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AnxietyfamilytreeilloIf you or anyone you know have ever suffered from anxiety and depression then you know just how difficult it can be on yourself, your friends, and your family. 

Nobody wants to live with mental illness, but not everyone has the tools at their disposal to manage it. 

Though it is challenging (or even dangerous) to deal with these symptoms without medication, some people just do not want to be reliant on taking pills for the rest of their life or the pills themselves cause adverse side effects. 

Luckily there are multiple ways to reduce or completely eliminate anxiety/depression symptoms without the aid of modern medicine

Diet Modification

You may be surprised to find out how much your diet effects your everyday life from physical ailments to mental maladies.  Every individual is different and a large part of what we should and shouldn't consume depends on regional ancestry.  When it comes to anxiety and depression it may be best to talk to a nutritionist about the foods you should cut out or add to your diet, but a good place to start would be cutting out liquor and adding tea. 

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is not only an excellent form of exercise it is a great way to relax, relieve stress, and remove negative energy from your body.  Much like other forms of exercise there is a little learning curve however when you get Tai Chi down you will find that it is just as fun as it is effective. 

Cardio

There have been hundreds of scientific studies and twice as many anecdotes about the effects of cardiovascular exercise on anxiety and depression.  Regular exercise relieves symptoms while making you feel better overall and improving your self-image.  The best part about cardio is that it is can be absolutely free and performed any time, anywhere. 

Therapy

Therapy gets a bad reputation thanks to the media, but it is a truly effective way of getting to the bottom of some of the root causes of your medical issues.  Therapy is not for everyone but you really do not know until you try; it may surprise you just how much it can help you.  If nothing else you will know that it is not an avenue for you to explore in the future.  

 

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