Select Page

Depression and obesity feed each other, says Dr. Michael Craig Miller, depression 1an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “Obesity affects the parts of the brain that regulate your mood. When you’re depressed, low energy and motivation can translate into less activity and exercise. The result may be weight gain,” he says. “If both problems have a hold on you, it’s hard to break their grip.” 

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in some people. Others feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic. Men in particular may even feel angry and restless. No matter how you experience depression, left untreated it can become increasingly debilitating. Lifestyle changes and drug-free treatment, such as Craniosacral therapy and Therapeutic Reflexology are proving effective in relieving depression. They are safe and do not have any side-effects.

Some complications of depression:

  • Changes in appetite
  • Loss of energy and fatigue
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety and panic

Obesity diminishes almost every aspect of health and includes depression, memory loss and moodiness. Complications of obesity increase the risk of several debilitating and deadly physical diseases. Diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Men with a waist measurement exceeding 100cm, and women with a waist measurement exceeding 88cm, are considered at risk.

1 minute health tip: If you don’t think depression, anxiety and stress impact your physical health, think about the butterflies you experience in your stomach when you’re freaking out about something

Craniosacral Therapy and Reflexology are gentle, drug-free approaches to treating depression and changes in appetite and consider the whole person. “There is no physical health without emotional health”.

If you think this could be the next step you need – get in touch, today.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This