Are Psych Meds The Only Effective Way To Treat Depression?

6 Jun

Depression is a serious illness that affects people’s feelings and mentality. It is a feeling of having loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities. It causes incomparable sadness and frustration which leads to emotional and physical breakdown. It also affects the functionality of one’s person. In other words, it is about being negative in life and not having the courage to continue living anymore.

Depression is curable. Among mental disorders, patients who suffer depression had a record of getting a high positive outcome after being treated. It is normally treated with psych medications which is believed and had proven to be effective in treating such serious illness.

However, are the psych meds the only effective way to treat depression? No. There are other methods that are proven effective as well. Let’s enumerate it one by one.

  1. Self-help and coping

Depression may be a serious illness that normally helps others aside from patient’s self however, it also needs self-help. Self-initiative to help oneself is one way that could help reduce symptoms of depression. There are many activities to do that will help patients with depression which would help them go back to life. It is important to have them set a goal, do some regular exercise and ensure that they have a good and quality sleep and of course it is a must that they eat healthy. These activities should be engaged with to minimize the feeling of incomparable sadness.

It is to note that relying to medication alone is not enough, helping one’s self by challenging the illness is the most essential and effective way of curing depression.

  • Vitamins and supplements

There are natural herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements available in treating depression. These anti-depressant supplements are available over the counter all over the world. However, it would be better to consult the psychiatrist before taking any of it.

  • Relaxation and Acupuncture Technique

Relaxation reduces stress and helps liven up the body and well-being. Activities like yoga and meditation are the best techniques that helps restore and revitalize the body and mind. These activities help reduce the impact of stress and allow them to clear their minds and help strengthen the connection of body and mind which is very important in relieving depression. Lastly, acupuncture is one technique using fine needles that gives a therapeutic outcome to the patient.

How To Eat Healthy When You Hate Vegetables

7 Apr

Almost everybody nowadays are delving into a healthier lifestyle. After all, with the massive information explosion regarding health and healthy lifestyle choices, it’s almost impossible not to know of them.

In relation to this, there are various methods in which one can maintain a healthy lifestyle. And on top of the list is maintaining a healthy yet balanced diet. By this, it means you eat a healthy portion of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals on a daily basis.

But, what if you’re not into the habit of eating healthy, especially when vegetables are involved?

Nutrients found in vegetables

  • Though there’s not enough evidence to prove the necessity of vegetables or eating healthy to ensure a fit body, one still needs to eat at least some of them to get the nutrients found in it.
  • Nutrients usually found in vegetables include the following
  1. Fiber
  • Maintains healthy bowel movement
  • Balances gut flora
  • Lycopene
  • One of the known phytonutrients with anti-cancer properties
  • Antioxidant
  • Counters brain damage
  • Antihypertensive
  • Vitamin A
  • Antioxidant optimal for vision, immunity and cellular growth
  • Vitamin K
  • Anticoagulant
  • Body converts it into K2 to deposit calcium to the bones
  • Betaine
  • Promotes liver health
  • Important for protein synthesis
  • Potassium
  • Maintains electrolyte balance in the body
  • Acts as a conductor for sending of neural signals
  • Magnesium
  • Regulates enzyme systems for the following processes:
  • Protein synthesis
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar
  • Muscle function

Healthy options when eating vegetables is a no-no for you

  1. Eat known vegetable alternatives.
  • Organ meats
  • Non-veggie source of vitamin A
  • Minerals: iron, zinc, copper
  • Fish and fish oil
  • Contains healthy fats as anti-inflammatory
  • Seeds
  • Aka nutritional powerhouses as they are where vegetables come from
  • Nuts
  • Rich in protein but low in vitamins and minerals
  • Provides healthy dose of phytonutrients and nutrient synergies
  • Fermented food
  • The process of fermentation provides enzymes, bacteria,  and nutrients, and vitamin K2
  • Whole grains
  • Contains fiber, magnesium, iron, B vitamins, among others as compared to processed grains
  • Dark chocolate/tea
  • Phytonutrient-rich food
  • Herbs and spices
  • Even small amounts can already aid to meet your nutritional requirements
  • Diversify food preparation techniques.
  • Eat veggies with some fat.
  • Improves the taste, as well as increase the nutritional value of the meal as it helps absorb the nutrients in the veggies.
  • Offer variations in cooking styles.
  • Various methods for cooking vegetables:
  1. Puree
  2. Salsa
  3. Roast
  4. Juice
  5. Stuffed
  6. Use as a sauce
  7. Smoothie
  8. Sandwich
  9. Stir-fry
  • Hide them in your food.
  • Grate the vegetable and mix them in your favorite food.
  • Best technique for picky eaters.
  • Make dishes colorful.

Look for veggies with orange, red, blue or purple-colored veggies for more appeal

The Very Important Difference Between THC And CBD

11 Mar

Marijuana Becoming Legal in Some Places
The world is experiencing so many changes in this world and one of them is the legalization of marijuana and other products. Well, a long time ago, it is considered as a drug which causes addiction to many people. Having this thought in the minds of every people, many of them are still using marijuana even if they are risking their own lives to be prone to various diseases that one may get if he/she don’t stop on using this illegal substance. But there are some exceptions when it comes to its use. Other people have been using this for their own recreational purposes and others are also using it for medical purposes.

All about the Cannabis
Marijuana is derived from the cannabis plant and it has a certain substance which can cause addiction to people and that is THC. The use of this substance can make yourself high and these happen mainly because of the receptors that we have inside our bodies. These parts react differently depending on the chemical substance that we are having and THC can make us feel high.

Another substance that we can see in the cannabis plant is CBD which is a shortened term of cannabidiol. Well, its main difference to the other chemical substance that it can’t make you feel high. That’s why this substance is now widely used for various purposes and these things are proven for recreational and medical purposes only.

Let Us Go Use CBD
One is that it can relieve pain that we are feeling in our bodies and it also helps us to gain some weight. It also aids us in several conditions which includes body seizures, inflammation, nausea, migraine and a lot more. Also, it helps us to be relieved from any stress or anxiety that we are having. Moreover, its use is considered legal in some places especially in the US and it is now mixed into various products that can be bought on several stores and even on the web. It can be seen in pills, candy and a lot of other things. However, improper intake of CBD can still make you high and several kinds of research have been backing this idea and that’s why you should monitor how much of this substance are you taking. This is the reason why we should be careful and we must monitor regularly our bodies to avoid these kinds of scenario in which we endanger ourselves.  We can still have some fun but we should be wary of these things.

Is Vaping Dangerous For Your Health?

13 Feb

Vaping is inhaling of a vapour created by an e-cigarette. It is a battery-operated device that has cartridges to be filled with liquid or oil or sometimes CBD oil. It became the new form of smoking that mostly of the teenager or even adult smoker are patronizing these recent years. In fact, usage of e-cigarette has skyrocketed all over the world.

Vaping comes like e-cigarette or vape pens. It also comes in Juul or a USB size portable e-cigarette that can be charged with USB cord in laptops and power banks making it more handy and easy for teens and adults alike to use and access.

Since there are thousands or maybe millions who use vape these days, the question of its risk is being raise by many. Is vaping dangerous for your health? What are the effects of vaping in your body? Here are the facts about vaping that everybody must be aware of:

  1. Vaping is less harmful than traditional smoking

E-cigarette has less toxic compare to traditional cigarette. Regular tobacco cigarette contains up to 7,000 chemicals that mostly are toxic. Unlike e-cigarette, it heats nicotine with flavourings and other chemicals but proven to be lesser harmful than the tobacco cigarettes.

  • Vaping is dangerous to your health

It may be less harmful but it is still bad for the health. All cigarettes, whether it is tobacco cigarette or e-cigarette, contains a nicotine that is really addictive. It is the substance that makes the people yearn for more that once ignored will cause withdrawal symptoms that extremely affect the body as it may result to high blood pressure and heart attack.

  • Vaping is not good method for quitting smoking

Many people who want to quit traditional smoking shifts to vaping. They believed that vaping could help them quit. Besides, it is less harmful. However, since it is as addictive as tobacco cigarettes, they ended up using both making them more prone and susceptible to diseases that smoking brings.

  • Vaping is also used for medicinal purpose

Vaping may not be good for the body but if use in a good purpose could actually be beneficial. One good thing about vaping is vaping with CBD oil. CBD or cannabidiol is known for its health benefits that helps brain related diseases like as it has anti-anxiety and anti-depressant content on it. It is also proven to stimulate new bone growth affected by osteoporosis. Generally speaking, vaping is not a bad thing at all. It can be good and beneficial if it is use for medical purposes. Nonetheless, it could harmful if being abused.