Depression – how to deal with it and home remedies

Disorder or disease which is characterized by a wide range of symptoms that vary from person to person. Depression is very common today, and most people who are suffering from depression can lead a healthy and active life if properly treated.

On the other hand, depression can even be life threatening, so a person suffering from this “state” need help.

Practice shows that depression manifests itself in different individuals differently – some constantly feel depressed, but some just did not want to leave the house and want to spend their days under warm blankets.

However, according to psychologists there are signs of depression, which is very difficult to recognize.



Here are few situations, for an example, if you start to discuss and argue more often than usual with other drivers on the street, not to mention the relatives, friends and loved ones, and the obvious reason for such a reaction is not there, you are in the first phase of depression.

Sleep Problems

Do you think depressed people want to sleep during the day and at night? For some it looks the other way around. They cannot close the eyes, or even if they manage to fall asleep the next morning they wake up broken, and even more tired.

Unexplained pain

Some patients complain of pain, but doctors can make a diagnosis even after passing a comprehensive examination of the body and all analyzes. If that’s the case with you, then it’s time to seek help from a therapist.

Increased appetite

You started to consume a few extra servings for lunch? Unfortunately, it may be associated not only with an increase in physical exertion, or PMS, but also with depression, because mental disorders can cause loss of appetite in people, but can also lead to unexplained increase in appetite.


Problems with concentration

You started to forget the obvious things at work or where you left your car keys? Or worse – you simply cannot decide what to eat for dinner: steak or fillet? Attention problems may be the result of depression.

Other more common symptoms or signs of this mental state are represented by “empty feelings” or so called melancholy. Sometimes the patient has a feeling of helplessness or a guilt. As we mentioned above irritability together with restlessness is also a good sign of depression. It is common for person that suffers from depression to have decreased energy and fatigue. Need to point out here that in some severe cases there can be a suicide attempt if not treated properly and on time

Most of us are not doctors, and we are afraid on how to approach if we need to deal with a close person that suffers from this disease. Here are two homemade recipes that can help.

Turmeric lemonade


This recipe for lemonade from turmeric has shown excellent results as a natural remedy to help in the fight against depression. Let’s put a few words first about the main ingredient in this lemonade.Nature has blessed turmeric that can fight against most diseases. It may also help to prevent the transformation of cells and the development of cancerous cells. It helps with Alzheimer’s disease and helps in the fight against skin cancer, lowers LDL cholesterol and more. Turmeric is used for stomach disorders, arthritis, liver disease, hepatitis and others.

The way in which turmeric fights with depression

There are several methods and a lot of drugs to combat depression. It is known that drugs can cause serious side effects, of which the most important are: shortness of breath, suicidal effects and bleeding in the stomach.

Surveys conducted on the turmeric have revealed that the active ingredient is curcumin, which is present in the root of the plant and is effective against major depressive disorders. In the same way as well as the most powerful drugs. But, turmeric does not cause any side effects that come along with the medication.

The recipe for lemonade with turmeric


    4 cups cold filtered water or sparkling water

    2 tablespoons freshly grated turmeric

    4 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey

    Juice of 1 ½ lemon or lime

    Optional: Add the juice of 1 orange

Preparation: Combine all ingredients and serve with a slice of lemon as a garnish.

Heels rubbing

What can be consider as a symptom of a psychological disorder?

Old people believed in the phrase ‘rub your heels with iodine, and everything will be better. “

This recipe was used many years ago, in the army and helped the soldiers to get rid of stress, irritability and depression. Even though we might find this very strange today.


What is the relationship between negative moods and heels?

There is a very simple recipe for treatment of thyroid and other diseases, such as depression and irritability. Before going to sleep, you need to put on some cotton socks and rub some iodine on your heels. In the morning your heels should be pink, that is, without a trace of iodine.

If the skin on the heels overnight do not absorbs iodine, it means that your body has it in sufficient quantities and that this method of treatment is not required. However, if you wake up in the morning without a trace of iodine on your heels, it is necessary to lubricate the heels every night with iodine. The process should be repeated until your heels are not pink in the morning.

In this way you accelerate the work of the thyroid gland, you become less anxious and depressed. After all, our pessimism and nervousness are the first signs of thyroid disease.

State of our Mind


State of our Mind



A large number of people around the world are using antidepressants. Unfortunately, antidepressants do not provide an adequate solution. The are addictive and often cause bad side effects such as sleep problems, nausea, headache and so on.

Fortunately, nature has given us so many herbs that can help in healing without causing any terrible side effects. Turmeric is a cure for depression. Many studies have shown that the turmeric is really effective in treating depression than any other drug on the market.

Researchers from the Department of Pharmacology at the Government School of Medicine in India have found that curcumin, which is the main active ingredient in turmeric has anti-depressive effects on the brain.

Turmeric is extremely good for your health. This herb relieves asthma, supports the work of the thyroid gland, improves brain function, prevents heart disease, treats diabetes type 1 and type 2, arthritis, promote oral health and so on. Even proven to be effective in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Recipe with turmeric against depression:


    2 cups almond milk or coconut milk, hemp milk or rice milk

    1 teaspoon turmeric

    1 teaspoon grated ginger

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1 teaspoon honey

    a pinch of pepper

How to prepare: we need to add all ingredients in a blender. Blend them until smooth mixture. Drink and enjoy!

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