Andrew Weil is a strong follower of mine. Yesterday, he appeared on NPR with some very helpful tips for beating depression. If you are new to this sacred and life-changing medicine and how it can help you, find out here
one. Walking, swimming, bicycling and running all raise blood flow and help keep your mind and body healthy. Dr. Weil recommends at least four 30 minute sessions per week.
2. Maintain a low intake of inflammatory foods, and a high intake of anti-oxidants. Sugar is followed by higher amounts of dairy as the number one inflammatory food. The most serious stages of irritation have been identified as having the worst effects on mood. A small amount of serotonin was believed to be the best way to induce depression. It is now believed that inflammation is the problem. You can be cautious about eating vegetables and small amounts of non-processed proteins.
three. Keep a gratitude log. Keeping a journal of all our blessings every day will boost your mood. This is the best time to start that plan.
four. You must ensure your diet has enough fish oil, Omega 3 and 4 acids.
5. It is best to avoid processed foods. Sticking to the vegetable bin at your supermarket might be your best bet.
six. Cognitive remedy, which is one of many treatments for depression, has proven to be much more effective than the older forms of therapy. Dr. David Burns’ book, “Feeling Excellent” and his workbook are a great resource.
I’m taking the liberty to share a few of the tips that I use in this recording.
one. Discuss your concerns with your physician to determine if you have low thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism may lead to despair, inability to focus and brain fog.
2. Discuss with your doctor if you think T3, a thyroidhormone, might be of benefit. Two daily doses, five milligrams of thyroid hormone T3, per day, have worked well for me. T3 provides critical vitamins to the mind.
3. Take a look at pet therapy. My cats bring happiness to my life. Blossom is a joy-filled cat and Oreo is an unconditional friend.
4. Give the presents of empathy and compassion. They can each reduce melancholy by taking a long-term approach.
five. Participate in volunteer activities. For a happy and effective existence, it is important to build relationships with the community.
six. Create a agency spiritual link. You have many options to make connections in a healthful manner, such as through church, synagogue and temple involvement.