1stVitality UK News — Depression

10 health benefits of Omega-3s.

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You always hear about omega-3s but what does it all mean and what benefits do these fatty acids have? When you hear the word ‘fat’ and ‘food’, you often believe this will mean the food is bad because fat is bad for you. Well, this is actually not true as omega-3s are in fact some of the most crucial fatty acids we need, and are comprised of three types, EPA, ALA and DHA, which you may have heard of. Not only does your body need these fatty acids to function well, but also they deliver some big health benefits but the...

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Every Body NEEDS Fish Oil.

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The omega-3 fatty acids contained in fatty fish provide potentially dozens of important health benefits, such as helping to control blood clotting and building brain cells. As important as these nutrients are, your body doesn't naturally produce omega-3s—you need to provide them in the food you eat. Fish oil is known to support heart health by reducing triglyceride's (unhealthy fat in the blood). It may also reduce symptoms of asthma, ADHD, obesity, kidney disease, menstrual pain, osteoporosis, psoriasis, dry eyes, mental illness, and a host of other illnesses. But too much fish oil can produce undesirable side effects and increase...

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6 ways to treat PMS without drugs.

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From ginger to exercise, natural methods may help beat cramps, bloating and other monthly symptoms.   Stomach cramps. Lower back pain. Tender breasts. Fatigue. Bloating. Anxiety. Depression. If you're a woman, you know what those symptoms add up to: premenstrual syndrome or PMS. About 85 percent of women are believed to have at least one PMS symptom during their monthly cycle, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, but some experience more discomfort than others. But you may not need to head to the pharmacy every month. Some studies have suggested that you can bypass the medications and...

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12 Patient-Approved Natural Supplements for Depression.

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I hereby confess that it takes me a half hour each week to fill up my mammoth-sized pill container with the supplements and vitamins I take each week to give my brain every lift I can. It’s expensive, it’s time-consuming, it’s a pain in my arse, but I would rather spend my time organizing fish oil capsules than in front of a therapist explaining why I can’t shut off the negative intrusive thoughts. I’m doing much better today than I was seven months ago, the afternoon I first met with a holistic doctor to determine which supplements could help my...

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Omega-3 Supplements Help Treat Depression.

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Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may be useful in treating major depression. New research shows that when patients with major depression and no concurrent anxiety disorder were treated with omega-3 supplements, their symptoms were markedly reduced compared to patients treated with placebo. Major depression affects five to 10 percent of the population.  Symptoms include severely depressed mood, loss of interest in usual activities, loss of pleasure, and fatigue.  Sufferers can also experience marked weight loss or gain, insomnia or excessive sleep, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, and recurrent thoughts of suicide.  Three to four percent of patients commit suicide. Diagnosis...

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