Category Archives: Lifestyle Medicine

Diet and Exercise your way out of Depression

It’s True: You are What You Eat! Diet • Depression frequently affects appetite, either increasing or decreasing it. • Diet (not how much, but what we eat) can affect depression. • I t’s important to eat a healthy, balanced diet that is low in sugar, caffeine and junk food. • Snacks should be nutritious. • […]
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Sleep is Key

I have copy and pasted the CBIS manual handout on Sleep Habits for your review. Healthy Habits for Sleeping Depression often causes a disruption in sleep patterns. Poor sleep contributes to daytime fatigue, low energy, irritability, decreased concentration and increased depression. If sleep is a problem for you, practice the following tips. • Go to […]
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Depression: DYI Part II

I briefly attach a complete manual designed in British Columbia to facilitate better mental health service delivery by family doctors in the province. It is a stand alone manual with all the key skills to get a person out of depression and back on track.  There are modules for relaxation, activation, thinking differently (cognition), and […]
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Coping With Depression: DIY

Be it Ecclesiastes, where it is  said “there is nothing new under the sun”, or the parable from Luke, that “no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles” (Wikipedia), the fact […]
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