Are you suffering from mild to moderate depression? A lot of people are suffering of depression because of stress from work and home problems. Have you tried prescription drugs to cure the condition but in vain? Worry no more, I will tell you some simple and natural remedies you can use to eliminate this problem. They may help to alleviate the depression symptoms and also improve your mood. Read on to learn of some of the remedies to cure depression.
Take a lot of minerals and vitamins
Depression usually affects people with low Vitamin B levels. You can easily avoid such deficiencies by eating healthy meals rich in folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12. You can also improve your daily mood by taking foods rich in vitamin D and calcium.
The other natural remedy for depression is exercising. You can improve the way you feel by exercising vigorously. Through cardio you should increase your heart rate for at least 30 minutes a day. I recommend that you exercise in a garden or natural surrounding since nature has a positive effect to your mental health.
Getting essential oils
Essential oils are very effective to counter depression. You can use certain skin lotions with herbal elements or apply oils for massage therapy; and ensure that you mix them with a carrier oil or base. Also, fish oil supplements are known to help combat depression.
These are some of the natural remedies for depression. Avoid future depression by incorporating these tips into daily life. These are yet a few more tips on how to be healthy.
If you find your heart racing, chest pains, dizziness, light-headedness or nausea, or difficulty breathing, then you may be suffering from panic attacks. These attacks may get severe if not treated early. There are lots of medicines that claim to be effective in curing panic attacks. However, many consumers who purchase these drugs have suffered side effects after several months. Here, I will advise you on some of the natural remedies for panic attacks.
1. Deep breathing. Yes, you can treat panic attacks by controlling your breathing rhythm. The key in this is to remain calm when tense. The best way to control tension is by slowly breathing in, filling in your lungs, and then slowly breathing out. If practiced properly, you will be able to stay calm in any situation.
2. Avoid caffeine and other stimulating products. Although this may be difficult to many, I would advise you to avoid that cup of coffee in the morning. I know you try to calm your nerves with nicotine and caffeine; however, the truth is that they affect hormones in the body. The only way you will be capable of controlling your anxiety is to stay healthy and balance your stimulant intake.
3. Exercise regularly. Consistent physical exercise would be the best remedy to cool your anxiety. Anytime you feel an anxiety (or panic) attack coming, rather than close the doors and sit down in your house, visit the gym or go for a run. It gets your mind off of it when you find distractions.
These are three safe and natural remedies for panic attacks. By adopting these natural remedies you’ll feel as if you’re just living healthy and happy, and far less stressed out.
Although the Obama administration has taken a more stringent view on medical marijuana than most expected many state initiatives in places like Washington, Colorado and New Jersey are paving the way for the practice. Some states may even go so far as to regulate the drug in the same way they do alcohol. What does the medical community say about Marijuana and wellness?
Since pot is illegal and highly regulated research on it is sorely lacking, especially in America. It’s a known secret many doctors will bring the issue up with patients suffering from AIDS related nausea, glaucoma, severe pain, or cancer. Some argue it should be legalized based solely on the fact that such patients report feeling relief from using marijuana. Still, certain long term health risks and addiction issues have not yet been firmly established.
On a state level a mix of compassion, cash strapped local government looking for revenue and a more liberal view of the drug are prevailing over doubts. Though it remains federally illegal 17 states allow medical marijuana on a state level with more states likely to ratify some form of the drug soon. Increase availability is sure to increase responses from the health and wellness professionals, state and local government and the population at large.
Passion fruit is an exotic tropical fruit well-known for its aroma and delectable taste. Have you ever tried tasting one? Well, health enthusiasts say that this special fruit, which by the way is packed with Vitamins A and C, is good for dealing with problems involving the digestive system. It may be hard to believe but its seeds are actually packed with high fibre which can help cleans our body of its toxins, most especially the colon and can even help prevent heart attacks. The wonders of this exotic fruit do not even stop there as it is also known to be an effective deterrent against asthma and cancer problems. No wonder people are resorting to natural remedies nowadays, what they need to treat their respective health problems can be found from the fruits of nature itself. What’s more, it is safe to use and poses no threat to our bodies.
Back in the good old days, illnesses were not that complicated. People who get sick can either have the same treated at home or just take a pill or two, and he is fine the next morning. Unfortunately, owing to the worsening pollution, coupled with the substances mixed in processed foods, the sicknesses we had before had evolved into more complicated and serious one. The simple cold is not that simple anymore. Fevers now have to be monitored because it will lead to several complications if it persists for at least three days. If natural remedies were 100% effective before, the same is not true in the present case because doctors and medicines are needed to treat any illness, with natural remedies supplementing it. So with the progress of technology and while we may enjoying its fruits also goes with the risks of incurring serious health problems which have become increasingly difficult to deal with.
Eucalyptus has many medicinal properties and has been used in treating a wide arrange of illnesses or sicknesses, ranging from respiratory problems and headaches, and up to muscle pains and spasms. A smell of eucalyptus is said to clear decongested airways. The minty smell also soothes the mind and the nerves, and can also be used when we have headaches. It is also being used in relieving joint and muscle pains since it has anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, dentists even suggest the use of eucalyptus to fight against plaque, cavities and other dental problems. In some case, people with diabetes are known to ingest eucalyptus orally because it helps lower the blood sugar level. All in all, the cool and soothing effect emanated from this special plant does a lot of wonders, and it is surely handy to have one at home.
Many people suffering from the problem of bursting acne are finding ways to remove it completely. I am writing this blog to make you aware of some of the simple home remedies that help in removing acne safely. Just have a look:
The best way is to apply lemon juice directly on scars using a cotton ball. Keep it for 15 minutes and then wash off with cold water. This helps a lot in reducing acne and also lightens the skin.
Apply tomatoes on the acne as it has vitamin A which stops the overproduction of sebum, responsible for acne burst. It is also good for tightening pores.
If your skin is too oily, then you can apply mud packs. It removes oiliness from skin which is also responsible for acne.
You can also mix lemon and cucumber and apply it on acne using a cotton ball. Wash off after 15 minutes. Repeat this for one month and see the difference.
“Although irresponsible sunbathing is unquestionably harmful and precautions need to be taken, regular, moderate, unprotected sun exposure is essential for good health. It is free, easy to get and good for you when used intelligently. It is the only reliable way to generate Vitamin D in your own body, which we now know to be an essential ingredient for optimizing health and preventing disease.?”
This quote comes from an article on Vitamin D Deficiency by Frank Lipman, MD, guest columnist on Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle blog, GOOP.com.
The GOOP scoop is this: our favorite extremely health conscious, fair-skinned actress has been diagnosed with osteopenia, a precursor to osteoperosis, because of very low levels of Vitamin D. She’s avoided the sun for ages, following the general wisdom like many of us, but it turns out this was not very good advice.
Vitamin D is incredibly important. New studies show that some 15-20 minutes every few days should be spent in bright sun without sunscreen or cover. Huh? We were as confused as Gwyneth when these studies came out. But science marches on, and we don’t want to be left behind, developing bone disease, heart disease and low fertility rates. Now that we know, we’re ready to start making some Vitamin D, and you should be, too.
Check out the GOOP article for more information here.
Laughing makes you healthier and happier. You might think the happier part should come first, and sure, that helps, but laughter actually prepares the body for happiness.
“When you start laughing, your chemistry changes, your physiology changes, your chances to experience happiness are much greater,” says Madan Kataria, a physician from Mumbai, India, and the founder of and chief proselytizer for Laughter Yoga. Laughter Yoga is a movement that started in 1995 and has fostered some 5,000 Laughter Clubs worldwide. There are some 200 Laughter Clubs in the U.S. today. At Laughter Clubs, people get together, to…yep… laugh.
Studies have found that laughter increases circulation, stimulates the immune system, exercises the muscles, invigorates the brain, reduces stress hormones, and may even help prevent heart disease. Sounds fun, right? So what are you waiting for, go join a club!
Or at least watch this:
When it comes to healthy living, some people think it’s all or nothing.
You’re either training for a triathlon or you never get off the couch. You either methodically steam all of your vegetables or you live off of potato chips and ramen. And you’re either loaded with supplements and protein drinks, or else you haven’t been near a health pill since your Flintstones vitamins years.
What’s a person to do?
When we hold ourselves to impossible standards, it’s easy to fall short. At Healthize, we encourage realistic, healthy goals to help you look and feel a little better every day.
Changing your life doesn’t have to be difficult – so go ahead and get started!