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NativeRemedies.com - July 2008 Newsletter - 1-877-289-1235

The Ups and Downs of Parenting…

From Prenatal to Empty Nest

Coping with Depression & Mood Disorders Before & After Baby

In This Issue:

Check out our ADD/ADHD Newsletter or our Monthly Newsletter on Healthy Friendships for more great articles!

Michele’s Message

For parents facing the prospect of an empty nest or women suffering mood disorders during pregnancy, summer may not be as bright as for every one else.

This month, we have an excellent set of articles on mood disorders during the different stages of parenthood and how natural remedies can help.

We have also included some great tips which have helped many of our customers in the past.

I hope you find them useful!

Michele Carelse

FROM THE EDITOR

The Joys of Parenthood

We hope you enjoyed last month's newsletter. Since we've been covering the topics of anxiety and depression in the different stages of life, from childhood to middle age, we thought it important to feature information on the issues of mood disorders during the different stages of parenthood.

Parenthood has been described by many as the most joyous experiences in a person's life and a milestone looked forward to by most. But with its share of challenges comes the possibility of depression and anxiety becoming a part of the formula... such is the case of empty nest syndrome.

Discover how to overcome emotional difficulties that come with an empty nest >>

Also in this month's issue, we explore the effects of hormonal changes in a body during pregnancy. Sometimes these hormonal fluctuations are so extreme that symptoms of depression and anxiety can occur.

Learning to recognize when these symptoms are interfering with our daily lives and finding a natural way to manage them should be a priority on every new mom-to-be's "to do" list.

Find out more about how mood disorders can affect women during pregnancy >>

Finally, something for everyone! Check out the simple tips we offer that can help you stick to an exercise routine. Exercise is one of the best ways to shake off depression and keep a healthy body weight.

Simple tips to stick to your workout by staying motivated... naturally >>

As always, we'd love to receive your feedback on our newsletter, and any thoughts or suggestions you may have. Thank you for choosing Native Remedies!

Send us an email at editor@nativeremedies.com and tell us what you think.

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Facing the Future...

Empty Nests - What to Expect

Many families will be undergoing major changes as summer ends, with their high school graduates preparing to make the transition into adulthood. Dealing with the depression of an empty nest and the anxiety of knowing your child will have to manage the challenges and responsibilities of the real-world without you can cause a flurry of hard-to-deal-with emotions in the family. Fear, frustration, stress, and sadness are not uncommon and can contribute to the development of mood disorders if not properly managed.

Parents may experience feelings of pride in their child's accomplishments, yet also experience anxiety at the thought of letting them go. Children may also have to adjust to no longer being the sole center of attention at home.

As always, preparing for this life-changing experience is key to helping the entire family cope in a healthy way. Talking openly about your concerns and allowing every family member the time and space to voice their feelings can be the first step in developing an open line of communication which will ultimately benefit everyone.

Read more about "Empty Nest" syndrome >

Getting ready for baby and loving it!

Dealing with mood disorders during pregnancy

Pregnancy is supposed to be one of the happiest periods in a woman's life- but for women affected by anxiety and depression, it can also be a tough time. It is estimated that at least 1 in 10 women are affected by anxiety disorders and/or depression during pregnancy. It can come and go in bouts or be a prolonged state that lasts throughout the pregnancy and even after childbirth, which it is known as postpartum depression.

Hormonal changes that occur in the female body during pregnancy are largely responsible for symptoms of anxiety and depression. These symptoms include tearfulness, prolonged sadness and the lack of motivation and energy to perform normal daily activities. Anxiety regarding the challenges of upcoming motherhood coupled with the radical changes in the expecting mom's body and mind also plagues many women, making it hard to enjoy being pregnant.

Learn more about mood disorders during pregnancy >

Staying motivated is the key...

Exercise is one of the main contributing aspects to overall health and the easiest way to release feel-good chemicals in your brain. Incorporating exercise into your daily routine can help restore balance in the body.

Here are some tips to help you stick to some form of physical activity.

  • Start small
  • Find a partner
  • Use a headset
  • Enroll in a class
  • Get creative

Read more about tips on staying motivated >

RESOURCES

Ask Our Experts

When you have a question, you can always Ask Our Experts on our website. We have experts from many fields available to review your questions and provide professional advice, including our Clinical Psychologist, Michele.

QUESTION 1

"I have always suffered from... [The blues]... but lately it seems to have gotten worse. My Dr. wants me to take an anti-depressant - which I do not want to take. I have taken them in the past and they did nothing for me. I am researching natural "solutions" and cannot determine what is best and will blood work be required? "

ANSWER

Hi There,

Thank you for your query. You are to be commended for researching the use of natural alternatives.

We can highly recommend a combination of our Mindsoothe and PureCalm remedies for 'the blues'

Mindsoothe is our 100% herbal remedy to support balanced mood, emotional health and feelings of well-being.

Many people also like to use our PureCalm Drops while they are waiting for the Mindsoothe to take full effect. PureCalm Drops are wonderfully calming and relaxing without causing drowsiness. PureCalm contains selected herbs which help with the short term, symptomatic treatment of sadness and nervousness. Unlike Mindsoothe, this remedy does not have to be taken every day, but can be used as needed. You will find PureCalm very helpful during the first few weeks of taking Mindsoothe - thereafter most people find that they need to use it less and less.

For further info, please go to:

Mindsoothe

PureCalm

Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Warm regards,
The Native Remedies Team

QUESTION 2

"Hello, I'm 14 weeks pregnant and I feel ...[continuously blue].. since about 2 weeks ago... I cry every day and I need to know if there is a product that you sell that can help me feel better without causing any harm to my baby to be...?"

- Isabelle

ANSWER

Hi Isabelle,

In this case, our Triple Complex Mood Tonic will help to alleviate common feelings of being blue and promote emotional health and harmony.

There are many options for supporting balanced mood naturally. Nature provides us with many natural mood tonics. Triple Complex Mood Tonic is a 100% natural combination of three cellular-supporting biochemic tissue salts especially selected for their positive effects on brain structures, brain chemistry, and nervous system health. This combination of tissue salts can be used regularly in a general capacity to promote systemic and chemical balance in the brain and nervous system, as well as in conjunction with other remedies to maintain therapeutic effectiveness.

Use Triple Complex Mood Tonic to:

  • Support the brain and nervous system by promoting equilibrium at a cellular level
  • Lessen common feelings of the blues and promote a healthy balanced mood
  • Maintain routine balance of cell salts in the body
  • Support the therapeutic effects of other remedies by promoting brain and neurotransmitter efficiency

For further info, please go to:

Triple Complex Mood Tonic

Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Warm regards,
The Native Remedies Team

If you have a question for Michele, or any of our other experts, please visit Ask Us on the Native Remedies website.

FAQs, Testimonials & eBooklets

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