This month, Mental Health America (MHA) shared some staggering new numbers related to depression in America. In 2014, the nation’s community-based nonprofit leader in mental health support, recovery and advocacy began screening people for mental health issues using their online, scientifically-based mental health screening tools. To this date, 1.7 million people took advantage of the screening opportunity. Most noteworthy, the results of Mental Health America’s screening programs shed a light on the current depression epidemic in America and serve as a wake-up call to the country. The depression screen is one of nine mental health screens provided online by Mental Health America. Especially relevant results found by MHA’s depression screening: About 1,400 people screen for depression every day. Sixty-six percent of screeners are under 25; 32 percent are under 18. Fifty-nine percent report to having serious depression. The youngest … [Read more...] about Staggering New Data Shows Serious Depression Epidemic in America
Breathing – a process that goes almost unnoticed and happens on such a deep subconscious level, yet it is vital for our being. Nowadays, there are more and more cases of people breathing incorrectly. Living in a big city surrounded by constant stress, pollution and technology can sometimes bring the body out of sync with the nature’s flow. Young children know how to breathe correctly on an intuitive level. Their body follows the rhythm of nature. With time, as the stress increases and obstacles come into our lives we quickly forget our calm manner of breathing and switch to a frantic one instead, without even realizing it. Cancer Prevention In 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg received a Nobel Prize when he proved that cancer cells are anaerobic. This means that they cannot survive in high levels of oxygen. When a body is low on oxygen some cells start to replace it by fermenting sugar. A normal cell gets its energy through a process of respiration of oxygen, whereas a cancer cell … [Read more...] about How Correct Breathing Can Prevent Cancer and Depression?
Over the last decade, essential oils have taken the UK — and much of the world — by storm as all-purpose household cleaners and deodorisers, relaxation aides and face washes. New data from physicians shows that many essential oils are also helpful in treating depression. A new article published in Yahoo News notes that some physicians claim mild, situational forms of depression can be treated using essential oils. While noting that essentials oils “are not a cure-all”, naturopathic physician Mark Sherwood of the Functional Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, notes that essential oils such as those found in lavender and chamomile “can help” in easing depression and improving general mood. Sherwood’s observation is one of many linking essential oils — natural oils derived from extracts of lavender, ylang ylang and other plants — is one of many, with numerous doctors linking oils to improved mental … [Read more...] about Physicians: Essential Oils Can Help in Treating Depression
Talking to your teenager about depression can be difficult. As they go through major changes (physical, emotional, hormonal, social, etc.) during those adolescent years, it’s all too easy for a dark cloud of depression to swirl overhead. While it’s important to address issues head-on, listen to your teenager’s problems, and offer support, it’s equally important to suggest real, practical things that your teenager can do to start feeling better. Luckily, there are number of natural things your child can do that can help: Get regular exercise: Simply put, science has shown that a regular exercise program can help treat mild and moderate depression and can even assist in severe depression. Use art as a tool for self expression: Painting, writing, playing an instrument, or virtually any other art form can be soothing and therapeutic for the right person. It’s the chance to express oneself and to get in touch with the emotions that could be trapped inside. … [Read more...] about Talking About Natural Ways To Help Your Teen Combat Depression
Depression and mood disorders are devastating health problems today. When you go to your doctor, their answer is often a prescription for one of the various popular anti-depressant drugs. Many doctors do not investigate for metabolic or nutritional deficiencies that may be the ‘real problem’ for your depression. Patients have no idea why they feel so awful or where to start looking for the answer. They expect their doctor to give them real solutions. Instead they get drugs as the easy fix. Drugs are not an easy fix because of the serious side effects that come with taking them. Doctors prescribe these drugs from information they get from the drug sales rep which often is only part-truth. The side effects and dangers of these drugs are down-played or left out altogether. Prescription drugs should only be prescribed after other medical problems have been ruled out. Learn About 10 Nutrient Deficiencies That Cause Depression and Mood … [Read more...] about 10 Nutritional Deficiencies That Cause Depression and Mood Disorders