A Brief Look At Depression

Written by Rebecca Smith.

Rebecca Smith
A.S.K  C.M.H. C.Hyp  P.N.L.P
Systematic Kinesiologist, Hypnotherapist, Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming
7, Barclays Bank Chambers, High Street, Newport, Shropshire.  TF10 7AU
Phone: 01952 813348 Mobile: 07976 819938 Web:


A Brief Look At Depression

Depression is an illness that can affect a person’s life on an emotional and physical level.  It can occur at any age and it is said that twice as many women as men are affected.

Symptoms can include low energy, feelings of worthlessness, loss of interest in daily activities, poor sleep, poor concentration, weight loss or gain and reoccurring thoughts of death or suicide.


Complementary/ Holistic Approach

Eating a well balanced diet including vegetables and fruits, quality protein such as meat, fish, eggs and pulses, is important for all aspects of health and wellbeing.  Oily fish, nuts and seeds contain essential fatty acids which have been researched in depression symptoms.  Green, leafy vegetables, such as spring greens, curly kale and watercress contain magnesium which is known as “nature’s tranquilliser” or the “anti-stress” mineral.

White bread, white rice and white pasta are deficient in many nutrients and do not provide sustainable energy for the body.  Wholemeal, complex carbohydrates are preferred.  Sugar, tea, coffee, alcohol and artificial sweeteners are common dietary additions, but provide no support to a body that is struggling with depression.

It is wise to get food intolerances checked, which place extra stress on the body; these are routinely checked at the clinic.

Eat little and often, every 3 hours can help to keep blood sugar levels balanced.  Include a protein rich snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon, encouraging balanced mood and energy. And don’t forget your 2 litres of water daily.


It is important to seek advice from a healthcare practitioner before taking any supplements due to possible interactions with medication.  New legislation prevents me from listing examples of nutritional supplements often found helpful in treating depression.  In the clinic, I use Kinesiology to find the most appropriate nutrient to aid balance.

Other Factors to Consider.

Therapy such as hypnotherapy can help remove the emotional root cause of depression, boost self esteem and self worth. And yoga or meditation can help to promote positive thinking.  Exercise has many benefits, 30 minutes daily of something you enjoy is good start.

Bach Flower Remedies aim to balance the emotions naturally. 

The information contained in this article is intended for information purposes only.  It is not intended to replace the advice of a medical practitioner, nor is it intended to offer the reader advice on the condition or symptoms mentioned.  Always seek the advice of a medical practitioner before embarking on any new health regime.


Rebecca Smith.  Systematic Kinesiologist and Hypnotherapist.

Newport Complementary Health Clinic.


Rebecca Smith
Dip. KA   C.M.H.  C.Hyp  P.N.L.P  SQHP
Systematic Kinesiologist, Hypnotherapist, Practitioner of NLP, EFT & Life Coaching
Mobile: 07976 819938
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Michael Lloyd
L.C.S.P. (Phys.), Lic M.E.T
Musculoskeletal &
Remedial Massage Therapist
Mobile: 07980 566848
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7 Barclays Bank Chambers // High Street
Newport // Shropshire // TF10 7AU

Tel // 01952 813348