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The Success SHIFT

Apr 22, 2022

Have you, a family member, or friend suffered from sudden or unexplainable feelings of depression?


You’re not alone!


Welcome to another special collaboration between the Stress to Success S.H.I.F.T. podcast and Dr. Dan Cardellichio’s Destination Health podcast!


Today’s special guest is Dr. Achina Stein.


Dr. Achina is a functional psychiatrist, as well as Amazon’s International Best-selling Author of What If It's Not Depression: Your Guide to Finding Answers and Solutions


Dr. Achina is also on the world-class panel of experts in our Brain Reboot Summit series. 


Propelled by her son's sudden mental health crisis in 2010, Dr. Achina wasn’t satisfied that his acute depression and suicide attempt were caused by a simple chemincal imbalance in his brain. 


The tip-off was that he also had physical symptoms like double vision, eczema, and digestive issues too, in addition to the sudden appearance of depression. 


She found functional medicine as she learned that her son had Celiac disease, an autoimmune condition that impacts the gut. It also causes leaky gut syndrome and allows inflammation to skyrocket in other areas of the body, including the brain.


Now, as a companion to her book, she offers programs to find and reverse all the root causes of your depression and depression like symptoms.


Can you relate?


Listen in to learn more!


Topics Discussed:

  • How depression is not simply caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain as previously thought
  • How you can use food to create your own neurotransmitters – the chemical messengers in the brain, like Serotonin, that makes you feel good
  • How depression is caused by various forms of stress, including the physical stress of inflammation and infections, toxins, in addition to the usual stress culprits
  • How a big cause of inflammation is poor nutrition, particularly foods you might unknowingly be sensitive to
  • How multiple conditions are caused by dysfunction of the immune system, where the immune system turns on the body, like:
    • Allergies
    • Eczema
    • Psoriasis
    • Celiac disease
    • Thyroid conditions like Graves’ and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
    • Asthma
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Lupus
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) like Chrohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Type 1 Diabetes
    • Guillain-Barre Syndrome 
    • Vitiligo
    • Rheumatic Fever
    • Pernicious Anemia
    • Alopecia Areata
    • Immune thrombocytopenic purpura
    • Vasculitis

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