Everything You Need to Know About Depression

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Depression is a huge problem that can affect anyone of us. Today’s lifestyle is very stressful and  not healthy enough to provide us with the kind of nutrients needed to help us endure all the crisis that the future reserves for us.

A report published that more than 14.8 million US citizens suffer from major depression symptoms.

In this article we would like to answer the most common questions about depression, which are :

  • The causes of depression.
  • The symptoms of depression.
  • How to fight depression.

Remember, this article is based on our humble knowledge and experiences, we are not doctors. Don’t forget to talk to a specialist before trying the methods mentioned bellow.

The Causes of depression

To begin with, you have to know that depression causes are separated to two major categories. 

Mind weakness : Which can appear after a crisis, a period of stress or a negative thinking process.

Here are some other things that can make your mind weak :

The media

you may not consider this important cause. it’s established that we are the result of what we consume (food and information). Lot of specialist ignore this hidden side.  if we don’t filter the content we are receiving, our minds become weaker and weaker because of the stupidity and negativity that the media transfer to us.

Our entourage

As human beings we get affected easily. We pick up positivity as negativity from each others. You can then end-up with low self-esteem, fear or any other mind weakness that may lead to depression.

Deficiencies : This happens when we don’t give our bodies the proper nutrients to work perfectly. We will be talking about this subject in the third part of the article.

Symptoms of Depression

There are many types of depression. here are some of most known  signs of depression:

  • Appetite changes.
  • Fatigue and Lack of energy.
  • Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex.
  • Low self-esteem.
  • Weight loss or weight  gain.
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness.
  • Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping.
  • Persistent sadness, anxiety, or “empty” feelings
  • Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts.

It is normal to have some of these symptoms once in a while. At the end of day we are humans and we have our ups and downs. Yet, if the problem persists, you have to suspect that you are suffering from depression. It is time then to start looking for some safe and easy solutions which are presented in the next part.

How to Fight Depression

How to Fight Depression and Become Happier

Depression as any other health condition can be fixed with many methods, all you need is some knowledge and lot of determination. Yet, because our website is about Bio Healthy Living, we will mention only the natural methods and ways to fight depression, which become more and more demanded for its effective and safe properties especially in the long run. The conventional medicine (antidepressants) has too many dire side effects that may become worse than depression itself.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar helps breaking protein into amino-acids. Which is crucial in the creation of tryptophan that plays a critical role in the release of serotonin.

Serotonin improves mood and helps people feel good and more relaxed, both of which are extremely crucial for fighting depression.

Boost Your Magnesium intake

Magnesium deficiency is very common today. It causes feelings of depression. Because Magnesium has a huge influence on our bodies, it helps contracting and relaxing the muscles.

In addition, Magnesium is also very important for the biochemical reactions for serotonin, which is the brain natural feel good substance.

Take More Vitamin-C

Vitamin-C is a great antioxidant which can cure the common cold. Furthermore, it keeps cancer at bay. There is also evidence that vitamin-c can alleviate depression symptoms, and this by influencing the way our bodies synthesize a brain chemical that affects our mood, this chemical is called nor-epinephrine.

Practice Meditation

No one can dare to negate that a strong mind-body connection could make us feel happier and calmer. By practicing Meditation for 15 minutes a day may help relieving symptoms of depression. In a study published in 2006 in the “Journal of Clinical Psychology,” mindfulness meditation was found to reduce suicidal thoughts.

Try to Move More

The relationship between exercising and relieving symptoms of depression isn’t really so clear, yet researchers have found that people who exercise regularly have a better mood, higher self-esteem and suffer from less stress.

If you  are over 40 here are some awesome Tips To Stay Fit After The 40.

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  • Tifanny

    nice one !!