What we do not know about drug free ways to ease depression

Dr. Oz

Dr. Oz

Even Dr. Oz acknowledges the use of natural remedies to combat that low down feeling called depression. For most people suffering from the condition, it’s not a simple feeling of unhappiness for a short period of time. It is a continuous feeling of sadness everyday for a period of at least a month and most of the time, longer.

Though it may sound unusual, most mental problems may also be solved with natural remedies. Most people, even the famous Dr Oz would recommend natural remedies instead of anti depressant drugs. Some experts would recommend a change in lifestyle.

In particular the food intakes and levels of exercise or developing a hobby that you love. But for most under the severely depressed, it is recommended that they see a  doctor to properly treat them.

Did you know that eating large amount of omega 3 rich fish have one tenth the rate of depression as people who don’t? The reason is probably the two forms of complicated sounding acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

These are actually fatty acids or technically the omega 3 fatty acids that are present in fish. It is recommended that Omega 3 be taken at least 10 grams a day of DHA and EPA (30 fish oil capsules) daily, to be taken in divided doses.

Another natural way to beat depression is the herb called St Johns Wort. It is actually gaining a lot of popularity. This potent herb acts like the famous anti depressant Prozac. It must be taken in 3 doses, usually in tablet or capsules. Don’t expect instant results though.

It can take weeks before it reaches its full anti depressant potential but after taking it within a week, it has been observed that people suffering from depression has improved sleeping patterns, followed by improvements in appetite, energy levels and physical well-being.

How about the ancient Chinese remedy, the magnet therapy. When looking for alternative ways to beat the lowdown, people came across the practice of using magnets to reverse depression.   It has been said that when you put one magnet on a specific part of your hand and toes, it helps calm the mind and settle the spirit.

There a number of ways to reverse that feeling of unhappiness. Its most important though that you feel grateful of your life and always look on the positive side.

Dr. Oz also recommends to use African Mango extract for weight loss. You can read more at my blog.