What About Drugs for Anxiety and Depression?

As a counselor, I am often asked, “Can drugs be helpful for anxiety and depression?” The answer I give is “Yes” and “No.” Yes, drugs may be useful for short-term help. No, drugs are not a good long-term solution. Anxiety and depression are not caused by a lack of drugs. Drugs do not heal the underlying causes of anxiety and depression. However, when drugs are temporarily used to give a person a window of relief to do the inner work necessary to heal the underlying causes, they can be useful. Anxiety and depression generally have two major underlying causes – emotional and physical. THE PHYSICAL CAUSES OF ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION Our bodies go into imbalance when we do not eat …

Weight Loss With No Dieting, No Pills And Even No Hard Excercises

Is that only a dream from the land of Utopia? In the real world, can you really lose weight without dieting, or doing hard exercises, or even without eating any dieting pills and stuff like that? – Yes, I’m claiming that you can, with my weight loss tips, but you have to be very patient and set up some long term goals for yourself. One year would be a proper timespan in going about lose some weight, this way… It’s all about simple math, really! Managing ones weight is in some aspects very alike bookkeeping. You will have to be in control of the income and the expenses. But in our bodies, it’s not a good idea to have too …

Weight Loss Pills: More Harm Than Good

Most women, it can be said, have an overwhelming desire to be always look good all the time. Every woman needs to feel beautiful physically. They also want to have a pleasant, alluring personality and attitude. Of course, to make it complete, women want to be in good health. However, in society today, there is now a confusion about what is beautiful and what is plain vanity. Media distortion and exaggerated advertising campaigns have done a lot to shape the new standard in beauty: slim and sexy is beautiful. No wonder, even Hollywood’s glamorous women find it a requirement to have shapely curves especially during a photo shoot or during the Awards Night. So, what is a woman to think, …

Weight Loss Pills: Are They Safe?

In terms of diet pills, before asking about their effectiveness, it’s better to ask: are they safe? Let’s face it – a diet pill manufacturer is going to brag about how many pounds you’ll lose by taking their product, not how many side effects you’ll have. As a result, most customers are not given enough information about the safety of diet products and unfortunately might put their health at risk. Phenylpropanolamine and caffeine Most over-the-counter diet pills contain a combination of medications that have various benefits and harms. Usually they include phenylpropanolamine and caffeine, which suppress appetite. Phenlpropanolamine stimulates the central nervous system and has many effects on the body, in that it controls appetite. This is why it’s a …

Weight loss: Pills vs. Diet Programs

Many people consider weight loss as an important goal to achieve optimum health. Both men and women are naturally conscious of how they look, including how much they weigh. Being fat or obese can be quite self-destructive, since it can affect a person’s self-esteem and also his self-confidence. By knowing what to eat, and how much should be eaten, people can more or less control their weight. Aside from limiting food intake, people should also regularly exercise and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. But there are people who find it hard to go to the gym or simply cannot resist eating more than they need to. To lose weight, they often look for weight loss pills which they consider to …

What is in a Weight Loss Diet Pill?

With all the strenuous activities and sweat-generating regimens that most weight loss programs have, more and more people are enticed to opt for a better alternative, without the trouble of exerting too much effort. With the advent of diet pills that promote weight loss, people go mad over the appealing advertisements of most manufacturers claiming that their product can easily “melt away” those fats and cellulites. With these pills dominating the market today, who needs to tone those abs and biceps and do some dieting if there is an easier way to lose weight? With an estimated 60% of the American population that are now considered as obese, these “wonder” drugs are definitely reaping millions of dollars in the United …

Warnings in Buying Cheap Generic Drugs

With the conveniences brought by the numerous pharmacy stores on the Internet today, it is no wonder why online drugstores become very popular among consumers today. These websites really benefit those who are really busy and live in far-off places that they just couldn’t find the time to buy the medicines they need. In addition to a faster and easier way to buy generic medications, most legitimate online pharmacies also offer cheaper products compared to the ones offered at local drugstores. Yes, buying medicines online appears to be quite simple, but this can also pose danger or harm to one’s health, especially if one is not careful or choosy enough in deciding which site to purchase on. However, the possible …

Waking Up to The Truth About Sleeping Pills

Papaver rhoeus L., known as corn or field poppy, is an annual herb native to Europe and Asia. Extracts of the plant are used in medicine and beverages. Also known as opium poppy, the species is cultivated extensively in many countries, including Iran, Turkey, Holland, Poland, Yugoslavia, India, Canada, and many Asian and Central and South American countries. The poppy seeds and fixed oil that cab be extracted from the seed are not narcotic, because they develop after the capsule has lost the opium-yielding potential. Poppy seeds are used as a condiment with baked goods and pastries for their nutty odor and flavor. Poppy oil is widely used as an edible cooking oil. The oil is also used in the …

Waking Up Refreshed From Sleep Aid Pills

When was the last time you had difficulty having a good night’s sleep? Or, should the question be the other way around: When was the last time you had a good night’s sleep? Whatever the case may be, when a person is having a hard time falling or staying asleep, it could be a case of a sleep disorder known as insomnia. The most common cause of insomnia is stress. However, other conditions which can lead to insomnia are physical discomfort such as stuffy nose due to colds or the pain of a headache; emotional troubles like family issues or relationship problems; or even an uncomfortable sleeping environment like a room that’s too hot, cold, or noisy; and a bed …

Untested Weight Loss Drugs May Cause Severe Depression

There are a lot of new medications available today specifically for treatment of depression, anxiety, erectile dysfunction, obesity, among others. The good news is that there are new drugs that offer effective treatment for patients who suffer from these ailments. While research on the safety of anti-depression drugs has been quite extensive, the materials on the effectiveness and safety of anti-obesity drugs are not as comprehensive. In a recent study published in the United Kingdom, it was found out that patients taking certain anti-obesity drugs had an increased risk of depression and anxiety. Study also linked the drug to the development of thoughts about committing suicide. In another study involving Danish researchers who worked with 4,105 volunteer patients found that …

Understanding the Risks and Benefits of Weight Loss Pills

It is often a surprising thing for people to learn that others they consider fit and attractive are concerned with carrying around excess weight. Often, the expression is one of disbelief, though some have been known to act in a slightly more hostile manner. As unbelievable as this may be, this does reflect the reality that the media has permeated the popular consciousness to the point that everyone believes they need to lose weight. This prevalence has lead to, and can lead to, a multitude of nutritional and medical problems. Anorexia and bulimia are the ones that are getting the most attention, but another big concern would be the excessive use of weight loss pills. Despite the desire to lose …

Understanding Drug And Alcohol Rehabilitation

For many years, when people thought of alcohol and drug rehab, the image that almost immediately came to mind was most likely a group of people, sitting in a circle in folding chairs in a big vacant room. Its true that group programs still aid many people in their quest to stop drinking and using illegal substances but most who have fell too deep into their addictions do not find relief this way. There is good news for those who need help getting over their addictions – slowly, there has been a proliferation of alternative therapies to alcohol and drug rehab. These methods may prove useful when traditional rehabilitation methods fail. 1. Why Do People Get Addictions? The reasons for …

Two Pillars For Great And Simple Life

Over the last few years I’ve spoken to a number of people who want to know ‘what life is all about’. A decade or more ago I had my own questions on this subject. Since then I have listened too and read the theories of people who seemed wise enough. Funnily enough I think one of the wisest comments on the subject came from Woody Allen, He said, ‘I’m astounded by people who want to know the universe when it’s hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.’ Allen’s quote simplifies it for me. We can spend too long looking at the big picture and forget about the smaller picture – our own life. Our own life is where most …

TV Is A Drug – Are Your Kids Addicted?

For most of us, hearing about different types of addiction is a common occurrence. Even more difficult to bear is that most of us are close to someone affected by an addiction. When addictions are related to the abuse of a substance such as alcohol, our understanding that there is a problem may be rooted in clear and serious signs of a life out of control. But what about an addiction related to something more subtle? Could a behavior as seemingly normal as watching television become an addiction? You bet it can! I believe television can be a “drug” because it is literally a mind-altering experience. Like any drug, it has the potential to be used responsibly or abused. Did …

Treating Fever with Generic Drugs

Fever may be defined as a mild to moderate physical illness that is characterized by the increase in body temperature to above normal. A person is considered to have a fever if the body temperature has already recorded at 98.4 to 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. It is not usually dangerous unless it measures 103 degrees or higher. Having a fever accompanies many if not most illnesses known to man. The presence of fever may signal the presence of virus or bacteria in the body. When the immune system detects these infections, the body’s temperature rises and makes it harder for the invading germs. In many cases, it can be regarded as secondary to another more serious disease or illness. But the …

Travel Warning On Drugs Abroad: Just Say No

During 1994, 2,500 Americans were arrested in 95 foreign countries. Of these, 880 ended up in jails abroad because they assumed they couldn’t get arrested for drug possession. From Asia to Africa, Europe to South America, Americans are finding out the hard way that drug possession or trafficking equals jail in foreign countries. There is very little that anyone can do to help you if you are caught with drugs. It is your responsibility to know what the drug laws are in a foreign country before you go, because “I didn’t know it was illegal” will not get you out of jail. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of women arrested abroad. The rise is …