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How to Improve Mood & Emotional Health

How to Improve Mood & Emotional Health

Chronic state of low mood is a very common problem today and it is usually associated especially with depression and anxiety. Today, poor emotional health is one of the main causes of disability not only in developed parts of the world but also in medium and even in low income countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by the year 2020 depression is going to be the second most prevalent disease worldwide. Read more

Is Your Thyroid Deficient Iodine?

If you live in UK, and even more if you notice some of the listed below symptoms, the chances that you are deficient in Iodine are very high as most people living here do not do not ingest sufficient amounts of this vital mineral with food due to the soil depletion and other factors. If you are deficient in Iodine, you cannot make enough thyroid hormones. Thus, iodine deficiency can lead to hypothyroidism, fatigue, difficulty losing weight, cold intolerance, dry skin, muscle & joint pain, constipation, depression, mental impairment, forgetfulness, menstrual disturbances, impaired fertility, inability to concentrate, enlargement of the thyroid, and mental retardation in children whose mothers were iodine deficient during pregnancy. Read more

Obesity, Depression & Serotonin

Serotonin is a hormone found in the intestines and the central nervous system. It is a very important neurotransmitter which controls numerous functions in our organism including appetite, metabolism, emotions, mood, memory, sleep, or sexual desires. It was estimated that between 60 to even 80 percent of people living in America (and other developed countries), especially women, have low levels of this hormone. It makes us feel less anxious, more peaceful and at the same time more energetic. When we have enough serotonin we can feel satisfied even if our stomach is not yet full. As a result we tend to eat less and lose weight. Read more