Depression and a global pandemic: it’s like holding up a match stick to a pool of oil. Whether you are affected by the fear of the virus, the lack of social support and connection, or the financial woes that have affected a very real number of people

At Kalmly, we are passionate about health and wellness. We want people to feel their best which is why we provide the purest CBD out there, created in an FDA registered lab and made by some of the most qualified CBD scientists in the field. 

We have done our research and we have compiled some interesting points on depression which we would like to share with our readers, in the hopes that the news can help someone out there. 

Two interesting points to note on the latest research

  1. Inflammation is a key factor that influences depression, as proven in thelatest research. This could mean that eliminating inflammatory foods from the diet and increasing dietary sources of anti-inflammatory foods can relieve the symptoms of depression. Inflammatory foods include highly-processed foods (like convenience meals), heated oils and fried foods, sugar, preservatives, and certain animal products. Watermelon, cucumber, and green leafy vegetables are powerful anti-inflammatory foods. 
  1. Depression is not always a brain disorder. It’s not always a serotonin problem. It is a very real and very physical issue that starts in the gut, as discussed inthis research: “A troubled intestine can send signals to the brain, just as a troubled brain can send signals to the gut. Therefore, a person's stomach or intestinal distress can be the cause or the product of anxiety, stress, or depression. That's because the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected”. Taking in natural sources of probiotics can relieve depression. Sauerkraut, kombucha tea, kefir, and probiotic supplements are all helpful. 

Small ways to bring relief

We are tempted to believe that mental and physical health are separate from one another. While research is finally validating that mental health conditions are very real and not just “in your head”, we have to take that further and realise that physical health and mental health are intertwined. 

You can’t expect to have thriving mental health while neglecting your physical health. In fact, mental health issues are a symptom of a physical imbalance and it can be treated on a physical level.

For those who are prone to mental health struggles like depression and anxiety (among many others), the first point of treatment should be to ensure the physical body is well-nurtured. This means getting:

  • Adequate rest
  • Exercising regularly (even if only moderately)
  • Consuming at least some fruits and vegetables - or take a good hemp supplement that gives you some raw and unprocessed phytonutrients. 
  • Taking a probiotic supplement
  • Having a natural/diet-controlled anti-inflammatory treatment protocol that does not involve medications - drinking golden milk is a powerful way to do this. You can also take an excellent CBD supplement to give your body phytonutrients, which are anti-inflammatory. 

For anyone who has battled with depression, the idea of doing all of the above might sound overwhelming.

After all, one of the most prominent symptoms of depression is the inability to do what needs to be done. This is where support comes in. Have a close family member or friend that can help to go through that checklist and encourage you to nurture your physical body.

Make the arrangement before you hit a bad wave so that when you’re in it, those around know how to care for you and help you to care for yourself. 

Alternatives to antidepressant medications

We believe that pharmaceutical medications can make the world of difference for many people. It can help you to get out of bed and do what needs to get done each day. We also know that there are those who simply find that their symptoms are exacerbated by these medications and they have exhausted all of their options and feel powerless to the onslaught of a depressive episode. 

If you find you can’t function on pharmaceutical medications, we understand how frustrated and powerless you feel and we hope that our unprocessed, full-spectrum, phytonutrient-rich CBD oil will help you to feel better as your body responds to the power of plants. 

Our products are unique in that the extract is presented to you in the plant’s most natural form: never heated. Never altered. Never processed. We use a unique method to bring you the full form of the plant so that you get the best benefits possible