Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified Master Hypnotist
Handwriting Analyst

I received a phone call recently from a person who was in severe distress. She was crying into the phone and stated that she was seeing a psychiatrist for a depression that she has been experiencing for the past two years since a close male friend of hers had died. A psychiatrist that she is seeing had prescribed Zoloft (an anti depression medication) for her some two years ago and had now decided that she needed to increase her dosage to deal with her current continuance of her depression.

This woman had called me as a result of some work that I had done with a close friend of hers, and she had noticed the huge improvement in her friend and was calling me because she was desperate and that her friend had improved so dramatically in such a short time that she felt that I could help her. She was also concerned at the increase in the medication dosage and that in all this time she was still not feeling better and would cry at the drop of a hat over nothing and would cry uncontrollably for quite some time.

Depression is an illness that has a debilitating effect on many people and can absolutely destroy anyone’s life if not treated. Supposedly anti depression medication combined with psychiatric therapy is meant to resolve a person’s depression and it is clear that in this case, has not worked.

The psychiatrist had delved into her past but had not addressed one of the most important issues when it comes to depression, and that is diet. When I met with this client it became very clear that her diet was a huge factor in her depression. She was not eating enough protein and was “hooked” on a carbohydrate diet. This kind of diet often produces symptoms similar to depression and can be resolved very easily.

When a person is not eating adequate protein and is relying on carbohydrates for energy the individual is going to suffer from depressed moods, sweating, nervousness, hyper ventilation, dizziness, insomnia as well as continuous panic and anxiety attacks.

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good protein based diet. It is critical for a person to have stable sugar levels.

When a person is not eating enough protein their sugar levels fluctuate wildly, causing unprecedented mood swings. When the sugar level is stable a lot of their issues are resolved. The brain requires sugar to function effectively and when a constant source of protein (which breaks down to sugar very slowly) is available, the sugar levels remain even and so do the person’s moods and behaviors. If not, then the person is going to experience the above mentioned symptoms.

We are still basically animals, and we still have what is known as the primitive fight or flight reflex. In prehistoric days this was very useful as any individual could either run or fight depending on the situation that presented it self. In modern society, even though we still have the reflex it is socially unacceptable for us to run from a situation or to fight in a situation. (Of course there are still many situations when we might have to use fight or flight such as in a war zone or if faced with imminent attack from an overwhelming force where to fight would end in disaster and to run would be prudent.)

When the brain does not receive adequate sugar in a continuous flow, to survive, it becomes hyper vigilant. This means that the brain is constantly on the look out for more nourishment and is only functioning from a “primitive” level, which leads to the above mentioned symptoms. Carbohydrates breaks down to sugar very quickly and will give an increased burst of energy, but only for a short time and the sugar level will drop just as quickly and usually drops to a level lower than when you first had your carbohydrate.

When the brain is receiving the correct amount of protein the protein breaks down to sugar far more slowly than carbohydrate and as a result with the constant source of protein the brain begins to function from it’s higher functioning levels which allow us to make less emotional decisions and to react from a higher level of thinking. This higher level of thinking allows us to function not from the primitive emotive state but more effectively and logically. As a result the brain loses its hyper vigilance and reduces the nervousness, panic and anxiety it is experiencing. These symptoms ultimately disappear with continued good diet and with hypnotic desensitization to the issues which may be the trigger for the depression and anxiety.

Needless to say after just three sessions and her change in diet this client is now feeling better than she has in the past two years, and, with every passing day her depression lessens and her desire to be a better and more energetic person is increasing, to the point were she is now actively looking for work, is able to go out and have fun with friends and is very focused on doing what she know she wants to do to be the successful, happy, prosperous person that she had always wanted to be, and is now becoming that with very little effort other that watching what she eats.

Just as a by the way, she has stopped the medication and is no longer seeing the psychiatrist.

Author's Bio: 

Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified Master Hypnotist
Handwriting Analyst

Nicholas Pollak CHt
Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Master Hypnotist,
Handwriting Analyst
Since 1991
CALL: 310.204.3321

Nick is a Motivational Speaker, Published Author and is Located in Los Angeles, California, and may be contacted by email at:
or by phone at 310.204.3321.

I received my certifications in August of 1991graduating with honors from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, Tarzana, California, the first and only nationally accredited school for hypnosis in the United States.

The Hypnosis Motivation Institute requires over 600 hours of accelerated education for certification. I am also a Certified Master Hypnotist.

I was born and raised in London, England. I left England and traveled extensively in Europe, followed by 2yrs in Israel, 8 yrs in Australia and, as of now 26 yrs in America.

I have been A Customer Service manager in 2 different companies in Australia, achieving these positions as a result of my hard work from entry level positions.

I was Top salesman of the year, two years in a row with GTE Australia, Yellow Pages. Winning a total of 15 major sales awards.

Top Marketing representative responsible for sales income of $12.5 mill to FHP (A medical Insurance Company) here in California.

A videotape editor and technician for CBS Television City for 13 years. Having worked numerous live shows, such as Big Brother, The Price is Right, American Idol as well as being the technician responsible for rolling prime time pre-taped shows, and formatting the shows for air.

My work experience has been wide and varied, which emphasises the fact that any one can enter a field of which they have no knowledge and create their own success within it, as my results have constantly shown.

In 1994 I had a severe and debilitating back condition which required major surgery. My recovery time was significantly faster than the Doctor’s had anticipated and my expected side effects of weakness and loss of feeling were significantly less than the Doctors had anticipated.

Both the Doctor and I absolutely attribute the great recovery to my self-hypnosis.

That same year I also had a major heart condition, which in fact left me clinically dead for 3 minutes.

Again my recovery time using self-hypnosis was much faster than the doctors anticipated.

I am always amazed at what people can do as a result of a little Hypnotherapeautic "push" to assist anyone to resolve their issues.

Becoming a Hypnotherapist in 1991 was the best thing that I ever did, as it allows me the continual opportunity to be of service to others and to help and to motivate people.

I have also had excellent results in general practice dealing with any and all issues presented to me by my clients.

I have had great success in assisting people to understand their behaviors, assisting them with habit control, panic and Anxiety, weight loss, nail biting, positive visualization, motivation, as well as many other issues.

People are amazing and can do absolutely anything they set their minds to, and I am always thrilled to be a part of that discovery.

By applying the techniques learned at The Hypnosis Motivation Institute I have helped many clients from wide and varied walks of life to a happier, more healthy and successful life.

My practice is based on my assisting YOU to gain the vocational or avocational changes YOU want.

Servicing Culver City, Mar Vista, Santa Monica, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Mar Vista, Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles