• Combating Work Burnout | Natural Health Newsletter
    2/2/2019, burnout is omnipresent, affecting people across all spectrums and in almost all professions.
  • Naturally Reduce Winter Blues | Natural Health Blog
    This time of year can bring on the doldrums in a lot of people. But if your blues are occurring more often, it is possible that you’re experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder.
  • Depression in Doctors & Nurses | Natural Health Blog
    Many reports claim that Doctors and Nurses have the best jobs in America.  Yet no one is talking about the high levels of depression in these professions.  Learn more...
  • Antidepressants vs Natural Cures | Mental Health Blog
    New research shows that approximately one in eight Americans are now using antidepressants.
  • Computers Can Diagnose Depression | Mental Health Blog
    Computers turn out to be great diagnosticians, correctly identifying depression 70 percent of the time. In contrast, mental health clinicians averaged only 40 percent accuracy.
  • 7/29/2017
    According to new research, a strong case can be made for the positive effect of happiness on your well-being.
  • Natural Remedies Depression | Mental Health Blog
    Tired of the idea of long, expensive psychotherapy sessions just to feel better or reduce anxiety? You are in luck! Learn about some quick, simple "energy psychology" techniques.
  • Compulsive Buying Disorder | Mental Health Blog
    Did you know that one in every 20 adults has “Compulsive Buying Disorder?"  Find out what it is, if you have it, and how to treat it.
  • Four Proven Methods to Think Positively | Mental Health Blog
    Research says that positive thinking is critical to health, happiness, longevity, and even to wealth. To do so, first you have to understand the principles of neuroscience. Here are four important thoughts to keep in mind...
  • Quick Natural Fix to Depression | Mental Health Blog
    A recent study reveals that that one out of every six people in the US has taken psychiatric drugs, and the great preponderance of those prescriptions are for antidepressants or anti-anxiety pills. What can you do naturally to get some relief?
  • Some Benefits of Hallucinogenic Drugs | Health Blog
    In the past few years, multiple studies on hallucinogenic drugs have been initiated to alleviate PTSD symptoms, to manage chronic headaches, to help smokers and drinkers quit, and more.
  • TV Harms Your Fertility | Health Blog
    Home entertainment options nowadays make just about everything accessible on our televisions. Between on-demand cable services, subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu, and DVR recorders, we can watch almost anything our hearts desire for hours on end. And sometimes, that may be just what you’re in the mood to do after a long day at work or on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Of course you’re aware that binge watching TV isn’t the healthiest of activities in general, but now there’s a specific reason that you probably haven’t thought of.
  • Importance of Sunlight in the Winter | Health Blog
    The days are getting shorter and most of us are not leaving work this time of year until it’s completely dark outside. If you don’t make it outdoors at lunchtime, you may barely see any sunlight during the week. The very thought of it is depressing. But even if you don’t have any type of mood disorder, seeing the sun is important on a daily basis. In fact, new research suggests it might be a key element to safeguarding your happiness through the winter months.
  • Overcoming Election-Based Stress | Natural Health Blog
    Election stress? More than half of all Americans are feeling some serious strain regarding the current election season.
  • Cold Water Therapy For Depression  |  Natural Health Blog
    Popular wisdom tells us to control passion by hopping in a freezing cold shower -- but research shows that icy water cures more than raging hormones.
  • Pros and Cons of 5-HTP for Depression | Mental Health Blog
    5-HTP (short for hydroxyl L-tryptophan) is a chemical that the body produces as it processes the amino acid tryptophan in the foods you eat. Once tryptophan becomes 5-HTP, it converts again to serotonin—a key neurotransmitter that supports good mood and sleep. You need naturally produced 5-HTP to maintain your sunny disposition, but if you’re stressed, it could be in short supply. The touted benefits of 5-HTP are many, but then again, so are the warnings about taking it. What’s the real story?
  • Eat Blueberries for PTSD
    Most of us think of PTSD as an extreme condition affecting soldiers and those exposed to dramatic violence, and is far more common than previously thought. Many natural remedies help, but did you ever consider blueberries?
  • Yelling and Anger Lead to Health Issues | Natural Health Blog
    Individuals who are prone to behavioral extremes such as outbursts of anger or shutting down emotionally during arguments are more likely to experience negative health consequences over time.
  • Facebook Causes Distress | Natural Health Blog
    A recent study has found that the more time you spend on Facebook, the greater the chances that you'll develop depression.
  • map of Brazil from where Catuaba bark comes
    Catuaba bark is the most well known aphrodisiac plant in Brazil and has a long history of medicinal use. Its aphrodisiac properties were first discovered hundreds of years ago by the Tupi Indians of Brazil.
  • 9/16/2013
    One of the prime actions of DMAE is that it flushes accumulated lipofuscin from your body – from the neurons in your brain, from your skin, and all other organs.
  • Depression - women's health issues
    Children of depressed mothers may have a lower risk of developing an emotional disorder themselves if they are placed in daycare.
  • How Does Music Affect Your Mood?
    Two new studies verify that music can play a powerful role in mood control.
  • Stress and anxiety
    According to a recent study, suicide rates among middle-aged American men and women has risen dramatically in the past 10 years.
  • Psychic pain
    A new study out of the University of British Columbia has found that acetaminophen, the generic form of Tylenol, reduces existential angst.
  • Pet grief
    Studies show that the death of a pet often affects survivors as much as the death of a human family member does.
  • 3/6/2013
    According to a recent study out of UC Davis, work-related injuries and illnesses from high stress and risky jobs cost the nation more than $250 billion annually.
  • Childhood bullying
    According to new research, bullying may leave lasting scars that sadly follow its victims well into adulthood.
  • Diet Soda Dangers
    A recent study has found a link between drinking diet soda or diet fruit drinks and an increased risk of developing depression.
  • ssris-increase-risk-of-stroke
    A recent study has found that a popular class of antidepressants called SSRIs may increase the risk of a stroke or brain hemorrhage.
  • dog therapy works
    Dogs, it seems, can help heal PTSD, alleviate depression, and act as home-health-care aides. And now, new studies show they can help children with autism. Such dogs, called "therapy dogs," differ from run-of-the-mill family pets in that they've gone through rigorous training and passed tests that prove they can provide valuable mental health service to owners.
  • 8/2/2012
    According to researchers at the Ohio State Medical Center, it's not a good thing to have light exposure when you're sleeping. Not any at all. That's because exposure to light at night triggers depression.
  • 7/31/2012
    Depression does not just affect our ability to enjoy each day. Scientists are linking stress and depression with longevity. The good news is that not only can nutrition impact mood, but certain herbs and nutraceuticals can also give a safe, healthy mental lift!
  • 6/12/2012
    Whether or not you consider money to be personally important, we all recognize that money is necessary for our basic needs and survival. But how much we require to satisfy our desires and ensure our happiness is subjective to each individual. Or is it?
  • 12/8/2011
    In the early 1980s, 117 healthy, young immigrants from Laos died in their sleep. What they shared in common was a belief that night spirits were able to kill them. In other words, it was their belief in the power of their nightmares that killed them.
  • 11/29/2011
    A study, at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, found that women who drink four or more cups of coffee every day have less of a chance of developing depression than those who drink only one cup or fewer.
  • 10/20/2011
    A new study tells us that moods may fluctuate according to some universal schedule tied to the hours of the day and that governs people all over the globe, regardless of location or events.
  • 10/11/2011
    A recent study by scientists at facilities around the world found that the countries with the highest income levels also report some of the highest levels of depression.
  • 7/12/2011
    A new study has determined that there was a 55 percent increase in emergency room hospital visits for prescription drug-related suicide attempts in men between the ages of 21 and 34 from 2005 to 2009. The largest increase was shown to come from men taking antidepressants, which rose a whopping 155 percent among men 21 to 34.
  • 5/30/2011
    The May 19th issue of The Economist ran TWO stories debunking alternative medicine. The first story carried a subheading that read, "Virtually all alternative medicine is bunk." And then later on in the issue, it expounded on the same theme as the main science story of the week, with the subheading, "Alternative medical treatments rarely work. Personally, I love The Economist, but these stories are way off base and filled with innuendo, not to mention a good bit of distortion.  Learn the other side of the story...
  • 5/26/2011
    A recent study at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, found that people who are lonely are more disposed to developing chronic inflammation -- and the diseases it can cause, such as cardiovascular illness and cancer -- than the more outgoing among us. In fact, loneliness was shown to have as great an impact on mortality rates as that of alcohol use and even smoking. According to a separate study that took place at the University of California, Los Angeles, certain genes are regulated differently in lonely people than they are in the extroverted, which could help explain the other researchers' findings.
  • 4/2/2011
    Recent research at the University of California Los Angeles found that taking weekly tai chi classes decreased seniors' incidence of depression significantly. Then again, the depression relieving benefits of tai chi reported in the study are hardly unique to tai chi. Previous studies have found that 30 minutes of plain old mainstream exercise three times a week is actually more effective than pharmaceutical drugs at relieving depression.  Read on for natural health information to alleviate depression, arthritis pain and boost mental health, with Jon Barron's natural health blog!
  • 2/24/2011
    Mindfulness meditation is especially effective for people suffering from mood problems like generalized anxiety disorder and recurring depression. It also helps those suffering from anxiety related to illnesses like cancer. In fact, a related study just published in the Archives of General Psychiatry concluded that mindfulness meditation is just as effective as antidepressants in preventing relapses of depression.
  • 1/20/2011
    New studies confirm that depression causes diabetes and diabetes causes depression.  Let's look deeper into why blood sugar levels could have such a negative effect on mental health.
  • 8/28/2010
    Are shrimp committing suicide? According to a new study just published in the journal Aquatic Toxology, a lot of shrimp may be getting stoned on Prozac, making them vulnerable to predators.
  • 6/30/2008
    A study out of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore has shown that depressed people have a stunning, 42- percent increased risk of developing diabetes when compared to people who aren't depressed.
  • 9/21/2007
    Jon discusses headlines stating that "depression may be the world's most disabling disease" by discussing why antidepressant trends are on the rise. Discover how to correct the source of imbalance before trying to force the depression away using pharmaceutical drugs.
  • 6/29/2007
    Discover what current studies are revealing about pharmaceutical anti-depressants and why they have such significant physiological impact on the human body. Jon unveils how to avoid being caught in the overly prescribed net of medical attention for mental disorders and stress related diseases.
  • 4/27/2007
    Looking for natural health alternative remedies to short-term depression and anxiety? Learn how antidepressants can harm our health and what new research on alternative remedies reveals…
  • 4/23/2007
    Prescription antidepressants should not be the first thing you reach for when you're depressed. They are definitely an option, but they should be your last choice, when nothing else works.
  • 7/18/2005
    A look at how antidepressants work, why we get depressed and what can be done with natural supplementation.
  • 8/1/1999
    For years, stress and/or depression have been suspected of increasing the risk of contracting numerous infectious diseases, not to mention correlating with an increased incidence of cancer.
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