Nutrition can help depression

University research shows that certain health supplements and combinations of foods and nutrients can not only improve overall mood but even reduce the incidence, length and severity of depression. Omega 3 People who are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids are generally more susceptible to depression and low mood. The brain has a high component of … Read more

Where are you on the happiness scale?

Are you a clergyman or a florist?  According to research, you are very likely to be happy. Or a roofer or a banker? If so you are probably at the opposite end of the occupational happiness scale. But assuming you are in none of these occupations, where are you on the happiness scale? The largest … Read more

Combat depression with botanicals

Chamomile, Green Tea, Valerian and Lavender are mood enhancers There are at least four botanical extracts that have proper evidence as mood enhancers. Chamomile There are compounds in chamomile (Matricaria recutita) that bind to the same brain receptors as drugs like Valium. So a cup of chamomile tea can have a direct calming influence. It … Read more

Anti-depression nutrients

Omega 3, Folic acid, B vitamins, Selenium, Zinc and Tryptophan are all anti-depressive nutrients They are also important brain foods. Sugar and fast food are strongly linked to depression. One out of every 7 individuals will suffer a depressive episode during his or her lifetime. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that by the year … Read more

Mind-body connection in depression

Deep breathing, heat, exercise, mindfulness meditation and even country walks are all proven aids Depression can be as incapacitating as physical illness. But there are physical actions you can take to help overcome it. Hold your breath! Sit up with your back straight, look upwards and smile. You should already feel a lighter mood. Yes? … Read more