I first learned that I was *clinically* depressed after I took Burn’s diagnostic. It was a bit of a shock, frankly. I had thought that I was mildly depressed, not severely depressed, and I was terribly confused about treatment, resources, and just what to do, period.
Yep it’s a valid question. I never, ever wanted to become a grown up but it’s one of those unfortunate facts that as we age, the changes are so imperceptible that, for the most part, we fail to notice. That might be why, if you asked me or anyone for that matter, if we feel […]
It is going to be a year this month, when I finally settled in Kangra, a small city in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a beautiful city full of nature and greenery. Continue reading
Though I have not tried this myself, but was keen when read this online. It helps in easy digestion and bringing glow to your skin. It boosts your immune system and is a powerful alkalizing agent that majorly help with digestion. Find the rest below:
Curcuma longa or curcumin an Indian spice also known as Turmeric is a Natural Antidepressant. The plant is three feet in height and produces both a flower and a rhizome, or stem that is found underground. It is this root-like stem that produces the yellow turmeric spice. India has been the largest producer of turmeric since ancient times. Turmeric has actually been used medicinally for over 4,500 years.
It exhibits a wide range of healthful properties. It is naturally anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti cancer. It acts as a brain enhancer and protector. This golden powder can be easily found in any nearby Indian local market.
You can everyday add a teaspoon of it in warm milk and drink either in the morning or evening. It was around 500 BC that turmeric emerged as an important part of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of natural healing that is still practiced today.
Dr. Barbara Rolls of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University has explained in over 170 articles in medical and nutrition journals that it is not the calories in food that satisfies our appetite, its the volume of our food that makes us feel full. Food that leaves us feeling hungry even after eating is more dense in calories, and food that leaves us feeling full is less dense in calories.
There is no doubt that music plays a very beautiful and effective role in improving mood and boosting happiness. It is surprising that both sad and upbeat music plays a pivotal role in relationships we experience. Music as a therapy gives comfort, relief and enjoyment.
A recent review in the World Journal of Psychiatry found that music therapy can be an effective treatment for mood disorders related to neurological conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, dementia, stroke, and multiple sclerosis.
Last but not the least, creating music can be an effective therapy too. It can help you in expressing your artistic capabilities, your bond with the people and your response to the environment around you.