Is there a blood test for depression? Finally, we have some more evidence that depression is in fact directly related to our physical selves, our physical mind and now Scientists are finding ways to actually detect depression. The fact that there are physical markers is a sign that depression is not just a 'mental' illness, but rather has its roots in the physical body, the physical brain. That supports the notions here that we promote, to strengthen the body and mind with healthy food, … [Read more...]
Fighting Depression with Exercise
Depression is a fire breathing monster that can consume your life and those around you.
However, there are tools and strategies that you can use to fight depression, even in cases of treatment-resistant depression where medication cannot help.
In addition, any person who has been diagnosed with or believes that they have depression should make Hashi Mashi their first stop before the pharmacy to fill anti-depressant prescriptions.
There are lifestyle changes that you can make to help cope with depression before ingesting drugs that have many warning labels written all over them.
Do you want to take the chance of the known negative side effects of anti-depressants?
Do you want to take the chance of suicidal ideation, divorce, family estrangement, insomnia, career loss?
Before you take drugs, try real food and exercise to fight depression.
Of course, if the lifestyle changes suggested on Hashi Mashi and written about in detail in Zehhu: Crossing the Bridge from Depression to Life do not help, then it is time to consider medication as a last resort.
As always, speak with your Doctor about any and all treatment modifications.
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