How to Prevent the Physical Effects of Stress

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Most people are now aware of the dangers of stress, in fact around 90 % of diseases are emotionally based. Even traditional medical online presences like WebMD acknowledge the physical effects of stress and how stress can cause disease in the body. Traditional medicine has finally arrived at the conclusion that natural medicine has always known; the mind and body are not separate entities but are inextricably combined. If our minds are troubled (un-ease), it will inevitably translate to our bodies (dis-ease), whether it’s chronic pain, frequent colds and flu or cancer.

“Pain is a symptom of the screaming mind.” – Robert G. Smith

Getting ourselves out of stress isn’t hard, when you know how. Continue reading “How to Prevent the Physical Effects of Stress”

How to Treat Depression – Prozac vs Exercise

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We all feel depressed from time to time when life is being unkind. This is quite normal and usually doesn’t last once the situation has resolved. But what if you’ve been diagnosed with  clinical depression? Should you take a pill, such as Prozac? Or should you try a different approach?

So what is clinical depression?

Let’s start with what it’s not. Depression is not a biochemical imbalance. It’s not something that can be tested for and it doesn’t show up on any scan.  The idea that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain which enhances mood, is now being challenged. Research done in 2009, shows that low levels of serotonin is more an effect of depression rather the cause.

So where does this leave popular anti-depression drugs such as Prozac? Continue reading “How to Treat Depression – Prozac vs Exercise”