Negative feelings can creep up on you all too readily. As the stress of everyday life weighs on you and problems with work, family or health pile up, you can find yourself feeling down, lacking in self esteem and slipping into depression. What most people don’t realize is that those feelings can actually have a physical cause and treating that cause can be quite simple with the use of natural products.
While life issues can weigh on us, the burden of dealing with them can be exacerbated by an imbalance of brain chemistry. In recent years, doctors and homeopaths have determined that the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain have a direct effect on emotional well being. A lack of these substances can leave you feeling negative and open you up to destructive thoughts and behavior.
In the past, when patients reported having negative feelings, doctors responded by prescribing antidepressants. While these medications can ease the symptoms of depression, they do nothing to treat the imbalance of brain chemistry that causes the problem. Establishing and maintaining good brain chemistry is key to healthy functioning not only of the brain but also of the entire body and this can be achieved with natural remedies.
Based on ancient healing principles, natural remedies are specially formulated to help balance the hormones, neurotransmitters and other chemicals in the brain in order to boost confidence, lessen mood swings and keep you from feeling negative. With the right brain chemistry, both physical and emotional health can be dramatically improved and your entire outlook on life can change for the better.
How exactly do these remedies combat negativity? Using specially selected herbs, they introduce necessary brain chemicals and help balance their levels to improve health. Some of the herbs used include St. John’s Wort, known for its ability to control mood swings, stop negative feelings and restore a sense of well being, and Passion flower, which serves as a nerve tonic, producing a sense of calm and relaxation.
Of course, natural remedies are only one step in an overall approach to stop you from feeling negative. Good emotional health is tied directly to good physical health, so the more you to do keep your body in shape, the better off your mind will be. Eating right, exercising and getting enough sleep are all vital to maintaining good health. Along with natural remedies, these steps can all promote healthy brain chemistry for a happier you.
Also of utmost importance in combating negative feelings is making sure that you have a strong support system around you. This includes family and friends you can rely on as well as a professional therapist who can give you advice about how to deal with your daily challenges in a productive way.
We all deal with the occasional feeling of being down, but it doesn’t have to become overwhelming. Take care of yourself, live a healthy lifestyle, and get the proper support when you need it and you can significantly improve your emotional well being. And with an extra added boost from Mother Nature, you can make those good feelings last for a lifetime.
Laura Ramirez is a health writer and advocate. Learn more about depression by going to her web site at www.holistic-natural-remedies.com.
She is also the author of the award-winning parenting book, Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting. It teaches parents how to raise kids to develop their unique strengths and talents.