Everyone has problems that affect their day-to-day lives. The demands of life seem to be so overwhelming; from worrying about bills, work and providing for your family. This is why depression is so prevalent in todays society. Unfortunately there are not many resources for individuals and they are left to cope with depression on their own.
With all these demands in life, emotions such as worry, fear, rage and hopelessness start to control our overall wellbeing. These are all considered symptoms of depression and are part of most individuals daily life.
Fasting is one of the oldest forms of restoring one’s emotional balance and has been an overlooked method in helping with depression.
Animals abstain eating for sometime when they feel scared or angry. It has been proven in many circumstances that individuals that are stressed refrain from eating and lack the desire of food as well. Unfortunately, some people take the other route and over eat when depressed. It is recommended not to eat excessively or eat at all when feeling depressed.
Anger, depression, anxiety and stress, while eating, prevent the secretion of digestive enzymes in the stomach. These do not only hinder the digestion process but also stunt the nutrients as well.
Fasting, in context with the bible, was how individuals dealt with grieving or wanting to be with god. Being used as a way to deal with depression; fasting combined with strong will and faith can help unleash our internal powers to control depression.
Written by: Doctor Depression – www.tipsaboutdepression.com