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If You're Taking Antidepressants - Don't Take Aspirin

If You're Taking Antidepressants - Don't Take Aspirin

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  • Using aspirin in combination with antidepressants may increase risk of abnormal bleeding by 42 percent a recent analysis warns
  • Research has overturned two of the prevailing theories of depression: the “chemical imbalance” theory, and the low serotonin theory, on which the current drug treatments are based
  • Recent research has identified the cause of depression as being due to improper development and functioning of neurons, which may help explain why treatment strategies such as nutrition, sun exposure and exercise outperform antidepressants, which have been shown to be on par with placebos
  • Effective treatment strategies for depression include a low-fructose whole food diet, fermented foods and/or probiotics, exercise, animal-based omega-3 fat, vitamin D (ideally from sun exposure) and vitamin B12

By Dr. Mercola

Even though I strongly disagree with this common preventive medication as there is plenty of evidence to suggest it doesn't work, antiplatelet medications, such as aspirin, are a typical part of standard care after a heart attack.


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