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Connection between Vitamin D deficiency and neurological conditions

Vitamin D

Dementia is a syndrome usually progressive and chronic in nature. Global incidences of dementia is increasing at a rate of one new case every three seconds with associated medical social and health care costs far exceeding the capacity of most countries. Because of the degenerative nature of the disease sufferers lose their ability to perform routine tasks, experience poor quality of life and loss of autonomy. The role of vitamin D in the etiology of cognitive impairment and dementia is plausible and has been supported substantial mechanistic and epidemiological data. As people age, they tend to spend less and less time outdoors in the sun. It is of great importance as vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide pandemic and is seen most commonly in older adults residing in northerly latitudes, particularly during winter months. Further research needs to be done to see if increasing vitamin D level will improve cognitive health (Aspell, Lawlor, O'Sullivan, 2018).

Artificial Sweeteners: Helpful or Harmful

icing sugar with artificial sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners were first introduced as a tactic to combat the shortage of sugar. Lately, it has been utilized as a way to help deal with obesity but research has been found that they actually may be making the issue worse. With all the issues noted in studies of the side effects of non-caloric artificial sweeteners, it may be better for a person to stick to a more natural diet (Brown, 2018). Artificial sweeteners are low cost and having a sweetness greater than that of normal table sugar they are commonly used in the baking industry. In spite of their beneficial effects, these sweeteners have documented health issues. In some cases, long-term exposure can lead to enforcer. A careful review of the literature by consumers and health professionals is necessary in an effort to make well-informed decisions about their health (Nisa et al, 2016).

A Common Link Discovered in Patients with Depression and Anxiety May Surprise You

Anxiety and Depression

New research regarding a common link shared between patients with depression and anxiety indicates a surprising culpritt: autoimmune disease. The rates of anxiety and depression almost doubled in patients with an autoimmune disease when functional medicine practitioners examined the findings of a platform called LivingMatrix.

Some members of PTSD Soldier Families Also Show Becan to Show Stress Symptoms

soldier calming stress with a dog

Stress and depression are contagious. Physicians working with soldiers who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) note that some members of these soldiers’ families also began to show symptoms associated with these conditions over time, despite the fact that they never served in the army.

When Married People Fall In Love With Their Therapist and Feel Terrible

Temptation of falling in love with a therapist

It is not normal to have a crush on your therapist when you are married or the therapist is married, but some people do and it's a temptation. Falling in love with a therapist is a big temptation if one of you is married and you need to learn how to fight that temptation.

Why Grapes May Play a Role in Defeating Depression

Grapes

New research has just revealed that compounds derived from grapes called polyphenols may play a role in defeating depression. Scientists are hopeful that the findings of this study may shine a bright ray of light into the dark world of depression that approximately 16 million Americans find themselves living in at one or more points during the year.

How the Curcumin Found in Tumeric Can Boost Memory By 28% and Reduce Depression

Curcumin supplement

Curcumin is getting a lot of buzz these days, and another study has just been conducted to provide further evidence in favor of its acclaimed anti-inflammatory properties. New research indicates that curcumin, the yellow compound found in turmeric, can boost cognitive memory function and reduce depression.

Why the Habit of Perfectionism Increases Your Risk of Anxiety and Depression

Identity Crisis

Perfectionism targets people who live to please others and their mission in life is to make everyone happy at even the cost of their own happiness. Perfection is a cage that we lock ourselves into and throw away the key. Perfectionism is an increasing habit that research is finding to compromise your mental health by increasing your risk of anxiety and depression.

Why New Research Links the HPA Axis to Postpartum Depression

Researchers from the Tufts University in Massachusetts have discovered a link between postpartum depression and the brain’s stress-response system. According to the Center for Disease Control, 11-20% of women experience symptoms of postpartum depression after birth. This would equate to roughly 600,000 women per year at a percentage of 15%.

Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation in the Treatment of Depression and Anxiety: A Rare Path to Affordable Healthcare

Fisher Wallace Depression Treatment Stimulator

Wearable neurostimulation devices and digital health technologies are making mental health care better, cheaper and faster by enabling patients to treat themselves. Cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) is the most profound of these tools, because it possesses the broadest FDA regulatory scope of any medical device on the market: the treatment of depression, anxiety and insomnia. But what is CES? What are the risks, ie, the potential side effects? And what’s the evidence of its effectiveness?

3 drug free ways to treat depression

3  drug free ways to treat depression

According to the World Health organization more than 300 million people are now living with depression, and this may be caused by lack of support for people with mental disorders, coupled with a fear of stigma, prevent many from accessing the treatment they need to live healthy, productive lives. But, there are 3 drug free ways to treat depression that may help you free your mind, and be happy again.

Daily Inspiration and Guided Relaxation On Taking Things Day By Day

Inspiring sky

While the day could keep going and pass us by, barely even noticing it, let's take some time right now, yes, now to do so. Put everything aside and just notice for a few minutes what is going on inside and around you. Use this guided relaxation to give yourself a moment of relaxation, of deeper reflection. This is a chance to step back from all the 'doing and just 'be'. You will be amazed at what can come out of such an opportunity. I invite you to give it a try and share your experiences with us below.

5 HTP for Depression and Anxiety: And A Few Proven Ways To Try To Reduce Depression and Feel Better

htp for depression and anxiety

Two of my friends recently stated that they took 5 HTP for depression, while both used the exact same words testifying to its effectiveness. "It changed my life", is what each said. I took note. I am not a fan of pharmaceuticals, however, both friends, touted 5 HTP as a natural supplement. How could I not take note, when two people, whose opinion I value, who don't even know each other, both made the claim "It changed my life"?

How to Be Happy: Ten Strategies That Actually Work

We are living in tough times. It seems, in this world of the 24/7 news cycle, and constant streams of information, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Anti-depressant use is at an all-time high. According to the US Government Statisticians who published the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a whopping one in every 10 Americans are taking some type of antidepressant, and a full 23% of American women in their 40’s and 50’s rely on them daily. There are those who say this is a good thing, because depression has been under-diagnosed and under-treated in the past, but other critics say that aggressive pharmaceutical marketing may be, in part, responsible for the 400% rise in antidepressant prescription use in recent years, and antidepressant usage certainly does not come without significant risk and side effects. What if there is some middle ground? What are the secrets used by people who seem “happy”? Keep reading for 10 strategies that actually work to help you to feel better, and take control of your mental health.

7 recipes that will help you treat depression naturally

7 recipes that will help you treat depression naturally

Depression is an endemic neurological condition affecting roughly 15 million people worldwide, according to the Depression and Bipolar support Alliance. While there are environmental and physical reasons for the onset of depression, there is not a consensus on what exactly triggers a depressive mind state. Thankfully, scientific research has been able to pinpoint that, in some cases, diet is able to improve depressive symptoms. So, what are the foods that will help you treat depression naturally?

Depression and suicidal thoughts are caused by Noradrenergic Dysfunction – But how to tackle it through diet?

 Noradrenergic Dysfunction is the cause for depression and suicidal thoughts.

Noradrenergic dysfunction is caused by an irregularity on the Noradrenergic neuronic system, which is responsible for the mechanisms that regulate the release and synthesis of the neurotransmitter called noradrenaline, also know as norepinephrine.

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