Going through a divorce can be devastating. The rug has been pulled out from underneath your future, and you may feel powerless to do anything about it. If a betrayal is involved, it could make you question yourself and your worth as well.
Finding a way to cope with the roller coaster of emotions can seem impossible. How will you be able to get a grip on the heartbreak in order to find a way to move on? Sometimes just getting out of bed can feel like a chore with no end in sight.
While you may never have thought of yourself as someone who is prone to dealing with depression, a divorce can present an entirely new situation not of your making. Situational depression can be just as debilitating, but it doesn’t have to be.
There is hope out there, and it doesn’t necessarily have to involve pharmaceuticals if that is something you are against. There are natural ways for you to seek help, and a natural medicine doctor may be just who you need to help you find your way back to you.
Here are a few ways they may be able to help you:
There are things you may want to remove from your regimen that can harm your body’s natural response. Try to avoid sugary foods (which research is showing can contribute to anxiety and depression), limit caffeine and alcohol (can also contribute to increased anxiety and moodiness), and eat well-balanced meals.
There are few that might be able to help even out your mood:
GABA: this is an amino acid that can decrease anxiety and helps to relax your muscles; also, taking valerian root can naturally increase your GABA levels
5-HTP: this can help with sleeping, headaches and moodiness; it increases serotonin, which helps calm you
Kava root: it’s been shown to be a nonaddictive and non-hypnotic anxiolytic; it stimulates dopamine which enhances your mood
Vitamin B Complex: this helps stabilize your mood and lower stress; it can also improve your energy levels
There are a few things you can try if you’re not doing them already, like exercising more (that releases endorphins that are natural mood enhancers), better sleep, meditation and getting the support you need — perhaps a group therapy session.
Two good ones for you to incorporate into your life are Lavender (which will help with relaxing — perhaps in a bath) as well as Roman chamomile (which calms your nerves and can relax you by inhaling from the bottle or diffuse some drops or you can even apply topically on your chest, next or wrists).
All of these remedies shouldn’t replace a cognitive therapist, who can also help you deal with the anxieties of being on your own again, but rather these are suggestions to compliment therapy.
You should make sure to see a natural medicine doctor Chicago, IL residents trust before taking the supplements, to understand how much or little is needed.
Thank you to our contributors at WholeHealth Chicago for the insightful information above.