Depression

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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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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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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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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Supplement and Medication Interactions to Avoid

…(more than 600 mg), as this combination may cause additional heart-rate slowing. * Never use St. John's wort, a natural supplement for depression, with anti-depressive drugs like Paxil, Prozac, or Zoloft. An overdose of serotonin, the brain's "happy hormone," may occur. This medication interaction results…

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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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Make a Resolution of Optimism

…attitude. 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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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 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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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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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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What To Do After a Heart Attack

…to follow up with your doctor regularly—and express any concerns you have, including fatigue. Also remember that fatigue can be a symptom of depression, so be sure to mention it to your physician so he or she can evaluate the cause. Now it’s your turn: Would you like to share your experience about…

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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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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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The Problem With Nutrient-Poor Fruits and Veggies

…sauce, he went to his garden for the ingredients. The Cause of Nutrient-Poor Fruits and Vegetables But these days many of us live in a nutritional depression. The modern diet includes abundant low nutrient processed food. We also consume nutrient-poor fruits and vegetables due to the depletion of minerals…

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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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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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