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5 Simple Ways You Can
Treat Depression Naturally


Is treating depression naturally without drugs a truly effective way of overcoming symptoms? 

In a word, yes!


5 Simple Ways You Can Treat Depression Naturally
5 Simple Ways You Can Treat Depression Naturally

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Maybe medication didn’t work for you, or maybe you want a drug-free way to manage your symptoms without side effects. Whatever the reason, treating depression naturally may be the key to feeling better. 

1# Treating Depression Naturally Through Exercise

Exercise does so much more than burn body fat and building  lean muscle. It also boosts your mood, improves sleep, brain function and can even improve your self-esteem.  

It doesn’t matter what you choose to do, but try to get 20-30 minutes of physical activity at least 3-5 times a week.

2#  Hello Sunshine!

Vitamin D is an essential weapon in your battle against depression. In our ultra-fast, deadline driven lifestyle, sufficient sunshine can be difficult especially during the dark, cold winter months when sunshine makes a limited appearance.

Are you too busy to get outside and soak up some sun?  Or maybe you find yourself feeling more prone to depression during the winter months.

Light therapy to the rescue!

This natural depression treatment uses a light box that mimics sunlight, and is proven to lessen depression symptoms


A word of caution for those living with bipolar disorder

If you have bipolar disorder, please discuss the use of light box therapy with your doctor before beginning treatment. Light therapy may worsen hypomania and mania in bipolar patients. 


3# Treating Depression Naturally by
Keeping A Mood Diary 

Keeping a mood diary, or mood journal, helps you to focus on the positive things while not letting the negative stuff drag you down. 

You can buy a composition notebook to record your positive thoughts,  or if you can make your own mood journal.

Keeping track of positive thoughts/feelings/events in your life is crucial to staying on top of your depression recovery!

Treating depression naturally means being honest with where you are in your recovery journey and being diligent with your treatment.  In short, never give up!

Depression didn’t happen overnight.  So any treatment whether drug-free or otherwise will take some to take effect.  

You can do it, just keep moving forward!

4# Treating Depression Naturally with Acupuncture

If you have a natural fear of needles like I do,  then you may be a little weary of this ancient Chinese technique.  But in the hands of a skilled practitioner, you may  feel so good that a few needles wouldn’t bother you.

But wait a minute.

You might be asking?  “How can acupuncture be used to treat depression anyway?” Read more here!



5# Just Talk It Out

Talk therapy is good for bearing your feelings and getting insight into the root of your depression.  But sitting down to numerous sessions with a counselor can get pretty pricey. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)  can help to resolve depression by teaching your brain to change negative thoughts and how you react to certain situations.

Plus, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy usually last about 8-12 weeks with reinforcement sessions once a year. Now compare this to traditional talk therapy that seems to last, well a long time.  



Watch this video to learn even more about CBT.



Want to find a qualified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist?  These guys can help!

Bonus Tips...

Other great, natural, drug-free ways to manage depression include:

Homeopathy, Nutrition, and Aromatherapy

Don't limit yourself. Explore these options as well. 



Light box study source


Raymond Lam, M.D., professor, psychiatry and head, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Simon Rego, Psy.D., director of psychology training, Montefiore Medical Center, and associate professor, clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City; Nov. 18, 2015, JAMA Psychiatry, online


I hope this article helps you on your journey to better mental health!

Brighter skies are ahead,




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This first installment focuses on the link between exercise, diet and good mental health.

Week 2

I'll talk about the importance of using relaxation techniques to lift your mood and calm your nerves, which in turn improves mental health. 

Week 3

This week all about using self-esteem to improve mental health and overall well-being. 

Week 4

This final week presents ways to reduce social media usage. Studies show that over consumption of social media contributes to anxiety and depression.

Click here to start this free e-course!