Welcome to Our Healing Roots, a blog exploring natural medicine that returns us to the roots of health and wellbeing. Our Healing Roots, LLC, is a private natural healthcare practice and experiential learning center that advocates the safe use of integrated, natural medicine. Many healing ways have gone by the wayside with the advent of conventional medicine. While it is important to receive professional medical advice for serious conditions, there are many things we can do at home to prevent disease and maintain our health. The Latin word for doctor is docere, which means to be a teacher. Our Healing Roots wholehearted embraces the importance of teaching in healthcare, so that people feel empowered about their health and wellbeing. More information about this business can be found at www.ourhealingroots.net.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Addressing the Out-of-the-blue "Blues"

Have you ever felt "blue" for seemingly no reason at all? If so, know that you are not alone.

Depression can be complex and range in severity. Today, I am discussing one particular expression of the "blues." Let's say you are having a great day. Everything is going your way. Then for no reason, you just feel down. It's like a black cloud suddenly passed overhead. The day no longer seems as bright and you might lose interest things about which you are typically passionate. The feeling may hang around for awhile but eventually passes.

It's not uncommon for most people to experience this state occasionally. If this a common and frequent pattern, consider using mustard flower essence under your tongue or with a few drops in water to help brighten your day. (Note: This is not to be used as a substitute for treatment of moderate/severe depression.)

Exercise also has several studies showing that it can have positive effects on mild to moderate depression. The trick is finding the motivation to exercise when you feel depressed. Using mustard flower essence to lift the black cloud before exercise may help.

Learn more about mustard flower essence and other flower essences in our upcoming Flower Essence class. This will be held the next three Mondays from 6:00-7:30. To register, please call Our Healing Roots, LLC at 918-813-1874.

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