affected by more stress than a person, especially a child, can handle.
There are three glands that are affected by stress: the adrenals, the thyroid and the pituitary.

The adrenal glands are your stress glands and they are a part of the fight/flight system. They help in many areas: releasing adrenalin and cortisol to help in protection, regulating blood sugar and blood pressure, producing hormones, balancing mineral levels, and assisting the body in dealing with all types of stress.

When the adrenal glands are overworked and overburdened, they become burnt out or fatigued (adrenal fatigue), and as a survival mechanism, the thyroid gland is called on to do what it can to take up the slack.

Unfortunately, we are not helping the thyroid these days with poor nutrition and chemicals (fluoride, lack of iodine, soy and corn oil, heavy metals, etc.) and Subluxation at the base of the neck, where the thyroid is innervated. Eventually, the thyroid becomes exhausted and fatigued and now you have two glands that are dysfunctional. And then, when both the adrenals and the thyroid become fatigued and overworked to the point of exhaustion, the pituitary or “master gland” is called on to release “stimulating” hormones to try to boost the endocrine system to get it functioning again.

At that point, there is NO way the pituitary can keep up, especially when the nerves innervating the pituitary (upper cervical) are Subluxated from birth trauma, vaccines, chemicals, etc., leaving the pituitary weak to begin with.
When your glands are NOT producing hormones or there is a chemical imbalance, it will directly affect mood and demeanor. That imbalance, which stems from stress and Subluxation, can be expressed in many ways such as anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, and bipolar, mood and behavior disorders.

Another side note for those who have an overstressed and Subluxated nervous system that leads to hormone imbalance, is that it can also directly tie into headaches, fatigue, irritability, depression, issues with metabolism and obesity, and the craving for sugar. So, get your endocrine system back on track by rebalancing your nervous by removing your Subluxations with chiropractic care.

Are you struggling with depression? Reach out to us today.

From Dr. Derek’s book Indifference: Why Our Children Are So Sick

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