Depression-free for Life: A Physician's All-Natural, 5-Step Plan

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A customized, drug-free program that attacks the biochemical roots of depression -- with a 90% success rate

Not all depressions are alike. And despite the attention given to Prozac and other drugs, there quite literally is no magic pill. Instead, writes Dr. Gabriel Cousens, someone who suffers from depression needs a customized, individual program, one that attacks the personal, biochemical roots of the problem.

In Depression-Free for Life, Dr. Cousens shows how to heal depression safely by synergistically rebalancing what he calls "the natural drugs of the brain," using a five-step program of mood-boosting substances, vitamin and mineral supplements, and a mood-enhancing diet and lifestyle. Grounded in cutting-edge science, yet accessible and safe, this book shows how to regain your optimism and energy through balancing your own biochemistry.

Depression-Free for Life
  • Helps you customize your approach through easy self-assessment exercises
  • Outlines a five-step program for harnessing your own body chemistry
  • Incluedes a seven-day menu plan
  • Features thirty savory but simple recipes

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Gabriel Cousens, M.D., is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, family therapist, and licensed homeopathic physician. He received his medical degree in 1969 from Columbia Medical School and completed his psychiatry residency in 1973. He was the chief mental health consultant for Sonoma County Operation Head Start and has served on the board of trustees of the American Holistic Medical Association. He speaks internationally on health topics and is the author of numerous books and articles. Dr. Cousens is the founder/director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, an innovative holistic retreat center for the renewal of body, mind, and spirit, based in Patagonia, Arizona.

Mark Mayell has written on natural medicine for twenty years. As the editor of Natural Health magazine, he guided it to become the leading national magazine of its kind. He is the author of four hooks, including Natural Energy. He is on the advisory board of the American Holistic Health Association and lives with his family in Wellesley, Massachusetts.



Gabriel Cousens, M.D., is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, family therapist, and licensed homeopathic physician. He received his medical degree in 1969 from Columbia Medical School and completed his psychiatry residency in 1973. He was the chief mental health consultant for Sonoma County Operation Head Start and has served on the board of trustees of the American Holistic Medical Association. He speaks internationally on health topics and is the author of numerous books and articles. Dr. Cousens is the founder/director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, an innovative holistic retreat center for the renewal of body, mind, and spirit, based in Patagonia, Arizona.

Mark Mayell has written on natural medicine for twenty years. As the editor of Natural Health magazine, he guided it to become the leading national magazine of its kind. He is the author of four hooks, including Natural Energy. He is on the advisory board of the American Holistic Health Association and lives with his family in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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Cousens, a psychiatrist and family therapist, and Mayell, former editor-in-chief of Natural Health magazine, offer a drug-free program for alleviating the symptoms of mild to chronic depression by treating the underlying physiological imbalances that are major factors in the disease. With a myriad of depression remedies on the market, from prescription drugs to herbs, and a rapidly increasing number of people seeking relief from depression, Cousens contends that his program incorporates the best of both conventional and holistic techniques. Cousens's five-step program aims to restore balance to disrupted biochemical processes by increasing the intake of mood-boosting amino acids, vitamin supplements and essential fatty acids and by creating a diet and lifestyle that promote physical and mental well-being. Cousens also discusses the reasons why women are more prone to depression, the limitations of antidepressants and how the suggestions in this book can help people break addictions, including alcoholism and related disorders (ADHD, eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder). Anyone who has struggled with depression and found little relief with prescription drugs (Cousens reports that some studies indicate that people who receive no treatment fare as well as those who receive counseling and drugs) will find a lot to consider in this far-reaching look at what remains a debilitating element of many lives. (Apr.)
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