Natural Remedies for DepressionOn May 27, 2017 by cshnc
Most adults in America suffer from psychological conditions like depression, anxiety and stress. However, care should be taken to avoid them cumulating to advanced stages. In America about 13% to 20% of adults suffer from chronic effects of depression. It has been reported that death rates caused by depression are four times higher than the other mortality rates. Also 60% of suicides in America are as a result of depression. Sadly only a third of depression patients seek relevant intervention. However, on the bright side there are various natural remedies for depression that can easily be obtained.
Some common and quite effective natural remedies for depression are manufactured either as capsules, tablets, tea or liquid extracts. St John’s Wort is popular for its ability to curb worry, sadness, nervousness and lack of sleep. It takes about 4- 6 weeks to emanate its full effect. Scientific research associates depression to lack of vitamin B as a result of poor diets or intake of some medications like aspirin, and birth control pills. Therefore, consumption of food such as vegetables, fruits and beans or supplements rich in folic acid can effectively curb and relieve depression.
Depression affects the normal functions of our brains. This has been linked to poor consumption of omega-3 fatty acids. Our bodies do not have the ability of making it therefore we need to eat food rich in omega-3 fatty acid such as sardines and salmon or omega-3 capsules. This explains why individuals that highly consume fish have a lower probability of suffering from depression.
On the other hand, depression results to reduction of magnesium in our bodies. Magnesium enhances the production of serotonin, mood enhancing neurotransmitter. Therefore, medical professionals urge individuals to consume food rich in magnesium such as legumes and nuts as one of the natural remedies for depression.
However, the most effective and easy to obtain among the natural remedies for depression is relaxation. Individuals that are fond of relaxing reduce tissue and muscle tension, blood pressure, respiration, heart rate, oxygen consumption and sweat production. In addition, the production of cortisol and catecholamine hormones and chemicals related to stress emulation are curbed. Moreover, blood circulation is enhanced thereby feeding the body with required amount of oxygen as well as nutrients. Individuals can use progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, music therapy or guided imagery to lull their minds and body to arouse a relaxation mood. Therefore, simply set aside a few minutes daily of your busy schedules for relaxing.