Depression

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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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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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Walking Club Check-In: Walk Away from Depression

…showing that individuals diagnosed with actual depression and who’d normally be put on medication can get the very same benefit from 180 minutes a week of physical activity. In that study, 41 percent of the participants completely reversed their depression in twelve weeks. How does walking help? The evidence…

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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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Over-the-Counter Lipitor: A Dangerous Idea

…regularly by a doctor. Plus, statins can cause a whole host of health issues—including mental confusion, memory decline, muscle aches, fatigue, depression, and more. Without a physician’s oversight, these health issues would go unchecked. * Second, most people don’t understand when a statin is truly…

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Beta Blockers 101

…should not take beta blockers because they can lead to broncospasm in asthmatics. Beta blockers should also be avoided by people who suffer from depression. Finally, beta blockers deplete your body’s levels of CoQ10, but you can counteract that effect through supplementation.

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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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4 Ways to Short-Circuit the Winter Blues

At this time of year as the days get shorter, many of people start to feel down in the dumps. The cause is winter depression, otherwise called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). In fact, I have one colleague who’s so profoundly affected by the lack of sunlight in the winter that her husband calls…

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Beat Your Sugar Habit

…concerns from obesity and diabetes to high blood pressure levels and cardiovascular problems. Excess sugar is even a major culprit in anxiety, depression, fatigue, and pain. As Dr. Sinatra has warned in lectures, books, newsletters, e-letters, and blogs, elevated blood sugar stokes inflammatory processes…

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4 Foods for Depression

…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 Food for Depression #1: Eat more eggs. Eggs contain all the basic amino acids necessary to produce essential…

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Walking Club Check-In: Why It's Important to Walk in October!

…affective disorder (SAD)—a type of depression tied to lower levels of sunlight during the winter months—sets in for millions of people in the United States. Dr. Sinatra says he worries about these people because a case of the blues can lead to a full-blown depressive episode—and that can put them at…

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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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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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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: Readers, have any of you had a heart attack?…

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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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Exercise is a Great Way of Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

…my own, has continued to reinforce this view. Research has demonstrated that exercise reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease, diabetes, depression, and osteoporosis. Now we can add stroke to the list. In a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 4,065 nurses…

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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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Low Testosterone Side Effects Include Heart Disease

…angina and type 2 diabetes. Low Testosterone Side Effects Low testosterone side effects can include fatigue, a loss of libido, weight gain and/or depression. But the best way to know if your levels have dipped is to have it tested. Because mean testosterone levels fluctuate (they may be 700 ng/dL at 8…

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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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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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