fat transfers, hispanic student association, energix b adult, residential paint, anime free gay hentai movie, kim kardashian nude videocapsmature nudist photos, wild springbreak sex parties, colossus x men gay, mothers day lessons, when could i get pregnant, goth lesbien pornfree psp sex downloads, alles schlucken, free download long homemade adult video, bedeutung eule, free foreplay secrets, sexy doormanhomero cree que bart es gay, wierdporn, how to make your girl climax, porno site xxxx, ss rape, free porn movies of objectswhat does owo mean for escort, pee hole pussy, gay stretching holes, galerias pilladas, denise milani black and white, hillary swank, lesbiankomm in meine arme westernhagen, incredibles violet nude, older redheads thumbs, designer lingerie plus, diaper hypnosis stories, camaro projectlist of all gay celebrities, industry station, geile porns, Red tube xxx avn, best over the counter sex pills, gay christian internet radioyoung romp gay, matures pistol, cindy taylor photos, tushy lesbian, tits big sexy xxx movies, ornamental cherry treeporn star bambi cummings, clínico universitario, naked archeology, black nude girls interracial, nude sax, fat joe akon one videoamateur home made pictures free, albino ice porn, jerry o connell sex scene, real sex magazine 32, altavista gay, Small glasses analcan u get pregnant a week before your period, clip madonna nude, gay prom lansing center tickets, how to get better at drawing anime, teens with depression, lilo and stich xxxCaramel kitten masturbating, wives amateur photography, sexo chicas dormidas, girls sex bikinis naked, belladonna homepage, free blowjobs gallariesorgy of the dead clips, mature sex on tube, porno años 1920, blonde titjob, diane kruger director's cut, shemale lesbians picsbrigitte lahaie clips, pussys photos, new arab sex, copper auburn hair color, indian dogger gallery, pg porn asswatchmen movie sucks, jeux de culs gratuits, gagging deepthroat, sexy scene metacafe, silken asian, amateur boob brunetteblack leisbians with big tits, showing panties, Young phuket porn gifs, pigiama da uomo, the fun of boys peeing outdoors, sexy replies to profilecreate nude webcam account, dog fucking teen gay, free shemale oiled masturbating, sundy carter sexy pictures, digitale reciever, spacegirls xxxfree cousin voyeur porn, pageants "nudist", sex offender registry mass, hot mature real tg pics, free simspsons porn xxx, bolt magazine gaygay fellatio history, captive teens, interracial amateur gay sex, huge titty girls, amateur gay dvd uk, hana fucks horsescameras sexy, blonde bikini teens, video porn petite, vintage moulin rouge art deco pin, rhonda micha nude underworld 3, i'm daddy's little whoreclearance heelys, young girls anal hard fuck, black stripper booty, big dick masturbating, powerpuff girls z episode 18 english subbed, navel fetish sitesxxx milfs youn men videos, childrens princess costume, Audrey bitoni school girl porn, 100 free milf dating louisiana, bikini peitinho, corpse princess animesigns that a girl likes me, college fuck fest party 73, dad little sluts, cumshot hanjob, 520 sprockets, spanich cam4hot black celebrities men, smoking bud nude, john wayne gay controversy, culos con mierda, personal milf web cams, cum covered girlfriends33 week gestation, vannesse hudgens nude pics, plus size boy short panties, homemade video hard, gay fetish webcam tgp, madres e hijos follando gratisaudio girl moaning, lesbian misstres, becky hammon sexy, brad arna sex, smooth ass gay, some hot sexy chicksporn and brittany's bod, homemade but plugs, biblical view of sex with commitment, slave sex mpeg, pay per click adverts, jadee hot indian babe blowjobserezioni maschili, create an erotic story, free pictures animal sex, anal stimulation mistress, free xxx mlif pics, woman nude horsekeri furman nude photos, indian army official site, drop ship adult costumes, ladies in uae, mamada suegra, online comic strip templatepothos porno, adult spanking stories pictures, lesbian teen xxx, wedding crashers scenes, redhead blow job gallery, free canadian pornosvirgin pussy movies, hugh jackman gay, hooters sex video blow job, blonde xxx pics, my sister and me xxx, miracle grow lawn fertilizernotable gay tv actors, fotos tetas grande, penis insertion in vagina, girls show off pussy, beurette sexe gratuit, bikini imgagessnl gay couple, photos of sexy cunts, hombres guapos desnudos, Good pashto xxx garls mp4 xxx, interracial couples asheville nc, freelatina sexdrunken sex orgy red tube, grande girls underground password porn site, Gemma wards naked, artist indian breasts, adult obesity problem, naked lady dancingfree hardcore toons, unconscious fuck, timekiller upskirt, johns hopkins teen reiving study, small rubber flowers calilillie, six year old boys nudeswomen shaging horse, indian hunting privleges, housewife cheating porn, sex between boy, naked housewife galleries, vintage plastic aviator sunglasseslazytown stephanie hentai, teen 3d worlds, sexy large swim shorts for men, clip free hot porn teen video, adult comic net, lesbian strapon pundmsn avec cam, male sex dools, anal pluggers com, ephram wi live webcam, free video ohio big tits, free sex swingeratue erotic tv, free amateur sex video movie, Jenni bombshell but 3gp, blonde mature sucking, porn converse shoes, adults with dorvporn dvds europe, videos pornstars gratis, teen drunk party sex, penis medical fetish, hardcore public sex free, av papagayostrip clubs edison nj, tickling mature woman, buccinator innervation, nude pics kayleigh shackleford, ladies sex marines, nude real estate floridavoyeur teen strip movies, free video of vaginal exam, teen playin with friends pussy, teen boys skinnydipping, windel einnässen, mature jokes comicsindian wells artificial turf, nude cooking show, teen girls with ass, hot euro, surfer submitted sex pictures, free hardcore lesbain pornfrauen die mit hunde ficken, indian jasmine xxx, big black titty woman, marine corps uniform shop, plays for females, amateur cougars moviesimpotence subliminale, ver peliculas ciencia ficcion, lovette lesbian, rachel wood sex scene, celeb stars naked, rose mcgowan in nude fakesfather fucks drunk daughter, jessica jaymes gals4free, free online adult cooking games, naked jones, moms sex cartoon, cojiendo con un caballohot blonde girl with big boobs, ps2 the sims 2 nude cheats, fuck girl and men, Fatgaandsex, remix images, jeri ryan lesbianbusters world ballon fetish, black male white women, animeporn free, gutta toons, registered sex offender and jefferson county, bleed anal sex hiv stoppedfree interracial movies pictures tgp, dick in the but, free latex thumbnails, mature mff threesome, terry hatcher nude free pics, sex in bookstorescleveland browns ben gay, adults with teen girls, free j lo ass, majorette pee so bad, teen fishnet tights solo, pictures of canine sexHymen popping gifs, ihsa cheerleading state, porn sites in conroe, dismissive attachment disorder, rubias morenas, Cute porn stars vaginasXnxx teenchubbysex, broken condom hiv, blonde hunter fucking, how to find a pornstar, lesbians 69 porn, movie pink real teenhusband forces wife to do anal, vintige nylon stockings, sophisticated video strip poker, video sex free download, free gay enema sex movies, pueblo indian coloring
posted in <<THRIVE! EXPERTS > Wise Woman Ways

Wise Woman Ways
Treating depression naturally
with herbalist Susun Weed

Hi Susun,
I’ve been living with chronic illness for a while now and struggle with depression on and off. Some days I can manage it better than others. As with others I know, the winter months are the hardest time of year. What do you recommend for managing depression naturally? Thank you for your time.


Susun’s response:
Winter time is depression time for many women. Perhaps it is harder to look at the bright side when days are short, perhaps the holidays and family demands take their toll on us. Of course, depression can also be triggered by lack of thyroid hormone and by use of steroids, high blood pressure drugs, and ERT/HRT.

But most often the cause of depression is the belief (valid or not) that nothing you do makes any difference. Victimization and poverty lock women into depression. More than one-third of all American women have been victims of sexual or physical abuse; and women make up more than two-thirds of all Americans who live below poverty level. Yet our culture frowns on women who express their anger. No wonder depression is a woman’s issue.

“Look here,” Grandmother Growth motions to you as she spreads her story blanket at your feet. “See how depression is deeply woven with anger and grief. When our need for reliable, joyous intimacy is frustrated, and expression of our frustration would endanger us, depression comes and protects us. When there is no way to deal effectively with situations that enrage us, depression comes and helps us quiet our violent impulses.”

“Depression is not an easy companion on your journey, but she knows much about life. In her bundle, she carries the anger you have carefully frozen with frigid blasts of fear and kept nourished with your pain. She carries your wholeness. She carries your ability to go beyond the pain, your ability to allow your rage to move you into health. She carries your wholeness. Will you let her teach you?”

Wise Woman remedies don’t seek to eliminate our feelings, or turn “negative” ones into “positive” ones, but to help us incorporate all of our feelings into our wholeness / health / holiness.

  • Welcome the dark. Cherish the deepness. Give yourself over to a day or two of doing nothing. Then, get up, no matter how bad you feel. Set a goal for the day and meet it. Smile—it releases brain chemicals that make you feel good. Smile no matter what. Do it as an exercise. Hate it while you do it. But SMILE!
  • Homeopathic remedies include Arum metallicum, for women with frequent thoughts of suicide who feel cut off from love and joy; and Sepia, for women who are disinterested in everything, angry at family and friends, and just want to be left alone.
  • It’s more than idle chatter that depression comes with gray skies and happiness with sunny ones. For emotional health (and strong bones) get 15 minutes of sunlight on your uncovered eyelids (outside, no glasses, no contacts) daily. If you can’t get out (or if the sun doesn’t cooperate), wake up 1-2 hours earlier than usual. (You can stay in bed, but keep those eyes open.)
  • Sing the blues; dance ‘em too. Women have depended on songs and dances to carry them out of depression for centuries. Dance therapy is more effective than talk therapy for reaching and healing traumatic experiences. Even a single session may have a dramatic effect.
  • Find your rage and write it down. Get a massage and let the anger move out of the muscles. Volunteer to help change something you are upset about, even a small thing.
  • St. Joan’s / John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) lives in very sunny locations and blooms at summer solstice. I call it bottled sunshine. A dropperful of the bright red tincture taken 1-3 times daily has helped many women relieve SAD (seasonal affective disorder), move through grief, ease the physical pain of depression, and walk on the sunny side! CAUTION: Hypericum in capsules is not as effective and can cause unwanted side effects.

    Dancing Diva

    • Oatstraw infusion (not tea, tincture, or capsules) has been an ally for depressed women since earliest times. Gentle Avena nourishes the nerves and helps you remember why life is worth living. To make an infusion: Brew one ounce by weight of dried herb (that’s a cup by volume) in a quart jar filled to the top with boiling water. Steep for at least four hours, then strain and refrigerate your infusion. Drink as many cups a day as you wish. Or make an oatstraw bath by adding two quarts of infusion to your bath water.

  • Garden sage (Salvia) is an ancient ally for emotionally-distressed women. In some societies, only crones were allowed to drink the brew made from the nubbly leaves (at least partly because it delays menses and dries up breast milk). Make an infusion (see oatstraw); drink by mixing a few spoonfuls of the dense brew into hot water or warm milk; add honey to taste. The undiluted infusion keeps for weeks refrigerated.
  • Behavioral and interpersonal therapies are as effective as drugs in relieving depression. Not only that, two-thirds of those who simply read about therapy improve significantly.
  • Thirty minutes of aerobic exercise, especially soon after awakening, has been shown to help women whose depression is resistant to all treatments, including drugs.
  • Sleep less. If you are a woman who overproduces a normal depression-causing substance which accompanies sleep you will feel depressed and often find it difficult to wake up. Sleeping more will only compound the problem. Instead, stay up all night once a week. If you can’t cope with no sleep, even mild sleep deprivation (such as sleeping five hours or less for two nights in a row) dramatically decreases depressive symptoms in some people.
  • Low levels of calcium, zinc, and B vitamins are associated with depression. Get more by eating more cheese and yogurt, more garlic and mushrooms, more whole grains and beans.
  • Lack of vitamin B12 doubles the risk of severe depression for older women. This critical nutrient, found only in animal products, is destroyed by tofu and soy beverage. Drink real milk, eat real cheese, eat meat at least occasionally and watch your mood improve :)
  • 1600 mg of SAM-e (A-adenosylmethionine) relieved the symptoms of moderate depression as well as imipramine, but no better than Hypericum (St. John’s wort). CAUTION: Of the brands tested by Consumer Reports, only Natrol, Nature Made, TwinLab, and GNC passed all tests.
  • Avoid hormone replacement—ERT/HRT—if you’re depressed; it’s strongly associated with an increase in suicide attempts.
  • Women who used to take lithium say they have gradually switched over to skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora). A dose of infusion is one cup/250 ml or more per day; of fresh plant tincture is 5-8 drops twice a day; of the dried plant tincture is a dropperful/1 ml several times a day. CAUTION: Skullcap can make you sleepy.
  • For women whose depression resists all other therapies, electro-convulsive treatments (ECT), previously known as shock treatments, have been updated with special care taken to minimize harm. The women I spoke with who were using ECT told me it was incredibly effective, and the side-effects, including severe memory loss, acceptable to them.

    From doing nothing, to ECT, the range of remedies available to depressed women is enormous. To help you choose wisely, these effective, simple Wise Woman remedies are in order of safety: the safest remedies first, and the most dangerous ones last. This excerpt is a shortened version of the depression section in New Menopausal Years, the Wise Woman Way.

    Green blessings, Susun Weed

    photos: Wise Woman Spiral ©iStockphoto.com / Chuck Spidell | Dancing Diva ©1995 Melissa Harris
    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
    share and enjoy:
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Digg
    • del.icio.us
    • Google Bookmarks
    • Google Buzz
    • LinkedIn
    • NewsVine
    • Reddit
    • StumbleUpon
    • Tumblr
    • RSS
    • email
    • PDF
    • Print
    • Add to favorites

    posted on January 19, 2007 | tags: , ,

  • Leave a reply

    * means field is required.

    *

    *