- Published: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 19:19
Depression is a leading cause of self inflicted death around the world. Depression can be caused by the death of a loved one, a traumatic event, or genetics. Regardless of the reason, depression takes lives and leaves the living to wonder why. Too many times do patients find themselves in a doctors office looking for the cure to eliminate the blues and their reduced self worth. Generally an antidepressant is prescribed. Unfortunately the side effects comes with them. Before you jump right into a mind altering drug, try some natural ways to kick the sadness and boost your health in the process.
Exercise is the number one natural prescription for depression. Getting active releases endorphins making you happier and more fulfilled. It is literally a natural anti depressant.
Eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids and protein will boost your mood. Any fish such as salmon or tuna and protein such as turkey or chicken will do the trick.
I know that most people need that boost to get their morning going, but caffeine reduces serotonin levels making it more difficult to stay happy. Try adding L-Tyrosine instead. This will give you a gentle boost without jittery side effects and make you happy.
The next time that you feel depression setting in, try some meditation. Find a quiet dark place to sit and reflect on peacefulness and calm breathing to relax your mind. This will do wonders for your mood and general wellbeing over time.
Talk with family or friends
Depression has a way of isolating its victims. This only makes the symptoms work. Try to talk with a close friend or relative about how you are feeling. This type of relief works by letting all of the negative feelings out.
No matter which remedy you use, make sure that you don't give up. Keeping the sad feelings bottled up only makes things worse in the end.