In this video we will give you 17 ways on how to fight depression naturally. These natural remedies for depression and anxiety are proven to work. Before we start it is important to remember that there is no magic diet or pill that fixes depression, anxiety or stress. Fighting depression takes the right attitude and a combination of lifestyle changes.
1. Exercise on Regular Basis
How many studies will convince you that exercising makes you happier? A university of Toronto professor has compiled 25 credible studies to prove just that. Exercising is proven to boost up our endorphin levels; the natural happy hormone that our bodies produce to improve our mood. Start with light exercises such as light weight training or brisk walking and until you until sweating. Increase the intensity gradually. One of the other great ways to exercise for depression is use a rebounder.
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2. Spend Time in Nature
What is spending time in nature not good for? From mood, memory to health and bonding with friends and family. Make the effort to go for camping, hiking or biking on trails or even a short walk. A study out of Stanford University actually found that walking in natures prevents the brain from processing negative thoughts, thus helping fight depression naturally.
3. Cut Sugar Significantly
Studies have linked high-sugar diets to a higher risk of depression. In one study, excessive sugar consumption has been lined to anxiety or depression over the course of five years compared to those whose sugar consumption was less than 40 grams per day.
4. Helping Others, Volunteering
Here is something about fighting depression that your doctor will probably not tell you. Offer a helping hand to your relatives, friends, neighbors, strangers, do it regularly and start seeing incredible recovery from depression. Helping others is God’s prescription for depression, anxiety and even stress. A collection 40 studies spanning over 20 years done by Dr. Suzanne Richards from the University of Exeter’s Medical School found volunteering associate with lower depression, increased well being and a 22% reduction in later risk of dying.
If you are suffering from depression go for a few acupuncture treatments. Another study has concluded that people with depression may benefit as much from acupuncture as they do from counseling. This is astonishing. How long does it take to see results? How about a way to treat depression naturally and see results as soon as 3 months. Researchers have found that one in three people was relieved of his anxiety and depression after receive regular acupuncture for only three months.
6. Take Food Based B-Complex Vitamins
One of the common culprits for mild depression is an imbalance of brain neurotransmitters-natural chemicals that can act as mood enhancers by helping transmit signals between brain cells. Prescription antidepressants like Prozac and other selective serotonin only focus on one of these neurotransmitters in particular. A more natural solution, says Anderson, is supplementing with B-complex multi-vitamins especially vitamins B3, B6 and B12.
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7. Magnesium Deficiency and Depression
It is estimate that over 70% of the population (especially in North America) is deficient in magnesium, a vital mineral for nearly every function of human biology. Magnesium deficiency has been shown to have a strong relationship with depression. As a matter of fact depression patients have seen rapid recovery when supplemented with magnesium.
We have made a video on some of the best forms of magneiusm. Check the link on the top right of your screen or in the description below.
8. Cut processed Food out of Your Diet
Dr. Mercola video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH3Ndztq7YM
There is enough credible research that clearly showcase how fast food and process food has significantly increased the rate of depression level in the new age of population. Therefore aim to reduce your process food from you diet and replace with whole nutritious food.
Here are 10 foods that can make you happy… literally!
Because avocados contain choline, when you eat them, your body’s levels of serotonin are increased. Serotonin is considered a natural “mood stabilizer” and helps reduce depression, and regulate anxiety. Avocados are not just a super food, but a super-happy-healthy food!
Full of vitamin B6, magnesium and potassium, bananas provide plenty of energy to give your brain and body a boost, when your brain is happy you’re happy. They are also high in fiber, making them a natural probiotic. Bananas are also an excellent source of magnesium (a natural stress-reducer.) One banana as a morning snack will fuel the body with enough magnesium for the entire day! Some people experience big sugar spikes with bananas. If you’re not sure how they affect you, start with a half-banana and check your sugar two hours later.
Fresh berries make great “happy snacks” and they are full of nutrients. Blueberries and Acai berries are especially high in these nutrients and antioxidants. Try them by the handful, sprinkled over a bowl of Greek yogurt, or blended into a cool, refreshing smoothie.
Indeed chocolate makes you happy. The phenylethlyamine in chocolate makes you feel alert and cheerful. This natural ingreident is also known as the “love drug” because it can trigger the same feelings of excitement and contentment as being in love. Chocolate also contains something called anadamide which triggers dopamine production, leading to a feeling of intense well-being.
Eating chocolate releases endorphins which are known to decrease levels of both stress and pain. As a side benefit, research has suggested that cocoa’s flavanols may contribute to maintaining a healthy brain. These protective benefits could positively affect learning and memory functions. If you do decide to eat choclate though it’s best to eat them organic and raw as much as possible because many forms of chocolates are contaminated with heavy metals in the processing stages.
13. Greek Yogurt
There is now little doubt that a healthy gut / bacteria is connected to the chemical reactions in your brain. This is so much so that your guts are now called your second brain. Yogurt can affect your mood by boosting the good flora gut bacteria. Dairy products containing active cultures increase the probiotic bacteria in your gut. One study found that women who ate probiotic yogurt twice a day experienced less stress than those who ate none.
14. Green Tea
A Japanese study of over 40,000 people found that drinking five or more cups of green tea per day reduced stress levels by over 20% compared to those who drank less than one cup. Green tea contains a special antioxidant thought to be the bringer of relaxation for green tea drinkers.
Mushrooms, especially the shiitake variety, are packed with vitamin D. Low levels of vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) have been linked to depression, so upping your mushroom consumption can also help up your mood!
This delicious fish is full of vitamins B6 and B12. Vitamin B12 is used by the body for energy, and vitamin B6 is essential to the production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleeping and waking cycles. Salmon is also loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked with improving symptoms of mood disorders. If you do eat Salmon ensure to consume only Atlantic Wild-cut Sockeye Salmon as other forms fish are heavily contaminated.
Spinach contains folic acid which helps to reduce fatigue and improve mood. Spinach is also rich in iron, a mineral that helps deliver oxygen to your cells, giving the body energy on a cellular level. Spinach is also rich in Vitamin C and magnesium which are crucial to the production of serotonin and dopamine – two brain chemicals responsible for making us feel happy and joyful.
So, do your best to combine as many of these recommended natural remedies for depression. Cut process food, go for walks, supplement with vitamin B complex and magnesium and the next time you sit down to eat, do your mind and body a favor and eat something happy.
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