I guess everyone has been in a stage wherein they’ve been depressed and I myself have been in this situation a lot of times. So how can someone really cope with depression ? Is there such a remedy wherein you can cure it? Can you really self help depression ? There are over the counter remedy for depression but as everybody say “you will just get immune to it in the long run and the medicine that used to work for you will no longer be of help” or you might need to increase the dosage every once in a while. Being said the latter, is there any other alternative other than rushing to the drug store and buy over the counter medicines?
Yes there is! There are a lot of things out there that can help you cope or cure depression .
But I would still suggest that you consult your doctor first, especially if you have any other health conditions going on (seek help for depression with professional). Here is the list on natural cures for depression you can put in your diet regimen and lifestyle.
1. Socialize – I advise you that take time to talk to friends and mingle with people whom you know will help you and support you with your situation. It will also help if you get yourself busy with things that will take your mind set away from all the troubles you are having! Do a hobby with your friends or close relatives, there are tons to choose from!
2. Diet and Exercise – The above are some of the many things that can help you cure depression , and also bear in mind that natural cures for depression are much more effective if you will take care of your health. That means you have to maintain a proper diet and regular exercise! Depression cures itself if you will help yourself in the process. Other than the cure/remedy that has been said above, you should take time to get an activity that will help you take your mind off to things that worries you! Exercise is one of them, take it from me.
I have been depressed a lot of times and it really helped me forget my worries (and forget that I am depressed) every time I go to the gym or jog around the neighborhood. Don’t forget to avoid things that are unhealthy like alcohol, fatty and oily food for this may trigger your depression (anything unhealthy while you are depressed will just worsen your situation).
3. Herbal supplements – so what are some depression supplements you can take (in moderation and full knowledge of how to use)? Here’s a partial sample which you might want to consider as an alternative cure or natural depression remedies: Omega-3 fatty acids, Folic Acid, 5-HTP, St. John’s Wort, Chamomile tea, Holy basil and sage tea.