Depression

4 Foods for Depression

…I recommend the Pan Asian and Mediterranean (PAM) diet for everyone. But if you suffer from mild depression, here are four foods for depression I recommend adding to your diet. Four Foods for Depression and Anxiety 1. Eat more eggs. Eggs contain all the basic amino acids necessary to produce essential…

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This Year, Try a Resolution You Can Live With

…pessimistic. After observing thousands of patients, I can assure you that attitude is the key to life. You can choose to be depressed and live with the biochemistry that depression creates in your body, or choose to be optimistic, find purpose in life, and live with the biochemistry that optimism creates…

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A Healthy Cholesterol Level Isn’t Always Lower

…in order to function properly. In fact, research has found that low levels of cholesterol, 160 ml/dL or less, can result in a loss of sex drive, depression, cerebral hemorrhages and more. Why You Need A Healthy Cholesterol Level, Not Low Cholesterol * Generating sex hormones. Cholesterol is the parent…

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Could Alzheimer's Begin in Your Mid-40s?

…methylated version of the amino acid L-carnitine that goes straight to the brain where it helps improve memory, cognition, and learning; relieves depression; and reduces symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. I recommend 1,500–3,000 mg ALC per day. * Broad spectrum tocotrienols help with glutathione metabolism…

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How to Stop Seasonal Affective Disorder In Its Tracks

…improved their depression scores. The researchers felt that combining the two therapies was superior to either one alone. But there are several notes of caution: if you’re on Coumadin you shouldn’t take St. John’s wort. Plus, you shouldn't use St. John's wort with anti-depressive medications, such…

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Drinking Cold Water With Meals? Think Again.

…town of Wall, South Dakota, The Husteads owned the Wall Drug Store, a struggling mom-and-pop pharmacy and soda fountain. It was the height of the Depression during a hot, dusty and grasshopper-plagued summer, and they were desperate for customers. In those days before air-conditioned cars, Dorothy came…

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Mood-Boosting Foods

…that any of these foods boost your mood? You May Also Be Interested In: * 4 Foods That Beat the Blues and Take Off the Pounds * Walk Away From Depression

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9 Ways to Lower High Blood Pressure Levels

…enormous mental/emotional benefits and can improve your state of mind. It doesn’t take much to get results—some regular walking can beat back depression and anxiety. If you’re prone to stress, get moving! * Get proper rest: The age-old doctor’s recommendation goes straight to the heart of the…

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Common Side Effects of Beta Blockers

…(metoprolol) * Tenormin (atenolol) * Corgard (nadolol) Side Effects of Beta Blockers * Erectile dysfunction * Sleep disturbances * Fatigue * Dizziness * Depression * Flu-like symptoms An additional side effect of beta blockers is depleted CoQ10, and should not be used by patients with asthma or active lung disease…

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7 Reasons Why Exercise Is More Powerful than a Drug

…your blood (stress tends to constrict arteries and drive up blood pressure). 5. Alleviate depression. A study undertaken at the world-famous Cooper Clinic in Dallas showed that individuals diagnosed with depression who would normally be put on medication could get relief from 180 minutes a week of physical…

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3 Hidden Cardiovascular Health Risks

…who bottle up their emotions have four times the incidence of heart disease than those who release their sadness or anger. In fact, people with depression have four times the incidence of heart disease than those who don’t. This is a much bigger cardiovascular health risk than cholesterol, or other…

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…best in your particular case. 3. Depression. The known connection between heart disease and depression is so strong, that a history of major depression is considered a powerful independent predictor of future cardiac events. Negative emotional states such as depression set off a cascade of hormones that…

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How to Naturally Boost Testosterone Levels for Better Heart Health

…a variety of symptoms, including low libido and sexual function, loss of muscle strength, loss of body hair, and cognitive decline—along with depression and fatigue. Plus, a European study on 3,369 men ages 40-79 concluded that there are three cardinal symptoms that are most likely to be related to…

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For a Healthy Heart, Make a Resolution of Optimism

…thousands of patients, I can assure you that attitude is the key to a healthy life, and a healthy heart. You can choose to be depressed and live with the biochemistry that depression creates in your body, or choose to be optimistic, find purpose in life, and live with the biochemistry that optimism creates…

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Heartbreak’s Emotional Stress Can Affect You Physically

…the emotional stress of losing of a loved one through divorce, death or any other circumstance can have as powerful of an impact as full-blown depression. That’s something I’ve been saying for years. Not only can heartbreak have a devastating impact on your emotional health, the loss of a vital…

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Apples and Alzheimer’s Prevention

…psychotic symptoms of Alzheimer’s. This preliminary finding that apple juice can affect mood for those with Alzheimer’s disease—who suffer with depression and anxiety, as well as symptoms of anger and frustration with their condition—is cause for larger clinical trials over longer periods of time…

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Yoga for Heart Health: Why It's Powerful Medicine

…even more interesting is that the participants found that yoga drastically improved their quality of life, and significantly reduced anxiety and depression. Plus, yoga for heart health—which is something I practice regularly myself—has other benefits as well. It helps you stay flexible and strong…

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What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

…primary side effects of ACE inhibitor drugs include: * Decreased kidney function; * Decrease in sexual function; * Dizziness, headache, fatigue, and depression; * Liver damage; * Increased potassium levels, which can lead to serious cardiac problems (of particular concern for those taking potassium preparations…

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Treating High Blood Pressure Naturally With Asparagus

…antioxidant and immunological defense systems. It’s also rich in both vitamin K and folate. Plus, it bolsters antioxidant levels and helps to intercept depression, which is a newer risk factor for heart disease. Now it's your turn: What's your favorite way to cook asparagus? You May Also Be Interested In *…

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The Health Perks of Yoga & An Invite to Kripalu 2013

…make us sick. Over the years I’ve seen yoga help numerous patients with their cardiovascular health, arrhythmias, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, lower back problems, arthritis, and even digestion. Yoga also connects with your body’s energy systems. Its focus on breathing, gentle stretching…

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Budget Tips for Healthy Living

…pressure, blood sugar, weight, and mood. Healthy Living Budget Tip #5: No matter how old you are, yoga benefits the heart, blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and many physical ailments. There are many free yoga videos online. Yoga CDs can be re-used over and over again. Some yoga studios offer free classes…

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Pets for Heart Health

During a medical conference lecture I gave years ago, one of the doctors in the audience asked whether I had any experience with the healing benefits of pets. Although I couldn't quantify the degree of benefit, I said that, over the years, many patients have told me how comforting their pets have…

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Give Thanks for Your Heart

…common flu—includes a psychological component. When you think about it, people who are sick certainly feel miserable, and are often angry and depressed. But those who allow themselves to experience positive feelings while going through an illness or other challenge often feel better, get stronger…

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How to Relieve Holiday Stress for a Healthy Heart

…(disordered beating of the heart), and high blood pressure that goes hand in hand with increased alcohol intake over the holidays. Alcohol also exerts a depressant effect that can cause a slowing of brain activity, which lowers your serotonin levels. Plus, as alcohol’s effects wear off, you may feel anxious…

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