I’ve warned you before about the dangerous side effects antidepressants can cause…heart attack, suicidal thoughts, and bleeding ulcers — just to name a few.
Which is why I’d like you to take careful note of what I just learned.
According to a new study published in the journal Stroke, antidepressants also increase the risk of bleeding in the brain.
With millions of Americans taking these drugs on a daily basis, you’d think we would have heard about this shocking discovery. Then again, antidepressants bring in billions of dollars for Big Pharma every year. So perhaps it’s not so surprising dangers like this get swept under the rug…
But if you or anyone you know is taking an antidepressant, this is critical information you need to know about. So let’s take a closer look at what this study turned up…
Researchers from the Netherlands uncovered this risk by conducting a longitudinal study from 2005-2013 that involved 2,559 people with an average age of 58.
The researchers found that taking an antidepressant significantly increased the risk of bleeding in the brain. And it didn’t matter which type of antidepressant a person took. Or how long they’d been taking it. Or how much.
The simple act of taking one of these drugs is enough to increase your risk of potentially deadly bleeding in the brain. A risk that’s hardly worth taking, if you ask me. Especially when there are safe, natural alternatives for treating depression.
Number 1, of course, is eating a healthy diet. And the first step is to go through your pantry and ditch the 4 deadly C’s: cookies, crackers, chips and cakes. Not only do these food wreak havoc on your metabolism, but they have actually been implicated as a major factor in the huge upswing of mental health disorders surfacing among the general population these days.
Once you’ve tossed out all of the junk, it’s imperative to focus on whole, unprocessed foods like fish, lean chicken, beef, nuts, fresh veggies, and healthy fats.
Eating this way (and taking a good probiotic like Dr. Ohirra’s) will keep your gut healthy. And keeping your gut healthy is practically a foolproof way of keeping your serotonin levels stable, because your gut is where serotonin is produced in the first place.
In addition to eating a healthy diet, exercise is also a critical tool in fighting depression. I know I feel better when I exercise — and there’s a reason for that. Exercise increases levels of feel-good neurotransmitters.
It also fights inflammation and oxidative stress. In a nutshell, exercise helps to restore balance to your whole body — not least of all, your mood.
In fact, research has shown that just 20 minutes of exercise a day can keep depression from developing in the first place. And I’m not just talking about running on a treadmill or pumping iron at the gym. Any activity that gets your heart rate up and helps boost blood flow to the brain where it’s needed most will do the trick.
There are a few other alternative therapies that have been shown to reduce depression, such as acupuncture, meditation, massage, and light therapy.
And of course, there are also a number of nutritional supplements that can help soothe depression and boost your mood. You can read more about them by visiting my website, www.drpescatore.com and entering “depression” into the Search function at the top of the page.