Depression, a Natural Way to Deal with it - This Has Helped for Me.

@buenavida (9078)
Sweden
December 21, 2006 9:51pm CST
--Besides the things that we already know we should do to avoid depression, such as enough sleep, excercise and regular habits, I have learnt a Revolutionary Way, with no side effects. --Before I tell you about it, let me give a short history of my experiences. --I have always been interested in health food and tried to find solutions to get healthy without synthetic medication. --Sometimes I had to buy asthma medicine but I also took a herb product that helps for stress, Hyperiforce. It was great to find it and it helped a lot, but this was not the revolutionary thing. --Then I started with gnld food supplements, they are available worldwide, almost, and my immunity got a lot better and I could handle my asthma without medicines. The aces and pains also went away. --But the depression was still there. --In summer 2005 I borrowed a book, written by a Mexican doctor J Gonzales Aragon, Your Life In Balance... --He explains that our brain consists of fats, and how dangerous it is to feed it with wrong fats, like fried food and lots of saturated fats (I think transfats belongs to the most dangerous). --Our brain consists of at least 60% fats and needs just as much omega3 fats as omega6, which means that we need three or four fish meals a week or cold presse oil from fat fish from clean waters. --I am using the one available here, salmon oil from gnld.com but there are oils from other fishes in other countries, and we are waiting for a new product to come soon in my country. --I take 2-3 capsules a day together with other food supplements, I try to avoid the bad fats and eat not so much saturated fats. --I feel I can deal with life much better, my memory is better and I feel happier and more balanced than I have felt for many, many years. --This is my experience - maybe it can help somebody to find balance in the life.
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@patgalca (15445)
• Orangeville, Ontario
22 Dec 06
A GNLD representative made a presentation to our fibromyalgia support group. They did talk about the salmon oil and one person bought it. I bought the Aloe Vera juice for IBS. I found the products to be expensive and found Aloe Vera juice at a health food store here in town that was a lot cheaper. I am on anti-depressants and I hestitate to take some things because they may cause a negative reaction to my medication. Also, supplements, supplements, vitamins, meds - oh, the money I spend. With fibromyalgia there are so many symptoms to treat it just costs too dang much to try and get better.
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@patgalca (15445)
• Orangeville, Ontario
22 Dec 06
BTW, I am glad you have found something that works for you. Stay strong and keep happy.
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@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
22 Dec 06
Thank you for answering! I can understand you, it is not easy to deal with sickness and medication. The food supplements I take are just made of food though, so the only thing to remember is that if you take a medicine to make your blood thinner, you should not take too much Omega3. It has the same effect. But most times you can take at least one capsule if the doctor has not forbidden you to eat fish. Yes, it is expensive in the beginning, so I have not bought so much other things, saved on clothes and travelling, eaten cheap but healthy food. Now that I have a small network, it is much cheaper and I searced from a help fund and am now getting most of the supplements paid that way. If you can find a helpfund in Canada, it would be great, there might be some books in the library with information or maybe you find something on the Internet. Would it be possible for you to get a pension like we have in Sweden when we are unable to work? In the meantime you could buy some cold pressed oils in the store and pour it on your food after it is cooked. Wish you the best, and really hope you find a solution.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
22 Dec 06
that sounds interesting. I am always looking for ways to feel better. I have ms and I get a lot of nerve pain. Which my doctors and my nerologist acts like I am crazy so thanks for writing this.
@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
7 Jun 07
Hello Shaun, just wondering if you are feeling better now. At least you are very busy posting comments and that is a positive sign. According to what I have heard, the same food supplements that have helped me, have also increased the life quality for ms patients. I can warmly recommend them.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
7 Jun 07
I haven't tryed this yet but I will go and look for the omega 3 vitimins to take to see if they help out.
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@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
7 Jun 07
Great, you find the company in my profile or here: www.gnld.com - this is the only one I know that never uses synthetic vitamines and only has cold pressed fish oils and other oils in the products. They are of absolutely high quality so even if they are more expensive, it is worth every cent. If you cannot find a distributor near you, you will find a contact form on their site. I could send you my information, since you will need to tell them who recommended you - this works through personal recommendation, since it is a network company.
• India
22 Dec 06
I would suggest some more ways which we discuss when we feel let down 1. Spend time with kids and you will get really drifted away by their innocence :) 2. Take up some meditations, yoga and similar kind of things which will help you calm yourself... 3. Attend some book reading sessions which will make you strong in handling problems and you will know that there are people with much bigger problems :) 4. Spend some time in involving yourself in different hobbies... This will help :)
@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
25 Dec 08
Being with kids could be like medicine. I also like to read books and articles about self improvement and experiences by others who have overcome problems. One of my favorite hobbies is posting here in myLot.. but I like to do some crafts too. Painting makes me forget all problems...and volunteer work makes me really happy.
@kawillow74 (1417)
• United States
22 Dec 06
thanks I might have to give it a try I have been takeing Quick relief which is another all natural pill. it seemed to really be helping and then i cut back to 1 a day because I was not sleeping but I was feeling blue again so i went back up to 2 feeling a little better but know sleep.could you email with the name of the pills you are taking if you don't mines on leave me a message my email is pitmomof3_24@yahoo.com. thanks
@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
31 Mar 08
Hi again kawillow74, I hope you are feeling better nowadays. Have you tried any natural relief lately or the Omega3? I would be happy if you respond.........
@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
23 Dec 06
Thanks for providing such an useful info, I neeed to study the entire discussion once more, as I really suffer from depression at times. Some biological terms are quite complecated, but, like an expert suggests, you have explained it in a easy to understand way. This discussion is definitely going to help me a lot.
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@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
23 Dec 06
Thanks to everyone for answering,I guess this is a common problem. Anyone who wishes to know more - just send me a personal message an I hope to be able to answer more questions. I also learnt many things from your answers from advising many useful things from being with children to reading the Bible. Yes, I read the Bible every day and one of my favorites is Psalm 37 that talks about a time in the future when the evilness is gone and only loving people will be left on the earth. This hope has helped me a lot, to know that there is a solution to the world problems.
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• United States
22 Dec 06
What if you don't like fish though?
@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
18 Feb 07
The fish oil capsules are really easy to swallow, so you don´t feel the taste, especially if you take them in the beginning of the meal.
@volschenkh (1044)
• South Africa
22 Dec 06
omega-3 and 6 fatty acids - omega-3 and 6 fatty acids
alpha-Linolenic acid 18:3 (9-10, 12-13, 15-16), also written as ALA is an essential acid, because humans cannot synthesize it. It is a omega-3 fatty acid. Humans can synthesize other omega-3 fatty acids from ALA, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 20:5n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA;22:6n-3). Humans, like most other mammals, lack the specific desaturase enzymes, which are required for the production of linoleic acid (LA, 18:2n-6) and a-linolenic acid (ALA, 18:3:n-3). Thus, these fatty acids are considered to be essential and must be derived from the diet. Humans can synthesize other omega-3 fatty acids from ALA, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA; 20:5n-3) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6n-3). Because EPA and DHA are abundant in certain species of fish, they are often referred to as marine-derived omega-3 fatty acids, while ALA is considered a plant-derived omega-3 fatty acid. In comparison to their omega-6 fatty acid counterparts, omega-3 fatty acids have an additional double bond located at the omega-3 position, which confers quite different properties on the fatty acid. For instance, eicosanoids derived from arachidonic acid (AA, 20:4-5,8,11,14) have strong inflammatory properties, whereas those produced from eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 20:5-5,8,11,14,16) are anti-inflammatory.  DHA is an essential component of cell membranes in some human tissues.  For instance, DHA accounts for more than 60% of the total fatty acids in the rod outer segment, the photosensitive part of the photoreceptor cell in the retina. Thus, DHA may play a role in photoreceptor functions such as signal transduction processes, rhodopsin activation, and rod and cone development.  DHA is also a component of the brain membrane and is considered to be essential for the normal function of the central nervous system.  Dietary DHA benefits the growth and development of the brain in infants and is important for maintenance of normal brain function in adults.  In addition, DHA has some positive effects on diseases such as hypertension, arthritis,arteriosclerosis, depression, schizophrenia and thrombosis.
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@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
7 Nov 07
I was wondering where you have found all this information. I know it is becoming more and more well known - perhaps more than when we started this discussion. Thanks for your response.
@mantian (20)
22 Dec 06
these healthy fats (omega 3, 6, & 9) are indeed very important for good health. there are even 2 types of cholesterol, the stuff that we are mostly told is bad, but hdl is important for health, whilst ldl is bad for health. all very confusing. but i digrss a little, as my reason for responding is this. being a vegetarian i wont take fish oils. i have found a vege alternative and it is hemp oil. this oil contains omega 3, 6 & 9 in the exact proportions required by the human body [i think the ratio is something like 6:3:1 - but i would have to check]. it can be found in most health food shops and even some supermarkets. its a nutty tasting oil, that can be added to smoothies, salads, etc. if you get some, make sure its cold-pressed and do not heat it up as this will destroy all the good stuff. hope this is useful
@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
3 Jun 08
Hi, mantian, it would be interesting to know if you have managed with the vegetarian oils to keep a good health. I read somewhere that the fish oil molecules are different, but maybe the vegetarian ones help too. I know at least that a combination of fish oil and wheat germ oil have a synergy effect that make them much more efficient if you take them together. There must be some research on this, so I am going to look further and see if I can find something. Thanks for your comment! ........
@anne_143god (5390)
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
Thankd for the information I know some ways to get rid of depression like say no to the things you dont want to do or do the things you want to do.
@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
29 Nov 08
I was reading this discussion again and found your comment. You are right, we should learn to say "no" sometimes - even if we like to help others, there must be a balance in that too. And we have to teach people around us that our strength and time is limited - we can still be friendly and helpful..
@lulylove (1561)
• Brazil
23 Dec 06
That I am always compressed I look for to sing a music to be able to relax and to be well calmer
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@Leonzz (195)
• Brazil
23 Dec 06
Well, my momm haves depression on 9 years. She dont looks with yeat, but i think its so too hard to live with this.
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@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
23 Dec 06
I've been taking Omega3 for donkey's years to lubricate my joints since I had knee surgery. Unfortunately I am still on medication for depression but am able to take 1 less tranquiliser a day. Thanks for a good tip.
@win0120ph (135)
• Philippines
23 Dec 06
Pray, it is the best way to handle depression.
• United States
23 Dec 06
I can relate.I myself had to deal with depression and now i'm taking and selling a all natural product called Luminex which has st.john wort in it.Anyway this is the way of the future I do beleive.All natural everything.People would be surprised to find that all natural products are alot safer for the family also.Not only do I have the luminex I also have products for menopause,laundry,men,and children.If your interested email me and let me know and I will send you the web site to go to.
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@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
23 Dec 06
Thanks a lot for the very good information. Supplements are good but for me I usually take all natural. If I have money to buy supplements, I'd rather buy the food which contains what is necessary. In addition to this is exercise, sunshine, etc. Most of all, I read the Holy Bible. We can find here the answers of what we are looking for - the solutions to our problems. God knows everything and His teachings are in the Holy Bible. Depression can most be overcome by being with God.
• United States
22 Dec 06
This is great I shall try this my doctor had me on Lexipro, but I find it far to expensive, so im currenly not on anything, which is bad
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@lester800 (161)
• China
22 Dec 06
THANK you for your sharing
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@AmbiePam (51194)
• United States
7 Apr 07
I've heard nothing but good things about fish oil and Omega3. I just need to go about getting some. I took fish oil for a while, but it tasted very bad.
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@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
8 Apr 07
Fish oil is easier to take in capsules and before eatig But it has to be Cold Pressed and best quality. There may be many sorts of good fish oils but the one I know for sure is Quality, is Gnld fish oil. (www.gnld.com) You can get it from independent distributors or become a distributor yourself which means you get 20-25% discount on all their products. Even if you don´t sell to others, it could be a good idea to buy the discount card and test for one year and see. If you contact me I can tell you more about how to get this discount.
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@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
19 Jul 08
Hi, AmbiePam.. how are you doing now? It would be interesting to know..
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@mauier113 (688)
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
i'm glad you found something for your depression. It could help us too. Fatty really cost so many problems in our body. So avoiding it would really do good things in our body.
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• United States
6 Apr 07
For my depression, I take prescription medicine, nutritional supplements, attend group therapy and individual counseling. Many days I do not think any of it helps at all. Sometimes I think just the act of doing something, helpful or not, is the most help of all.
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@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
7 Apr 07
Thanks for all your comments, there are many things that help except for Omega3, we can all find personal solutions and one is doing something meaningful.
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
23 Feb 09
Hi buenavida! I have read that fish oils are wonderful for you on a lot of different levels. They also have anti aging effects. I have also read that a wonderful herbal supplement that helps with depression is St.John's Wort. They sell it here in the vitamin section. I would try and research it if I were you. I don't think your supposed to take it if the doctor has prescibed you an anti depressant because it does what they do naturally but if your not taking anything else..you should research it. Interesting discussion. Take care.
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@buenavida (9078)
• Sweden
26 Feb 09
Hi, JenInTN, I have tried this herb, we can buy it here under the name Hyperiforce. The Swiss Dr Vogel who is behind the Hyperiforce, has done a lot of research and found many herbs and natural medicines that help people. I have not used any pharmacy medicine for many years - the Omega3 capsules still work well together with other food supplements - I have never taken any antidepressant, just this St.John´s Worth long time ago. And the food supplements are just food so they don´t disturb any medical treatment either even if I would take some. I try to spread the word so that others learn that many depressions are lack of good fats and other nutrition. Thanks for your response!