February, 2004

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Inside This Issue

Feature Articles
Dealing With Depression

Asprin Use and Pancreatic Cancer

Feature Product
SOD w/ Gliadin












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Dealing With Depression
By Dr. Rita Louise

Depression or “depressive reactions” is a mood response that is often brought on by the stresses and strains in our lives. For some, it can be triggered by a serious loss, a difficult relationship, financial problems or any overwhelmingly stressful situation. For others it may be set off by medical conditions, drug or alcohol abuse or hormonal changes. In recent years, it has been noted that certain forms of depression can actually run in families.

Far more common than you may think, one in five women and one in ten men can expect to experience some form of depression in their lives. Depression can influence every aspect of your life. Although the cause of depression is unknown, depression can leave one feeling sad, irritable, indecisive, pessimistic, hopeless or empty. Sufferers can also experience insomnia, fatigue, memory loss, restlessness, anxiety and even rapid weight gain or loss.

Today, many people are aware of the drug therapy that is available for depression. This includes pharmaceuticals such as Zoloft, Paxil, Wellbutrin, and Prozac. These drugs, while helping to eliminate the depression, can cause emotional “flatness”. Instead of coming to terms with the underlying causes of their depression these medications suppress them.

There are a number of natural therapies, which can help you manage mild to moderate depression. If you are currently on anti-depressive drug therapy, it is important to work with your primary care provider before incorporating these recommendations into your life.

Recommendations For Wellness

Exercise! Regular physical activity has been shown to release endorphins,
the feel good chemicals in the body. It can also help to reduce stress and
build self-esteem.

Meditate! Meditation and other relaxation techniques work to calm the mind and help to reduce stress, muscle tension and anxiety. It can also promote emotional health and balance.

Many forms of psychotherapy can help depressed individuals by helping them gain insight into and resolve their problems.

Avoid alcohol, sedatives and antihistamines, as well as substances that can alter ones mood such as caffeine and nicotine.

Increase consumption of fish such as salmon or mackerel. Both are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. You can also supplement with Omega 3 EPA capsules or Flax Seed Oil.

St. John’s Wort has been used for years to treat depression or try a product such as Chinese Mood Elevator to help restore your sagging spirit.

SAMe is an essential amino acid that helps the body manufacture certain neurotransmitters, which promote the feelings of well-being.

5-HTP is a precursor to seratonin. Low seratonin levels have been linked to feeling “down”.

B-vitamins (Product #1778-9) help to protect against depression. It is best to take a B-complex that contains folic acid.

Essential oils, such as Bergamot (Product # 3900-5) have also been show to help “lift the spirits”.

Never stop taking an antidepressant without consulting the doctor for instructions on how to safely discontinue the medication.


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Regular aspirin use may raise a woman's risk of pancreatic cancer when taken over long periods of time, according to a new study.

Researchers at Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston found women who took two or more standard dose of aspirin a week for 20 years or more had a 58 percent higher risk of pancreatic cancer.

Among consistent users, the risk was upped with the dose. Those who took 14 tablets or more per week had an 86 percent greater risk, while those who only took one to three aspirins a week had an 11 percent greater risk.

Aspirin and other drugs like it have an anti-inflammatory effect that is known to work well to relieve headache and other pain. And, currently many people take a daily low dose of aspirin to ward off heart disease. Aspirin also seems to protect against colon cancer. Many current aspirin research is focused on the drug's use to prevent cancer.

The researchers say women will now have to talk seriously with their doctor before deciding to take aspirin on a regular basis. Women who take a daily low-dose of aspirin for heart disease should talk to their doctors about individual risk. Senay says there are important benefits to taking a low dose of aspirin daily when it comes to preventing heart disease in those at risk, and the researchers suggest that these benefits outweigh the risk of cancer shown in this study for the time being. Heart disease kills almost a million people each year, while pancreatic cancer kills about 30,000.

Currently, it is not clear if the findings from the new study can apply to men as well as women, or whether the findings will hold true for women in further studies. But, Senay says, the study serves as a warning flag that this wonder drug may come with some potentially very serious drawbacks over the long run.

  • From Recipes for Success symptomatic guide: Many herbalists suggest BUTCHER'S BROOM or GRAPINE as a substitute for blood thinning drugs used to prevent strokes caused by blood clots.

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