Depression

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Women: Get the Benefits of Fish for Your Heart Health

…inflammation; * lowering C-reactive protein in the blood; * preventing sudden death; * prevention of all causes of mortality, including cancer; * easing depression; * stabilizing coronary artery plaque to prevent rupture; and * improving a whole host of medical conditions, including asthma, inflammatory bowel…

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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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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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