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MOST TIMES, ANTI-DEPRESSENTS ARE NOT THE ANSWER, AND THEY ARE HARD TO COME OFF OF. PLUS THEY ALTERRRRRR THE WAY SEROTONIN IS SUPPOSED TO FUNCTION IN YOUR BRAIN. MD/GPs ARE INTO PRESCRIBING SSRIs (Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) LIKE CONFECTIONARY - LIKE THEY USED TO PRESCRIBE ANTIBIOTICS. WE ARE FAR BETTER OFF PRACTICING NATURAL METHODS. THEY ARE THE SAFE SOLUTIONS. READ THESE FROM A PROFESSIONAL and SEE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY THEM.

By Jennifer Gerlach LCSW - Psychology Today

  • Depression can alter how we see the world, ourselves, and others.
  • "Depressive realism" is the hypothesis that depression can enhance our perceptions (not true)
  • Yet evidence also suggests that depression can distort our perceptions in a negative direction.

By Dr James M. Greenblatt M.D - Psychology Today 2011

Low Cholesterol is Linked to Depression, Suicide, and Violence

Mark, a 43 year-old executive, saw his doctor for his annual physical. Reviewing his laboratory tests, the doctor noted that Mark's total cholesterol level was for the first time over 200mg/dL.

As a preventative measure the doctor prescribed a statin, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs. His cholesterol levels declined, but so did his mood. Mark was now struggling with anxiety and depression.

Over the years I've seen many patients like Mark, being treated by physicians with the mantra of "the lower the better" when it comes to cholesterol levels.…

By Dr Will Cole - Functional Medicine Expert/Consultant

Your body is a breathtaking symphony of intricate biochemical pathways working in harmony every second of your life. We often take for granted the many facets which make up our bodies and how these simple elements and chemical reactions compose our very being. One small component of our body’s composition is magnesium. Magnesium, along with calcium, potassium, chloride, and sodium are all electrolytes, needed for our brain, nerves, heart, eyes, immune system, and muscles to function.

We function best when magnesium in our body is at its optimal level.…

By Therese Borchard – Founder of Project Beyond Blue

I’m not sure why more psychiatrists don’t first test for nutritional deficiencies before dispensing Zoloft or Prozac, and especially antipsychotics like Seroquel and Zyprexa. The good ones will send you to get lab work done before upping your meds or adjusting anything. Sometimes we do need antidepressants. But other times we need spinach — think of Popeye.

In addition to seeing a psychiatrist, I now work with an integrative health physician who tests my nutrition levels every year.…

By Elson M. Haas MD – A Pioneer In Integrative Medicine

The former Soviet Union has been the most enthusiastic about pangamic acid, feeling that it is a very important nutrient with physiological actions that can treat a multitude of symptoms and diseases. Soviet scientists had shown that pangamic acid supplementation can reduce the buildup of lactic acid in athletes and thereby lessen muscle fatigue and increase endurance. It had been used regularly and commonly in the Soviet Union for many problems, including alcoholism and drug addiction; mental problems such as those of aging and senility, minimal brain damage in children, autism, and schizophrenia; heart disease and high blood pressure; diabetes; skin diseases; liver disease; and chemical poisonings.…

By Dr John Briffa MD – Integrated Medicine Advocate

It seems that not a week goes by without scientists identifying some gene or other that is believed to play a critical role in our susceptibility to a specific illness or condition. Recently, for instance, researchers in Italy announced that they had found a gene that is involved in the normal production of serotonin – a brain chemical that helps maintain a cheery dispositionIt is believed that individuals afflicted with some fault in this gene will make them prone to undesirable mood states such as anxiety.…

True Discoveries give Real Protection. There’s an Information War out there and it’s all about The Dollars – Yours and Mine. The public has been duped for decades over the likes of this Plasticine – oh did I mean Margarine? Honestly, it’s so Plastic in makeup, and so are it’s Fraudulent Claims. Seriously speaking, please don’t trust in this Scam any longer.

By Dr Al Sears Integrative Medicine Practitioner/International Researcher

There’s now another reason to avoid margarine. It can make you stupid.

According to researchers at the University of Auckland, children who ate margarine every day had significantly lower IQ scores by the age of three-and-a-half than those who did not.…

By Janet Vargas - Natural Health Researcher

So don't be frightened of germs because there are Good Germs as well, kids are missing out on that benefit their Immune System. It’s much Safer than text books say – just one of many practices grandparents and their grandparents encouraged, and their kids were healthier than children Today. No they weren’t mistaken – less educated but not silly. We have been, to take so much notice of information we have been brought up with medical influence.

Encourage Your Kids To Get Their Hands Muddy Or Sandy - Its Good For Them!

By Sara Ding – Nutritional Consultant – Specialising In Detoxing

Make it a habit to read the ingredient labels and see for yourself what is in your food and if there are harmful chemicals in foods.

IS YOUR FOOD SAFE FOR YOUR FAMILY?

If you dine out often or your larder is mostly stocked with instant or processed foods, then it’s time for you to take a closer look at what you’re eating. Is your food safe for you and your family’s consumption?

See this list of harmful foods to avoid. Don’t underestimate the dangers of these foods.…

HOW DO I STOP THINKING OF THINGS OVER AND OVER - LIKE A GEAR STICK THAT REFUSES TO SHIFT? SEE IF THESE HELP YOU. MANY PEOPLE DO THIS - IT MAY HELP YOU TO KNOW THAT.

Tips to Help You Stop Ruminating

By Erica Cirino from Healthline.Com

What is rumination?

Has your head ever been filled with one single thought, or a string of thoughts, that just keep repeating… and repeating… and repeating themselves?

The process of continuously thinking about the same thoughts, which tend to be sad or dark, is called rumination.…