Available for Interviews: Dr. Eldred Taylor
Eldred Taylor, M.D. is a well-known, dynamic speaker and expert on Holistic Functional and Anti-Aging Medicine. He is the co-author of two must-read books, Are Your Hormone Making You Sick? and The Stress Connection, and also a sought-after radio and television personality who has been featured in local and national publications.
Depression, which is also referred to as clinical depression or major depressive disorder, is a mood disorder that creates feelings of sadness and hopelessness that can last for a long period of time. Eventually, it starts to creep into your everyday life, affecting the way you think, how you deal with stress, the way you behave, and how you feel. Your regular activities of daily life, like getting out of bed, brushing your teeth, and showering may feel pointless and overwhelming. Your energy may feel sapped too, making it even easier to skip these small tasks.
Depression is more than the normal funk we all find ourselves in sometimes. The key to knowing it’s time to find help is determining when your symptoms are bad enough that they’re seriously impacting your life. Maybe you’ve stopped participating in activities you once enjoyed. Or maybe you find yourself sobbing on the bathroom floor all too often. Perhaps you don’t even recognize yourself anymore as you hazily go through the motions of life.
You may have depression only once, but many people who deal with depression have multiple episodes during their lifetimes. Keep in mind that depression isn’t a personal flaw. It’s a real medical condition that needs to be treated. Luckily, there are natural alternatives for treating depression. Unlike prescriptions that can cause dizziness, fatigue, blurred vision, sexual side effects, weight gain, constipation, insomnia, dry mouth, nausea, and anxiety, natural treatments can help positively impact depression without such side effects.
St. John’s Worth
St. John’s wort is a plant that’s native to Europe, western Asia, and northern Africa.
Taking St. John’s wort has been linked with increasing the amount of serotonin in the body. Serotonin is a feel-good chemical in the brain that people with depression are often low in. Several antidepressants work by increasing the amount of serotonin in the brain.
SAM-e is short for S-adenosylmethionine. This supplement is designed to act like a synthetic form of the body’s natural mood-boosting chemicals. It’s a chemical found naturally in the body, which is thought to play a role in many metabolic pathways. Its effectiveness for depression stems from its key part in the physiological process known as methylation, which turns our biological switches on and off. According to a 2017 review of the research on SAMe published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, methylation has been documented to be a factor in depression.
Research shows that using 5-HTP for depression may help alleviate depressive symptoms. 5-HTP, or 5-hydroxytryptophan, is an amino acid that our bodies produce from a dietary amino acid called l-tryptophan. It can be converted into the mood-regulating neurotransmitter called serotonin, as well as the sleep-inducing hormone known as melatonin.
Sertona™ is a proprietary blend of St. Johns Wort extract, SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine) and 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) designed to support and aid healthy serotonin levels which decline with age and stress. Serotonin is important for normal mood, sleep, concentration and appetite. Many individuals cannot tolerate anti-depressants because of their side effects and want natural remedies. Sertona™ may be helpful to those suffering from a low mood, anxiety, lack of motivation, insomnia, crying spells and food cravings*. All TaylorMDFormulations’ products are created by actual physicians dedicated to improving one’s health naturally.
Interview: Dr. Eldred Taylor
Dr. Eldred Taylor , MD, is an expert in functional and anti-aging medicine and is President of the American Functional Medicine Association, a nonprofit which educates healthcare providers and the public on functional (wellness) medicine. He is the co-author of Are Your Hormones Making You Sick? and The Stress Connection. Dr. Taylor is also a sought-after radio and television personality who has been featured in local and national publications.
Dr. Taylor is considered to be a pioneer of bio-identical hormone replacement and functional medicine for men and women. As an internationally known medical lecturer and leading expert on functional medicine, Dr. Taylor has helped forge the integration of bio-identical replacement into conventional mainstream medicine practices. To date, Dr. Taylor has provided over 1000 hours of continuing medical education on functional and anti-aging medicine to healthcare practitioners. Before co-founding the American Functional Medicine Association, he served for many years as a faculty member for the Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) and the Fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine where he taught basic and advanced hormone replacement to thousands of healthcare practitioners. Dr. Taylor has extensive and specialized training and experience in intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy for the treatment of chronic diseases and conditions that benefit from IV nutritional therapy. IV therapy allows the delivery of much higher therapeutic doses of vitamins that cannot be tolerated orally. He also specializes in BHRT pellet implantation for men and women.
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