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In the previous article, I mentioned that when you experience fear of failure or fear of success, you act on undetected weaknesses, negative emotions, lack of self love, lack of confidence, and low self esteem.   Even though you chose to stay in your comfort zone, you don’t necessarily enjoy the status quo.

So, how does one break through the cocoon and enjoy the freedom and color of a butterfly?  The following are successful strategies to break the negative pattern of self-sabotage and set you free:

1.  Change your thinking:

Instead of thinking “This is too hard.  I can’t handle it!”  The counter thought is “This is challenging.  Let me see what I can do.  With divine guidance, I believe that everything will be worked out.”  When you think positively, the universe will obligate itself to bring you solutions!

2.  Focus on the “silver lining:”

Every cloud has a silver lining.  Think back on the times when you thought “This is the end of the world.”  In most cases, everything still worked itself out in the end (you’re still here reading this, for example).  In fact, when you look back, you might even say, “It’s a blessing that the ‘bad’ situation happened!”  When you focus on the positive thoughts, your mind has no room for the negative emotions.

3.  Increase self-love:

Self-love is the foundation of all healing!  What is self-love?  Treat yourself as the top priority in your life!  For example, budget money and allocate time for your health, your total well-being, and quality of life.  Treat yourself to such things as periodic massage, manicure, healthy eating, and regular exercise because you deserve it!  Any deviations would indicate that you don’t really love yourself.  When you love yourself, you feel strong and unstoppable.  When you don’t love yourself, you feel weak and easily defeated.  Life is a matter of choice.  Which choice would you prefer?

4.  Increase self-confidence:

Confidence comes from experience and knowledge.  The more experiences you have in life, the more wisdom and confidence you will accumulate.  You learn and grow from every life experience.  The harder the life situation, the more you will learn, grow, and expand.  So, when the hardship arises, you will tell yourself with confidence, “This too, shall pass!” When you can reach that state of mind, you will be able to experience serenity in the midst of a storm.

5.  Increase self-esteem:

If you can accomplish all of the above, it is inevitable that your self-esteem will increase.  You will not need negative attention by being sick, or indulging in complaints, or being overweight to protect yourself.  You are the master of your emotions; you can keep them under control.  You will not override your integrity to sabotage yourself!

For telephone consultation on holistic treatment for fear of success or fear of failure, or various health issues such as yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call (800) 715-3053, or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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Q.        I have been depressed for years.  I am now on three kinds of anti-depressants and two kinds of sleeping pills.  Can I take these medications and Dr. J’s products at the same time?  I am on a budget.  What herbal products can I take?

A.        There are no conflicts between our herbal products and antidepressants or sleeping pills.  Symptoms of depression vary among different individuals.  Our herbal products can
provide you with some degree of symptom relief. For example, Herbal Detox (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) is good to remove excess yeasts and parasites in your body, and allow you to sleep better at night.  This may reduce your dependency on sleeping pills.

Male Vitality or Female Vitality are good to uplift your mood, give you calm energy, and improve your mental clarity and productivity.  This product is great for depression if taken on a consistent basis.

It is also important for you to adhere to a yeast-free nutritional program containing no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no alcohol, no caffeine, no nicotine, nor chemicals.  Many clients reported to me that they get very depressed when they consume sugar or wheat.  Why?  When your little enemies yeasts and parasites are well-fed with their favorite food, they thrive!  Especially at night when the environment is still. This may cause insomnia.  Consequently, you feel fatigued, have low energy and low productivity the following day.  To learn what to eat and what to avoid, follow my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

Exercise (slow walking), prayers, meditation, tapping, etc. are very helpful self-administered methods to reduce depression.   Please read my previous article or my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing for details.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, depression, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.  For more information, visit our website:  www.drjsbest.com.

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As I mentioned in the previous article, there is no single cause for depression.  Therefore, there is no single effective treatment for depression.  Commonly used anti-depressants all have side effects.  Although the treating psychiatrist may switch the medication from one kind to the other, or adjust the dosage, the results from this “band-aid” approach are not necessarily desirable.

Since depression is caused by feelings of some sort of loss, or of being “stuck” or “trapped,” the treatment should focus on how to become “unstuck.”   A Harvard trained physician, Dr. James Gordon, has employed a holistic approach to treating Post-Traumatic Disorders among teenagers who have experienced various wars.  The end results to his approach were a significant reduction in depression and violence.

The following are drug-free treatment methods that have been time proven for three decades to be effective with my clients:

Yeast-Free Nutrition:

A yeast-free nutritional program containing no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no caffeine, no nicotine, nor chemicals, will nourish your body and starve the little enemies within: yeasts and parasites.  Otherwise, yeasts and parasites can be very active at night when the environment is relatively still. This can keep you awake or cause sleeping disorders.    To learn what to eat and what to avoid, follow my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

Herbal Detox:

When your body is loaded with toxins, it becomes fatigued due to being overworked in trying to purge all the toxins.  In order for your body to activate the innate intelligence to heal itself, one needs to remove existing toxins.  Our Herbal Detox program (consisting of Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) are excellent to achieve this purpose.

Meditation:

Meditation is a practice to achieve a state of calmness and peace.  Some people also use this practice to train the mind to develop insight.  When the mind is centered, the body functions better.  Many people report that both their mental and physical health improve after a period of meditation.  In the case of depression, it’s very helpful to gain insight into the causes of depression, and invoke solutions from your higher self, or supernatural power. 

In the western world, people are always pressured for time.  There is fast food, fast photo, and so on.  Thus, I came up with “fast meditation” to suit the needs of people living in a contemporary society!  Based on my more than thirty years of experience in meditation, I have designed a 10-minute meditation technique which can quickly help you quiet your mind and give you a sense of peace and deep relaxation.  If you wish to learn about this 10-minute meditation, please read my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing.

Visualization:

Once you have gained insight into the causes of depression (whether it’s personal or business affairs), visualize solutions.  Focus on what you want.  Rewrite the script for your life drama, and visualize that the new script is well-acted by you, the main actor (star).  Fake it until you make it!  Your subconscious mind does not know the difference.  Your mind would only manifest for you what you impress upon it.

Uplifting your mood:

Watch funny movies often and have a good laugh!  Remember the good old saying, “Laughter is the best medicine”!  Our Female Vitality or Male Vitality would also be helpful in increasing your energy, improving mental clarity, and uplifting your mood.

Exercise:

As you are aware, exercise improves blood circulation and increases energy flow.  Lack of exercise can cause sluggish blood flow.  A stagnant environment can become an incubator for yeasts to overgrow.  When blood circulation is smooth, toxins in the body can also be flushed out more easily.

Slow walking is the preferred form of exercise for people who are depressed. Depending on your energy level, you may start from 10 minutes of slow walking to 30 minutes or one hour a day.  Choose the best time of the day you can walk consistently.  If you can choose a location where there are trees and/or flowers with white clouds and blue skies, the effect will be further enhanced.  If not, walking around in a shopping mall is just fine. 

Prayers:

For those of you who believe in God, or the universe, or your higher self, PUSH – Pray Until Something Happens.  Here is an example of prayers:

“Thank you God (or the universe) for guiding me thus far!  Now I need your further assistance to make more progress.  Please give me strength, courage, resources and guidance to stay on the right track to improve my health (business, relationships, etc.).”

Remember, express your gratitude first, and then ask for more help!

Tapping:

I have learned this wonderful technique recently and have found it very effective in releasing all sorts of emotional or physical strain.  Healing would take place quickly when physical and emotional toxins are removed.  I won’t be able to include details about tapping in this article because it’s a book in itself.  If you need more information, the following is the contact information:

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, depression, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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There is no single cause for depression.  Most conventional health professionals, especially psychiatrists, believe that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the body, or by hereditary causes.  In these cases, their recommended treatment method focuses on changing the chemical balance in the body by prescribing anti-depressants.

This “band-aid” approach has caused many depressed individuals to become more depressed because the core issues are not dealt with.  As a result, patients may mistakenly ask their psychiatrists to prescribe higher dosages or more varieties of anti-depressants.  Anti-depressants have a wide range of side effects, including dry mouth, sleeping disorders, fatigue, weight gain, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, etc., which can make the sufferers even more depressed.  A vicious circle ensues.

Based on my clinical observation, there are many situational changes in life that can cause depression, such as loss of loved ones, loss of job, relationship break-ups, illness (loss of health), unsuccessful business (loss of income and/or business esteem), loss of self-confidence, etc.   Depression is actually caused by one major reason: feeling of some sort of loss, or feeling of being “stuck” or “trapped.”

Even if the diagnosis of depression is genetic in nature, if the individual can change the life situation, the effect of the so called “genetic factor” or “chemical imbalance” can be minimized or eradicated.

In the next article, I will discuss the holistic, drug-free treatment for depression. 

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, depression, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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An estimated 33 to 35 million U.S. adults are likely to experience depression at some point during their lifetime.  Depression affects men and women of all ages, races, and socio-economic statuses.  Women are at a significantly greater risk than men to develop major depression. Studies show that episodes of depression occur twice as frequently in women as in men.

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (DSM-IV), major depressive disorder (MDD or depression) is diagnosed when five or more of the following symptoms of depression are present for most of the day, nearly every day for at least 2 weeks.

  • Perpetual feelings of sadness
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Hopelessness
  • Feeling worthless or guilty
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Low energy
  • Significant weight change
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities
  • Loss of libido
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Getting angry easily
  • Panic attacks
  • Acting aggressive
  • Violent

In the next few articles, I will discuss the causes of and holistic, drug-free treatment for depression.  Stay tuned.

For consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, depression, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053 or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are also available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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