Mental illness is a very real and significant health problem in our society and its occurrence is becoming more prevalent. Most of us have a family member, a friend or even suffer personally from Depression to some degree. However, as with any other illness often there are actions you can take to help prevent, or certainly reduce your risk of, suffering from it.
Depression is a complex set of symptoms and its severity ranges greatly. Naturopathy has us identifying the cause of illness and helping the body to heal itself. I understand at times the wonder of modern medicine is essential and I’m glad we have it. Yet it may be becoming proactive ourselves in the prevention of mental illness is our best chance of reversing the current trend.
This well-researched article The 5 Best Ways To Prevent Depression from Clinical Nutritionist, Josh Gitalis of Mind Body Green provides actions on how you may reduce your risk of Depression.
Believe it or not, the best antidepressants on Earth don’t come from a pill bottle. From getting more sleep to taking up a hobby, making these simple changes in your life can help boost your mood and prevent depression.
1. Get enough sleep.
There’s nothing like tossing and turning all night to put you in a bad mood, but sleep disturbances may go further than that. According to researchers, disturbances in circadian rhythms have been linked to depression, and resynchronizing circadian rhythms using melatonin supplements or light therapy may actually have antidepressant effects.
Whether you’re dealing with major depression or just looking to boost your mood, improving your sleep hygiene is an important first step. Go to bed at the same time each day, turn off the screens a bit earlier than normal, and look into light therapy if your work schedule means you don’t get much sunlight.
You can read the full article here: The 5 Best Ways To Prevent Depression