Depression

A Little-Known Natural Solution for Depression

There’s no doubt about it: Depression is a real problem. One in every ten adults reports being depressed. And according to some reports, 15 percent of the population will experience depression that it will require treatment at least once in their lifetime. Although depression is real, synthetic drugs aren’t…

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A Serotonin Sleep Shake Recipe

…makes you feel less hungry and gives you a feeling of being full and satisfied. Walnuts can help you lower cholesterol levels, lose weight, fight depression, and sleep better. As you might recall, the amino acid L-tryptophan also increases levels of serotonin in the brain. Before the FDA took it off the…

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Zembrin: A Centuries Old Mood Enhancer

Zembrin, a plant extract from Africa that has been used successfully by the indigenous population for centuries to help alleviate depression has just recently become available in this country. It’s one of the most beneficial products I’ve seen (and experienced) in a long time. The extract comes…

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How to Lower Your Cortisol

…levels are extremely disruptive to the body and may result in numerous health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, depression, anxiety and weight gain. If you have experienced any of these problems following a particularly difficult time, in your life or want to avoid them…

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What is Ashwagandha?

…of the many medical uses for ashwagandha: * combats the effects of stress * improves learning, memory, and reaction time * reduces anxiety and depression without causing drowsiness * stabilizes blood sugar * lowers cholesterol * reduces brain-cell degeneration * contains anti-malarial properties *…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

…arthritis, joint pain, and stiffness. Finally, chia’s ALA gets converted into DHA, which has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, and even to improve some cases of Alzheimer’s. DHA makes up between 15 and 20 percent of the cerebral cortex…

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The Three Most Powerful Superfoods

…weight gain and improved nutritional status in weakened convalescent adults and in young girls suffering from anorexia nervosa. Cases of insomnia, depression, senility and menstrual problems have all improved with royal jelly. This is likely due in part to its high content of B vitamins, especially pantothenic…

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Cut Sugar, Boost Testosterone

…population continues aging. Symptoms of low testosterone can include: * Low sex drive * Erectile dysfunction * Osteoporosis and bone fracture * Depression * Lethargy * Insomnia * Heart disease * Diabetes * Weight gain * Muscle loss * Decreased physical performance When you look this list of symptoms…

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Fight Depression with Fatty Acids

The incidence of depression has been increasing at an alarming rate over the last 50 or so years. And taking drugs for depression is becoming as common as taking high blood pressure medication. Like many of the other emerging health problems we’re facing, the increase in depression can be linked directly…

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What Your Chocolate Cravings Could Mean

…and mood elevators. If you are a bonafide chocoholic, it’s highly possible that you are actually craving these chemicals, especially if you’re depressed or under stress. Another often overlooked reason for strong chocolate cravings is a mineral deficiency. Chocolate contains a relatively high amount…

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Dried Apples Lower Cholesterol

…cholesterol-lowering statins drugs seems to get worse by the day. They’ve been linked to everything from muscle weakness and degeneration (myopathy), depression, and birth defects, to Parkinson’s disease and death. Even still, you won’t be seeing any comparisons between dried apples and cholesterol drugs…

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Four Ways to Curb Food Cravings

…cycle that can lead to diabetes. * Get your D. A low level of vitamin D increases insulin resistance, which tends to increase fat storage. It also depresses mood and subsequently leads to food cravings. Now it's your turn: What do you do to reduce cravings for unhealthy food? You May Also Be Interested…

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7 Hobbies That Help With Depression and Anxiety

…places, positive hobbies are vitally important for depressed and anxious people. Hobbies that help with depression and anxiety tend to have two things in common: 1) they are creative in one way or another, and 2) they are effective in redirecting depressive and anxious energy. The following hobbies are all…

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Intestinal Disorders and Mental Health

More and more research is linking our mental health to the health of our gut. Depression and our overall mental well-being can now be directly linked to intestinal disorders. Our “second brain” is the enteric nervous system (ENS) that controls and regulates our intestinal tract. The ENS senses environmental…

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The Power of Proper Sleep

…these longer-term effects. Researchers reported that those students who had sleeping problems as young men experienced twice the amount of clinical depression 30 years later. Another study has found that when sleep patterns are interrupted, the natural killer cell (NKC) levels of your immune system are…

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How To Stop Emotional Eating

…hormone called ghrelin. Ghrelin sends messages to the brain, through the vagus nerve, telling it to release more dopamine, a substance that reduces depression and anxiety. Unfortunately, though, ghrelin also makes us hungrier. Given this, it's easy to see why that big bowl of ice cream tastes so good when…

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Three Little Known Benefits of Whey Protein Powder

…The result was a reduction of cortisol, a hormone commonly associated with unresolved stress. Other benefits of this whey protein included less depression and an improved ability to cope with their environment. Researchers reported that whey protein increases the availability of tryptophan in the brain…

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Can Sunscreen Do More Harm Than Good?

…of government agencies and most medical professionals for at least a decade or more. However, during that time we’ve seen monumental jumps in depression (and the use of antidepressants) and vitamin D deficiencies, both of which sunlight helps to prevent. Studies have also shown that, while sunscreen…

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Is That Bug Spray Worth Your Health?

…Parkinson’s disease, and ALS (better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). They also cause a host of acute symptoms, such as chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression, brain fog, numbness, burning or tingling sensations, poor memory, muscle spasms, and migrating pain. Organophosphates, one of the main types of…

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Is Fast Food Causing ADHD?

…strengthen the adrenal glands and thyroid will generally solve so-called ADHD problems. These measures can also help adults suffering from fatigue, depression, mood swings, and similar problems. I have no doubt that millions of people are currently taking prescription medication for problems that are clearly…

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7 Steps to Healthy Sleep

…suppressing his or her immune system, disrupting prostaglandin production and intracellular calcium levels, and increasing the risk of developing depression and cancer in the future. Also, if you have to go to the bathroom during the night, it would be best not to turn on the light. At this point, I'd…

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