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How meditation changes brain rhythms to sooth pain and depression

Meditation isn't only a way to relax or a throw-back to the 1960s when the Beatles first made the practice popular in the U.S. In fact, in recent years, mainstream scientists have published several studies showing that mindfulness meditation, which is centered on being aware of the present moment by focusing on the body and breath sensations, can prevent and treat depression. Meditation has also been found to help chronic pain.

A Natural, Inexpensive, Easily Accessible, Safer Treatment for Depression?

Pharmacists Planning Service [1] (PPS), a “public health, consumer, and pharmacy education” nonprofit, is petitioning [2] the FDA to change the designation of St. John’s Wort from “herbal dietary supplement status” to “behind pharmacy counter status” (BPCS)—a designation that requires pharmacist consultation—citing dangerous side effects and drug interactions.

Diet soda dramatically increases depression risk

Sweetened beverages, particularly "diet" ones, may significantly increase your risk of depression, while coffee may slightly lower it, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health and due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in March.

Two all natural supplements for depression

When most people believe they are experiencing symptoms of depression the first thing they do is run to the doctors office, hoping to be prescribed a pharmaceutical that will magically cure all of their symptoms and make them happy again.

Help Depression Through Exercise

Monday, March 02, 2009 by: Sheryl Walters, citizen journalist

(NaturalNews) For a person with depression and anxiety, exercise may seem like something that is hard to include in an already difficult life. Depression often results in a lack of energy and increased feelings of tiredness, so the thought of getting ready, out the door, and exercising might seem overwhelming. However, exercise has been proven to be beneficial to mood and to help ease the symptoms of depression.