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Depression is Just a Symptom that Something Needs to Change with Sandy Sanderson

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Depression is Just a Symptom that Something Needs to Change with Sandy Sanderson

Did you know that it's absolutely normal to feel depressed from time to time? We can all have challenges and circumstances that knock us off our feet, make us feel vulnerable, trapped or defeated. Depression can result from just being over-tired and worn out. If we know how, we can recover from these ebbs and flows of life without damaging consequences and without the use of drugs.  

How can we actually recognise the danger signs?  Do you, or someone you know:

1.  Feel trapped in a revolving door of depression that keeps spinning with no apparent escape?  

2.  Have a sinking sensation into quagmire, and can't see how to lift up above it?  

3.  Feel lack of enthusiasm for what used to be your favorite passions in life?

4.  Feel like your mojo has retired, energy is at basement level, and brain fog prevails?

5.  Have a humor deficit and can't even raise a smile anymore?

6.  Feel like giving up or neglecting self-care?

Then you could have what is commonly called depression.  Peter Gotzsche, founder of the Cochrane Collaboration, described depression as similar to a cold that you recover from with good rest and nutrition.  What happens too readily these days is dosing with drugs, which can often make the symptoms worse, slow down natural recovery and even make mental illness permanent.  Dr Gotzsche said that the use of anti-depressants permanently changes the brain - and not in a good way.

In 99% of cases, the onset of depression is preceded by chronic stresses or trauma.  This is largely due to the fact that excessive stress causes magnesium depletion, and low magnesium triggers anxiety and depression.

Tune in and find out better ways to use nutrition and lifestyle practices in the management of mental health and wellbeing.  This is something all humans need to master!


B.Arts. Uni NSW (1979) +Post grad studies (business / marketing) (QUT & Griffith Uni Qld) 1992-93

Publisher of ‘This Month on The Gold Coast’ magazine 1998-2009

Founder and CEO of Elektra Magnesium 2008-present.

After her health crisis in 2008 from years of stress overload and shift working as a magazine publisher, Sandy discovered that magnesium deficiency was the primary cause of stress-related diseases. Without enough magnesium cell metabolism and recovery is diminished. Transdermal magnesium helped Sandy to recover from heart arrhythmia and other symptoms of Hashimotos hypothyroidism.

Since that time Sandy and her husband Peter, a formulating chemist, have been on the mission of their lifetime to develop an Australian range of natural magnesium body care products branded ‘Elektra Magnesium’, which is packed full of nutrition and quality ingredients. These products are far more effective at delivering magnesium to cells via skin compared to oral tablets and powders. They also work great as anti-ageing natural skin care.

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