Tag: overcoming depression

5. Practical Tools for Positivity

Now that we have learned the fundamental principles underlying positive thinking and the personality traits that promote it, let’s look at some of the practical tools available to you that can help cultivate a positive outlook in your life.
Biofeedback
Your physical state mimics your mental state. When you are happy and

Snapshot: Strategy Overview

Now, finally, let’s summarize all of the strategies into one concise discussion. There are numerous effective natural health options for treating depression. This section will give you a summary snapshot of the key action steps available to you.
Key Points
➧  Serious business: Depression is a debilitating disorder that needs to be

Strategy #1: Hormone Function Problems

Stress is clearly a major contributor for most people who experience depression. And guess which system in your body controls how you react to stress? Your adrenal glands and the stress hormone it releases—cortisol.
But there is much more to the depression/hormone connection than just that. Other hormones, such as thyroid,

3. Depression Treatment: Conventional vs. Natural

Depression is a disorder that affects your thoughts, moods, feelings, behavior, and physical health. As discussed earlier, people used to think it was “all in your head,” and that if you tried hard enough, you could “pull yourself out of it.” Doctors now know that depression is not a weakness;

2. What Causes Depression

Scientists do not uniformly agree on what actually causes depression, but there are some key associations that are valuable to know. Most often, depression is associated with particular nutrient deficiencies or with sub-performing bodily functions. This is important because in many cases, correcting the sub-performing function will, over time, correct

7. Living With Depression and Providing Support to Others

Depression can quickly turn into a self-perpetuating cycle. You feel awful, so you refuse to do anything you once thought was fun. You stay home and never invite anyone over. Your inactivity and isolation feed your depression. The key to overcoming depression is to break that cycle.
Don’t give up. Depression

From the Editor

Depression is one of the most common disorders of the human condition. It is a mental illness that lowers your mood and takes away the experience of interest and joy. Although it is an extremely common condition, it is often overlooked and still poorly understood. For many diseases and conditions,

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