Health, mental health, Motivation

Learning Wednesday: Depression And Brain Inflammation

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Depression Can Cause Permanent Brain Damage!
DepressionĀ not onlyĀ makesĀ a person feel sad and dejected ā€“ itĀ canĀ alsoĀ damage the brainĀ permanently, soĀ theĀ person has difficulties remembering and concentrating onceĀ theĀ disease is over. Up to 20 percent ofĀ depressionĀ patients never make a full recovery.


The mere fixation on anti-depressants will not solve this problem as the inflammation is very probably not limited to the brain. Silent inflammation is becoming more and more visible as the driving force behind chronic diseases.
An anti-inflammatory lifestyle with antioxidant-rich nutrition, physical activity, and the avoidance of toxins must be the logical conclusion for starters.

inspiration, mental health, Motivation

Inspiration Monday: Depression Getting Rid of Negative Thoughts Part 2

Donā€™t let yourself wallow in negative thoughts. Not only is that unproductive, but itā€™ll only make you feel worse. Negative self-talk is something that most of us experience from time to time, and it comes in many forms. It also creates significant stress, not only to us but to those around us if we’re not careful.

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By letting go instead of pushing, your mind opens up and stays more relaxed. This also keeps your mind open to receive different thoughts. In fact, it may take a little while for a newer, more positive thought to take root, especially if you have a long-standing habit of negative thinking. Have some patience as you gradually introduce your brain to more positive thinking.

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Raising Awareness About Mental Health: Music Helps Fight Depression

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Depression is a common problem that cause changes in mood and loss of interest and pleasure. Music therapy, an intervention that involves regular meetings with a qualified music therapist, may help in improving mood through emotional expression.

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Music therapy seems to reduce depressive symptoms (e.g. maintaining involvement in job, activities, and relationships).

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“There’s just something about music ā€” particularly live music ā€” that excites and activates the body,” says Loewy, whose work is part of a growing movement of psychiatrists, music therapists, and psychologists who are investigating the use of music in medicine to help patients dealing with pain, depression and possibly even Alzheimer’s disease.


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“Music very much has a way of enhancing quality of life and can, in addition, promote recovery.”

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Motivate Yourself Every Day And Get Out Of Depression

Make a Depression Self-Assessment. If the number is higher than 3N, you need to ask for help immediately. A close member of your family you trust and or a good friend and you will decide if calling a trusting and well-qualified psychotherapist or your personal physician is needed.

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Success is not only the acquisition of money and goods, it is also the power to over come depression in times of hardship. Take yourself to places of happiness and beautiful wonder.

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I will leave you with these wonderful images to lift your spirit and stimulate your mind today!

Stand Strong!

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Admire the beauty of Mother Earth…it is all around us!

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Health, inspiration

Learning Wednesday Stress Hormones: Cortisol

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Chronic cortisolemia leads to insulin resistance and DM2 First by hyperglycemia Second through muscle wasting that leads to visceral fat.

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Enjoy Those Little Moments of Happiness Avoid Sadness Today!

“Tell me more about all those little moments of happiness you remember, that are now hidden inside the little things where time still dares to dream.” —Dr. Martha A. Castro Noriega, MD

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Donald Trump Hate Groups Increase in America – San Diego Holds Many

BEFORE I START THIS POST, PLEASE READ: I am not affiliated to any political party. I am a free thinker and nobody owns me, nothing owns me. I owe nothing to nobody. So, no, I don’t hate Trump, I don’t love Obama nor vice versa. I just analyze publicly certain situations when I think they are out of control.

And United States of America so called president (yes, with ‘p’ lower case) is out of control. It is chaos reigning in the world right now. If there is chaos in the USA, there is chaos in the world, simply because the US has been the leader of the globe for decades. And that -chaos- is not good for the USA and it is not good for the planet.

I cannot call him “President Trump”, because he might have the title but he does not behave like one. I have no respect for him at all. He is crude, rude, low class, vulgar, even perverse. Yes, I have been quiet, but he has gone too far. He is absolutely and irrefutable out of his mind, saying things like “there is a vaccine for AIDS” …. WHAT?! When I heard this, how can I say it without insulting him badly? ah, no, impossible to find a decent word.

What I cannot comprehend is why there are still many people who believe the words that come out of his mouth and follow him to his rallies. He is not “going to drain the swamp” people, because HE IS part of the swamp. He gives tax relieves to his friends. He hasn’t revealed his taxes because he has powerful friends who protect him from doing so, because it is good for what ever they are doing with him and through him: M.O.N.E.Y.

Worst of all, he has created a climate of hate, terrible fear and death. Frankly, I am making this post as a statement of my opposition to killing and the suppression of life. As a medical doctor I have the obligation and responsibility to save lives, to extend the lifespan of my patients, I make their lives more comfortable and help them live with physical and mental dignity.

Trump, with the hate that invades his tiny little mind, is infecting humanity and it’s my obligation to say it so, as a doctor. As a medical doctor I oppose the use of choke-holds, I oppose brutality and aggression against ANY human being. I will NEVER agree to the use of deadly force to control any type of situation (those that many hate groups, consider it to be “normal”!) Those are excuses to kill because of hate and rage.


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MY FINAL THOUGHTS: Hate creates sadness, anxiety, depression, physical illnesses that can threaten human lives. Hate produces a huge increment in suicide numbers, a terrible loss of lives. STOP HATE! It is imperative that we stop hate. Yes, one person cannot stop violence in the world, but we can do something pro-love, against fear, against hate in our neck of the woods. If we defend and/or save one life in our lifetime, oh goodness, it’d be a wonderful thing. Let’s try to do it. Just one, one at a time. Let’s teach our children love and compassion, not fear, not hate.

Let’s teach love and compassion

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These are some reports about HATE GROUPS in the US since the Trump Era

White nationalist hate groups in the US have increased 55% throughout the Trump era, according to a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and a ā€œsurgingā€ racist movement continues to be driven by ā€œa deep fear of demographic changeā€.

“Though the experts appear to understand the threat, they remain hamstrung by the Trump administration, which has hired members of hate groups into high-level positions and has on its staff people like Stephen Miller, the senior policy adviser in the White House who has long been allied with anti-immigrant hate groups,” it said.

The law center said the number of hate groups rose by 7 percent last year to 1,020, a 30 percent jump from 2014. That broadly echoes other worrying developments, including a 30 percent increase in the number of hate crimes reported to the F.B.I. from 2015 through 2017 and a surge of right-wing violence that the Anti-Defamation League said had killed at least 50 people in 2018.


List of organizations designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as hate groups

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