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Fish Oil is More Effective Than ADHD Drugs

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Featured Article, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Big Pharma makes a fortune from ADHD. The number of adults taking drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder has skyrocketed by 53% in just four years.

More than 4.8 million adults now take ADHD medications.

Millions of children take the drugs, too—even those not much older than babies. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 10,000 American toddlers are taking ADHD drugs like Ritalin (methylphenidate) or Adderall (amphetamine).

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Yoga Brings Long-Lasting Depression Relief

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you tell your doctor you’re depressed, chances are you’ll leave with a prescription for an antidepressant.

Doctors hand out these drugs like candy.

Antidepressant use has skyrocketed more than 400% since the late 1980s. Twelve percent of American adults are now on one of these medications.[1]

Depression should not be taken lightly. But neither should going on an antidepressant.

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5 Ways Your Dog Improves Your Health

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Disease, Immune Health, Longevity, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Dogs are America’s new children. 

Before you dismiss this statement as an exaggeration, consider this: America’s birth rate is now at a 32-year low. Dog ownership is at an all-time high.

There are now more dogs in the U.S. (90 million) than children (74 million). 

One of the reasons we love dogs so much is that they make us feel better.

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The Anti-Depression Diet

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you go to your doctor complaining of depression, the chances are slim that he or she will ask you what you’re eating.

Instead, you’ll likely get a prescription for the first-line mainstream treatment…an antidepressant drug. 

These medications are often ineffective. And they can cause life-altering side effects such as erectile dysfunction and weight gain. What’s more, antidepressants are notoriously difficult to quit once you start taking them.

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Aspirin Effectively Treats Depression, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you walk into your doctor’s office complaining of depression, the chances are you’ll walk out with a prescription for an antidepressant drug.

Nearly 25 million Americans are on antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Effexor. That’s a 60% increase since 2010.[1]

The problem is that antidepressants can have major side effects. They include weight gain, erectile dysfunction, and fatigue.

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The Surprising Reason You’re Depressed

In All Health Watch, Big Pharma, Featured Article, Health Warning, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Depression is a frustrating illness.

The cause is difficult to pin down. Episodes seem to come and go at random times. The standard treatment, antidepressant drugs, often don’t work.  

That’s why a new study is so important.

It pinpoints a surprising cause—and the cure—for many cases of depression, especially those that don’t respond to antidepressants. 

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University looked at 125 patients with depression and how their sleep affected their mood.

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