By Brad Austen (Contributing writer, Openhearted Rebel), Mindful-Meditations
You only need to watch the news to feel concern over local and world events. The mainstream media has been designed this way; to disempower us, separate us and keep us locked in fear. People are gradually starting to wake up, though, and interestingly, terms such as ‘fake news’ are becoming commonplace. The idea that news can be fabricated or embellished to suit an agenda is becoming more widely known. The masses are gradually realizing that news can be engineered to make you feel a certain way, make you shop for certain products and keep you firmly on the 9 to 5 treadmill.
Anxiety and depression can also be a wake-up call from your soul and higher self. Perhaps there are certain lifestyle factors you are engaged in that are diverting you away from your path, or purpose. On the other side of the coin, sometimes anxiety and depression can be part of the shift we are going through and a result of the cellular clearing process. With the ascension energies coming into the planet, past unresolved emotions and trauma may rise to the surface to be cleansed, once and for all. Continue reading Anxiety and Depression: A Sign of the Times?
By Marco Torres, Wake Up World
In a first-of-a-kind study, Washington State University scientists examined how peoples’ self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis at home.
Their work, published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders, suggests smoking cannabis can significantly reduce short-term levels of depression, anxiety, and stress.
Anxiety and depression are pathologies that affect human beings in many aspects of life, including social life, productivity and health. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a constituent non-psychotomimetic of Cannabis Sativa with great psychiatric potential, including uses as an antidepressant-like and antianxiety-like compound. Continue reading Cannabis Significantly Reduces Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
By Dr. Mercola, Waking Times
According to the World Health Organization, depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide,1,2 affecting an estimated 322 million people globally, including more than 16 million Americans, 6 million of which are seniors.3 Statistics also reveal we’re not being particularly effective when it comes to prevention and treatment. Worldwide, rates of depression increased by 18 percent between 2005 and 2015.4
If you or someone you love is struggling with depression or some other mental health problem, remember that your diet is a foundational aspect that must not be overlooked. As noted in a 2015 study5 published in the medical journal Lancet: Continue reading Real Food Is a Potent Ally Against Depression
By Dylan Charles, Waking Times
Some great number of years back a maniacal psychiatrist wanted me to hop on the antidepressant bus. I asked him for how long I might need to be on the pills, to which he replied, “Forever.”
You see, according to this esteemed professional I had a chemical imbalance that would require the ongoing supplementation of mass-produced chemicals into my body and brain. It was not my fault, he suggested, just bad luck in the procurement of serotonin, he supposed.
Turns out he was dead wrong. And lucky for me, I was able to muster the courage to dump his free-sample pills in the trash and pursue a different healing path. Continue reading Why Ayahuasca is So Effective at Treating Depression
By Sofia Adamson, Waking Times
Mental health is an exceptionally big issue in today’s world. Not only are rates of depression higher than ever and rising, but there are more people than ever taking psychotropic medications. At the same time, the craziness in the world seems to be accelerating, adding evermore stress and feelings of disempowerment. In this environment it is easy to forget how much power you have over your mental health.
There really is no other way to say it: depression just plain sucks. But as time goes by we learn more and more about what causes it and how best to combat it. Knowledge is power, and sometimes just a simple shift in perspective can bring about a dramatic change for the better. Continue reading 3 Empowering Facts About Depression for Those Who Have It
By Brandon Turbeville, Natural Blaze
Yet another study has emerged demonstrating the benefit of LSD in treating various mental health issues.
LSD reduces the borders between the experience of one’s own self and others. For that reason, it affects social interactions.
Researchers at University of Zurich have found that a serotonin receptor in the brain is crucially involved in the psychological mechanisms that involve experiencing both the self and others. Continue reading LSD Blurs Boundaries of Self and Others, Alleviates Depression
By Anna Hunt, Thanks to Natural Blaze
Mild depression. Situational depression. Anxiety. These don’t seem like the types of psychological problems that would lead to aggression, addiction and suicide. Yet, that is exactly what’s happening more frequently than ever before.
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When Prozac came out in 1988, it was supposed to make everyone happier. Eli Lilly sold us on the idea that Prozac will solve depression and a host of other mental problems. What really happened is the reverse! Continue reading Studies Show Treating Depression with SSRI Drugs May Sabotage Your Well-Being
By Lesley Vos, Collective Evolution
It’s the morning of February 11, 2017. Lester will never forget it.
His alarm rings, he tries to get out of bed, but…he can’t.
Lester’s body feels like a sandbag forced down to the mattress, his mind races, and his eyes well up with tears. The first emotion is fear. I’ll be late for work! Lester attempts to leave the bed. No luck. He calls his boss and asks for a day off for health reasons.
That day turns into weeks spent in bed with thoughts about pointless life, loneliness, and useless work. Lester is stressed. Or, as they say, he has emotional burnout. Continue reading How To Skyrocket Productivity When You’re Stressed Or Depressed
By Dr. Mercola, via Real Farmacy, Thanks to Natural Blaze
Vitamin D research continues to impress upon us the importance of appropriate sun exposure as the ideal way to optimize your vitamin D levels.
Winter limits sun exposure for many up to six months of the year. During those times, your next best bet would be artificial UVB light, as UV ray exposure also appears to have health benefits above and beyond the production of vitamin D.
One of the most damaging elements of standard tanning beds are the magnetic ballasts (which make that loud buzzing noise you hear in many tanning salons). If an electronic ballast is used, there are far less damaging EMFs, which provide most of the danger from tanning beds. Continue reading Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Depression, Pain, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Breast Cancer
via Natural Blaze
There is a clear effect of art therapy on severe depression, University of Gothenburg reports.
Previous studies have shown a direct effect that art has on stress – any skill level included! Another study takes a look at how art centers us.
Create a picture of how you are feeling on this particular day, said the first exercise in the art therapy. After ten treatments the patients who suffered from severe or moderately severe depression had shown more improvement than the patients in the control group, shows research at Sahlgrenska academy. Continue reading Art Therapy Shows Clear Effect on Severe Depression