According to All About Depression, depression affects 19 million Americans each year. About 25 percent of women and 12 percent of men will become clinically depressed at some point in their lives. That’s pretty alarming — but there are ways to treat it.
Besides prescription drugs, natural ways to help prevent and cure depression exist. We spoke with holistic pharmacist and natural health author Sherry Torkos about the best ways to cure depression naturally.
A healthy diet helps balance mood. Eat small, frequent meals with quality protein, healthy fats and nutrient-dense, low-glycemic carbohydrates to maintain good energy and mood. Find some specific recommendations below.
Foods to include:
Foods to avoid:
If you suffer from depression, it’s important to take a close look at your lifestyle and discover ways you can improve it. She suggests:
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