Category: Mood Disorders

4 Quick Tips for Happiness

 happy woman smiling

Quick & Easy Ways to Feel Happier Right Now

Who needs drugs when these simple tips can give you a natural lift?

Smile!

Grin. Smirk. Beam. Putting a smile on your face, even an insincere one, can instantly improve your mood.

Clear the Clutter

On a subtle level, clutter stresses your mind. Our minds prefer order. Make your bed, even if no one is going to see it.

Sing

Music has been shown to reduce stress and have a positive effect on health.

Smell Something Nice

Of all the senses, smell is most strongly associated with memory. If you had a happy childhood at the beach, smelling salt air can uplift you.

If simple tips like these don’t help alleviate your mood, contact our naturopathic doctors for more intensive help with your mood.  Call us at 416-481-0222 or book online now.

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New Research: Evaluating the effect of magnesium and magnesium plus vitamin B6 supplement on the severity of premenstrual syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of physical and emotional symptoms related to a woman’s menstrual cycle. The objective of this study is to determine the effect of magnesium (Mg), combination of vitamin B6 and Mg, and the placebo on the severity of PMS symptoms. This study found that the decrease in symptoms was the greatest in the Mg plus vitamin B6 group.

Source: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, Volume 15, Issue 1, pages 401-405, December 2010.

Zinc Deficiency Can Lead to Depression and Anxiety

Data from a comprehensive review indicates that zinc deficiency can induce depressive and anxiety-like behavior and that zinc supplementation improves the efficacy of some anti-depressant drugs and may be useful in the treatment of resistant depression.

Source: Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, November 2010

11 Tips to Kick Post-Partum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a serious condition for many new moms. There are many non-medicinal options that, when used in various combinations, have proven to be very beneficial to new mothers suffering from PPD. A doctor should be consulted to help her develop a proper plan of action before she starts any regimen. Read the rest of the article:

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