The patient had been suffering from depression for two years before I meet her. She suffered an acute sense of loss and inexplicable sadness, loss of interest, loss of energy. Had problems of sleep disturbance, overeating, and nightmares.Other symptoms were agitation, constipation, irritability. lack of concentration and lack of power of decision making. The patient felt worthless and had lost hope in everything.Causes Depleted functioning of the adrenal glands. Irregular eating habits led to digestive problems and led to the assimilation of fats. The patient consumed excess carbohydrates like cereals, white sugar, coffee, tea, chocolates, and fewer vegetables and fruits and this led to indigestion. Due to indigestion gases are produced in the digestive tract, causing compression over the diaphragm in the region of the heart and lungs. Leading to the reduction of oxygen to the tissues which raise the carbon dioxide level, causing depression.Excess use of drugs leads to faulty assimilation of vitamins and minerals in the body and ultimately causes depression. Asprin leads to deficiencies of Vitamin C and antacids causing deficiencies of calcium and Vitamin B. Excess intake of fats also leads to depression.
Treatment chart for depression
-Fast on juices for a week. Take a glass of fruit or vegetable juice every two hours, with warm water and cleanse the bowels with a water enema.
All-fruit diet for five further days. Taking fresh juicy fruits at five-hourly intervals during this period.
Thereafter, the following diet may be adopted:
-Upon arising -50 black raisins soaked overnight in water kept in a copper vessel.
Breakfast -Fresh fruit, a glass of milk, and a handful of raw nuts
Lunch- A bowl of freshly steamed vegetables, two whole chappatis, and a glass of buttermilk.
Mid-afternoon -A glass of vegetable or fruit juice or sugarcane juice.
Dinner- a bowl of fresh green vegetable salad and mung bean sprouts.
Foods to avoid
All flesh foods, sugar, white flour, tea, coffee, condiments, pickles refined and processed foods, fried foods, and products made from sugar and white flour.
1. Drink two-three liters of water daily.
2. Coldwater bath twice daily.
3. Wet abdomen pack once daily
4. Exercise especially brisk walks for 30 to 45 minutes daily morning and evening so that one improves circulation in the body.