Depression and anxiety have become so common! I see so many posts, especially on facebook, of people expressing their pain. It pains me because the only solution they are presented with are antidepressants which they become dependent on that have the longest list of side effects. Doctors have no clue what causes depression and so people continue to suffer. It is hard because I know there is a better way - a one true path to healing. It is hard because I know these people often do not have the support of friends or family who understand how they feel or how to help. It really hurts when I see beautiful souls suffering with their emotions, often alone and feeling isolated from the world. Few people understand what it feels like. It is difficult to understand how constant depression and anxiety feels and how it can negatively impact someone's life. I've been there. I know how it feels to have your whole world crashing down on you. I spent years in a black hole of depression when I was chronically ill. In fact, I can even remember feeling depressed at the age of 11 years old. It was something that always hovered over me that I didn't understand and couldn't escape. I thought that I was weird and was often made to feel guilty. I remember people telling me that I was ungrateful and that at least I wasn't in a third world country - that I had no reason to have anxiety or depression. This reaction from the people closest to me made me feel even more alone. I had this looming dark rainy cloud following me all the time. It was hard for me to make friends. I would try to cheer myself up with distractions, but the sad thoughts, the "what's the point" thoughts continued swinging its way back to me like a boomerang. Looking back, I am amazed at how different things are today. The way I deal with challenges and my emotions is a lot better than it used to be which involved locking myself in a dark closet for hours and crying til I felt light headed and drained. I remember harming myself, causing myself physical pain (punching walls til my knuckles were skinned, scratching myself til I bled) to escape the emotional pain I was in.
I contemplated suicide many times. 😟 I would have panic attacks constantly (at least twice a week). I have come a long way since then in my healing and today I love teaching others how to heal from all these terrible mental illnesses. This post is for you. To give you hope when things aren't looking their brightest. I know. I was there. I was told - "why don't you just get out more? Why don't you just find a new hobby?" While things like this may work temporarily at helping us feel better, they don't get to the root of what causes depression. Depression is not the person's fault. It isn't because they aren't trying hard enough to live a happy life. They simply can't command themselves to be happier and keep that feeling long-term. I remember I went to several counselors and therapists to help with the emotions I was feeling. I had depression and anxiety - possible ADD too. While these visits talking to people about my feelings helped me feel better, it never completely solved the problem. When I was first introduced to natural remedies I was thrown into the world of supplements. I took it all: 5Htp, calcium and magnesium supplements, natural energy shots and drinks, anything I could get my hands on to feel a little better to get through the day. 🚫 In the long run, these isolated supplements made me feel worse, and caused a lot of imbalances in my body. I later on had to heal and detox all these harmful supplements out of my body on my detox journey. I remember social situations used to make me feel so uncomfortable and this carried on into my young adult years. I remember stuttering when being called on to read in my 8th grade social studies class. At my worst I had past traumatic experiences fully pop up into my consciousness several years later - and they felt like they were tearing my soul apart. Sometimes depression can come from outside factors making you feel unhappy or anxious - like not being satisfied where you currently live, or it could be you are unhappy with where you are in your life, or maybe there are destructive relationships in your life, or perhaps you are not on the path your heart truly desires.
These are just a few scenarios that must be addressed. However, most of the people I help heal from depression and anxiety have deeper issues. This is because depression and anxiety have a physiological cause almost every time. It all has to do with gland health. Let's get down to the root of depression and anxiety and how to finally heal from it. You deserve to feel good in your body, mind, emotions, and spirit! You do have that emotional strength within you, it just has to be unlocked! If I could reverse my depression and anxiety through detoxing my body and healing my glands with the right diet and the healing herbs - then you can too. 💖
Depression comes about when the thyroid gland, specifically the parathyroid gland becomes weakened. This may be a minor weakness of a congestive origin or it may be a chronic or degenerative weakness in which the tissue of the gland has begun to break down from acidosis in the body. The latter is often more difficult to heal, although both can be challenging since the thyroid glands are all the way up in the head/neck region (the farthest area from the kidneys and colon which are the main elimination channels of the body). Either of these levels - congestive which is acute or deterioration which is degenerative, is enough to impair the glands' duties in your body. So, what are the parathyroid glands' duties exactly? The main one that we will talk about is calcium utilization. The parathyroid glands control whether you are able to utilize calcium in the body or not. This is the main problem in people who are losing calcium from their bones or have a deficiency. No amount of supplemental calcium will help if the body has problems utilizing this mineral to begin with. There is a shocking correlation between people that have bone, joint, and connective tissue problems in the body and them having depression as well. When examining someone's health case (symptoms and markings in their irises through iridology) we find that most people with depression also have other health problems like many of the following: bruising easily, prolapsed bladder or difficulty holding their bladder, prolapsed colon - leading to constipation, cramping of the legs, spine deterioration or herniated discs, scoliosis, hemorrhoids, and weak fingernails just to name a few. Losing calcium or inability to use calcium = weakness both in the emotions and in the physical body. If you have any of these symptoms you most likely have parathyroid gland weakness. To repair the parathyroid gland, one must make sure to clear any congestion and acids in this area first. One cannot rebuild tissue properly in an acidic medium. This is where diet comes into play. Focusing some time on a 100 percent raw diet high in alkaline, astringent and water-rich fruits will provide enough power to pull all the mucus out from the upper portions of the body. A raw diet with the elimination of proteins and few fats in the first step to healing. With the great number of people in the world that have adrenal gland weakness, as well as bad kidneys and a stagnant lymphatic system (mostly the entire population), one must follow the most powerful cleansing diet on the planet - fruits, raw foods and herbs. If you have a stagnant lymph system and kidneys that are not filtering all the wastes that your trillions of cells produce each day, then what you have is a body full of acidic and destructive chemistry burning up the glands, organs, and systems. Nothing is safe in the body and everything is up for grabs. The missing key in healing depression, anxiety, and any mental health issues is knowing the true cause (weaknesses in the body) first and then responding with a powerful protocol in place with the intention of healing all these specific weaknesses.
Adrenal gland weakness is almost always seen in every person I work with that have many health issues they need to heal. This is because the adrenal glands are responsible for so many areas of the body. The adrenal glands produce anti- inflammatory steroids that bring down inflammation and put the fire out, so if you are in any pain, there's a good chance your adrenal glands need work. The adrenal glands also produce neurotransmitters in the body controlling the nervous system. The adrenal glands control the fight or flight response, and so if they are weak then this is when we see anxiety taking over. A tall tale sign of someone with anxiety is the presence of nerve rings in the iris. Also, depending on your blood pressure numbers we can see just how healthy your adrenal glands truly are! Those with incredibly low systolic blood pressures (low 100's and even 90's and 80's) show weak adrenals. The adrenals are the glands of energy. Low energy and fatigue = low adrenals. It comes to no surprise why this society is so obsessed with coffee for energy if most people have burned out their adrenal glands. Someone hooked on coffee for energy can never be healthy. Truly healthy bodies produce the energy they need without the help of outside stimulants. I personally tried to heal depression, anxiety, fatigue, coldness, headaches, digestion, just with diet many years ago, and did not see as many results as when I finally added in specific herbal formulas to address the gland weaknesses of the body. This is the biggest mistake I see people make and this is how important the adrenal glands and all glands are. Even more important is the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is the master gland in the brain that controls all the other glands in the body. If you are someone that shows a lot of gland weaknesses in your symptomology, you might have the pituitary gland to heal as well that is suppressing the functioning of your other glands. Signs of pituitary gland weakness are being too short or too tall. For women - under 5'4" I would suspect a pituitary weakness. For men, under 5'7" I would also suspect a pituitary weakness. Those that are close to 6' or over may also have a pituitary weakness. This is because the pituitary gland is also the gland of growth. The pituitary gland can also have an effect on the menstrual cycle of a women - irregular menses is common. Constipation is also common in people with this weakness, as well as skin pigmentation changes (those with vitiligo for example). All parts of the body are connected to each other and create the health issues that are known as diseases based on the location of the issue. It is my job as a detox specialist to put all these puzzle pieces together to create the perfect healing protocol in order to heal the body of any illness.
Acidosis is the main cause of most diseases and the different names and symptoms of diseases are based on the location of where these acids are most predominately found. Rid the body of these acids and you can heal the main causative factor of disease! To heal any painful condition in the body, one must remove proteins from the diet. This is an absolute must! Proteins are acidic when consumed and acidic when broken down by the body. This causes further pain in an otherwise already inflamed body. The body will start to clean all the acids (cellular wastes, proteins), obstructions (mucus, parasites, fungus, old stools), and toxins (heavy metals, chemicals, vaccinations) causing the skin to burn when one moves to an alkaline diet of predominately fruits and raw foods. Fruits are the lymph pullers in the body and are the ultimate healers. In chronic individuals (most of the population) one must also include the herbs to move the lymphatic system and heal the tissues and glands. The herbs one needs to take depends entirely on the specific symptoms a person is showing and what genetic weaknesses they show in their irises. One must have both the correct diet, correct transition, and the correct herbs in order to heal from anything.
Traumas must be covered in this topic too. I have seen a lot of people get health problems after undergoing emotional trauma - either the death of someone close to them, being in an abusive relationship, being in a serious accident like a car crash are a few scenarios. Traumatic experiences like these are exactly the kind of thing to put major stress on the adrenals. This stress can be difficult to take off of the adrenals glands. Some adrenal glands stop functioning from this major stress and just won't budge - even with the strongest formulas. This is where inner healing work must come into play. Letting go, relaxing, trusting that everything will always work out in your favor, practicing self-love, saying no when you need to, saying yes when you want to, following and connecting with your inner intuition and training your heart to follow your highest joy are all so important. It is easier to fall into these healthy living practices when you start taking care of and loving your body by eating high vibrational foods and cleansing all the congestion from the body that can keep us locked in this sadness. Eating dead, processed foods affect the emotions. I find that many times people with parasitic activity, candida, and fungus are often depressed. Parasites have a direct effect on our emotions. They can actually send thoughts to our brain to make us crave harmful foods, thus making us more depressed. It is a vicious cycle locking someone into the deterioration of their health. There are so many connections that to be made in the body that can be the cause of one's depression and anxiety. I have only covered some in this post! The only way to truly heal is to examine your symptoms, lifestyle, diet, health history, genetic family history, and irises. All these things are used to piece the perfect diet and herbal healing protocol that will heal your body completely!
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It is amazing how someone's emotions and state of being transforms when going through the detox process. I have seen complete personality changes in people. They start off timid or shy, having lack of self-worth, constantly anxious, to completely transforming into people with self-confidence, great presence when you're around them, speaking with strength - you can hear it in their voice, finding their true purpose and going for it, and essentially uncovering their true self hidden underneath all the chronic obstructions clouding their light within! Coming from someone that was painfully shy all my life, that has faced years of abusive and traumatic experiences, that has been in full body pain to the point of being bed ridden for many years after that, if I was able to change my entire life around, then you can too! If you are ready for this transformative and healing experience of a life-time, I can help guide you in the right direction! In closing, I want you to know - You matter and you are enough just by being you. 💖 You can overcome all your health problems with detoxification and bless the world with all of your beauty, individuality, quirks, gifts, and passion. You owe this to yourself - to explore and express all of your spirit in this life! With detoxification - you will always find the answers to all your health issues!
Until next time,
-Ailin Duran D.S.