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What You Eat Is Making Your Anxiety Worse

Today I wanted to share some foods that are medically proven to worsen anxiety, and some foods found to help lift anxiety.   Did you know treating anxiety actually adds years to your life span? More on that in a moment. But first, let’s not worsen or trigger your underlying anxiety with the wrong foods. Nutritional psychiatry is a real thing — using nutrition to treat mood disorders can transform your life and make huge shifts in your ability to function and even thrive, despite having a predisposition towards anxiety.   Two foods that might be worsening your anxiety:   …

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Is Stress Is Making Your Antidepressant Ineffective?

If you take antidepressants, new research shows that a stressful lifestyle has the power to completely remove any healing benefit you may have had from taking that Rx medication.     Environment can completely impact whether or not antidepressant therapy works or not. Behavioral, lifestyle, and environmental stressors absolutely MUST be addressed… and today’s medical report is proof that a medication alone is just not enough to help. Interestingly, people with high levels of job stress are statistically the MOST likely to reach for a drug to help treat depression… yet are also most likely to find that drug therapy …

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The One Thing You Can Do Daily To Lift All Types Of Depression… Naturally

We all know that getting morning light each day significantly improves seasonal blues (or winter depression.) But a new study shows that light therapy lifts depression — even depression that is NOT seasonally related — *more effectively* than antidepressant drug therapy.   The assumption has always been that major depressive disorder is different from seasonal depression, but this study shows that light therapy can be used on it’s own to treat depression whether seasonal or not. Published in JAMA Psychiatry on Nov 18, 2015, this placebo controlled study supports the use of a non-pharmaceutical intervention over a pharmaceutical intervention, which …

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