Natural Mood Stabilizers Anyone Can Benefit From
Natural mood stabilizers are readily available for anyone who feels they tend to fall out of balance, or their moods tend to deteriorate often. There are non-drug ways to enhance your mood that I would like to reveal here for you. Your doctor would likely prescribe some drug to help you with your mood issues, however, I think it is important for you to know about supplements that could potentially be less invasive or less potentially harmful as many prescription drugs tend to be.
If you have an open mind regarding natural healing remedies then you just may be able to take control of your mood disorder using these natural mood stabilizers. Many, including doctors, are beginning to realize that there are many natural herbs that can offer tremendous benefits to our health. Perhaps the Doctor Oz television show is fueling this awareness as he repeatedly highlights natural herbs or supplements as ways of dealing with health conditions that bother us. Have you ever watched Dr. Oz’s show? You can learn a lot from it.
Natural mood stabilizers can come in the form of a supplement or you can get it from the foods you eat. Diet is so important to our life and the older I get the more I realize how true that it. It is crucial to eat a well balanced diet to supply our mind and body with the nutrients they need in order to function at peak performance.
If you have severe mood swings or suffer with severe depression, you should consult with your doctor to develop a treatment route that is best for you. Especially if you are having suicidal thoughts or thoughts of hurting yourself or anyone else you should get immediate help.
Once you have acknowledged that you need mood stabilizers to help you get through life (this is the hardest part sometimes), then have a look at these below to see which ones you can benefit from. At times it may take friends or family to point out to you how your mood is affecting your behavior and your relationships in a negative way before you realize that you need help.
Here are some mood stabilizers you should make a part of your life;
1.Serotonin-boosting foods - good examples of these are turkey, bananas and complex carbohydrates such as beans, brown rice, whole grains etc. Serotonin is a brain chemical that enhances our mood and feeling of well-being. Getting it from food is an excellent way to elevate your mood.
2. Valerian Root - Valerian is a natural mild sedative that helps to ease mood swings and is often used for those suffering with depression. It has also been used to treat those suffering with anxiety and insomnia. Valerian helps to raise the supply of GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) your brain produces. GABA aids in regulating your nerve cells and thus has a soothing impact on your mood. You can get this ingredient either in supplement or tea form.
3.Kava – Kava has shown qualities that help in reducing mood fluctuations as well as providing patients with an overall sense of well-being and happiness. This herb, however, it is thought can cause liver damage so discuss this with your doctor before you opt to take this. It also can cause problems for your liver if mixed with certain beverages, including coffee and alcohol.
4. Chamomile - you may have already heard about chamomile tea and its soothing benefits. Chamomile helps to balance mood swings by calming your nerves and creating a sense of relaxation. It is also known to help with treating anxiety, which often comes along with frequent mood swings. Chamomile comes in many forms including tea, capsule, topical ointment and liquid extract. It is also used for treating insomnia and can make you feel drowsy, so it is best to use it in the evening just before bed.
5. MindSoothe™ – Promotes balanced mood, emotional health and feelings of well-being.
6. St.John’s Wort – this is a well known mood booster and is often taken by those who suffer with depression. The MindSoothe product mentioned above contains this so you can get your recommended dose there.
Using these types of herbs should be done with caution. Do not drive or operate any heavy machinery while taking these herbs as this could lead to injury and even death, due to impaired alertness. Also pregnant women should always consult with their doctor before taking anything while pregnant.
There are many mood stabilizers you could potentially benefit from so you may go through a period of trial and error before you find what works best for you.
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