Category Archives: Depression

Depression and Insomnia Dance

Depression and insomnia are closely linked.  This study suggests that insomnia is a risk factor for depression and, likewise, depression a risk factor for insomnia. So, early treatment of insomnia may prevent against the subsequent development of depression.  Here are some natural suggestions to address insomnia.  There are a lot of different manifestations of insomnia- […]

The cause of your health problems may be in your gut

The health of your gut affects your entire well being. If you experience bloating, gas or constipation, your mood, immune system and energy level may be affected.  Most of us know that SSRIs- a group of antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft and Lexapro, work by increasing serotonin in the body. Serotonin is seen as the […]

Can birth control pills affect memory?

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything. My lack of writing has more to do with schedule and life than for lack of noteworthy research.  But this research is so interesting it brought me back to you. This study suggests that women on birth control pills have more of a tendency to remember the gist […]

Low Omega 3 Levels and Increased Risk of Suicide?

The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry reported on a recent study linking military suicides to low DHA (a type of omega 3 fatty acids) levels in the blood. Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for healthy brain function and balanced moods. I routinely recommend increasing omega-3 fatty acids to help decrease depression and anxiety. DHA is […]

Depression and Strokes

This new study links depression in middle aged and elderly women to an increase risk of strokes.  It also finds that use of anti-depressant medication is associated with increased stroke risk. Onset of depression increases during the menopausal years and, many times, anti-depressants are not the answer.  Addressing hormones and lifestyle factors can affect the […]