What does depression look like? What kind of visual do you get when you think of someone who is depressed? What feeling do you get when you are around someone who is depressed? What does someone who is depressed sound like when they talk or interact with you? Chances are very high that you can answer these questions easily because you have dealt with a close friend or relative being depressed or have been depressed yourself. According to WHO (world health organization) more than 300 million people have depression globally and it is the number one leading cause of disability in the world! So does that sound like a bunch of big babies to you? That’s not what science says. We may not know the exact reason or cause of depression, but I believe that depends on each individual person.
What if I told you that the way we think about health could be indirectly the foundation of something that has killed more people last year than American casualties in the Vietnam and Iraq wars combined? The opioid epidemic. That has been a buzz word only in the last few years but how long has this been in development? Good question. Well, what do you think happens when we are trained to believe that our problems can be solved with a quick fix? We tear our bodies up day in and day out with faulty movement patterns from active jobs, inactivity from sitting down all day, and our bodies are left without the proper nutrition to manage these stresses because of the typical diet in our modern society.