Attacking Anxiety and Depression with Nutrition

With all of the medications available for depression today, has anyone ever wondered why there are more people depressed today than ever? Major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. 

Approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about 18.1 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have an anxiety disorder. That is pretty alarming! Even more shocking – major Depressive Disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15-44.

The numbers are mind boggling. Everyone knows someone who had felt depressed at one time or another- and let’s face it- no one can be happy all of the time. But to be depressed a majority of the time- well that’s not okay. 

Think of the economic repercussion this has on our country, with so many people unable to be productive in society. The numbers are staggering. Of course, when it comes to health- money should never be the main issue. People would be so much happier if they could be apart of a healthy work and home environment with lots of love, great nutrition and exercise. While major depressive disorder can develop at any age, the median age at onset is 32.5

Authored by: Christie Korth

Christie Korth is the founder and director of Happy & Healthy Wellness. Through her work, she helps people make better food and lifestyle choices. She specializes in digestive dis-orders and conducts gluten-free cooking classes, health food store tours and lectures.She also works closely with her local Celiac Support Group and isthe Corporate Nutritionist for Brain Balance Achievement Centers.

She designs nutrition protocols for children who are afflicted with ADHD, Autism, Asperger's and Dyslexia and trains the doctors at Brain Balance Centers across the country on various topics to better serve the children the company serves.

Further, Christie is also author of Healing IBD with Whole Foods: A Survival Guide for Those with Crohn’s and Colitis. Christie received her training to practice Health Counseling at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is the only nutrition school integrating all the different dietary theories — combining the knowledge of traditional philosophies with modern concepts like the USDA food pyramid, the glycemic index, the Zone and raw foods.

She is a Certified Health Counselor through Columbia University's Teacher's College. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Holistic Nutrition from the Clayton College of Natural Health. Christie is also Certified as a Group Facilitator from Adelphi Universtiy.

Contact Christie:

Phone (631) 835-5003

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