Addressing Depression, Anxiety, Hypertension, and Addiction through Acudetox

Since the protocol was developed, new studies have shown hope for suicidal individuals. Today, the Indian military uses the protocol to treat officers who may have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), suicidal thoughts, and depression.  It is remarkable just how much this protocol can do as psychiatric hospitals across Northern Europe have now included this in their treatment; seeing a significant reduction in the use of benzodiazepine medication to sedate indviduals. 

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Celebrating Moments of Existence: Exercises in self-compassion

With health issues like depression and anxiety on the rise, we encounter people who question their existence and sometimes wish they weren’t alive. At what point did the people around them stop celebrating? And why? At what point did cultural norms ask them to set aside their child-like essence?

Here are a few self-compassion activities that may help you nourish your soul today:

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A Closer Look at Depression

In Asia alone 450 million people suffer from a mental illness or neurological disorder, with the Philippines having the highest incidence rate of depression in Southeast Asia (WHO, 2011). There are about 4.5 million Filipinos today who are reported to have depression with only 1 in 3 who seek help.  

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Depression Prevention

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Drinking 8 glasses a day is just a minimum requirement for you to address the nutritional needs of your body. Like proteins, carbohydrates, and fat, water is one of the daily requirements your body needs in the prevention of disease. In fact, water is so important because it acts as a solvent for any kind of chemical activity to take place. This means that in order for your body to grow and develop, water is the secret agent to helping speed up any process of change.

Sixty percent (60%) of our body is made up of water, but more importantly, the chief executive officer of our body, better known as our brain, is 75-80% water. Our brain requires such a precise use of nutrients that falling short of any may cause irritability, sadness, loss of concentration and even loss of memory. The slightest feeling of dehydration can affect our brains greatly, thus affecting our daily functioning and productivity. This is because water is the agent in charge of carrying amino acids like tryptophan through the body. Tryptophan converts into serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood.

As mentioned, water helps speed up any process of change that our body may require - whether it means trying to lose weight or repairing tissues. When the body is dehydrated, this may cause depression as the transfer of tryptophan is slower. Feeling a little “out of it”? Try drinking water. By drinking a minimum of 8 glasses each day, you are simply maintaining the function of your body and can help you in your productivity.