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As a leading cause of disability worldwide, depression is taken very seriously and is largely treated with medication. As with most drugs however, antidepressants come with side effects. Here, in a Q and A with Kevin Billett, a previous sufferer of depression, a natural path to healing is explained.
‘Someday after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And then for the second time in the history of the world man will have discovered life.’ ~ Teilhard de Chardin
On a cold winter’s day do you feel like leaping out of bed into the crispness, or would you rather turn over and pull the blankets up? What about the heat of summer – is this when your energy is peaking, or do you feel like retreating to a cool, shady spot? We are all different, and it is important to practise yoga according to how you are feeling.
Q: A work colleague of mine is pregnant and suffers from high blood pressure. She started taking diuretics because of excess swelling. The blood pressure is tricky and she most likely will need to stay on her blood pressure medication, but is there anything natural she can use to replace her diuretic medication? W.S
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