7 ways to prevent depression

Increasing suicidal tendency among the youth is a real concern.

We can take simple steps to help the youth and possibly ourselves as well:

Prayer / Centering. I ever suffered from depression during my teen years.  It lasted almost a year and was very worrying. I tried all kinds of self help techniques and will power to overcome it but with little success.  But a spark of divine providence and a spirit of surrender brought light to my life and my condition was cleared miracleously, almost over night.  Prayer and meditation help you to be integrated and hopeful. Without hope, depression sets in.

Eat a low starch and sugar diet. A high starch and sugar diet lead to inflammation.   Inflammation is shown to be associated with suicidal tendency.

Increase intake of vitamin C rich food and supplement with a herb high in                       bioavailable vitamin C such as Phyllanthus emblica in Phytolec.  

Replace unhealthy fats ( as used in most eating places) with healthy virgin coconout oil, cold pressed sunflower, almond and avocado or supplement with PhytoEFA  which consists of whole spectrum of certified organic healthy omegas.  Healthy oils are required for cellular and brain health. A low cholesterol diet is associated with depression (think of those who take statin regularly to stop cholesterol production).

Humanity and nature are one. Connect with nature often – fresh air, plants, gardens, nature walk etc. In the office, connect with nature by surrounding yourself  with plants, herbal sprays (such as Virita violet water spray. Can be used to relieve eye fatigue) and precious stones. For example holding the stone blue chalcedony can provide stress relief. 

Give yourself a sun bath between 7am to 9am. Lack of sunlight exposure is one of the main causes of depression. Alternatively take Vitamin D3 such as SL Vitamin D3. SL Vitamin D3 provides natural Vitamin D3 in liquid micellized form for easy absorption. This is one of the most important nutrients to prevent osteoporosis.

Focus on interaction and talking things over in the family rather than reliance on text messenges and emails. Singing and laughter over dinner is better than spending time on the phone. Enjoy each other company.


About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases.
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