How Depressed Feelings Can Be Relieved in 3 Easy Steps
If it seems like you're suffering from depressed feelings, then the information in this article can help you to reclaim your life
In it, you will learn how to relieve these feelings using a practical, natural, four step program that will lift your mood and help you get your life back on track.
If you believe that you are feeling somewhat depressed and these feelings have not persisted for a long time, you may be able to help yourself without using prescription medications. Since antidepressants work well for some, but not for others, let's quickly look at the positives and negatives of these drugs before taking a closer look at the natural options.
First of all, antidepressants require a prescription from a doctor. If you are only feeling somewhat depressed and have not been feeling like this for an extended period of time, then you may be able to help yourself by using a natural alternative without going through the diagnosis and drug selection process. Both doctors and long time depression sufferers know that prescription drugs can be hit-or-miss-some work well for some people and do not work at all for others, so you may have to try a series of drugs before you find the one that works.
Although prescription drugs may take a little while to ramp up in your system before you experience a reduction of symptoms, they can work well, but be warned that over time the drug may stop being effective. This brings up an important point: prescription drugs do not heal depression, instead, they just suppress the symptoms. If and when you stop taking the drug, your symptoms will return. Obviously, they will also return if the drug stops working.
Since all drugs have side effects, how your prescription works for you will be dependent on your ability to tolerate the side effects. Although side effects are particular to the drug, some common ones can include weight gain, listlessness, a sense of doom, agitation and even suicidal thoughts. It is ironic that taking drugs designed to lift the mood can actually drive a person to suicide, but it's important to know that some antidepressants do lead to suicidal ideation. Again, it's individual and depends on how your body chemistry responds to the drug.
Due to the drawbacks of prescription drugs, many people with depressed feelings have returned to using natural remedies.
I use the word "returned" because unlike drugs, natural remedies have been used for centuries to treat the blues. In fact in more progressive countries like Germany, these remedies are the preferred solution, even over prescription medicines.
While there are many natural remedies on the market, not all are created equal, so here's what to look for in a good one. Make sure the remedy contains St. John's Wort and Passion Flower. You may have heard of St. John's Wort. Combining it in just the right dose along with Passion Flower boosts its power making it a very effective remedy for lifting depressed feelings and restoring a positive outlook. Make sure the manufacturer of the remedy that you choose offers a one-year, money-back guarantee. This shows you a company that stands behind their product because they've done the research to create a formula that works.
Once the remedy has you feeling better (allow 2-3 weeks of daily use), make small lifestyle changes that will further support your freedom from depression. Make sure your diet is healthy and made up of mostly lean meat, fish, whole grains, nuts, seeds and fresh fruit and vegetables in season. Supplement with omega 3's for brain and heart health and continue to take your natural remedy to promote the production of feel-good neurotransmitters in your brain.
Next, add in moderate exercise. Since you want the exercise to become a part of your routine, make it something you enjoy: dancing, yoga, bike riding, walking your dog, that sort of thing. Exercise relieves stress, returns you to a positive, renewed state of mind and releases endorphins that help to balance mood.
Follow this simple, natural program and you will avoid the pitfalls of drugs by going the natural route and will no longer have to worry about feeling somewhat depressed. Get started on this program today so you can reclaim your life and you will be feeling better before you know it.
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