3 ways to beat depression naturally

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woman-happy-in-grass(NaturalHealth365) Looking for a natural treatment for depression?  Well, get ready for some great news.  Because we have 3 highly effective alternatives to toxic medication.

We know that millions of Americans deal with depression on a regular basis. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.7% of U.S. adults have faced a major depressive disorder in the past year and the problem is worldwide.

A failed system: Conventional medicine is too quick to offer antidepressant medication as the go-to treatment for depression.  However, many of these drugs bring a range of harmful and dangerous side effects. The truth is there are many natural ways to combat depression. The following are three of the most effective:

Turmeric (curcumin) shown to be a natural treatment for depression without negative side effects

Turmeric is a delicious spice found in Indian and Asian cooking. It is also extremely beneficial when used therapeutically for depression.

Studies have found that turmeric, also referred to as curcumin, can stop depression as effectively as antidepressant drugs – and without the negative and harmful side effects often associated with them. Researchers believe that it inhibits the depression enzyme monoamine oxidase. Curcumin also boosts the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which help to reduce depression as well as anxiety.

In contrast, common pharmaceutical medications like Prozac can cause side effects like sleep disturbances, anxiety, schizophrenic behavior and suicidal ideation.

The study found that using 500 mg of standardized, bioavailable curcumin extract twice per day was effective against major depressive disorder. Absorption is enhanced by taking it with healthy fats like avocado, olive oil or coconut oil.

Niacin (vitamin B3) has been easing depression successfully for decades

Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is another potent depression and anxiety cure. It has been studied extensively by Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D. and has been found to be safe, affordable and highly effective against depression and other mental disorders.

Vitamin B3 is also effective against anxiety, alcoholism, and even schizophrenia. Those with depression should strongly consider avoiding the hazards of antidepressant side effects in favor of a natural cure like niacin:

Beat depression and improve brain function with a healthy diet

Finally, one of the top depression cures that’s readily available to anyone is a healthy diet. It is as simple as making the proper choices every week at the grocery store.

Treatment for depression through diet can be accomplished by favoring foods high in polyphenols. These compounds are prevalent in plant foods and are effective in reducing oxidative stress and improving synaptic plasticity in the brain.

A 2012 study published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience showed showed that polyphenols improved cognitive functioning as well as psychiatric disorders like depression.  A British Journal of Health Psychology study found that diets high in fruits and vegetables improved both mood and brain functioning.

Foods richest in polyphenols include blueberries, blackberries, flax seeds, hazelnuts, dark chocolate and herbal teas. Foods high in omega 3s such as oily fish, nuts, flaxseed oil, and legumes are also effective against depression. Avoiding gluten, artificial ingredients and processed foods will boost your mood and promotes clarity of thought.

So, as you can see, a natural treatment for depression is not only safe and effective but, it’s available to all of us now.  If you suffer from depression, don’t become a victim of poor medical advice.  Work with a qualified healthcare provider (if needed) – who appreciates the power of nutrition to heal the body.











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  • Thanks for these tips. I’ve used turmeric a lot over the years, mostly for its anti-oxidant and related benefits. Had no idea it is also potentially useful for depression.

    L-Tryptophan, and also its precursor 5-HTP, can work wonders for depression too.

    Detoxification, especially heavy metal elimination, is also very useful for many people. Getting proper sleep is vital too. I suspect a lot of people fail to get decent rest, even when “sleeping”, due to the nervous system not relaxing with all the WiFi and mobile phone, and smart meters signals they are bathing in 24/7.

    http://www.inspirednutritionals. com

  • Steph in Montana

    I know a woman who wanted to get off of 5 different pharmaceuticals and she suffered depression as a result. The first was for pain but it was addictive so she started a second to help deal with increasing pain. Side effects were dizziness and a black box warning not to drive. Side effects were diabetes so she developed sugar imbalances and taking a pill for that which caused a headache and lethargy. She got hooked on speed like antidepresant and the side effect was a huge drop in blood pressure that made her pass out unexpectedly and fall down a flight of steps. She went to the hospital and they dosed her wrong almost killing her in the emergency room. Now she is in a cast with a back injury and on more addictive pain meds and suffering pre-diabetes and out of her mind to the point of having black outs and doing bad things during the black outs. Not only is she spending thousands of dollars a month she is acting like a lunatic and her husband wants out of the marriage.. Vitamin B3 would have helped if she had started out on that instead of gabapentin and zolof and oxycondone. ..

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