Singing Can Help With Depression

Singing Can Help With Depression

You may not think it is true but singing can help you with depression, I am not talking about music therapy although that is very effective. Learning how to sing will give you something to keep your mind busy, it can be a group activity, which will help you to socialize with more people – all of these things have been shown to help ease depression, so lets get in to how you can ease your depression symptoms with the power of singing.

With the emergence and advancement of the Internet, people can already do a lot of things online. Account holders can perform bank transaction on the Internet.. Communication between two people who may live on the opposite sides of the planet is possible, as well. In the virtual world of gaming, players from all over the world can compete with each other on the games that they love to play. Government transactions are also quicker and information spreads to a lot of people quickly, too.

The sector of education also benefits from the Internet and technology nowadays. With the existence and development of software applications, or commonly known as apps, such as FaceTime and Skype, the instructors and the students can interact and learn with each other about various subjects. The students can even take up voice lessons over the Internet.

However, there are many individuals, especially the students, who have second thoughts with regards to the effectiveness of online voice lessons. They have confusion as to how the whole teaching process will work. They also wonder whether they will be able to learn the lessons properly in this type of teaching or not as they think that in-person lessons are more effective.

Actually, many online voice lesson instructors can attest to the effectiveness of conducting voice lessons over the Internet. There are numerous benefits that a student can take advantage of if he opts to take up voice lessons online. If you are also thinking about taking up online voice lessons to improve your singing, here are some of the things that can help you make a decision.

Convenience is the biggest benefit that you can get out of online voice lessons. Nowadays, a variety of factors present themselves that usually make it hard for people to go to different places. For instance, traffic is everywhere. It will take a considerable amount of time for you to go from your house to the institute where the classes are held if there is traffic.

With traffic, you will have to wake up or prepare several hours early just to make sure that you will be able to reach your destination on time. In this case, you can say that you have already wasted a couple of hours just for transportation.

Online voice lessons allow you to learn the subject matter without the need to leave the comfort of your home. You can also assure yourself that you can allocate the time that could have been spent for transportation to other fruitful activities.

You could also save on transportation costs and avoid the hassles of going to and from one place to another. If you are not at home, you can attend your class at any time as long as you have a strong Internet connection.

Online voice lessons also allow you to meet other people, even those with different nationalities. You will be able to meet new friends from other countries. You will most likely learn about their respective cultures, too. You can do so by just staying inside your room.

When you decide to take up voice lessons on the Internet, you obviously need to have a stable Internet connection as well as a gadget with Internet capability such as a tablet or a computer. The bigger the screen of the gadget is, the better. Aside from that, you also need to have a high quality microphone  . This way, your instructor will be able to detect issues, such as breathlessness, tension, and strain, among others.

Ultimately, you need to create an account with Facetime or Skype, depending on which platform will the instructor hold the class. Other platforms are also available nowadays. Some of them are free while others require a certain amount of fee for usage.

Facetime and Skype are actually just two of the many free software applications that you can use. All you will need to pay for is the rate for your lessons. The companies made the necessary improvements to the quality of the apps just to make sure that it will be clearer.

With regards to whether which one is better, between online voice lessons or personal voice lessons, one is not actually better than the other. Everything is all about your preferences and your convenience. If you feel that you can learn and focus more through personal voice lessons, go ahead! If you feel comfortable with online voice lessons, so be it!

What is important is that you will get the most out of your lessons and that you will reach your goal as to why you are taking up such lessons in the first place.

Some Weird Reasons For Depression And How You Can Solve It

Some Weird Reasons For Depression And How You Can Solve It

Depression is becoming more and more common and a lot of the reasons for it are often simple overlooked problems that are somewhat easy to be solved. This will post will examine some of the most common causes which will both surprise you and shock you.

Omega Oils Out Of Balance

Most of us have heard eat walnuts or take your fish oil for good health, which is true, but did you know that omega 3 – omega 6 in balance can actually cause depression? (1) Most western diets are out of balance – too much omega 6  so sorting out the balance by taking good quality fish oils or chia seeds for example is a good place to start.

Horrible people in your life

depression meme

You may have seen many variations of the meme pictured above, most people would say that it’s a meme so do not take it seriously. Unfortunately that could not be further from the truth, there is no point being around toxic people, it will only bring you down. Weather it is an abusive relationship, a horrible boss or even a family member, either get them out of your life or try and come to an amicable solution.

Hormone In balance

Food additives and chemicals such as BPA, pesticides etc. are whats known as xenoestrogens. They are not true estrogen but they behave just like estrogen in the body. Go organic and drink out of a BPA free plastic bottle, or glass, stainless steel etc.

Unrealistic Body Expectations

This goes for both men and women, many models are often attractive people to begin with but are then photo shopped to achieve a level of beauty that is un achievable to regular people, so don’t try and match these unexpected standards. With that being said you can get close, and you should always aim to not just be yourself but be your best self; go to the gym, lose some weight, try getting rid of that cellulite and overall self improvement, weather that be at your job, your personal relationships or what ever.

Poor Diet

Did you now that a lot of your seratonin is produced in your stomach? So eating well and having good digestion can play a role in your mental health. Firstly a healthy body equals a healthy mind, many do not understand this powerful correlation. Secondly if you are having digestion problems such as a food allergy than this can effect your moods. Clean up your diet with organic wholefoods and sort out any food allergy’s you may have.


If you have tried all of the above and are not having any joy that does not mean that you have to resort to pharmaceutical anti depressants. There are many natural alternatives available, just look through this site and you may find something that works for you.



Staying Strong After 50

Staying Strong After 50

At some point, we all reach that age where we start to feel our youth slip through our hands. It’s a terrible feeling knowing that one day we will grow old, and possibly lose the ability to do certain things. However it doesn’t mean that we have to feel sad about it. Getting old is part of life. No one can stop it, but at least we can take certain steps to look and feel the best at our age.

Staying Active

The real key to staying strong is to stay active. While watching television, and relaxing all day is a great thing, there can be a danger to this when done excessively. The reason why we get debilitated or bed ridden is because we become inactive. We allow our body to age, and wither away. However, an active body slows that process down. Our bodies are allowed to regenerate themselves after every physical workout, and maintain their current state. We stay idle, and ready for the next physical task.

Just because you get old does not mean that you have to put a stop to things that require hard work. Of course you are going to have to make some realistic adjustments too. For example, you may not be able to lift as much as you could, but can definitely still lift.

Here are some things you can do to stay active and strong:

Weight Training

Great for building muscle and strengthening bones which is especially important when you are old.

Join a Martial arts Club

You don’t have to fight, but martial arts is a great mix of cardio and strength training. It’s also a great way to relieve, and vent stress which contributes to rapid aging.


Maybe you can’t run as fast as you used to, and so what? Walking is a great alternative. It’s less damaging to the knees, and a good way to burn calories. The sky’s the limit. Go hiking and give yourself a challenge, or take the scenic route and enjoy the view.

Being Mentally Strong

It goes without saying that everything is harder when you are older. Most of the time you probably feel too lazy or less energetic to do anything. Then of course you deal with muscle sourness from exercise, and what not. Set realistic goals for yourself and gradually move up the ladder. When you set goals, you are less likely to quit knowing that failure is now involved, and many of us don’t like to fail.

This is where the real challenge is. Being strong is more of a mental game than anything else. If you can overcome this grueling obstacle you are set on achieving anything regardless of age.

Gut Flora Has An Impact On Your Mental Health Too

Gut Flora Has An Impact On Your Mental Health Too

The discovery of antibiotics has done wonders in the progress on modern medicine. Health professionals were so fascinated with the drug-based approach to all infections. They thought that they have totally won against the battle with infections. Good old remedies were forgotten. However, the abuse of antibiotic drugs paved the way to the increase of antibiotic resistant superbugs.

What’s worse is the effect they have on your gut flora and recent studies have shown a link between gut bacteria and depression from the overuse of antibiotics. They are in the meat that we eat and are being over prescribed by doctors.

The dependence on drug based treatment of infections also lead to compromised gastrointestinal function and different kinds of autoimmune diseases. Even just a single course of antibiotics may cause long lasting damage to the gut flora.


Drug based antibiotics should only be used for emergency situations as a last option. For trivial infections, nature provides effective alternatives. Here is a list of natural antibiotics which will treat different kinds of infections.

  1. Oregano Oil

Of the 40 available species of oregano, Origanum vulgare and Thymus capitatus are the best. Dr. Mercola listed conditions which will be treated by oregano oil.

  1. Foot or nail fungus. Drop a few teaspoons of oregano oil in a small basin with water and soak your feet. One drop of oregano oil can also be mixed with a teaspoon of olive oil and apply directly to affected area.
  2. Parasites and Infections. Mix one drop of oregano oil with a teaspoon of olive oil and apply it under your tongue. Rinse after a few minutes. Do it four times daily.
  3. Sinus Infections. Drop oregano oil in a container of steaming water and inhale the steam.
  4. Cayenne Pepper is a spice long known for its healing capacity and antibacterial effects. The spice is effective in the treatment of vulvovaginitis, an infection affecting women. It may cause burning sensation upon skin contact so it’s important to use a diluent such as olive oil. Cayenne pepper also helps relieve strep throat.
  5. Colloidal Silver is a very strong natural antibiotic recommended only for external infections like swimmer’s ear and skin infections. Ingesting colloidal silver may damage the gut’s natural flora.
  6. Concentrated grapefruit seed extract is helpful in the treatment of warts. It is also effective in the treatment of other diseases caused by gram-positive organisms.
  7. Garlic kills bacteria, fungus and viruses without harming the good bacteria in our gut. It is effective as weight control agent, antioxidant and anthelminthic. Garlic contains Vitamins B, C and minerals. The ingredient allisin found in garlic is potent antibiotic against MRSA.
  8. Researches prove that ginger contains antibacterial effects against food borne pathogens such as salmonella, listeria and campylobacter.
  9. Ronald Hoffman said that the potency of olive leaf extract as healing agent was discovered in the 1800’s for malaria. It is best known for its antipyretic effect.
  10. Turmeric is great natural remedy for Helicobacter pylori found in ulcers. Dr. Kelly Brogan even uses it for her holistic psychiatry practice.
  11. Echinacea is an herb effective against infections affecting the respiratory system. Other diseases treated by Echinacea includes UTI, vaginal yeast infections, genital herpes, septicemia, gingivitis,
  12. Manuka Honey is the best type of honey for fighting infections. According to Dr. Mercola, it has been proven that Manuka honey is effective against more than 250 types of bacteria.
  13. Pau d’ Arco is an herb highly effective for resolving Candida infections. It counteracts fungal overgrowth.