Saturday, March 10, 2012

Coast To Coast AM March 4 2012 - Depression in Men

In the first half, Dr. John Gray (additional site) discussed the dangers of treating depression with pharmaceuticals, as well as his work dealing with the future of boys, in a society increasingly hostile to male energy. The natural mineral Lithium Orotate is helpful in treating depression and anxiety, he commented, and can be taken while a person slowly tapers off from prescription anti-depressants they may have become dependent on. Omega 3 (fish oil) and whey protein are also useful supplements to take when combating depression, he added. Interestingly, he's found that coffee is beneficial, particularly for men, in balancing blood sugar.

Males are more likely than females to commit suicide by a large margin, and this reflects that "the world is basically not supporting what we might call masculinity," said Gray. Women in the workplace have higher stress levels than men, and this makes them unhappier with their husbands when they go home, which sends a negative message to their sons, he argued. In his study of Scandinavian countries where they have "gender blindness," i.e. women are expected to behave like men in the workplace, and men are expected to have more feminine qualities at home, the result has been fewer marriages in the younger generations, and shorter relationships, he reported. Gray also addressed the problem of ADD, which particularly affects boys. Instead of giving them prescribed drugs like Ritalin, he suggested that a combination of grape seed extract (300 mg.) and Vitamin C (600 mg.) is just as effective of a treatment.

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