8 Signs You May Be Depressed and Why

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Everyone goes through highs and lows at various times in life. There are often bumps in the road along the way which throw us off and cause emotional upset. How do we know if we are experiencing temporary sadness, or if it’s a deeper issue like depression? What is Depression? Depression is a widespread, but…

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18 Signs You Have ADHD And Do Not Know It (Even If You’re An Adult)

Pierre Van ZylBody, Depression, Hearty Mind, Mental Health

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at  Medical News Today. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition that makes it difficult to pay attention, remain organized, and listen. Living with the condition can affect relationships, educational pursuits, and careers. ADHD is more common in childhood, but about 4 percent of American adults also… View Article

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Magnesium Deficiency May Be Causing Most Major Depression and Mental Health Problems Including IQ Loss

Pierre Van ZylBody, Depression, Mental Health

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All of us like to opt for a nutritious diet that supplies us with adequate levels of vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, with our busy lifestyle, sometimes this ideal cannot be met which can lead to the development of micronutrient deficiencies. Today, an estimated 80% of American adults are not reaching optimal daily levels of magnesium! Though… View Article

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High-Functioning Depression: 16 Truths Sufferers Wish You Knew

Pierre Van ZylDepression, Life & Spirituality, Mental Health, Relationships

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When you picture the word depression, what do you see? Off the top, images of disinterest, sadness, loneliness, emptiness, and hopelessness are likely some of the first to arise. These are interesting concepts because many people have a very clear idea and understanding of them, at least on the surface. In fact, there are six… View Article

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Overwhelming Evidence Suggests Vitamins Can Be As Effective As Antidepressants

Pierre Van ZylBody, Depression, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Mind, Life & Spirituality, Lifestyle, Mental Health

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This article is shared with permission from our friends at Dr. Mercola. One in 20 Americans over the age of 12 struggles with depression1 and 11 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 12 is on antidepressant medication.2 This, despite overwhelming evidence showing that antidepressants are no better than placebo in terms of… View Article

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Could You Have Lyme Disease and Not Even Know It? This Woman Did.

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Every year in America, 300,000 people are diagnosed with Lyme disease. (1) Despite this alarmingly high number, there isn’t very much education or awareness about this debilitating disease. The problem is, most people, including medical professionals, don’t understand Lyme disease: How it presents itself, what the symptoms are, and how it affects a person’s ability… View Article

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21 Unexpected Ways to Relieve Stress Without Medication

Pierre Van ZylBody, Depression, Essential Oils, Hearty Alternatives, Hearty Mind, Hearty Therapies, Home, Hormone, Life & Spirituality, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Relationships

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The Hearty Soul is pleased to bring you this article in collaboration with Floracopeia, maker of high quality pure essential oils and flower essences for mental, physical and spiritual health. Hearty Soul readers can get 20% off Floracopeia’s quality botanical products by using the promo code HEARTYSOUL by May 26th.  Stress relief seems hard to come… View Article

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6 Ways to Treat Loneliness: How Being Alone Affects Your Health

Pierre Van ZylBody, Depression, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Mind, Hearty Therapies, Life & Spirituality, Lifestyle, Pets, Relationships

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This fantastic article was written by Sarah Biren, a baker, cook, author, and blogger living in Toronto. We encourage you to check out her website here! Every person feels lonely at some point in their life. Humans are social beings who depend on secure social environments to thrive. When this need is not fulfilled, you… View Article

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6 Ways to Treat Loneliness: How Being Alone Affects Your Health

Pierre Van ZylBody, Depression, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Mind, Hearty Therapies, Life & Spirituality, Lifestyle, Pets, Relationships

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This fantastic article was written by Sarah Biren, a baker, cook, author, and blogger living in Toronto. We encourage you to check out her website here! Every person feels lonely at some point in their life. Humans are social beings who depend on secure social environments to thrive. When this need is not fulfilled, you… View Article

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These 20 common medications are linked to memory loss! Stop using them immediately or follow these steps if you need to use them:

Pierre Van ZylAllergies, Alzheimer's, Body, Cholesterol, Depression, Heart, Heart Disease, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Mind, Hearty Soul Activism, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Migraines, Headaches, Nerve, Other, Parkinson's, Sleep

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The human brain is arguably the most complicated and least understood organ in the human body. It controls everything we do, think, and feel. The size of our human brains is why we have evolved far past any other animal on the planet. We are one of the only mammals on the planet who can… View Article

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These 20 common medications are linked to memory loss! Stop using them immediately or follow these steps if you need to use them:

Pierre Van ZylAllergies, Alzheimer's, Body, Cholesterol, Depression, Heart, Heart Disease, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Mind, Hearty Soul Activism, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Migraines, Headaches, Nerve, Other, Parkinson's, Sleep

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The human brain is arguably the most complicated and least understood organ in the human body. It controls everything we do, think, and feel. The size of our human brains is why we have evolved far past any other animal on the planet. We are one of the only mammals on the planet who can… View Article

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2 common habits that force inflammation to grow inside your body – do THIS to reverse it

Pierre Van ZylAlzheimer's, Body, Brands to Avoid, Depression, Food, Heart, Hormone, leaky gut, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Weight Loss

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It seems funny (not always) how the human body fights causes of pain with more pain. When you’re suffering through that bout of painful inflammation, it can seem like you’re the only one going through the pain. In one way, you are. But in another, you’re experiencing a response to acute or chronic inflammation that… View Article

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5 Benefits of Strength Training and Why Lifting Weights Isn’t Bad

Pierre Van ZylAlzheimer's, Blood Pressure, Body, Bone & Joint, Depression, Diabetes, Fitness, Fractures/Sprains, Heart, Heart Disease, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Mind, Hormone, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Nerve, Osteoarthritis, Weight Loss

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Every day, thousands of people flock to the gym to trudge grudgingly on a treadmill or other cardio machine for a predetermined amount of time. When we’ve become sufficiently sweaty, we head to the bathroom scale and hold our breath — willing the tiny needle to stop going up, up, up. Despite our hours at the… View Article

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Exercise may be the most effective antidepressant for children, study suggests

Pierre Van ZylBody, Depression, Family and Parenting, Fitness, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Mind, Hearty Soul Activism, Hearty Therapies, Hormone, Life & Spirituality, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Relationships

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Time spent outside of school for children today is a lot different than it was 50 years ago. Kids are spending less time playing outside, and more time sitting in front of a screen, watching TV, playing video games, and on social media. This sedentary behavior is impacting our kids’ health, not just physically, but… View Article

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The way you sleep could be causing your back pain. Here’s why

Pierre Van ZylAdrenal, Beverages, Body, Bone & Joint, Depression, Diabetes, Digestion, Essential Oils, Fitness, Food, Heart, Heart Disease, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Mind, Hearty Therapies, herbs, Hormone, Hot Drinks, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Migraines, Headaches, Muscle Pain, Nerve, Quick & Easy, Recipes, Sciatic Pain, Sleep, Spices, Superfoods, Teas, Type, Weight Loss

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As a society, we are chronically underslept. Adults should be getting 7.5-8 hours of shut-eye each night, but are averaging less than 7. (1) Once you take into account the actually quality of that sleep (i.e. undisturbed and restful), the outlook is pretty grim. We’ve turned into a nation of sleepwalkers, and it now may be one… View Article

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How one woman used pilates to power her recovery from breast cancer

Pierre Van ZylBody, Bone & Joint, Cancer, Depression, Fitness, Hearty Body, Hearty Lifestyle, Hearty Mind, Hearty Soul Activism, Hearty Therapies, Life & Spirituality, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Nerve

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Much of breast cancer prevention advertising campaigns have been centered around the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and the importance of a regular exercise routine. Studies show that regular, moderate-intensity cardiovascular and strength training reduces the risk of developing breast cancer in both pre- and postmenopausal women. (1) (2) (3) But, what happens when… View Article

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You’re missing these warnings signs that someone you love has depression

Pierre Van ZylDepression, Hearty Body, Mental Health

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We all have an off day every once in a while. Feeling “blue” or “out of it” sucks, but usually by the time we get home to relax, unwind, and hit the hay, we’re starting to feel better. Depression is different from an ordinary bad day feeling. What is Depression? When a person is struggling… View Article

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Anyone considering antidepressants needs to try these 6 natural supplements first

Pierre Van ZylBody, Depression, Hearty Mind, Mental Health

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This article amazing article was written by Nicole, a holistic nutritionist with a strong belief that it is possible for everyone to discover how good their body is designed to feel. Nicole works in partnership with her clients to achieve a lifestyle that is both balanced, fulfilling and nourishing. Go check out her fantastic blog… View Article

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7 symptoms of B12 deficiency that you should never ignore

Pierre Van ZylAlzheimer's, Body, Depression, Food, Heart, Heart Disease, Hearty Body, Hearty Mind, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Muscle Pain, Nerve, Other, Specific Diet, Spices, Superfoods, Vegan, Vegetarian, Vision

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In a world where there is food available on almost every corner, vitamin deficiency is still a major factor of poor health in developed countries. While some say changes in our soil are to blame for nutrient deficiencies, there are many reasons why in a country where people eat too much, they still fall short… View Article

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12-year old is given Lamictal for depression and gets deadly rash days later

Pierre Van ZylBrands to Avoid, Depression, Family and Parenting, Mental Health

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When it comes to your children’s medication, have you done your research? Exhaustive laundry lists of side effects often accompany prescription medications. This reality makes it crucial to know as much as you can about any new prescription medication that your child could be ingesting and its potential effects. Failing to do so may result… View Article

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Hygge: The Danish Trick for True Winter Happiness

Leah ZerbeBrain Health, danish hygge, Depression, happiness institute, hygge denmark, hygge facts, meik wiking, what is hygge

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Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. But why? Well, a concept called “hygge,” pronounced “HOO-gah,” is believed to be a big part of that. But what is it? Well, that’s a little harder to put into words. So I turned to Danish happiness expert Meik Wiking, the founder and chief executive of the Happiness Institute, … Read More

Mugwort: the Herb that Fights Joint Pain, Depression & Cancer?

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What exactly is mugwort? Well, outside of sounding like it should be in the pages of the Harry Potter series, it’s a root-based perennial plant that goes by many different names. Most importantly, it’s been shown to help fight serious diseases and maladies, from cancer to joint pain. You may often hear mugwort referred to by other names, such as chrysanthemum weed, … Read More

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil Benefits & Uses

Christine BabcockBeauty Remedies, Cancer, chamomile, chamomile benefits, chamomile tea benefits, Depression, Essential Oils, Heart Disease, Natural Remedies, roman chamomile, Roman chamomile essential oil

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Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. Many different preparations of chamomile have been developed over the years, and the most popular is in the form of herbal tea, with more than 1 million cups consumed per day. (1) But many people don’t know that Roman chamomile essential oil is even more effective than tea and … Read More

Cannabidiol, or CBD, Benefits for Pain, Mental Illness & Anxiety

Christine BabcockBrain Health, Cancer, cannabidiol, CBD, CBD oil, Depression

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The use of medical marijuana continues to be an emotionally and politically charged issue. Although cannabis oil preparations have been used in medicine for millennia, the concern over the dangers of abuse led to the banning of the medicinal use of marijuana in the 1930s. Only recently, marijuana and chemically related compounds have come back to being considered of therapeutic value. … Read More

Top 10 Medical Innovations to Watch Out for in 2017

Kissairis MunozCancer, Cleveland clinic innovations, Depression, Digestive Health, home hpv test, ketamine for depression, liquid biopsies, medical breakthroughs, new depression treatments

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As 2016 winds down, the medical community is already looking toward the future — 2017, to be exact. Now in its 11th year, Ohio’s esteemed Cleveland Clinic is releasing its Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2017. (1) More than 100 doctors and researchers pored over nearly 200 nominations of medical innovations that have a high chance of healing and extending life. In … Read More

Skullcap: The Perfect Herb for Flu Season & Beyond

Kyra OliverCancer, Depression, Heart Disease, Nutrition, skullcap, skullcap herb, skullcap plant, skullcap tea

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Skullcap may sound like the hat you put on your head during the winter months, but in this case, it’s actually a medicinal plant that’s long been used for healing purposes, particularly in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Skullcap, which is named due to its shape resembling that of a medieval helmet, is of the mint family, Lamiaceae, and ranges from blue to … Read More

What Is Phosphatidylserine? The Top 6 Benefits of Phosphatidylserine

Annie PriceBrain Health, Depression, Nutrition, phosphatidyl serine, Phosphatidylserine, phosphatidylserine complex, ps 100, ps100

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Have you ever heard of phosphatidylserine? Most people haven’t, but would you believe it’s actually present in every single human cell? Yes, it’s true. Phosphatidylserine has many vital functions throughout the body’s tissues and organs, but most importantly, it’s a key building block for the billions of cells in your brain. Phosphatidylserine is produced by the body, but we get most of our … Read More

Narcissistic Personality Disorder: How to Deal with Family, Friends & Co-Workers Showing Symptoms

Leah ZerbeBrain Health, Depression

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The terms narcissist and narcissistic personality disorder are thrown around rather loosely today. While a touch of self-centeredness, need for admiration or difficulty being criticized may seem narcissistic, it doesn’t necessarily warrant a diagnosis of true narcissistic personality disorder. (And here’s an important point to remember: Narcissism is not the same as confidence.) But when traits of being self-centered, egotistical … Read More