Category Archives: Natural medicine

5 Natural (But Overlooked) Methods To Treat Depression

Via @mindbodygreen by by Pettina Stanghon

Photo: Shuttershock via mindbodygreen.com

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Here are some scary facts about depression. It’s the single leading cause of disability worldwide, with the World Health Organization estimating that more than 350 million people suffer today, impacting all regions and demographics of the world. [Click to continue reading.]

Here are five holistic treatment worth considering if you’re struggling with depression. These can be effective on their own and can work well to complement additional treatments.

1. Love your gut. An inflamed gut can actually contribute to depression due to the close relationship between the digestive tract and the brain.

2. Treat food as medicine. Certain foods have a powerful effect on the body and can even trigger chemical reactions which result in inflammation, which is undesirable why trying to treat depression.

3. Get your hormones tested. Many people aren’t aware that a simple, non-invasive saliva test can reveal more about your body’s hormones than conventional blood tests.

4. Take some time daily to practice mindfulness. You can acknowledge your feelings, knowing they do not accurately reflect the present moment at all times. This can help you avoid spiraling into a negative space.

5. Practice gratitude. When we regularly focus on what we have and not what we don’t have, our mindsets instantly start to change.

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Source:

5 Natural (But Overlooked) Methods To Treat Depression – mindbodygreen.com

20 Natural Home Remedies

Via @PreventionMag

[Excerpt only. Read original article by PAMELA BOND dated March 5, 2014 here.]

We are often caught off guard with minor aches and pains, something that you may feel not serious enough to rush to your GP for, yet serious enough to cause major discomfort and/or embarressment. The hangover after a night of indulgence, for instance. How do you explain that to a medical expert?

Sometimes it is not so much muscular aches or the common cold that can add grief to our lives, sometimes it is just something like discolored teeth or insomnia caused by your better half snoring away until the early hours (then, of course, the lack of rest can cause a whole range of other complaints: red eyes and a pounding head ache amongst others).

Pamela Bond put together a lovely slideshow with photographs of the compounds you can use to quickly relieve some of your most common ailments and complaints together with easy-to-understand tips on how to prepare and administer said remedies.

I took the liberty of mentioning the problems and the type of remedies used below. For more details on preparation and use, please continue to the original article here or click on the ailment to go to that specific slide.

  1. Nausea = Ginger
  2. Hiccups  = Sugar
  3. Sore throat = Garlic
  4. Cough = Dark Chocolate
  5. Fever = Linden flower tea
  6. Burn  = Aloe Vera
  7. Flatulence = Peppermint capsules
  8. Foot odor = Vinegar
  9. Cold = Lemon
  10. Bad breath = Lemon Juice
  11. Chapped lips = Olive oil
  12. Stiff neck = Contrast hydrotherapy—a quick blast of hot, then cold water
  13. Snoring = Put a tennis ball in a shirt pocket cut from an old T-shirt and sew it to the midback of your tight pajama top. The discomfort forces you to roll over and sleep on your side – without waking you up.
  14. Insomnia = Cherries
  15. Puffy, tired eyes =  Black tea
  16. Stained teeth = Strawberries
  17. Prevent a headache = 200-400mg Magnesium
  18. Prevent a hangover = Take a B-50 complex before bedtime.
  19. Menstrual cramps = Crampbark tincture
  20. Dry skin, rashes, and eczema = Oatmeal

SOURCE:

BOND, Pamela  2014/03/15  20 Natural Home Remedies: A trove of quick DIY fixes for everything from stomach upset to the common cold. [Web:] PreventionMag.  [Date of Access:] 23 September 2015