Written by: Drew Canole
Let’s be honest, every day should be health day - taking care of your body, mind and soul, inspiring others to take care of theirs, etc. But there is a special day set aside to be proud and loud and to celebrate health globally: World Health Day!
World Health Day is celebrated on April 7th every year to mark the anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO), the leading global health authority within the UN founded in 1948.
The goals of World Health Day include increasing public awareness and prevention of various issues, promoting self-care, motivating world health authorities to work on creating a healthy environment in their countries, protecting families in disease vulnerable areas and more.
To celebrate the day, various conferences, events, programs and contests are being held around the globe. Of course, you can also participate by taking care of your own health and encouraging others to do the same.
2017 Theme For World Health Day
Every year there is a different theme chosen for this event. 2017 is celebrating World Health Day with the theme of “Depression: Let’s Talk.” This a powerful theme all about raising awareness for mental health issues, pointing out the importance of health outside of our physical bodies and removing the stigma of mental and emotional health issues.
Depression is more than just sadness. It is more of a steady low that stays with you and can seriously affect the quality of your life.
To be clinically diagnosed with depression, you have to meet specific psychological criteria laid out in the DSM-V diagnosed by a mental health professional. Depression affects 350 million people worldwide, according to the WHO. You can be experiencing many signs and symptoms of depression without ticking off each box.
Signs of depression include:
- Loneliness and/or isolation
- Feelings of guilt, worthlessness and/or helplessness
- Lack of motivation
- Loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
- Fatigue and changes in sleep patterns
- Changes in appetite and/or weight
- Uncontrollable emotions
- Anxiety and irritability
- Feeling empty
Depression is not just in your head. There is increasing scientific evidence that nutrition plays an important role in mental health. A poor diet can lead to depression, while a healthy one can prevent it and decrease or eliminate your symptoms.
According to Dr. Julia Rucklidge, a whole foods diet - rich in organic foods, high in fruits and vegetables and without processed ingredients and refined sugar - can have a powerful, positive effect on your mental health and can aid in helping depression and other mental health issues.
Organifi Green Juice Can Help!
A 3rd party clinical trial for Organifi Green Juice Powder has found similar results while testing its benefits. It turns out that Organifi Green Juice Powder has great benefits for helping and improving depression. At the end of a 90-day period, student participants have reported positive changes in their depression symptoms and overall improvements in their quality of life without any negative side effects.
Health, including mental health, is a holistic business. You cannot ignore your nutrition and body, but need to take care of your mind and soul too.
Besides nutrition, there are other natural ways to help prevent and reduce the symptoms of depression:
- Self-compassion and compassion
- Mindfulness techniques
- Living on purpose
- Relaxation exercises
- Finding a helpful community
Working with a mental health professional (therapist or counselor), life coach, mentor, energy healer or other holistic health professional can bring your great benefits as well.
Using a variety of tools and techniques along with eating a whole foods healthy diet can bring you the best benefits.
To celebrate World Health Day, try this Depression Fighting Green Juice.
- 2 sticks of celery
- ½ cucumber
- 2 leaves of kale
- 1 handful of parsley
- 1 handful of cilantro
- ½ green apple
- 1 lemon
- 1 scoop of Organifi Green Juice
Instructions:1. Add all ingredients to your juicer except for Organifi. Juice them all.
2. Add the Organifi powder. Mix well with a spoon.
How will you celebrate World Health Day? What are your experiences with depression? What techniques and dietary changes have helped you with your depression symptoms? Share in the comments below. We would love to hear your tips to create health and happiness together.
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