Francesca Franchina, MS Ed talks with Marika Zimmerman and Dr. Ken Fung, MD of Toronto, Canada about his long professional medical and psycho-therapy experience, the recent publication of his book and extensive research regarding Spiritual Depression and The Hidden Factors of Clinical Depression . Dr. Fung, Past President of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) www.ACTheals.org cites non- consideration of the patient first as a spiritual being in treating depression vs. the most common medical physical-psychological treatment utilizing drugs, anti-depressants and long term psychotherapy. Rejection, abandonment, combinations of physical, mental, intellectual/sexual abuse, loss of love, grief, being broken hearted, early loss of spiritual identity/not knowing they are always loved by God are among the numerous causes of debilitating trauma. Trauma can cause depression and other medical conditions, reports Dr. Ken who delineates trauma sources and causes of depression looking and considering the whole person, utilizing research and experience in treating the medical, physical/psychological condition and recognizing and treating the spiritual dimension of each patient to bring them to wholeness.
It’s been said that “You are what you eat,” but that’s not completely true, because in actuality, you are what you digest. In this episode, I will explain digestion and what happens after we take our first bite. Also discussed will be problems that can occur when digestion is faulty. Some of these problems include acne, allergies, arthritis, autism, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic heart failure, depression, diabetes, obesity, and psoriasis. There are several ways to improve digestion including improving the diet, with God’s help, adding probiotics and prebiotics, drinking plenty of water, and taking supplements, when necessary.