Tag: depression

The Drugs May be the Problem – Inconvenient Truths About Big Pharma and the Psychiatric Industry

By Gary G. Kohls, MD, special guest to Natural Blaze “We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it.” — Patrick Henry (1775) “It would be…

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Stress, Depression and Anxiety Are All Alleviated By Probiotics

By Mae Chan Intestinal bacteria are the focus of intense research by scientists worldwide. They play a significant role in causing and preventing hundreds of diseases. According to a new systematic review and meta-analysis, probiotics have several advantageous effects on mental health by lessening the psychological symptoms of perceived stress, depression and anxiety. There are…

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4 Things You Should Know About Depression and Spiritual Illness

By Dylan Charles A shaman and spiritual healer once explained to me that in his culture, an indigenous rainforest tribe of Equatorial Western Africa, depression is something incomprehensible. It’s simply not something they can relate to; in fact, he told me, the first time Westerners described this malaise to the chiefs in their village, members…

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Psychological And Spiritual Benefits Of Psilocybin

By Wes Annac, Editor, Culture of Awareness & Openhearted Rebel Psilocybin, the natural hallucinogenic compound found in various species of psilocybin mushrooms, has been found to treat depression, anxiety, and other serious mental illnesses. As we’ll learn, extensive research into its benefits was lost by the 70s due to its classification as an illegal drug….

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Curcumin Reduces Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Even In People With Major Depression

By Mae Chan Curcumin, the yellow pigment associated with the curry spice turmeric, has been found to be effective in reducing depressive and symptoms of anxiety even in people with major depressive disorders. Writing in the Journal of Affective Disorders, researchers from Australia said studies had supported the antidepressant effects of curcumin (from the spice…

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How Gut Microbes Control Our Minds

By Dr. Fahad Basheer, Natural Blaze The enteric nervous system (ENS) had been regarded as a digestive organ till; the remarkable discovery made by Michael Gershon that 90% of the body’s serotonin is located within the walls of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This ignited interests of various neuroscientists, including psychiatrists, about the GI nervous system…

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QUIZ – Which Matters Most to Mental Health? Rain, Temperature, Sunshine or Pollution

By Heather Callaghan, Editor There’s no denying that nature – and our exposure to it – has a profound effect on our mental well-being. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is only considered a disorder because of how many people are deeply impacted by rain and winter. After all, the winter months are said to be the…

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Scientists Conclude Fluoride Causes Hypothyroidism Leading To Depression, Weight Gain and Worse

By Organic and Healthy Two damning studies on the effects of fluoride in our water have been released in the hope that people will wake up to this real problem. Researchers at the University of Kent are the latest establishment to have studied this growing problem. The extensive study involved them looking at data from…

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The Real Reason the Antidepressant Industry Does Not Want Psychedelics Legalized

By Vandita For decades, the pharmaceutical industry poured millions into the pockets of crony lawmakers as they lobbied to keep marijuana illegal. We understand if marijuana — a plant that can clothe, fuel, shelter, feed, and medicate — was readily available, it would destroy Big Pharma’s profits. For decades, the antidepressant industry poured millions into…

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Creative High School Students Invent Better Light Therapy Device for SAD Sufferers

By Jake Van Der Borne An inventive team of high school students has created a new light therapy device that may provide relief for the millions of people who suffer from a seasonal form of depression. As the days shorten and fall gives in to winter, bouts of the “winter blues” aren’t uncommon. But a more serious…

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