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Health Conditions | Depression

Although most adults and children feel “blue” from time to time, depression can sometimes stop a person from living a normal life. Fortunately, depression is a treatable illness. Natural health practitioners find that optimizing basic health factors such as sleep, diet and exercise can often minimize the tendency towards depression.

Naturopathic approaches such as biofeedback, talk therapies, energetic medicines, changes in lifestyle, and specific nutritive and herbal medicines, as well as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can often provide symptom relief without the use of antidepressant medications.

Learn more about how natural medicine can help with depression:

Vitamin B12 May Improve Depression Medication Outcomes
Mind and Mood May Go Hand in Hand
Exercise: Good Medicine for Matters of the Heart
Is the Mediterranean Diet the Key to Health and Happiness?
Multivitamins May Boost Mood
Junk Food Is Bad for Your Mood
Can Omega-3s Relieve Bipolar Depression?
"D" for Depression
Fish Fats Ease Anxiety
Winter Blues? Try Fish Oil
Better Food, Better Mood
Feeling Blue? Zinc May Help You
L-Tryptophan Is Back
Cod Liver Oil Prevents Depressed Mood
Is St. John’s Wort Effective for Major Depression?
Stay Active, Keep Happy
Exercise Helps Depression after Stroke
St. John's Wort Comparable to Zoloft
Omega-3 Alleviates Depression from Bipolar Disorder
Chromium Effective for Common Depression
More Evidence St. John’s Wort Works for Depression
Saffron for Depression
SAMe’s Effect on Antidepressants
Zinc Enhances Antidepressant Therapy
Chromium for Depression
Baths, Lavender Oil Improves Well-Being
Lavender as Therapy for Depression

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