Doe’s Tips

Listen up: Doe Deere has just given her best advice on good morning routines – and even those you carry throughout the day or night – for better health and happiness overall. Listen to what she has to say in summary. The following information and tips will blow you away.

 

While pharmaceutical drugs are an effective way to treat depression, many people are choosing natural remedies. According to an article published on Health.com, daily exercise is an excellent way to combat depression. Exercise releases endorphins that elevate your mood and are a physical way to alleviate stress and emotion that has built up inside the body. During the winter months, many people struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder because of the lack of natural light our body receives during the dark months. One way to fight this is with light therapy, which is given in fifteen minute to two hour sessions: You are placed in a room with a bright light that mimics that of natural sunlight on your body.

 

A mood diary for creating habits of positive thinking can help someone with depression to focus on training the mind to look for the positive. In a University of Arizona study of 33 women, it was found that 64 percent of these women went into remission of depression after using acupuncture. While yoga is not a concrete “treatment” of depression, in combination with meditation it has had positive effects on lowering mood swings and releases endorphins the same way other forms of exercise do. A more conventional but natural remedy is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, which helps identify triggers that lead to depression: This is generally a short-term treatment lasting 10 to 20 sessions.

 

Fish oil, or a diet high in Omega-3 fatty acids, has inconclusive results but lower mood swings and bouts of depression have been observed in studies on its effectiveness. Saffron – Crocus Sativus – is believed to increase serotonin levels in the brain and is as effective as Prozac with minimum side effects. St. John’s Wort has been used by many for a natural treatment of depression: While this choice is effective, it can carry a lot of risks because it can diminish the effectiveness of many other drugs; it can have adverse effects on birth control pills, HIV treatment drugs, blood thinners and anti-cancer medications, to name a few.

 

As with any treatment, speaking with your doctor before starting a new routine or drug therapy is recommended. There are many concrete facts that support the decline in suicide in association with the rise of morning routines, but there is still a population that does not see the correlation between the two. Start mornings right.

 

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