5 ways not to develop autumn depression

Autumn, with its frequent heavy rains and cold can add to the mood, except that Pushkin’s poetic souls. Others it is often depressing and even deteriorating health. Recipes naturopath Elena Svitko will help to achieve the drive and lift your mood.


Grind in a coffee grinder 10 g of grains of cardamom, 5 g cinnamon sticks and herb rosemary. Pour the resulting powder in a small box with a tight fitting lid (or the little glass bottle). Inhale the aroma from the box as soon as it comes sadness. You can add 1 teaspoon of this flavorful blend in tea or dissolve with a small piece of chocolate.

This compound causes the production of endorphins — the hormone of happiness.


1 tbsp chopped herbs wormwood pour 100 ml of cold water, add 2-3 tablespoons of sugar and boil for 5-7 minutes on low heat until a thick syrup. Let sit for 10-15 minutes and add 50 ml of vodka (or rum). The resulting absinthe drink no more than 20ml a day and not longer than three days in a row. Optimally through the day. The drink contains thujone — it stimulates the Central nervous system, causing something akin to euphoria, is good in melancholy. But the excitement is harmful for the CNS. In addition, high doses and prolonged consumption of thujone can provoke hallucinations.


In a Cup of cold water (or milk) put 2 tsp of cocoa powder, 1 tsp crushed root of elecampane and a pinch of red pepper. Bring to a boil, let steep for 3-5 minutes. Drink after Breakfast by adding honey to taste. The drink contains theobromine — a substance which stimulates the production of serotonin, known as the hormone of good mood.


In Turku, pour a glass of dry red wine, add 1 tbsp of rosemary and a pinch of crushed nutmeg. Do not boil, and bring to a boil — on the same principle as you brew coffee. Cool a little punch and add honey to taste.
The drink is perfect to drink in small SIPS for 20 minutes before bedtime — it relaxes, improving sleep. After the spleen frequent insomnia, which worsens the quality of sleep and reduces the number of, and lack of sleep, as a consequence, worsens the mood, and the circle can be closed.


With the loss of tone (or if you know of his propensity for depression) eat hemp cookies. It is rich in zinc and magnesium that have on the body relaxing effect.

Mix 2 cups hemp flour (available at online stores) and wheat flour. Add 2 eggs, 0.5 teaspoon ground cardamom, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, nuts (any type and quantity according to your taste). Knead the dough, shape figures out of it with thickness of 3-5 mm bake until Browning in a preheated 200 °C oven.


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If you come headache: “dumplings” and the clown

As a consequence of depressed mood and its cause, often is a headache. How to reduce it without drugs, knows Stella Sobiepan, a neurologist, the Director of the clinic Stella Polar.


Knead well the ear from the outside. Then go inside rubbing movements — as if the stuffing is put in the ear. Massage, reminiscent of sculpting dumplings, do to the intense heat in the ears. On ears are the projections of all organs and body systems including the cardiovascular and Central nervous. Massage can be used as a pre-emption of headache, swiping it several times during the day.


The projection of the “head” — the first phalanx of the thumb (either hand): the pad “face” nail “head.” Press match (pencil or pen) 3-5 seconds 3-5 approaches: pain in the frontal — upper part of the pads, the right or left of “person” in the occipital — opposite “head”, but also in the “front” side.


Often the cause of the headache — lack of oxygen and poor blood supply to nerve cells from a sedentary position. To disperse the blood, walk at a pace the hallway with the gait of a clown: small steps, heel to toe. So the calf muscles work as rapidly as possible, actively pumping out the venous blood up and improving the movement of arterial blood down.