True wisdom. Thank you, Lao Tzu.
Hypothyroidism (not enough thyroid hormones) could be the cause of your depression. While it often goes undetected, it is a fairly common occurrence in depressed people, especially in women.
Some symptoms of an underactive thyroid include:
As you can see, these symptoms could also be associated with dozens of other diseases, which is why hypothyroidism often goes undiagnosed. Even if you go to a doctor and have your thyroid checked, the test results might not be very accurate, depending on what kinds of tests were carried out.
Luckily, there are natural ways to regulate your thyroid. Try to consume more sea vegetables (for iodine), brazil nuts (for selenium), legumes and nuts (for zinc), shiitake mushrooms (for copper) and spinach (for iron). This link includes a list of more food sources that support your thyroid.
If you are depressed but don’t want to use antidepressants, take a closer look at folic acid. This might be a good and healthy alternative to taking drugs.
It is a fact that folate deficiency is common among depressed people. Studies have shown that receiving folic acid on a daily basis for weeks significantly improves symptoms of depression. Interestingly, men seem to need a higher dosage to get the same results as women. It is not clear yet why this is the case.
Also keep in mind that folate and B12 deficiencies often go hand in hand. Make sure to watch your B12 level as well.
If you don’t want to take folic acid supplements, try to eat foods that are rich in folic acid:
How much water do you drink on a typical day? Do you hydrate yourself sufficiently?
Common signs of dehydration are tiredness, dry skin, headaches and even depression.
I know how hard it can be to drink enough, especially when you’re not a big fan of water. But it is extremely important that we stay hydrated every single day. Remember: most of our body is water!
How much water is enough? While there are some general suggestions how much you should consume (e.g. 8 glasses a day or about 2 litres), it depends on many different factors such as your level of activity, weight and other conditions.
If you can’t stand plain water, there is still hope. You can drink juices and teas instead. Eating lots of fruit also helps a lot.
Don’t underestimate the power of water! We can’t live without it, and we certainly can’t thrive when we’re dehydrated.
Water is our friend. Let’s treat it like one.
It is the new year. You have probably made a list of resolutions you really want to reach this time (not like last year…). But how do you make them last? How do you actually go through with them and not let them be just another broken promise?
You take action every single day! It’s as simple as that!
Whether you want to be more social, take up a new hobby or stop smoking. You need to work towards your goals every day. Do it step by step. This is the most effective approach you can choose, and over time it will become just another “good” habit.
It won’t always be easy. There will be times when you want to take a day off because you feel too weak, too stressed or are simply not in the mood. Don’t let this distract you from your goals, and take action anyway. It does not have to be much or take long. Take baby steps if necessary. But make sure that you actually do it! The rewards will be great and astound you. Time and consistent effort can create miracles! Go for it!
Have a wonderful and happy New Year everyone! Let us live life to our full potential and not be stopped by fear!
Use the beginning of 2013 to unleash your genius within. Be grateful for each new day and use every chance you get to make this world a better place for yourself and everyone else.
Life has ups and downs, but overall it is damn good. Never forget that!
Love & Peace!!!
It is five days from December 21st, 2012. There is a lot of hype around this date, and most of it seems to be based on fear. Hollywood movies and the media are the biggest contributors to the fear mongering. Do yourself a favour and ignore them, because the world is NOT going to end.
However, it is the end of a long cycle. It is a wonderful opportunity for self-growth, compassion and love. More and more people are waking up and realize that the old system does not work anymore. Mankind has been enslaved to a few super rich families that control the world for long enough. It is time to break free and create a new world based on love, understanding and equality. We are all one.
Use these last days of the year to focus on your dreams. What kind of life do you want to live? What kind of society do you want to be part of? Take some time to meditate on these thoughts.
Your future is full of opportunities. Your future is bright! Let go of your depressing thoughts and embrace the amazing changes that are about to come. We are ready for the leap into love consciousness…
Why do so many people never reach their goals? Is it because they don’t want them bad enough? Is it because they don’t try hard enough? No. It’s because they give up too soon!
Persistence is the key to success! No matter how many times you “fail”, no matter how many setbacks you experience – never give up! Always remember: It took Thomas Edison over 1,000 failed attempts before he was able to create a working light bulb.
Ups and downs are very normal. You may feel like you’re out of depression for good and then suddenly it hits you and you’re back to square one. This is when a lot of people feel discouraged and trapped in their negativity. Don’t let one or two failed attempts keep you from success. Be persistent! Be strong! It pays off…