Antidepressants

Treatments for Depression

…therapies for depression a go—and let me know what works best for you. Now it’s your turn: Which treatments for depression do you feel are most effective? You May Also Be Interested In: * Three Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants * Safe, Natural Treatments for Anxiety and Stress

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Use Light Therapy for SAD

…millions of people worldwide and more women than men. Not surprisingly, the most popular conventional SAD treatment is serotonin-altering antidepressants (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs) such as Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil. But these drugs are riddled with side effects ranging…

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Treating Shingles Naturally

…to your conventional doctor for treating shingles, don’t be surprised if he gives you a prescription for an antiviral, anti-seizure, antidepressant or opiate medication. These are the go-to drugs for treating shingles and PHN. But these prescription meds are rife with dangerous side effects…

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Four Easy Ways to Stop IBS

…have symptoms of IBS, and the next thing you know you’re on your way to the pharmacy for an anti-diarrheal, antispasmodic, or even an antidepressant. The truth is, there are several better, natural ways to treat IBS: 1) Examine your diet: About two-thirds of people with IBS have at least one…

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Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia

…fibromyalgia is a real disease, and others believe it’s merely a physical reaction to stress, depression or anxiety, which explains why antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs are often prescribed. I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I have no doubt that one reason we have…

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Naturally Treating IBS

…visits to the doctor. The knee-jerk reaction of most physicians is to whip out prescriptions for anti-diarrheals, antispasmodics, and even antidepressants. However, there are a number of safe, natural and effective treatments for IBS. Treating IBS with Supplements One of my top supplement…

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4 Benefits of CoQ10: Beyond Heart Health

…infections. All too often, this condition is triggered by drugs—hundreds of prescription medications, including antihypertensives, antidepressants, antihistamines, and diuretics, are linked with chronic dry mouth. Sjögren’s syndrome, nerve damage to the head and neck, and…

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The Link Between Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

…of a trial published in JAMA earlier this year found that regular use of anticholinergic drugs, which include antihistamines, tricyclic antidepressants, and meds to control Parkinson’s disease and overactive bladder, increased risk of developing dementia by a whopping 54 percent. Specifically,…

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Is Juice Healthy?

…Grapefruit for Enhanced CoQ10 Absorption I’ve written before about the dangers associated with taking statins, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and a whole slew of other drugs along with grapefruit juice. Compounds in this fruit inhibit the activity of enzymes involved in the absorption…

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5 Ways to Improve Libido—In Women and Men

…for dampening sex drive. At the top of the list are blood pressure meds, antihistamines, birth control pills, progestins (Provera), and antidepressants. For example, SSRIs reduce libido or ability to achieve orgasm in more than half of the women who take them, and the widely used allergy/cold…

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