How to Treat Depression the Natural Way

by Gumer Liston June 18th, 2009 | Diet, Exercise, Mental Health
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picDepression is becoming more and more common today because in this fast-paced age where competition is very stiff and where the weak easily could be crushed in the daily grind, it is easy to feel threatened all the time with impending failure and defeat. The deadlines that can pile up on you and the daily struggles to adjust with difficult people in the workplace are just some of the many factors that can make a person depressed.

You may not know it, but you could be suffering from depression. If you exhibit symptoms, such as loss of appetite, feeling an unexplained sense of hopelessness, weight gain or weight loss, loss of libido, and irritability, chances are that you are suffering from depression. It is necessary to act immediately on it. There are medications for depression, but they are almost always associated with unwanted side effects. If that is the case, it is good to try natural ways of fighting and treating depression. Here are some of the natural things that you can try to fight and treat depression:

1. Exercise. If you have a sedentary lifestyle, you are more at risk for developing depression because your body cannot produce enough endorphins, the chemical that makes us feel good. When we exercise our bodies produce enough endorphins to help wash away the bad feelings.

2. Eliminate caffeinated beverages. Yes, coffee can give us that “lift” that we feel we need to get through the day’s hard work, but caffeine has also  its share of ill effects on our nervous system.

3. Change your diet. Try consuming more fruits, veggies, grains, fish, and other foods that contain antioxidants and other nutrients that your body needs in order to produce serotonin and other feel-good chemicals.

4. Be sure to get at least 10 or 20 minutes of sunshine every day. Enjoy it and let it light up you life.

5. Drink water. You may not know it, but water helps a lot in cleansing you physically and mentally.

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