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I have a history of depression , though thankfully I haven't had an episode in almost ten years. I turned my mood around by making major changes in my personal and professional life, and will tell you more about that in another post. I'm a practicing medical doctor (GP) with a degree in Dietetics, and am fascinated by the potential for certain foods and simple wellness practices to prevent and treat major medical conditions or diseases. I've written for years about the ability of food to protect and boost your mood, though in some cases of depression anti-depressant medications might still be necessary. That said, understanding the relationship between food and mood can help increase the effectiveness of anti-depressant medications, and may also help prevent relapse. I protect myself from recurrent depression and deliberately "feed" my daily mood by following the following dietary rules for a good mood:
The Blues and Depression What You Can Do To Overcome Them | Counseling Services | Kansas State UniversityThe Blues and Depression What You Can Do To Overcome Them HELP YOURSELF is created by Counseling Services © 1989, 1997 Kansas State University Feeling lonely, gloomy, uncertain? Nearly everyone has had the blues at one time or another. You can get stuck in these feelings so much that they drag you down. You don't have to be stuck!
Do you ever feel like a zombie after a long day at work? You feel so depleted and tired. You hardly have any energy left at all.
Never feel like there's enough time in the morning? Find yourself struggling to get up or into work mode? We know the feeling. Try out these tips on waking up, getting energized, and getting things done in the early hours.
‘Smile, breathe and go slowly.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh By Leo Babauta
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” – Ben Franklin, famously “Put no trust in the benefits to accrue from early rising, as set forth by the infatuated Franklin …” – Mark Twain By Leo Babauta Recently, reader Rob asked me about my habit of waking at 4:30 a.m. each day, and asked me to write about the health benefits of rising early, which I thought was an excellent question. Unfortunately, there are none, that I know of.