Dental Smiles: The Importance of Oral Health to Mental Health

Dental smiles in the U.S. are a big deal. Everybody wants straight, white teeth, and we often do a lot to make that happen. Your mental health has an impact on your whole health, including your dental health. People with mental health issues are more prone to suffer from oral health issues such as tooth decay and gum disease. Oral health has an impact on general health and may even aid with mental wellness.

Exercise: Even Better for the Brain Than We Thought

Mental illnesses like sadness and anxiety are difficult to treat. Many people benefit from medications, but they have a high failure rate and can have unpleasant side effects. It takes a long time and costs a lot of money to go to talk therapy. And neither method is effective in preventing the illnesses from arising in the first place. However, many individuals neglect another alternative that, when used properly, may be one of the most effective, least inconvenient, and least expensive methods to manage mental health disorders: exercise. Exercise is well-known for its physical benefits, and it has long been recommended for mental well-being. However, scientists are getting closer to figuring out just how exercise works its brain magic.

Essential Oils: What Are They, What Do They Do, and Are They Safe?

Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants. The essential oils include the plant's scent and flavor. Each compound is unique, giving each essential oil its own unique characteristics. These oils are obtained through distillation, through steam or water, or through mechanical means, such as cold pressing. At its most basic level, it's an oil from a plant. 

Feelings Matter: Supporting Someone With Depression

Recognize that depression is an illness. Just like a cold or flu, a person cannot simply choose to “get over” depression. Also like other illnesses, depression can affect anyone. A person can develop depression even if they seem to have a good life, with little to be upset about.

Facts on Depression

Symptoms of a depressive episode: depressed mood, sleep difficulties, fatigue nearly every day, loss of interest or pleasure, significant weight change, feelings of worthlessness, diminished concentration, and recurring thoughts of death.

How to Make the Bad Feelings Go Away

I'm going to go through each of the emotions mentioned in the title: mad, sad, tired, and anxious. I'm going to first discuss the emotion itself then I'm going to discuss natural, non-pill methods of dealing with the emotion. After that, I'll talk about the supplements that may help with the emotion, then I'm going to talk about the drugs/medications that may help this problem. I'm going to go through that process for each emotion.