Dealing With Depression
Asprin Use and Pancreatic
SOD w/ Gliadin
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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.
Exercise! Regular physical
activity has been shown to release endorphins,
the feel good chemicals in the body. It can also help to reduce
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.
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
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.
is an essential amino acid that helps the body manufacture certain
neurotransmitters, which promote the feelings of well-being.
is a precursor to seratonin. Low seratonin levels have been linked
to feeling “down”.
(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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also known as superoxide dismutase, is an enzyme that also
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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
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
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.