“Traditional treatment for depression is not always the answer”
(guardian article - link below)
As a therapist I understand the writer’s point of view and I hope her friend reported her counsellor to the appropriate professional body. The trouble with depression though is this is how it makes the world seem. Sufferers can only view the situation subjectively - as most people view everything. I agree that CBT has a limited effect; I am person-Centred, working in a much deeper long-term way. However, CBT does work for some people and it does help some people enough for them to get on with their lives, to get back to work for example. Often work itself is the straw that breaks a person’s back - or the people you work with do the damage. It may be that changing jobs or careers is what you really need. This could entail a change of lifestyle that people find hard to accept. Or they may feel they have invested too much or too long in a career (or a relationship) to change. Without accepting the need to do or change something movement can’t take place. So sometimes I do believe a sympathetic authority figure e.g. occupational health may be necessary to nudge someone into recovery. Is that a stick? It could seem that way.
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You may be the right weight for the amount of toxins in your body and without the protection of fat your vital organs could be poisoned. Fruit and vegetable phytonutrients enable the liver to function correctly and eliminate poisonous waste.
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"A person who has too many toxins to process will make new fat cells and store those toxins along with fat in them. This is first a form of self-defense against being poisoned, and second, a strategy to get toxins out of the circulation and away from major organs. This means that some people will not be able to lose any weight at all, regardless of how little they eat, until the acute nature of their plumbing problems are addressed.
It is very clear that these toxins are released back into the circulation during weight loss. This is especially the case during significant weight loss26. During a weight loss of 12 percent of body weight toxins in the blood increased 23 percent - 51 percent, with the heaviest individuals releasing the most toxins27. Over a one year period of weight loss toxic exposure ranged up to a whopping 388 percent. Scientists have shown that such toxins can interfere with thyroid hormone28 function during weight loss. Human data shows that as the toxins go up in the blood during weight loss the levels of biologically active thyroid hormone (T3)29 go down. This data means that your plumbing and detoxification systems must be in good working condition for healthy weight loss – or possibly even to engage weight loss.
Toxins make you feel irritable. Many people report feeling “poisoned” at a certain point in their weight loss process. Such people will always feel better when they eat a lot of food, as the toxins are pulled out of their blood and placed back in fat – along with plenty of fat. With a little effort, most people can readily lose weight they have most recently gained. After that, people reach what I like to call it the “toxic plateau.” This means that detoxification strategies may need to be adjusted if weight loss slows too much or stops. In my clinical experience, the difficult-to-lose pounds are typically toxic fat. Strategies to improve detoxification often enable weight loss to proceed. While overweight people who struggle to lose weight with a good diet and exercise have this problem to some degree, those who are the most overweight experience this issue to a greater degree.”
Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist http://www.wellnessresources.com/weight/articles/why_toxins_and_waste_products_impede_weight_loss_-_the_leptin_diet_weight_l/
- ^ Chemicals Stimulate the Production of Abnormal Fat Cells Biochem Pharmacol. Moreno-Aliaga MJ, Matsumura F.
- ^ Chemicals Damage Glucose Metabolism of Fat Cells J Biochem Mol Toxicol. Olsen H, Enan E, Matsumura F.
- ^ Chemical Stimulation of New Fat Cells Impairs Leptin Function by Those Fat Cells J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. Phrakonkham P, Viengchareun S, Belloir C, Lombès M, Artur Y, Canivenc-Lavier MC.
- ^ Chemicals Induce Excess Fat to Accumulate in Fat Cells J Pharmacol Sci Wada K, Sakamoto H, Nishikawa K, Sakuma S, Nakajima A, Fujimoto Y, Kamisaki Y.
- ^ Chemicals Increase Risk for Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity Obesity (Silver Spring). Dirinck E, Jorens PG, Covaci A, Geens T, Roosens L, Neels H, Mertens I, Van Gaal L.