Antidepressants

Use Light Therapy for SAD

…affects 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 from…

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3 Natural Alternatives to Antidepressants

Researchers from the University of Southampton recently evaluated 22 studies and three previous reviews that examined the link between antidepressants and risk factors for type 2 diabetes. They concluded that, for the most part, people who take these drugs are at an increased risk of developing the disease…

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Two Diabetes Risk Factors You May Not Know About

…recently discovered that taking antidepressants for two or more years have an 84 percent greater likelihood of developing diabetes. The most problematic drugs were the selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) paroxetine (Paxil and Seroxat) and the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline (Endep and Elavil…

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Naturally Treating IBS

…million 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 recommendations…

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4 Benefits of CoQ10: Beyond Heart Health

…and oral 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 chemotherapy drugs…

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Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia

…think 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 good success…

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Four Easy Ways to Stop IBS

…her you 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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Treating Shingles Naturally

…you look 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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