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10:10 AM | 15-01-2020

How to deal with forgetfulness? And how to overcome depression?

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06:48 PM | 15-01-2020

Minerals like magnesium, copper, and potassium help in promoting both memory booster as well as a mood booster, the best part is to start with having seeds, seeds like pumpkin, chia and flax seeds help in boosting nerve health. Meditation helps in treating depression.

Inhalation of essential oils like rosemary and basil also helps in treating depression and enhances memory.

Thank you

07:07 PM | 15-01-2020

Dear Chandramika,

Yogic practices of Asana, pranayamas, Antarmauna, and yognidra are said to be very effective in addressing the forgetfulness and also providing a lasting cure for depression. There could be various reasons for forgetfulness. One of them is not paying attention or giving importance to the activity that we undertake. It is easy to say that love your work or love what you do but it doesn't happen easily. We have to see why anything that is of disinterest or not of our liking repels us. There could be a difficult boss or a teacher or parent or sibling who may be impatient or an unfavorable situation at home. Two practices, Yognidra and antarmauna help in addressing depression. In yognidra, start with rotating awareness in different parts of the body. After the body rotation, visualize your assertive responses with a difficult person or in a difficult situation. Visualizing yourself as an unaffected person in a challenging situation is effective when you actually face the situation. Taking the resolve in yognidra to become more organized gradually is also very effective.

Besides these two mental practices, Shashank asana or rabbit pose, Gaumukh asana, Padmasana and Sushupt Shashank asana are effective. Bhramri Pranayama is very effective. That can be done even while sitting in the office on a chair. Place the index finger of both your left and right hand in the cartilage of your respective ear. Make sure that the nail doesn't hurt the inner layer of the ear. The ear tube must be covered with the surface of the index fingers, not the nail. Take a deep breath in and make the bumblebee like sound while exhaling. Keep the lips slightly separated to feel the vibration while pronouncing the sound of hmmmmm. This practice is very effective. By pronouncing hmmm, the brain secretes melatonin which in fighting depression. Limiting your screen time is also recommended. 

For forgetfulness, expecting the limitations is a healthy mental practice you should try. Also taking and making a note, using the help of digital aids, Google calendar, etc. to keep your days organized is recommended.

03:53 PM | 15-01-2020

Dear health seeker Chandramika, 

This issue of forgetfulness can be a PRECURSOR to, Amnesia, dementia on account of some triggers to the kind of overwhelming stress. The stress may be caused by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, accident or disaster, or a person may experience inner conflict so intolerable that his mind is forced to separate incompatible or unacceptable information and feelings from conscious thoughts. If the person in question is healthy enough his mind is quite capable of taking care of this eventuality calmly in his stride and is least affected by the rough conditions. We say "Let the mind help you ride off the rough weather like a Steadfast " You must understand that saints sages gurus have the great mental strength to bear stresses quite easily. Now from where they get their mental health? Through a highly disciplined and hygienic lifestyle. Eating to live and not live to eat.

  • Similar you have to live on a frugal diet comprising of vegetables raw and cooked without oil spices and condiments, no onions and garlic.
  • Keep a fast of daily 14 hours 
  • Raising your health level by  sunbathing  brisk walking, following a cold water bath and spinal bath 
  • Avoid  all enervating foods and devitalising foodless foods like tea, coffee cola drinks and alcohol tobacco meats and eggs 
  • Do your prayers sincerely  
  • Every action should be  prayerful. 
  • Listen to some ennobling  devotional music 
  • Don't fritter away your vitality in frivolous physical activity, be moderate in your sexual exertions 
  • You will again regain your lost faculties and the sharpness of mind.
  • Both the issues of forgetfulness and depression will ere long will no more trouble you.

You will have a pristine health level.

V.S.Pawar                    Member Indian institute of natural therapeutics 

03:32 PM | 15-01-2020

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Fortunately, it is also treatable. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.

Research studies have shown that depression has been linked to memory problems, such as asforgetfulnessor confusion. It can also make it difficult to focus on work or other tasks, make decisions, or think clearly. Stress and anxiety can also lead to poor memoryDepression is associated with short-term memory loss.

Some of the causes might be due to genetics or hereditary, biochemical, environmental or social, sored relationships etc

Conventional management might be by antidepressants, antipsychotics, cognitive behavioral therapy and electroconvulsive therapy etc in advanced cases.

Some self practices might be as follows:

  • Exercising regularly could beat up your depressive moods.
  • Try to relax with some leisure activities like hobbies of your interest, travel, socialising, gardening, pets etc
  • Meditation could also work and try practising under a trained guide who could teach you basic skills to master meditation.
  • Yoga has a vital role to play and under yoga therapist, if you could practice Yoga it could really help you get out of the medications
  • Music Therapy - It could be defined either listening to music, playing any musical instruments or singing as this could also help you beat up your mood swings that are common in depression.
  • Undergoing Naturopathy treatments under registered naturopaths could be useful and also provide counselling sessions.
  • Mind exercises or games that could train your brain could be helpful. Games that challenge your brain may help you strengthen your memory and may even reduce the risk of dementia.
  • Get exposed to Sunlight for Vit-D. Vitamin-D deficiency is very common, especially in colder climates, and has been associated with age-related cognitive decline and dementia.

A counselling session with a psychologist or psychiatrist could be of great use.

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