Category Archives: Depression

Forest Bathing For Stress Relief

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

March 15, 2017

  • Why your body craves the outdoors
  • Japanese secret to health, healing and happiness
  • Here’s what a stroll in the park can do for you

When you’re stuck inside on a sunny day, how many times do you look out the window and wish you were outdoors? It’s easy to imagine how great you’ll feel when you finally break free of your obligations and have a chance to enjoy the great weather.

This isn’t just a desire to get out of whatever dreary tasks or meetings you’d like to avoid. It’s your natural, primal instincts at work. Continue reading

Can Gut Bacteria End Your Depression?

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

November 4, 2016

  • Don’t let winter dampen your spirits
  • Simple remedies to conquer winter doldrums
  • Feed your gut for a happier brain

Do you start feeling sluggish and withdrawn around this time of the year? Does eating a big bowl of ice cream and sleeping the rest of the day sound better than dragging yourself out of the house?

If so, you might tell yourself this is natural. After all, it’s getting dark earlier and it’s cold outside. Isn’t that when you’re supposed to hibernate and store energy like a bear in its’ winter lair?

While that explanation might make sense, it doesn’t mean you have to trudge through the short days of winter feeling unhappy and low-spirited as you watch your waistline expand. Continue reading

Weird Vitamin D Connection Shuts Down Depression

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 23, 2015

  • Short days of winter got you down?
  • The phenomenon that rules your mood
  • A happy gut means a happy brain

Next week we’ll hit the shortest day of the year. And you might be feeling the effects of it.

You see, when sunshine’s at a premium during the short days of winter, it can leave you feeling listless and blue. You can become sluggish, withdrawn and may want to sleep to your heart’s content. You might even crave sweet, starchy foods. Weight gain is also common if you suffer from winter depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD.

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Are Your Telomeres Depressed?

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

November 7, 2014

  • What REALLY causes winter depression?
  • Lighten up your winter blues
  • 3 tips for a happier outcome

It never ceases to surprise me how many of my new patients are taking antidepressant drugs. Some of them haven’t even been to their previous doctor in a year or more. But the refills keep rolling in like clockwork. Continue reading

Turn Your Negative Thoughts Downside-Up

By James Lemire, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

March 05, 2014

For today’s issue of Advanced Natural Wellness, we’re featuring Dr. James Lemire, M.D.

Dr. Lemire has built a reputation for success with problems other doctors often can’t or won’t treat. This includes problems like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and other imbalances. He has helped thousands of “untreatable” patients achieve new levels of health and freedom. Continue reading

3 Tips to Beat a SAD Winter

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

November 18, 2013

  • What REALLY causes winter depression?
  • Lighten up your winter blues
  • 3 tips for a happier outcome

Once the cold weather sets in, my practice starts busting at the seams with patients who migrate south for the winter. These folks are from all parts of the north… New York, Quebec, Minneapolis and other frosty cities. Continue reading

The Hidden Truth About Depression and Antidepressants

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 7, 2012

  • Big pharma’s dirty little secret
  • What nobody ever told you about antidepressant drugs
  • Your first line of defense against depression

It never ceases to surprise me how many of my new patients are taking antidepressant drugs. Some of them haven’t even been to their previous doctor in year or more… but the refills keep rolling in like clockwork. Continue reading

Toxic Emotions Can Kill You

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

November 12, 2014

  • Are you radiating negative energy?
  • What toxic thoughts are doing to your health
  • Turn negative emotions into positive ones

There are times in our lives when anger, bitterness and resentment grab ahold of us. Continue reading

Drug-Free Ways to Battle Depression

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

Millions of Americans take antidepressant drugs. Especially selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac and Zoloft.

These drugs are huge moneymakers for pharmaceutical companies, bringing in billions every year. And they aren’t just used to treat depression. Doctors also prescribe them for anxiety, PMS, and even pain relief. And that’s despite a long list of side effects including headache, dizziness, sexual problems and even suicide. Continue reading