This book is an opportunity for long-term sufferers of depression to gain different perspectives on environmental factors influencing depression and to find insight into several different ways to treat and heal depression, with a more ecological and holistic approach. Based on research over the last twenty years, that acknowledges depression as a multifaceted umbrella term hosting an intrinsic number of problems associated with the environment. The contemporary lifestyle has been the cause of many health problems related to chronic inflammation and health issues connected to poor nutrition and poor diet. Immune system activation, autoimmune illnesses and synthetic electromagnetic interferences such as Geopathic stress, are becoming increasingly more prevalent as technology evolves, and these are affecting human well-being.
The main aim of this book is to offer some guidance on how to manage depression. Therefore, the reader can learn about more holistic options to living and coping better with depression. To have a grasp of what direction the depression sufferer may want to take without feeling hopelessly reliant on medication. To feel more empowered and hopeful about other therapies and options in addition to allopathic treatment so that rather than feeling hopeless, it becomes something to manage and overcome. This book provides some supportive suggestions, guidance and tools to manage the low periods. This book can help a depression sufferer make informed lifestyle changes related to diet and general emotional and mental health care. So that the sufferer of depression is no longer a victim of depression but more self-empowered to control rising bouts of depression. You can design your lifestyle management program and chosen forms of therapy.
We also look at the bigger picture and possibilities of why we live in a time of global depression and why depression is so prevalent in Western cultures. We look at reasons that influence humanity from an in-depth ecological perspective and how environmental degradation influences and increases human depression. This is a unique viewpoint that is rarely considered in public discussions on depression nor is it addressed enough by the psychological experts.
Yet, it is vital to include ecological and environmental factors that contribute to depression, and the scientific research, statistics and peer-reviewed journals are mounting on this topic, of how our polluted environment is affecting our brains, health and consciousness.
If human consciousness is to change and transcend the current destructive paradigm, driven by globalization, this problem needs to be discussed and researched. More importantly, action needs to be taken by all, especially governments and lawmakers to improve the degradation of environmental protection laws and to protect people’s health by making every aspect of industry and society more ecologically sustainable. Sadly though, the opposite is more ubiquitous with politicians making decisions influenced by corporate lobbyists who pay them large sums of money to scrap environmental laws.
The latest research has shown that air pollution is one influencing factor of depression. Reducing pollution and industrial waste and switching from petroleum to greener alternatives such as water fuel cell cars and electric cars to cut air pollution will help reduce the problem. Depression is not just a result of mental or physical illness or personal issues and brain chemical imbalances, other root causes, such as a by-product of poor nutrition and a significant expansion of technological development causing environmental influences such as electromagnetic over-stimulation.
These are causing geopathic stress from electromagnetic frequencies and radio wave frequencies such as the introduction of 5G and 6G microwaves used for our cell phones and internet, which hundreds of thousands of scientists have raised concerns about. Other matters that are controversial, but since the technology is being used, public awareness and a need for a public inquiry on this topic is vital. We need to have more open discussions on these technological advances of Artificial Intelligence, especially patents that are remotely monitoring and mapping the human brain, including testing on individuals without their knowledge or consent which could be detrimentally affecting human mental health. We also look at the Western lifestyle and cultural values, which would benefit from a more ecological and holistic shift in our values to improve our internal body ecology and mind- ecology and be more connected to nature. -Carlita Shaw
”I found this book, despite its length, to be an easy, fast, enjoyable read. The book starts out with the author’s story of becoming an environmentalist, and her battle with depression throughout her life, especially when her husband committed suicide. She always found nature and animals soothing. Full of information about the causes and cures for depression, it includes many juicy factoids, such as using LSD to reboot the brain, just as you reboot a computer to get it working properly. The unique twist to this book is its link to the environment in causing depression: “…it could be that the global rise in depression is a subconscious reaction to the worldwide destruction of our environment,” which makes sense since we are creatures that are healed by nature. Yet we are bombarded with countless toxins on a regular basis. The author emphasizes going gluten free, because even wheat has become so hybrid that it’s toxic. We also find how nutritional and various talk therapies can help. The author includes a delightful and inspiring poem she wrote with each chapter. I highly recommend this book if you or any of your loved ones suffer this mental disorder which has grown rampant in our modern societies.”
–Susan Schenck, author of The Live Food Factor and Beyond Broccoli does raw and low carb food classes and health coaching. Another book of hers you might enjoy is Expats in Cuenca, Ecuador: The Magic & The Madness. email@example.com
The Silent Ecocide- The Environmental Crisis is a Crisis of Human Consciousness
Carlita Shaw’s ‘The Silent Ecocide’ is a brave call that challenges humanity to stand up and take responsibility for our future on Planet Earth. It is a book to make each of us aware that the ecological crisis in the world today is not a simple black & white picture – it is a much broader canvas that involves our relationships to energy, economics, politics, human resources, and ultimately to our very selves. Shaw does not hold back in pointing out our human frailties and failings; yet in the end there is hope, if we can rise to the responsibility of being conscious agents of change. As Shaw says, “Saving the world and humanity is now an inside job.” I couldn’t agree more. The ecocide on planet Earth can no longer remain in silence. This book is a clear and loud voice on the planet’s behalf – and we should listen. –
Kingsley L. Dennis Ph.D
Author and Researcher
“The book “The Silent Ecocide” captures incredibly the truth about human greed, which has made us
exceed the planetary boundaries. The data in the book plus two decades of the writers experience in
ecology is a revelation for the ultimate awakening of human consciousness. The wonders of nature
are traded by the corrupt forces of market…mainly the investors….who have no right to it.
Human beings who have the smallest place in coexistence have pretended for too long to be above all.
This ego has separated humanity from all forms of lives. Transformation of human consciousness
becomes urgent for the survival of all forms of life and for intergenerational equity………
Thank you and all the best for this wonderful book of yours. May human beings soon realize their
follies before it is too late.”
Dr. Saamdu Chetri
Positive Psychology, World Happiness Director
“Carlita’s devotion to preserving natural landscapes and indigenous cultures is unyielding. It’s rare to
see such loving commitment actually embodied in real life; not just in hopeful words, but in resolute
actions every day. Thank heavens there are people like Carlita tackling this head on, working on the
front lines, speaking the truth.”
Philosopher & Author