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At some point in our lives, it may turn out that we have fallen into some kind of depression. And I say “some type” because there are degrees that can be moderate, severe, or first symptoms of depression. Although many are unaware of this disease to some extent, it should be taken into account when identifying some of the symptoms. Since if it is a disease, it can lead to serious consequences. Like suicide.

That is why it is important to recognize the symptoms caused by this condition.

  • Irritable or low mood most of the time.
  • Difficulty falling asleep or excess sleep.
  • Large change in appetite, often with weight gain or loss.
  • Tiredness and lack of energy.
  • Feelings of worthlessness, self-hatred and guilt.
  • Difficult to focus.
  • Slow or fast movements.
  • Inactivity and withdrawal from usual activities.
  • Feelings of hopelessness or abandonment.
  • Repetitive thoughts of death or suicide.
  • Loss of pleasure in activities that usually make you happy, including sexual activity.

Depression not only affects social and family life. But it also affects on a more cellular level.

In a new study carried out, it was found that people who have depressive disorders are biologically older than people who do not have depression. And that childhood trauma exacerbates this effect.

In the American Journal of Psychiatry, it has been published that depression can also result in premature aging. Scientists at the University of Amsterdam Medical Center studied the DNA structure of people with depression and made an intriguing discovery.

The DNA of people with depression is on average 8 months older than people who do not have this disease. And this is in a kind of moderate depression. In the case of severe depression, the biological age of the people was between 10 and 15 years older than the chronological age.

This premature aging effect was even more significant in people who had adverse experiences during childhood. Such as violence, trauma, neglect, or abuse. To arrive at these results, the experts examined the DNA of 811 people with depression and 319 without it. Using blood samples, the researchers examined the change in the participants’ DNA with age. The result was that epigenetic changes occurred more quickly in people with depression.

Epigenetics is the study that examines changes in gene expression that do not affect the DNA sequence. Such changes occur as a result of factors. Including the environment and of course, the lifestyle as I mentioned in my previous post.

One of the mechanisms by which the epigenetic change occurs is called DNA meditation. That is when a methyl group is transferred and added to DNA.

In general, the specialists saw that people with depression had a degree of methylation and epigenetic change that indicated that they were of an older age. Therefore, suffering from this disease significantly affects cellular and DNA aging.

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    This plant comes from the south of the African continent. And it is very traditionally used to relieve pain. Studies indicate that in addition to having anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, this plant is also effective in treating the pain associated with osteoarthritis, low back pain, and rheumatic diseases.
  2. Cat’s claw (Uncaria storms)
    It is a species that comes from the Amazon. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant functions and stimulates the immune system.
  3. Turmeric
    A much-loved plant in India. Cumin provides anti-inflammatory action.
  4. Ginger
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  5. Eucalyptus
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Symptoms are usually:

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  • Scaly scalp.
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As science becomes more entrenched in society, new terms appear. Some are not always used as they should. Others are oversimplified. Nobody said science was simple. And between the line of misuse and the line of oversimplification lies gray and complicated terrain. This is where we find autophagy. As used today, in many nutritional and health circles.

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On the other hand, autophagy is one of the vital points of homeostasis. The set of physiological rules that keep us from dying, basically. This process is fundamentally involved in cell growth. In short, it is essential in the metabolism of our cells and is closely related to many diseases.

Like all biological processes, autophagy is complex. It occurs naturally in finely regulated circumstances. Researchers say that the relationship between autophagy and diseases associated with aging is enormous. So if we increase autophagy, we will reduce the negative effects of the diseases of old age.

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There is a very interesting relationship on which we can walk with more security. He spoke of fasting. This nutritional pattern activates autophagy in various tissues and situations. According to the scientific literature, the stress produced by fasting and caloric restriction induces autophagy.

This mechanism could be the one behind another known fact. Fasting is beneficial for health. Temporary caloric restriction helps reduce risk factors for various diseases such as metabolic syndrome. Cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

Benefits have also been found against neurodegenerative diseases. Reducing the eating time, and spacing between meals helps to reduce body fat and increase the amount of lean mass or improve neuroplasticity. I can go on and on but the conclusion would be the same. We still don’t know for sure what role autophagy plays in all of this. It may be a direct cause, it may be part of the positive outcome we are talking about, or it may have nothing to do with it.

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Let’s look at the nutritional value for every 100 grams of fresh leaves.

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  • Carbohydrates 13.4 g.
  • Lipids 1.7 g.
  • Humidity 75 g.
  • Fiber 0.9 g.
  • Calcium 0.44 g.
  • Phosphorus 0.07 g.
  • Potassium 0.259 g.
  • Iron 0.007 g.
  • Magnesium 0.024 g.
  • Vitamin C 220 mg.
  • Vitamin A 3.39 mg.
  • Vitamin B1 0.21 mg.
  • Vitamin B2 0.05 mg.

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This defense functioning is present in young people and adults. But with the passage of time, it becomes pathological and transforms into a chronic and persistent inflammatory state. Studies carried out on the elderly show that people who live longer have high levels of molecules that enhance chronic inflammation. But at the same time, also of molecules that fight it.

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The skin is the largest organ we have. It is not that it is the most important because all are important, but it is the one that receives the most damage directly from the outside. So why not give it that care it deserves.

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    2. Yogurt Mask

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    3. Green Tea Mask

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    4. Pomegranate extract

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