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Chromium and Depression

Could your depression be caused by chromium deficiency? If you have a type of depression called atypical depression, there is a good chance that chromium is the culprit. Atypical depression is a type of depression that tends to involve food cravings, overeating, tiredness and excessive sleeping. It’s called atypical because these symptoms are the opposite of the more classic depression symptoms of loss of appetite and insomnia.

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Herbs for Focus and Concentration

Are your concentration, memory or focus are getting worse? You’re not alone. Problems with focus and concentration are very common, either as a part of aging or as a symptom of depression, but you don’t have to resign yourself to a gradual reduction in brain power as you get older. Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years to improve focus and concentration. And depending on the herbs you choose, they can also increase your energy, improve your digestion or help with depression or anxiety. We look at the 6 best herbs for concentration and review some popular herbal  [ Read More ]

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Can Depression be Cured?

I suffered from severe, treatment resistant depression and anxiety for over 20 years. I spent ten years on antidepressants (I lost count of how many different ones I tried), did 2 years of therapy, saw many doctors and psychiatrists and tried just about every kind of natural therapy you can think of. Eventually I started looking into the underlying causes of depression, and that was when I finally found a cure for my depression. So speaking from experience, the answer to the question “can depression be cured” is a definite Yes. Even if you have long term, serious, treatment resistant  [ Read More ]

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High Protein Breakfast Ideas to Help Prevent Depression

You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you suffer from depression, this is doubly true. And when I say breakfast, I don’t mean a bowl of cereal, a piece of toast or a donut. I mean a hearty meal with a good serving of protein and some complex carbohydrate. Why is protein for breakfast important? Firstly, the neurotransmitters that you need to feel happy, calm and positive are all made from amino acids, which we can only get from protein foods. If you don’t supply your brain with enough protein, it won’t be  [ Read More ]

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Most nutritionists and experts on depression recommend that if you have depression, you should avoid coffee, yet a recent study of over 50,000 women appears to show that coffee could reduce the risk of depression. So just what is the link between coffee and depression? Should you drink coffee or shouldn’t you?

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How to Cope with Depression at Christmas Time

As a long term sufferer of depression, I used to find Christmas time particularly difficult. One of the ways I dealt with depression was to establish very rigid routines around sleeping, food, exercise and other areas of my life. However I usually travel interstate to spend Christmas with family, and it was nearly impossible to keep up my routines when I wasn’t in my own home. My sleep would suffer because I wasn’t in my own bed and there was more noise than I was used to. My exercise routines would go out the window. I usually dealt with my  [ Read More ]

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You’ve probably heard that exercise is good for depression, but how do you motivate yourself to exercise when you have depression? When you’re feeling low, the last thing you feel like is dragging yourself out to the gym. Here are 10 tips to get you motivated to exercise when you’re feeling down. (And it is worth it – exercise really is one of the best antidepressants.) Work out with a friend Research shows that working out with a friend may be even more effective for depression than working out alone – exercising and spending time with friends both have antidepressant  [ Read More ]

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Natural Remedies for Insomnia

If you lie awake at night staring at the ceiling, the answer may lie in your brain chemistry. We need 3 special brain chemicals called serotonin, GABA and melatonin to sleep well and if you are low in any of these, you will have trouble sleeping no matter how good your bedtime habits are. Here are 6 natural remedies for insomnia that will balance your brain’s sleep chemicals and have you sleeping like a baby, without making you feel groggy the next day.

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How to Overcome Negative Thoughts and Depression

Negative thoughts and depression often go hand in hand – when we’re depressed, we tend to dwell on negative thoughts, turning them over and over in our minds, often for hours at a time. Unfortunately, spending so much time thinking about what’s wrong in our lives makes us even more depressed, and this in turn makes us more likely to dwell on negative thoughts. So how can you interrupt the vicious cycle of negative thinking and depression? We take a look at two methods that work hand in hand to put the brakes on negative thinking – fixing the brain  [ Read More ]

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The 5 Best Natural Herbs for Depression

Herbs have been used to treat depression for thousands of years, but how do they hold up in comparison to modern antidepressants? The answer is, very well. Studies have shown that some herbs are as effective as antidepressants, with far fewer side effects. We review 5 of the best natural herbs for depression.

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