Eat Oily Fish to Boost Memory

If you want to boost memory then eat your oily fish. Just increase your intake of oily fish like salmon, trout, sardines, herring and mackerel to increase your Vitamin A, D, selenium and Omega 3. Oily fish does this by preventing the formation of plaques.

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Oily fish to boost your memory

 

How are you going to include oily fish in your diet?  Don’t think memory problems can’t affect you. As we all grow older we need to boost our memory and to keep it fine tuned for our older years.

Does Prozac really give Anxiety Relief?

Fluoxetine HCl 20mg Capsules (Prozac)
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Prozac (Fluoxetine Hydrochloride) is a antidepressant and is considered by many to be the best anti anxiety medicine out there and that is probably because it is the most popular.  Prozac was a phenomenon when it first came out.  Prozac is an antidepressant that belongs to the group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs.

Prozac and its generic equivalent, fluoxetine, is manufactured in scored tablets and capsules of 10, 20 and 40 mg.  It is also available in a liquid oral solution.  It is also often used for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety,  Panic Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder as well.  Prescribing Prozac for anxiety relief also has its negative aspects.

Prozac controls the balances of serotonin levels in the brain and is called a Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor (SSRI). Serotonin is a chemical that affects your moods.  It is very popular and gets a good percentage of people who take it report relief from anxiety disorders or depression.  Despite all the positives the drug takes time to work and there have been reports of many side effects including nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, dry mouth, inability to sleep, dizziness and sweating  Sometimes these side effects ease over time but you really have to ask yourself if it is worth taking it.

Some  people are concerned about the possibility of addiction with Prozac.  Just like other types of anti-depressants, Prozac has the potential to be addictive.  If you decide to stop taking this drug then you have to wean yourself off it gradually. Eating a healthy balanced diet, proper exercise, and relaxation go a long way to help you with anxiety relief.  They dont have side effects except for improving your overall health.

What are some of the other treatments aside from Prozac for anxiety relief?  Pure Psychotherapy is one of them.  It relies purely on behavior modification and relaxation techniques to eliminate anxiety symptoms.  Acupuncture  and Alternative Health & Herbal medicine are also gaining ground as natural remedies as they are non addictive treatments.


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Relaxation Video for you to watch

Relaxation is so important in keeping anxiety at bay but it can be quite difficult to maintain.  I work at keeping my stress levels down and music I found is great for this.  This is a great video and it has great music.  Please take some time out to put on some headphones, sit in a relaxed position, turn off your cell phone, close the doors and listen to this video.

This is a 26 minute video so you will definitely feel yourself relaxing. Save it to your computer and you can listen to it as often as you want.  Just remember that the more you watch and listen the easier it will become to keep your stress levels down.

If you are looking for some great music for relaxation then look to Amazon.com for them.  Sitting on the beach, in the park or by the pool, these are great places to try and relax and Amazon has music for every taste.   I love to listen to relaxation music while I’m traveling as well.  My favorite is Healing Sounds of Nature – Thunderstorm, Rain and Ocean Waves but another related to this video is Echoes of Nature: Rainforest.  Both have lovely relaxing tones that relax me fairly quickly.  What ones you do like best?

 

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Social Phobia and special occasions

Easter can be an anxious time for many people so if you are reading this post and have social phobia, congratulations, you survived it and you even survived the New Year this year.

Times when family and friends get together can be seen as difficult for those of us, like me, who are shy or suffer from social phobia.  Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving,  major birthdays (like 21st and 40th) can be difficult to face, not only if you are anxious because of a phobia, but also because many families fight during these times.   I prefer to spend time with my mother, partner, children and grandchildren,  the people I am comfortable with.

This is natural to feel that way but remember, if you suffer from social phobia you need to keep practicing being social or it will again become difficult.  They say practice makes perfect and in this case they are right.  In regard to the family fights, just stay out of it and stay calm if possible, and if that all fails think about giving them a big miss.  See the family individually instead and have a better experience for yourself.  We don’t always think about ourselves first but we need to do that for our own good.

I had a party to go to and a wedding just recently so I got to practice my social skills.  If you face the fear of socializing and having a panic attack then you need to learn to overcome it for good.  There is no way I am going to allow myself to slip back from what I have achieved.  Don’t let it happen to you.  Take control of your life and live it the way you want.  Anxiety help is available (click the link below to get expert help) and it is also within you if you know where to reach in for it.

How well did you do this last Easter season and how well will you do for the next birthday or special occasion?

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