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If you struggle with feeling hopeless, sad, or otherwise mentally fragile, you’re not alone. More than 100 million Americans – that’s literally one in three – struggle through life with a depression.

Pharmaceutical companies are quick to pick up on this broken brain problem, but conventional medicine cannot cure it.

With its symptom-based medicine approach, conventional medicine tackles depression completely wrong. Rather than determine what actually creates that depression, many doctors immediately reach for their prescription pad.

That explains why one in 10 Americans today uses antidepressants, while more than eight million children are taking stimulants like Ritalin.

These statistics are not normal.

Check out this 7-minute video from Dr. Mark Hyman, a functional medicine doctor who has found that nutritional health helps counter depression better than most medicine.