Evangeline Lilly: Organic food cured my clinical depression

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Evangeline Lilly might frequently appear as a confident and butt-kicking lady on both the big and small screen, but she hasn't always felt her best in her private life.

The former "Lost" star tells reporters, via the UK's Digital Spy, that she used to suffer from clinical depression, but she resolved the health issue with better quality food instead of medication.

"I have battled clinical depression and have come out of the other side. I've been free of it for many years now," Lilly reportedly says. "Finding the place in my own mind and heart to win that battle without using medication, finding the place within myself where I could be alive again, that was one of the biggest challenges I've faced."

Lilly credits her switch to organic food with helping her through the hard time. "Going from eating whatever to eating primarily organic food, I was astounded what a difference that made. After about a year or two years, I started to feel something physically lift out of my brain, and I believe it was all the chemicals I was probably ingesting [before]," she says.

Lilly's latest film, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," is in theaters now.

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