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23 Natural Alternatives for Depression

23 Natural Alternatives for Depression

 

Many people have struggled with feelings of depression, feelings of general sadness, or intense sorrow and grief. Plant products have historically been consumed and utilized for their nutritive and holistic benefits. Many plant materials are being researched for their therapeutic value for our mental health. Here are 23 natural substances which can help to optimize our biochemistry, neurotransmitters and address nutrient deficiencies.

8 Proven Health Benefits of Saffron

8 Proven Health Benefits of Saffron

This exotic spice has been used to treat more than 90 illnesses over 4,000 years. Here are just 8 healthy reasons to use more saffron

When the Greek gods Zeus and Hera made love, the land burst open with blooming crocuses. Or so the legend goes.

While the crocus (Crocus sativus) is loved and appreciated as a colorful harbinger of spring, its mythic fame and power come from its vibrant saffron fronds or threads.

Prehistoric caves in Iraq are adorned with 50,000-year-old paintings made with saffron-based pigments.

A Natural Approach to Overcoming Depression

A Natural Approach to Overcoming Depression

The last two decades have witnessed a huge increase in depression diagnoses. At present, one in ten Americans takes antidepressant medication and many of these individuals are taking multiple pills to treat more than one psychiatric illness. Few people will even raise an eyebrow anymore upon hearing about a friend or family member being diagnosed with depression.

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