When the weather turns cold and daylight hours dwindle, we all have those moments when we'd rather stay cuddled up in bed than head out into the dark day.
But for some people, there's a whole lot more to their blue mood during winter - it may be something known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD - a severe form of depression.
Read on to learn what SAD is and for two of the most common c... ››› more
Insomnia and depression go hand in hand. Getting a good night's sleep and waking up feeling well-rested is difficult for many, but even more so for those who are depressed. Research has even proven that improving sleep can boost your mood.
You probably already know the basics when it comes to a healthy sleep cycle, things like having a bedtime routine, staying healthy in your daily activities a... ››› more
You'd never guess it, but according to David Mischoulon, MD, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, most of us are deficient in fat. But Dr Mischoulon isn't talking about just any fat - rather, he's talking about omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, flaxseed and some nuts.
Studies have proven that an omega-3 deficiency can cause or worsen depression. Read on to better un... ››› more
Suffering from depression and anxiety can make you feel helpless. The truth is you're not. And, no - therapy along with medication that leaves you feeling drowsy isn't your only option to fight back.
In fact, there are many herbs that help ease depression and anxiety minus the side effects associated with antidepressants. Give them and a try and start feeling better right now!
Five herbs tha... ››› more
Perimenopause - the period of a woman's life shortly before menopause occurs - is downright draining...
Chronic fatigue, irregular periods, low sex drive, breast tenderness and hot flashes are just a few common symptoms of perimenopause. But just because these symptoms are normal doesn't mean that you shouldn't take them seriously!
In fact, if you're premenopausal and are having hot flashes ... ››› more
Imagine a single natural oil that's loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids, that's perfect for every skin type - even the most sensitive skin, and can help you achieve a fresh, natural glow.
Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Well, it's not - meet rosehip oil AKA your perfect match.
Wonderfully light and incredibly gentle, rosehip oil is one ingredient that you sim... ››› more
Are you part of the 80% of our population who suffers from severe back pain? Do you think that the pain is inevitable just because it's so common - especially in older adults? Well, then, you've got it all wrong...
Orthopaedist Dr Mark Knaub, of Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Pennsylvania in the USA, has confirmed that will approximately eight in every 10 people will suffer back pain at l... ››› more
If you're anything like me, stress is something you encounter every day of your life. Oh, you too? Well, don't worry - we aren't the only ones. In fact, stress plays a huge role in the lives of majority of people on this planet.
Somehow, we seem to get through each day even with crazy levels of chronic stress bearing down on our shoulders. But, at times, going from day to day with such high str... ››› more
It's widely known that people who've had a stroke before are at heightened risk of having a heart attack. But this isn't the only thing you're at risk of, say researchers from Copenhagen University in Denmark in a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.
A stroke, which occurs when a blood vessel that transports nutrients and oxygen to your brain is either blocked by a clot, burst or... ››› more
As you already know, your beliefs, thoughts and actions play a major role in how you feel. But did you know that what you eat can have a significant impact on your mood, too?
If you're feeling a bit down or sluggish these days, I invite you to turn to your diet for some mood-boosting opportunities! Even if you're already munching on healthy foods and feel great most of the time, it's still poss... ››› more
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