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Dr. Gregory Jantz: Depression and Nutrition

Dr. Gregory Jantz: Depression and Nutrition

By now, you may be aware of the sobering statistics. Depression is the #1 health concern identified by the World Health Organization, affecting over 350 million people worldwide. It is the leading cause of poor health in the world, and it has increased over 18% in just the last decade.[1]

In America, 1 in 14 adults experiences a severe depressive episode each year. Of those, 20% develop serious psychotic symptoms. [2] For new mothers, 10-15% develop post-partum depression, a serious affliction that can have long-term consequences to both the mother and child. 

Depression combined with anxiety is the fastest growing mental health issue in our society. Anxiety alone affects over 40 million Americans, over 18% of adults. Combined with depression, more than 1 in 5 U.S. adults suffers from either, or both. And statistics show that only about one in three receive treatment.[3]

As the numbers increase in our society, where stress and strain seem to be at an all-time high, and where more of us are replacing face-to-face conversations with social media posts and comments (too frequently insensitive and mean-spirited) to posts, is there hope? 

Yes! And for good reason. While depression numbers climb, so does our knowledge and experience is successfully treating depression. Significant advancements in the treatment of depression have occurred in the past generation, with many occurring in the past 10-15 years. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) therapeutic techniques are empowering individuals to gain tools and techniques to control their thinking, their reaction to events, and to better understand why people act and behave the say they do. 

Better knowledge of nutrition is enabling us to treat people from the “inside out”, reducing inflammation and providing vital nutrients to the brain and nervous system. Sleep studies are revealing that for those struggling with depression, better mattresses and a more serene sleep environment, coupled with all-natural sleep support supplements, is providing consistent and restorative sleep for the first time in years. 

And we now know that nutritional supplements can provide key nutrients deficient in the depressed brain. Food fuels the brain. Our brain accounts for 25% of our metabolic demands. It needs consistent nourishment. A poor diet does not optimally nourish the brain. We know that many who struggle with depression have a less-than-optimum diet. We also know that a depressed brain is deficient in key nutrients like vitamin D, B-complex vitamins, L-Tyrosine (an amino acid that produces noradrenaline and dopamine), and L-5-HTP (a nutrient that helps produce an increase in the brain chemical seratonin). Low levels of seratonin are more common in the depressed brain. 

At The Center • A Place of HOPE, recognized as one of the leading facilities in the world for the treatment of depression, we provide each new client that arrives at our facility a bottle of Redd Remedies In•Joy and Brain Awakening. Our clinical staff studied In•Joy and Brain Awakening and chose them to provide to our clients based of their special formulations. In•Joy includes Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, L-Tyrosine, L-5-HTP and other natural ingredients. Brain Awakening provides a special blend of magnesium, Magtein, that nourishes the brain. Together, our results have been consistent and outstanding. 

While the worldwide trend of depression is sobering, it is encouraging to know that treatment for depression, and for depression associated with anxiety, has never been more effective. If you or a loved one is struggling with depression, I encourage you to contact your health care provider and a reputable treatment center, and also to research all-natural premium supplements like Redd Remedies’. Together, you can overcome depression and lead a happy, healthy, balanced and meaningful life…with HOPE!

Dr. Gregory Jantz is the founder of The Center • A Place of HOPE located in Edmonds, Washington. Recognized as a Top 10 center for the treatment of depression, The Center utilizes a whole person care approach to treatment. Dr. Jantz is the author of 37 books and a go to media expert on depression, anxiety and mental health treatment. If you or a loved one is struggling with depression, call The Center • A Place of HOPE at 888.771.5166 to speak with a depression treatment specialist.

[1] http://www.who.int/mental_health/management/depression/en/
[3] https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics#






  1. Hello I really enjoy your blog and articles. I am being treated for depression and anxiety. My provider is Northwestern hospital. I am on medication for depression and anxiety. My question is can I take the Redd supplements such as Joy, Brain awakening along with the medications with no negative drug interactions?

    • Hi Robert,

      Thank you for your kind note. Regarding supplements and prescription medicine, we recommend always consulting with your doctor regarding their interactions. Wishing you good health and wellness! – The Center


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