One of the most effective but often overlooked natural remedies for depression is water. Water makes up 60% of our body, and over 70% of our brain tissue. It is the most essential nutrient for the human body and brain, so it is logical that a deficiency in water can lead to all kinds of medical issues, including depression-like symptoms. Unfortunately, many individuals seem to take water for granted and do not consider it when getting depression help and trying to overcome their feelings of being depressed.
Whenever people have common ailments or symptoms of illnesses such as fever and flu, the basic advice given by their doctor is to “get plenty of rest and drink lots of water”. Most people follow the first instruction and get their adequate rest, but for some reason place less importance on drinking enough water.
How much is enough water? You might have heard of the recommendation to drink 8 glasses of water daily. This is a myth. It does not take into account your environment (the hotter the area you live in, the more water you need), your gender, physical size and your activity levels. Bigger-sized individuals and pregnant or nursing women will need more water than others when trying to fight depression. Continue reading