Re: Safe Natural Remedies for Anger or Depression??
Cariabu, please look into omega 3 fish oils if you plan to get pregnant. Pregnant women lose half of their essential fatty acids to the developing fetus. If they do not increase the amount of fish during pregnancy and nursing, post partum depression occurs. Fatty acids are crucial to brain development up to the toddler age, and crucial all our lives to keep IQ high and the mind stable. The brain is 60% fat and consists largely of EPA, DHA, and lauric acid. The EPA and DHA are most abundant in fatty fish like wild salmon, sardines, and mackerel or omega 3 fish oil capsules. The best source of lauric acid is unrefined virgin coconut oil. If you are vegetarian, you could try omega 3 from flax oil capsules or ground flax on your cereal, but keep in mind the best source is from fish oil. Omega 3 oils are EPA, DHA, and ALA. ALA is in flax and it converts in the body to EPA/DHA, but takes a long time to do so and their are numerous studies done on fish oil proving its effectiveness, but none done on flax oil so far. If you eat nuts, whole grains, mayonaise, or salad dressing regularly, you will NOT need extra omega 6 or omega 9. Supplements containing omega 3-6-9 is a common mistake and leads to mood disorders because we must have a ratio of 3:1 approx. between omega 6 and 3, but most people eat so many foods rich in omega 6 & 9 that their ratio is way off at 20:1 in favour of omega 6.
Various things can balance hormones including maca root, bee pollen in raw honey, wild yam, and colostrum, among others at the health store. Aerobic excercise, even if it's just running on the spot, help induce calmess, and valerian root, camomile tea, rooibos tea and cutting out all sources of caffeine. Caffeine is the worst thing for stress. It depletes minerals from the body.
-Calcium magnesium supplements help induce calm and
-epsom salt baths will help get more magnesium into the body which makes some people calmer.
-Evening primrose oil is another essential fat that induces calmness.