Herbs are a good alternative to some medications, and some drugs don’t do anything Midura said. “Even the FDA advises many be taken short-term,” he said.
Dr. Georgia Ede first became interested in nutrition five years ago after discovering the paleo diet. She said her new way of eating reversed a number of health problems. But other doctors are wary.
Knowlton is in a good place now, but still hits some rough patches every now and again. “I have definitely experienced depression coming back and hitting me hard, and at this point I feel that it is the residual effects of over-medication. It can take up to six months or longer to get it all out of our systems,” she said.