In this article, we cover 7 natural ways to reduce depression and improve mood. These strategies can effectively reduce depressive symptoms.
Tea’s ability to relieve stress and anxiety comes mainly from an amino acid it contains, theanine. Recent research confirms this benefit and has demonstrated it as one of the most effective ways to treat anxiety and stress quickly, even when compared to pharmaceutical medications.
it to climb at high altitudes including Mt. Everest. The Russians have used Rhodiola over the past 70 years to improve work performance, insomnia, fatigue, and increase athletic endurance.
In a recent study, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, the addition of saffron to standard pharmaceutical antidepressants was investigated in people suffering from depression.
When it comes to natural supplements for depression, there are a large range of options and it is difficult to determine the best option (or options) that are most likely to lead to improvements in your mood. In this article we review our top 5 natural supplements for depression.
In the article we review the research on saffron for depression. The research has confirmed that saffron is an effective natural remedy for depression.
Antidepressants are commonly used to treat depression and in the short term, can be effective for many people. However, they are far from perfect and there are several studies highlighting their potential dangers in the long term.
Christmas time can be a stressful time of the year for many people. Especially when you consider the need to negotiate your way through busy shopping centres in the lead-up to Christmas, making sure you’ve picked up all the presents you need to buy, trying to keep within the allocated budget, organising family catch ups for different meals on Christmas Day, and making sure you don’t drink too much this year at the office Christmas party!
Clinical studies have confirmed that saffron is an effective, safe, and cost-effective natural option to help improve mood. Saffron works because of its positive influence on many hormones and brain chemicals that can affect mood.
The healing properties of plants have been known to ancient civilisations for centuries. Saffron is an example of a spice that offers proven benefits for improving mood and mental wellbeing.
Salvia (Sage) comes from the Latin word meaning ‘to heal.’ There are over 900 species of Salvia throughout the world, the most popular being Salvia officinalis L. Recent research has demonstrated its ability to enhance mental performance, cognition, and memory.
Stress is a normal part of daily living in a modern society. As a result, most people welcome anything that can help them relieve stress naturally, preferably without resorting to the use of pharmaceutical drugs.
Depression is a condition that affects an ever-growing number of people in our society. Furthermore, conventional medicine mainly addresses the symptoms rather than addressing the underlying cause(s) of the condition.
Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about a real or imagined event. It results from a hypersensitive stress response, where the body's response to a stressor is too sensitive, too intense, or too long. Here are some simple steps you can take to overcome anxiety quickly and easily.
In today's society, overflowing with regular demands and pressures, stress is commonplace. While stress can be helpful (termed eustress), if it is too high or remains elevated for too long it can have detrimental effects throughout the whole body.
One in seven children aged between 4 and 17 suffered with a mental health disorder in the last 12 months. This equates to over 500,000 children, with the majority being male. Despite these alarming statistics there are some simple steps you can take to reduce the risk your child has of developing a mental health condition.
Rhodiola rosea is a natural stress relieving herb that is mainly grown in high altitude environments around Europe and Asia. It has been studied extensively in Russia and Scandinavia for over 30 years.
Magnesium has several important functions in the body, but its impact on gut health is not well known. In three recent studies it has been shown that magnesium also has a significant impact on the levels of probiotics in our digestive tract.
We all know the feeling of sleep deprivation. We feel groggy, unproductive and often irritable. While these symptoms can quickly disappear following a good night’s sleep, if we suffer from insomnia or other sleep disorder, it can have detrimental effects on our health and wellbeing.
Cortisol is the primary stress hormone in the human body. Whilst it serves numerous essential functions, chronically high cortisol levels can cause a range of health problems. In this article we will cover how to lower cortisol levels fast!
Sleep is so critical for our wellbeing that we allocate one third of our lives to it. In this article we will cover how to sleep better. By doing so, you will be able to significantly improve your overall health.
We all experience stress in our lives these days. Physical, mental, financial, work, and relationship stresses all have an impact on our health and our ability to function at optimum levels. In this article we will cover how the body deals with stress as well as how to overcome stress effectively.
Periods of disturbed sleep are common for most of us some time in our life. While short periods of disrupted sleep are annoying but not detrimental, extended periods of sleep problems can greatly affect mental and physical health. Glycine - a natural sleep aid, may be beneficial for any people suffering with sleep problems.
Our mental health is believed to be influenced by several chemicals in the brain known as neurotransmitters. Therefore, imbalances in one or many of these neurotransmitters can affect how we think and feel. In this article we will examine how you can improve mental health naturally.
Most people experience some degree of stress on a regular basis. Despite the prevalence of the condition, there are some simple steps you can take to help overcome it. In this article we will examine how to eliminate stress with theanine, an amino acid from green tea.
Recent research has discovered that some supplements on the market don't contain the levels of active ingredients they claim to have. Hence, the importance of only using high-quality supplements.
There has been increasing interest in a condition known as Adrenal Fatigue, particularly by proponents of natural medicine and naturopathy. However, most mainstream medical practitioners view it as a mythical disease designed to sell more supplements and drum up business for natural practitioners.
We all experience feelings of anxiety and panic during different periods in our life. In fact, anxiety can be very helpful as it turns on ‘warning signals’ to protect us from harm. However, some people experience panic attacks on a regular basis. In this article we will cover how to stop a panic attack before the even begin!
Fatigue, ‘burn-out’, and low energy are feelings of tiredness that persist even after sleep. These symptoms are often caused by a variety of factors including nutritional deficiencies, chronic (long-term) stress, poor sleep, and unhealthy lifestyle choices. Here are 7 simple treatments for adrenal fatigue so you can quickly and easily get back to enjoying life and getting the most out of it!
As many as 1 person out of every 6 experiences an anxiety disorder in a 12-month period. Despite the prevalence of the condition, there are some natural compounds, like theanine that relieves anxiety fast!
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health disorders in Australia with 1 in 7 people experiencing it in a 12-month period. Here are the 14 most-common anxiety symptoms.
Depression treatment is more effective when depression is identified and treated early. Knowing some of the important signs of depression will increase the likelihood of its early identification. In this article, we summarise some of the common signs and symptoms of depression. We also review some effective treatment options.
Anxiety in children is a common problem. In fact, it is predicted that approximately 20% of children experience problems with anxiety. The most common types of anxiety in children include separation anxiety, specific phobias, and social anxiety.
In this video we summarise several strategies to treat anxiety in children. These effective, natural treatments can help your child lower his or her anxiety or stress levels
Tea contains numerous active ingredients that offer a range of health benefits. The latest nutrient that has been identified as playing a significant role is l-theanine, also known simply as, theanine, an amino acid found in green tea.
It is estimated that up to 80 percent of adults are not getting enough magnesium and therefore may have a magnesium deficiency. In this article we will cover some of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency as well as some simple ways to increase magnesium levels in your body.
We all experience stress in our lives. Whether it be due to family, work, school or other environmental factors, it is something that we all need to deal with. In this article we will cover how to lower cortisol levels naturally.
1 in 6 Australian adults suffer from an anxiety disorder every year. Many more experience periods of severe stress that affect their daily functioning. In this article, we will cover a range of natural supplements for anxiety.
Selecting the best saffron supplement to improve your mood is often difficult considering the vast number of saffron supplements on the market as well as the variety of manufacturing practices, ingredient sources, testing procedures, and research.
If you are suffering from depression, anxiety or are just feeling stressed or overwhelmed, there are several things you can do to help improve your mood and overall wellbeing. Some helpful hints are outlined in this article.
Herbs and nutrients are also often used to treat mental health problems, but there is often debate about whether they actually work. It is often argued by mainstream professionals that all they do is create expensive urine and do little to improve one’s mental wellbeing. In this article, we will review some of the more commonly used natural supplements to see if there is actually any evidence to support their efficacy.
There are also a number of natural ingredients that have been shown to help reduce stress levels in our body. Our top 5 natural nutrients are outlined in this article
Nutrients are essential for both physical and mental health. In this video we cover some nutrients that may be important for your child's mood and behaviour.
Research over the past decade has confirmed that the quality of our diet can significantly affect our mood. Eating a high junk food diet consisting of high-sugar and refined carbohydrates increases the risk of depression, while eating a Mediterranean-style diet with lots of vegetables, lean protein and healthy fats is associated with improvements in mood.
Here are 7 natural ways to reduce stress and anxiety quickly and easily.
Check out this video to learn about 7 natural and effective ways to improve your memory, mental performance, attention and cognition
In this brief video we describe 7 natural ways to effectively reduce stress and anxiety.
Check this video out to learn how saffron can help improve a positive mood
Stress is defined as, ‘a state of mental, physical, or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances’. However, the term, ‘stress’, can consist of a wide range of states or emotions and may include symptoms of ‘high arousal’, including anxiety, irritability, agitation, a racing mind, and the feeling of being ‘wired’.
When people present with symptoms of depression, two treatments are mostly commonly recommended. These include psychological therapies (e.g., cognitive behaviour therapy) or antidepressant medication. These treatments are based on the theory that depression is caused by psychological factors (e.g., irrational beliefs, ineffective copings skills) or imbalances in brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters. Serotonin and dopamine are the most common neurotransmitters implicated in depression.
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By 2020 it is estimated that depression will be second to heart disease as a major cause of morbidity worldwide. Therefore, it is imperative that researchers discover novel ways to reduce the incidence of depression without necessarily resorting to
Depression is a condition that can affect a significant portion of the population. Thus, researchers have investigated potential causes for this debilitating condition. It is generally agreed that causes comprise a combination of environmental, biological, psychological and social factors. There is also increasing support for a role of diet and nutrient deficiencies in depression and other mental health disorders.
Mental health conditions are common in Australia. In fact, approximately 30% of Australian adults will experience mental illness at some point during their lifetime. Furthermore, every year one in five adults experiences a mental health difficulty. One of the most common mental health problems is depression, which is characterised by a low mood, loss of interest in daily activities, feelings of helplessness, and/ or self-loathing.
Magnesium is well-known for its muscle relaxant and cramp-relieving effects. However, one of its lesser-known properties is its ability to promote high-quality, restful sleep. There are several mechanisms through which magnesium is able to improve sleep quality.
In this article we discuss the major causes of depression and some of the most successful treatment options available.
Depression is a mental health condition that was originally believed to be associated with neurotransmitter disturbances. Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals that communicate information throughout our brain and body by relaying signals between nerve cells. There are several types of neurotransmitters and serotonin is one that was particularly believed to be associated with mood.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter (brain chemical) that is associated with mood. In fact, most pharmaceutical antidepressants are designed to increase the availability of serotonin in the brain. It is believed that by increasing serotonin, mood will improve and therefore depression will be treated.
Research has confirmed that mental health problems like depression and anxiety-related disorders are on the increase. In fact, by 2020 it is predicted that depression will cause more disability than any other physical or mental disease. This prediction is alarming as mental health problems can have significant effects on social, occupational, educational and physical function.
Depression is a debilitating condition that can affect 10 to 20 percent of Australians some time in their life. It consists of several symptoms including a sad/depressed mood, reduced pleasure in every activities, fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, and changes in sleep and appetite.
Neurotransmitters are chemicals in the brain that help transmit information from one neuron to another. There are several types of neurotransmitters, each with their own group of functions. One neurotransmitter called serotonin is particularly associated with mood, pain and gut function. Below are common symptoms associated with a deficiency in serotonin.