The idea that regular exercise can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety is not new. Hippocrates was the first Western physician to prescribe this treatment 2,500 years ago, and doctors have been recommending it to their patients ever since. All... Read more
For many people, depression and weight problems go hand in hand. Depression itself is highly associated with changes in weight. In fact, significant weight loss or gain is one of the symptoms used to diagnose depression. And research has shown that u... Read more
Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain... Read more
It's becoming more and more common for consumers to forgo medication when looking for a "natural" alternative to treating conditions like depression. No matter what method you choose, it's important to get all the facts. SparkPeople... Read more
We all feel down sometimes. Whether your issue is a symptom of chronic depression or just a short-term bad mood, finding ways to lift your spirits is key to feeling better and living healthier. There are a variety of options that can help improve you... Read more
I am trying to change my life. its been difficult. i went to the gym 4 days in a row this week. so i am impressed with that. today was more difficult because of the back pain plus my sleep patterns are all over the place. i cant fall asleep till earl... Read more
I joined Spark people in May and got started. Then as a result of a two month hospital stay in March and April, I am now on four medicines that cause weight gain and I have been discouraged, low mood, unable to walk due to back pain, and I am 57 this... Read more
WOW!!! Today would of been one of my sister's 47th birthday,she died at the young age of 34 leaving 3 young kids behind( 10,12 and 16).She died from alcoholism!!!! I tried for 2 yrs. to get her to stop drinking as in 2000 my 46 yr. old brother passed... Read more
If I eat at 5 - 6 am a bowl of cereal. usually cheerios with smart balance milk and 1/2 a tsp of splenda, by 10 ok I am shaky, weak, and feel like I am going to pass out. however if I don't eat I feel fine until around lunchtime and still do not fe... Read more
Foods like salmon, tuna or mackerel fish,nut oils, sweet potatoes and spinach lift spirits, and so do banans and watermelon because of folate. Low folate and thiamin cause depression. B Vitamins help with depression. Eat Asparagus! Some foods that... Read more
Processed Foods might trigger depression. Yes, your diet can be associated with depression. Not enough omega-3 foods is another cause for increased levels of depression, as well as, junk food and sweets. Eat nuts, spinach or Kale asparagus, avocado... Read more
Last week, I said that, since it seems to be occupying just about all of my attention anyway, I would try to blog about my efforts to come to terms with the depression and anxiety that seem to be dominating my life right now. Here’s installment No. 1... Read more
The holiday season is in full swing now! Festive lights, the sounds of the season and holiday goodies are surrounding us on an almost daily basis. Just about everywhere you go you are reminded that it’s that time of the year. ... Read more
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