16 & May 2016 | Read this issue and more at www.healthandwellnessmagazine.net | Like us @healthykentucky MAKERS Researcher Outlines Six-Step Cure to Naturally Reverse Depression Depression is now considered a global epidemic in Western civilization, with one in four Americans experiencing depression at least once by age 75 years. Even more depressing is the fact that depression is increasing with each successive generation. Currently, 25 percent of the youngest American adults have depression, compared to 10 percent of the oldest American adults aged 60 years and older. By the time the currently youngest adult population reaches their 60s, their risk for depression will grow to 50 percent. Stephen Ilardi, a clinical researcher and clinical psychologist, has been trying to eradicate depression for 20 years by better understanding its underlying causes. In his book, “The Depression Cure,” Ilardi calls depression a disease of civilization and outlines a six-step cure to naturally reverse it. He believes the common underlying trigger for depression is the brain’s runaway stress response. The fight-orflight response was designed to aid our ancestors when they faced danger that required intense physical activity. As such, the stress response is meant to be a short-lived experience. However, in modern times, stress response sometimes lasts continuously for weeks, months and even years. This causes physical damage and inflammation to the brain and throughout the body. An inflamed brain is a depressed and diseased brain. To naturally counter depression, Ilardi recommends exercise, omega 3 fatty acids, sunlight, healthy sleep, anti-ruminative activity and social connections. Visit http://psych.ku.edu/ tlc to learn more. Legal Forms of MDMA May Be Available Soon MDMA, also known as ecstasy, is one of many psychedelic drugs that show promise for treating certain conditions. Previous MDMA research has shown victims of severe trauma have the highest potential for benefiting from MDMA therapy. MDMA is known to directly affect the amygdala, the part of the brain linked to the fight-or-flight response. The Food and Drug Administration has confirmed it plans to conduct further MDMA testing with Phase 2 clinical trials that use MDMA to treat individuals suffering from PTSD. “Our Phase 1 study has treated 236 people, and Phase 2 will involve 200 to 400 subjects from across the United States, Canada and a lot of different countries,” said Brad Burge, director of communications at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Phase 2 starts around 2017 and will take four to five years to finish. So that will put it at early 2021 for Burial Suit Purifies, FDA approval. An Decomposes Human Body important caveat, though, is that only pure MDMA has been proven The Infinity burial suit uses sufficiently safe for mushrooms and other biological human consumption material to clean toxins in the body when taken a limited and decompose it in order to deliver number of times in nutrients to plants. The burial suit began moderate doses. as an art project presented at a TED Talk. Afterwards, requests for the suit began pouring in and it is now available for $1,000 to $1,500. An average casket costs $2,000 and cremation costs about $1,100. The suit lies flat and the body is placed on top of it. Different pieces of the suit are then folded over the body and fastened with buttons. The suit was created by Jae Rhim Lee.