Depression

B-Complex Vitamins Reduce Work-Related Stress

…harder than ever. Understandably, this means they’re being exposed to more stress and, as a result, are at increased risk of anxiety and depression. The good news is that taking B-complex vitamins can help. In a clinical trial, Australian researchers randomly divided employees into two groups.…

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Do You Have Low Thyroid Function?

…tests. Common Symptoms of Low Thyroid Function * Constipation * Dry skin * Hair loss * Slow heartbeat * Cold hands and feet * Slow wound healing * Depression * Memory disturbances * Difficulty concentrating Of even greater concern, hypothyroidism can contribute to an increased risk of heart attack,…

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Use Light Therapy for SAD

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs only in winter. Also referred to as the “winter blues,” SAD is accompanied by longer sleep, increased appetite and carbohydrate cravings, often with weight gain. It resolves in the spring or summer and then recurs as…

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Ward Off Winter's Assaults With Vitamin D

…of vitamin D is in the optimal range. You may not realize what a toll the dark days of winter levy on our health. Cold and flu season arrives. Depression rates soar. Aches and pains, as well as autoimmune disorders, tend to flare up. Fracture incidence increases. Heart attack and death rates climb.…

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Fish Oil's Role in Managing Diabetes

Fish oil, which contains the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, is powerful medicine for disorders ranging from heart disease and depression to arthritis and autoimmune disorders. EPA is particularly beneficial for the cardiovascular system, as it discourages blood platelets from sticking together,…

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, improves insulin sensitivity, and lowers the risk of diabetes and some types of cancer, and fights depression and Alzheimer’s disease. 5. Beer. If beer is on tap at your holiday celebrations, go ahead and enjoy a mug. Not only is it okay, it’s…

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Weight Loss and the Yo-Yo Phenomenon

…over the following weeks. At that point, many dieters become discouraged and throw in the towel. Unfortunately, because your metabolic rate stays depressed for up to two months (even after you start eating normally), when you do return to a normal caloric intake, your slower metabolic rate ensures…

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Do You Need Blood Sugar Testing Every Day?

…Journal found that regular self-monitoring of glucose levels was associated with lower quality of life, increased costs and higher rates of depression. What’s worse is that this obsessive blood-sugar testing did not result in better glycemic control. (For study details, see links above.)…

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The Benefits of Vitamin D Supplements

…benefits of Vitamin D supplements for nearly 10 years. This critical nutrient helps to protect against cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, dementia, falls and fractures, flu and more. Plus, taking adequate Vitamin D supplements can lower your risk for 17 different kinds of…

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Defy Aging With Resveratrol

…and lowers risk of diabetes and some types of cancer. People who drink wine, especially red wine, are less likely to be obese, suffer with depression, or get Alzheimer’s. And in addition to staying healthy, wine drinkers tend to live longer! One of the reasons red wine is so healthy is…

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Tips for Treating PMS Naturally

…Effective herbal treatments for PMS include chaste tree berry (Vitex agnus-castus)—which reduced breast tenderness, irritability, depression, and headache in a British Medical Journal study—and St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), which has been shown to improve overall…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…but are not limited to: flu-like symptoms, insomnia, thinning hair, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and psychiatric problems, i.e. anxiety, depression, and intense irritability. Ribavirin has serious side effects as well, including hemolytic anemia, which is marked by the destruction of red blood…

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

…vitamin D, the worse the arthritis. * Testosterone levels. Low testosterone levels are a known risk factor for several conditions including depression, fatigue, weight gain, bone loss, metabolic syndrome, and reduced libido. A study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that higher levels…

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Treating Restless Leg Syndrome

…an hour, and see how you feel. It’s that simple. To learn more about this versatile medication, which is also effective for anxiety, depression, insomnia, tremors, and more, read Jack Dreyfus’ book The Story of a Remarkable Medicine (look for it online or call 800-810-6655 to order).…

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The Link Between Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

…drugs causing memory loss and dementia aren’t the usual suspects. You’d rightly assume that medications aimed at cognitive function, depression, or anxiety might alter brain function. But most people wouldn’t think that over-the counter meds taken for hay fever or prescriptions for…

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