Anxiety and Depression
Posted on Dec 19, 2016 by Jenna Crookshanks
Anxiety and depression are something that either we ourselves deal with, or someone we know has to deal with on a regular basis. Unfortunately, the holiday season can make these issues feel more overwhelming or more intense because of all of the family interactions, the stress from shopping and/or money issues, or possibly the loss of loved ones throughout the year. While we do our best to put on a smile and enjoy the holidays, it can still be a struggle for us or those we love.
Although it might seem that we are the only ones trying to muddle through the “Happy Holidays”, it is important to realize that one in ten Americans is diagnosed with depression and more than 40 million more are being diagnosed with anxiety. Antidepressants have become the second most prescribed medication in the United States. Often we are taught that anxiety and depression are merely psychological diseases, but aren’t we more than just our psychology? Our body is a whole unit comprised of our mind, body, and emotions; all with physical and psychological components that must work in harmony and unison for us to feel our best.
Traumatic life experiences, chronic pain and inflammation, poor diet and lifestyle choices are all factors that can play into a body’s imbalance which can in turn contribute to feelings of anxiety and depression. Psychologists have even referred to “sickness behavior”, or the feeling of being too tired, bored and fed up to even want to get off the sofa and get on with life. But, we all know life happens, experiences happen and we don’t always treat our bodies well. In fact, if we are honest with ourselves, we don’t treat our bodies well most of the time. So how can we come back from the feelings of overwhelming anxiety and depression?
You can start to make changes naturally. Getting your body back into balance through correct supplementation, dietary and better lifestyle choices can make a huge difference in handling and combating anxiety and depression as well as a host of other negative feelings including fatigue and physical pain. Get started by getting assistance from a holistic health care practitioner at Nutrition Works Holistic Health. Join us on December 13th at 2255 Kimberly Road at 6:30pm for an informative discussion on how you can better handle anxiety and depression naturally!