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Tonja Myles, 51, has had multiple depressive episodes.

Tonja was not dealt an easy hand. She experienced years of childhood trauma and at the age of 18, she was hospitalized for depression and a suicide attempt. She started taking an antidepressant but soon stopped because she felt ashamed....

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Place Ice on this point 2 times a day and see what happens to your body


Place Ice on This Point 2 Times a Day and See What Happens to Your Body!

Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on the concept that energy (chi or qi) flows through and around the body along pathways called meridians. Stimulating the various pressure points along these meridians can help ...

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NO SUGAR FOR ME!

Sugar is our NEMESIS, don't let it defeat you in obtaining your goal, for health and weight loss. All sugars in all ingredients listed on any product you may want to try. I myself stay away from processed food, and choose just the whole foods, and nuts and seeds and whatever would be a healthy cho...

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What I Have Learned

What to eat if you don't already have a plan:
Turn on the meal plans and use the food substitution lists. On the website, just click on the suggested food line and a list of 15-20 alternative foods for that category will pop up. You then can pick a food you like. It outlines portions and gives yo...

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Barb Patrick, 46, experienced postpartum depression.

Barb, who now runs a quilting business in Newtown, CT, worried she couldn't take care of her newborn and 20-month-old toddler, so she called her ob-gyn office. At first, they didn't offer any helpful solutions, says Barb. After five sle...

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Clean eating/ exercise

There really is no secret, just make a plan, have short and long term goals. Celebrate even itsy bitsy successes.

Figure out why there was a disappointment and vow never, ever to repeat. But don't get discourage either. You will make mistakes, you will get tired, you will have disappoint...

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The Health Issue No One Talks About

One answer could be that some women are incorrectly given antidepressants after brief evaluations with primary care physicians even if they're not experiencing clinical depression. (Most prescriptions are written by doctors who do not specialize in mental health care.)

Others who may need me...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Tis the Season

As many as 20% of people in the US suffer from S.A.D. Could you have it? This is the time of year when it sets in days are shorter, meaning less sunlight and the mood takes a dip.

Here are some symptoms/signs that could mean you have S.A.D.:

Feelings of sadness and hopelessness, l...

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Kieley Parker never imagined she would need an antidepressant. "I always win those stupid sunshine and happiest person awards. People see me as an incredibly joyful person," she says.

But in fall 2014, Kieley left her job as a third-grade teacher and moved to Tulsa, OK with her fiance'. St...

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7 tips for staying healthy during the cold and flu season

Back to school and back to germs. This is the time cold and flu season begins to ramp up. Although the flu usually isn't in full force until after the first of the year, now is the time to start preparing. Do you know all the things you should do to keep you and your children as cold- and flu-free a...

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