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Five things doctors don't tell you about depression

Do you suffer from depression? People succumb to depression for different reasons. It's important to look for the underlying cause of your depression. Consider these five: 1. Poor communication between brain cells Depression happens when neurons in certain areas of the brain don't communicate well with each other, or "fire." This causes poor brain function [...]

Do you feel you need anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medications, or has your doctor said you do? Although true depression or anxiety disorders need management, many women are misled into believing they need treatment for what is actually normal behavior. Women are designed to be sensitive to their environments, emotionally in tune with their children and [...]

Do you suffer from depression, anxiety disorders, brain fog, memory loss, or other brain-based issues? While conventional medicine turns to drug treatments, recent research points to poor gut health as the root of mental illness. This is because inflammation in the gut triggers  inflammation  throughout the body, including in the brain, bringing on depression, anxiety, brain fog, [...]

While we eat well and exercise to prevent disease, studies show one of the best ways to stay healthy is to hang out with friends. Studies have linked socialization with better  heart health, warding off  depression, and preventing  memory loss. In fact, research shows  social isolation  carries the same health risks as smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity, and that regular [...]

Are gut bacteria making you depressed, anxious, and overweight?

We all carry trillions of bacteria in our guts, with as many as a thousand different strains. The composition of these strains, or our "bacterial fingerprint," can influence whether we are prone to depression, anxiety, or obesity. Some gut bacteria can make you fat Studies have shown people (and mice) who are  overweight  have much higher levels [...]

Do you suffer from brain fog — that spacey, detached feeling like your head is in a fish bowl? Do you suffer from  depression, or does your child have autism? Are you concerned about Alzheimer's? These conditions are signs of possible brain inflammation, or a brain "on fire." Although a head injury or infection are commonly [...]

Can pregnancy cause hypothyroidism?

Question Why did pregnancy trigger my hypothyroidism? Answer Natural immune shifts during pregnancy, together with a genetic tendency and other predisposing factors, can trigger hypothyroidism in some women. Hypothyroidism is an immune disease for most For 90 percent of Americans, hypothyroidism is caused by Hashimoto's, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and [...]

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