Naturopathy for Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety can a very debilitating condition or those in its grip. Situation anxiety and worry is a normal human emotion, however feelings of anxiousness that are chronic and self perpetuating is a sign that something is wrong.

Signs and symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Tightness in your chest

  • Sleep issues

  • Churning stomach

  • Racing heart

  • Restlessness

  • Fear

  • Excessive worry

  • Excessive thinking

There is often a psychological driver of anxiety, along with numerous other physiological factors including:

  • Inadequate sleep

  • Irregular eating patterns or high sugar diet

  • Nutritional deficiencies

  • Alcohol excess

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Imbalance between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ gut flora

  • Hormone imbalance

  • Inflammation

  • Pyrroles

  • Food intolerances

  • Histamine issues (often related to MTHFR gene)

Depression is NOT simply a serotonin imbalance, which is why antidepressant drugs that act on serotonin are not fixing the epidemic of depression in our western society.

There is often a psychological driver of depression, along with numerous other physiological factors including:

  • Poor diet

  • Lack of sleep

  • Stress

  • Insulin resistance

  • Infection

  • Inflammation

  • Imbalance between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ gut flora

  • Nutritional deficiencies

  • Thyroid disorders

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Genetic factors (including MTHFR gene)

  • Pyrroles

Signs and symptoms of depression include low mood or a loss of pleasure in life, loss of appetite, poor sleep and energy and is often accompanied with feelings of guilt or worthlessness.

Consultations focus on uncovering the biochemical and genetic reasons for your anxiety and/or depression. Treatments include safe, effective and evidence based diet, supplements and herbal medicine interventions.

Our naturopath, Joanne Kennedy has helped hundreds of people with anxiety and depression live healthy and happy lives.

To book your appointment, email Joanne on jo@sydhealth.com.au or call 0400 658 003

Visit Joanne’s website for more information: www.joannekennedy.com.au