How Processed Foods and Sugars Cause Depression Dr. MercolaWaking Times Research shows that the food you eat can have a profound effect on your mental health. So, regardless of your mental health problem, the importance of addressing your diet simply cannot be overstated. In a very real sense, you have two brains — one in your head, and one in your gut. It is now well established that the vagus nerve is the primary route your gut bacteria use to transmit information to your brain, which helps explain why mental health appears to so intricately connected to your gut microbiome1 — the bacteria and other microbes living in your gut. For example, researchers recently found that fermented foods helped curb social anxiety disorder in young adults.2,3 Another study4 found that mice engaged in obsessive-compulsive repetitive behaviors were pacified when given a strain of the bacterium Bacteroides fragilis. Gut bacteria also produce mood-boosting neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). “According to Dr.
The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we’ve all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe. Related: That Lemon Wedge’s Dirty Little Secret What is it? The 4-7-8 breathing technique was pioneered Dr. Dr.Weill claims that 4-7-8 breathing can help people fall asleep in just 60 seconds by acting as a “natural tranquiliser for the nervous system” that reduces stress and tension in the body. How do you do it? 1. Manulife Bank - More from your mortgage. Related: Your Attention Span Is Now Shorter Than a Goldfish’s 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Related: Mom With Skin Cancer Shares Graphic Photo as a Warning Against Tanning Remember: All inhaling breaths must be quiet and through your nose and all exhaling breaths must be loud and through your mouth. How does it help? It takes on more oxygen relaxes the parasympathetic nervous system and promotes a state of calmness. Page SpaceID : 1197784172
Researchers Uncover Connection Between Gut Health and Mood Kristen Anderson, GuestWaking Times We have all heard the old adage “you are what you eat”, but science is discovering even more of a connection between our digestive tract and our overall health. Commonly referred to as “gut health”, the gut microbiota, which consist of trillions of microbes, may influence more than bowel regularity and metabolism. These bacterium make up a 6-pound ecosystem inside of every human and produce hormones, communicate directly with our brain via the vagus nerve, and can even produce neurochemicals which influence behavior. Stomach bacteria and mood are connected in ways we never knew before, and scientists are racing to learn more about this fascinating discovery. A team of Norwegian scientists recently found significant correlation between certain bacteria and symptoms of depression. It has been suggested that gut microbes have as powerful of an effect on the brain as psychiatric drugs. There are good and bad bacteria in your gut. References: About the Author
Overcoming depression caused by ghost possession SSRF publishes these case studies with the intention of providing some direction to our readers with regard to problems that manifest at a physical or psychological level, but which can have their root cause in the spiritual dimension. When the root cause of a problem is spiritual in nature we have observed that the inclusion of spiritual healing remedies generally gives the best results. SSRF advises continuation of conventional medical treatment along with spiritual healing remedies for the treatment of physical and psychiatric illnesses. 1. Elizabeth is a successful young woman of 27 years, with a good track of career in research and development. “I come from a very good family. “I started working during my studies and managed these two obligations simultaneously with ease. Then one day, one of my friends introduced me to the Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) under whose guidance she had been practising Spirituality. 2. ^Top 3. Details about the spiritual treatment: 4.
How Do People Get Possessed by Ghosts? 1. Introduction Spiritually curious people often ask the question ‘How do people get possessed by ghosts’? The act of possession typically goes through four generic steps. 2. The mechanism of how people get possessed will be better understood with the analogy of a castle being attacked and under siege in the olden times. This is pretty much the same way how ghosts (demons, devils and negative energies, etc.) possess a person and take control over him. ^ Top 3. As explained above, the act of possession can happen in a few seconds or over a period of few months. Vulnerability of the person being possessed. 4. The ghost first makes the surroundings of the person that it has targeted to be possessed favourable for the act of possession to take place. At a physical level, ghosts can cause or take advantage of problems such as skin rashes or making babies cry all night, so that their parents suffer from sleeplessness. Step 2: Point of entry (breaching the castle) Transition times Time of day
The Depression Sessions: A FREE Online Event from Underground Wellness Real talk: I've suffered from depression. Have you? This can help. Ready for some reality? In a place where the “pursuit of happiness” is one of our most inalienable rights, it often feels out of reach to me. This past winter, I had an entire month where I didn't want to do anything. I blamed it on "needing a break," but now that the sun's been out more I've realized the truth. I was depressed. More specifically, I was suffering from seasonal affective disorder. At the time, I didn't want to admit anything was wrong with me. In truth, it was my body craving some rather basic nutrients -- primarily vitamin D. I know I'm not alone. The statistics are both alarming and heartbreaking… Depression in its myriad forms has swiftly become the leading cause of disability worldwide. In the United States alone, 1 in 4 adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. But not all is well with our pharmacological approach to mood disorders. And unfortunately, no one (well, almost no one) is asking what exactly is causing the depression. (Click here to sign up to attend!)
My Mantis ET Encounter Part 3 - SOULSALIGHT | SOULSALIGHT My Mantis ET Encounter Part Three: Mantis Name Revealed By Luther Birdmaker, Soulsalight Member If you are living in a dream state, Your identity is fixed for specific reasons And questioning that identity has no purpose Since to play that game - to fulfill; that story - Just is to follow those rules, adopt that identity. But to a being who is awakening, No question is more exciting than, Who am I? Read My Mantis ET Encounter Part 1 & Part 2 By the time the next medicine circle rolled around again in late spring of 2014, I felt ready for it even though I always feel nervous going in. The first appearance of the mantis had corresponded to my kundalini awakening experience six months earlier, when I had come to understand that this being was helping to facilitate this process. I began to feel the most exquisite forces even in my daily life, without the help of powerful plant medicines. On the third day, alone and broken open by the medicine, I went even deeper.
Can Ayahuasca Cure PTSD? April M. Short, Reset.meWaking Times Donald “Donnie” Bumanglag spoke with Reset just months after sipping the psychedelic, sacred, traditional healing brew ayahuasca in the Peruvian Amazon. For years, Donnie’s life felt like a trap he couldn’t escape. He grappled with the duality of “not just being the guy that was there to kill everybody, but also being the guy that was there to help people.” “It became very convoluted many, many times,” he said. Today, thanks in great part to stumbling upon a TED Talk about ayahuasca, he is living symptom-free and full of a hopefulness that seeps out in his voice when he speaks. War When he returned from serving three tours overseas as a military medic, Donnie was in a state of denial. “I just wanted to go and serve and do something for myself, and make my parents proud,” he said. As it turned out, like many of his generation he was getting himself into much more than he’d bargained for. Then September 11 happened. A Shaky Homecoming A Beautiful Thing
Yoga and Meditation Protect Cancer Survivors at Cellular Level Meditation and yoga are renowned for their ability to help cancer survivors alleviate mental and emotional distress. But now a significant new study has revealed that their benefits go even further into the cellular level: the findings show that yoga, meditation and social support protect the health of breast cancer survivors by helping to maintain telomere length. Telomeres are protective caps of DNA found at the ends of a chromosome. Since they keep the ends of the chromosome from fraying and deteriorating, they are often compared to a plastic tip on a shoelace. As far as health is concerned, the longer the telomere, the better. When a telomere becomes too short, the cell can no longer divide and either becomes inactive or dies. For the study, published in the journal Cancer, Alberta researchers discovered that telomere length was strongly preserved in breast cancer survivors who practice meditation and yoga or who participated in social support groups. The results are startling.
Releasing Unexpressed Emotion Randi G. Fine, ContributorWaking Times “Unexpressed emotion will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” Most of the feelings that interfere with our lives today, our negative emotional responses, have little to do with what is occurring in the present. When these memories are subconsciously triggered, all rationality goes out the window. We may think we know why we are reacting the way we are, though we seldom do. Triggers bring the pain of our past to the surface for a very specific reason. That is not easily accomplished. That lack of understanding is a result of having been conditioned to bury our most uncomfortable feelings – to remain calm and to show our happy face to the world. Our emotions embarrass us. As a result, many of us have been denying our emotional pain for a very long time. The only requirement for existing in the physical world is that we breathe air. Emotion is a natural response to living. About the Author
10 Ways to Treat Depression Without Antidepressants Sarah Landrum, ContributorWaking Times You’ve probably been told that antidepressants correct the chemical imbalance in your brain. As it turns out, that’s not quite true. Even if antidepressants do work, the fact remains that they’re insanely expensive. It’s better to view antidepressants as a last resort, and try some – or all – of these alternative treatments first. 1. When you’re depressed, negative thoughts pour into your mind like water from a broken dam. Nothing – except meditation. “In the group work that I’ve done with sufferers of anxiety or depression, I’ve found (mindfulness meditation) very beneficial because it calms the mind,” says psychologist Katie Sparks. 2. Then again, maybe being an almost-Buddhist isn’t your thing. In that case, try exposing yourself to funny TV shows/movies/books/what-have-yous. 3. Depression is a manipulative and malicious little monster. Don’t listen to it. 4. To quote Deborah Serani, Psy.D, author of Living with Depression. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 1.