Feeling down from time to time is a natural and normal part of the human experience. In fact, mood is one of the many ways our bodies can speak to us. Sadness and anxiety can come during stressful times in our lives, but if your feelings of depression and anxiety don’t seem to go away then maybe they are happening for no apparent reason?
Today, we are going to learn how taking care of your hormones can help your depression!
Different hormones contribute to different actions of our body. For example, estrogen boosts serotonin, which can help fight depression.
The same thing happens when your body is stressed. Cortisol is our stress hormone. If you are under chronic stress your body will over/underproduce cortisol causing:
• Mood instability
• Inability to handle stress
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Some effect ways to manage stress include:
• Getting enough sleep
• Finding a relaxing hobby
• Surround yourself with positive people
What you eat contributes to how you feel. To increase your mood, try incorporating the following foods:
• Vitamin D
• Vitamin B
Research has shown the following supplements have been able to help anxiety and depression:
• Vitamin B & D