Evaluating a Health Claim; Can Depression Be Cured, Naturally

Evaluating a Health Claim; Can Depression be cured, naturally
There are various misconceptions and subsequent misinterpretations of treatments and the health effects. Therefore, there are various claims of whether we shall rely on a particular treatment. In case of depression, many people are misled by the placebo effect assuming much of anecdotal and testimonials evidence. In fact, 30% of people suffering from depression feel better when they take in pills they believe are anti-depression medicine. Thus, the most effect produced by medicine intakes is psychological rather than physical. Since the treatment of depression is foremost psychological concern, we often mislead ourselves by ineffective treatments and medicines (Seethaler, 2009).
The claim that depression can be cured in a natural way is a hot issue on medical research agenda. While most people tend to use anti-depressants, there are various non-medical (natural) ways of treating depression. Most of us feel helpless in the state of depression and that forces us to use additional therapies and medication that may hold hazardous long-term effects. Alternatively, simple changing of one’s behavior, physical activity, lifestyle, and the way we perceive the things around us are among the natural treatments of depression (Barnes, Alberstadt, and Keilholtz, 2009).
From the medical perspective, the state of depression is due to the lack of essential nutrients in our brain. Such deficiency subsequently causes various mental and emotional   disorders. Next, we normally over-consume sugars, refined foods, and unhealthy fats that adversely affect normal brain chemistry and eventually result in the states of depression. The same conditions is also due to the nutritional deficiencies assuming the low levels of zinc, B vitamins, magnesium, and necessary fatty and amino acids   among others (Total Health, 2014).
Considering these causes, most people feeling depressed refer to anti depressants. However, what they...