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In order to understand how to beat depression naturally, we must understand what causes depression.
Inflammation and depression
For many years there has been a generally accepted cause of depression with the treatment revolving around neurotransmitter manipulation through antidepressant medications. It has become quite clear however that inflammation is at the core of depression, anxiety, insomnia and other mood disorders in many people. And, you can beat depression naturally!
Antidepressants have helped many people and are definitely required for certain individuals in order to function. These medications manipulate neurotransmitter levels but they also have anti-inflammatory properties which can additionally explain why they help people.
Studies are showing that patients with increased levels of inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha suffer from depression and other mood disorders.