U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness > Mental Health
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 08-05-2012, 10:40 PM
 
9,942 posts, read 16,548,954 times
Reputation: 16817

Advertisements

Ok, I thought I'd just pass this little life experience on.

I have suffered from depression for 2-3 years. I am on medication, and it helps a great deal, but still, there are ups and downs. The last few weeks I've felt much, much better. I didn't know what it was, but I was feeling good. Then, I had a setback, back to feeling down, etc.

Then, I realized I was eating a lot of fresh cherries when I was feeling good, and when I ran out, I felt bad. I looked it up, cherries do indeed have anti-depressant properties. I've been eating like a pound a day! I don't know how much is the required amount, but you could give it a try! If fresh cherries are not available, perhaps try cherry juice, sold in health food stores. Worth a try
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-05-2012, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Military City, USA.
3,697 posts, read 4,286,150 times
Reputation: 9852
A pound of cherries a day sounds like a lot. Remember, too much of a good thing can be harmfui. Please double check your information to see if it states what is a healthy amount for anti-depressive properties of cherries. Glad to read you do have days when you feel good!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-05-2012, 11:24 PM
 
9,942 posts, read 16,548,954 times
Reputation: 16817
Quote:
Originally Posted by Michigan Transplant View Post
A pound of cherries a day sounds like a lot. Remember, too much of a good thing can be harmfui. Please double check your information to see if it states what is a healthy amount for anti-depressive properties of cherries. Glad to read you do have days when you feel good!

Well, I don't know if it was a pound, it looked like it. I read later that 20 cherries a day is a good amount for depression. Whatever....they are sooooo good this year! Huge, almost the size of a small plum, and tastes like they are already sweetened. Some days a bowl of cherries is my lunch!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-06-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Lompoc,CA
1,261 posts, read 4,787,087 times
Reputation: 1309
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryleeII View Post
Well, I don't know if it was a pound, it looked like it. I read later that 20 cherries a day is a good amount for depression. Whatever....they are sooooo good this year! Huge, almost the size of a small plum, and tastes like they are already sweetened. Some days a bowl of cherries is my lunch!
I love cherries! Only thing that I can think of that would happen if you ate too many would be lots of
trips to the bathroom!


Greenchili
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-06-2012, 01:41 PM
 
9,942 posts, read 16,548,954 times
Reputation: 16817
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenchili View Post
I love cherries! Only thing that I can think of that would happen if you ate too many would be lots of
trips to the bathroom!


Greenchili

Hey, better than not enough
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-06-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Lompoc,CA
1,261 posts, read 4,787,087 times
Reputation: 1309
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryleeII View Post
Hey, better than not enough
Very True!!!1
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-06-2012, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
10,817 posts, read 13,726,809 times
Reputation: 16746
Default Jalepenos...

And spice is good as well. The burn releases endorphins. In moderation of course, Like anything else.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-06-2012, 04:34 PM
 
9,942 posts, read 16,548,954 times
Reputation: 16817
I'm sure there's many foods out there that help, vitamins, supplements, etc. The thing is to find what works for you. I just found that cherries seem to be doing the trick for me. Or, maybe its an excuse to eat cherries? My kids don't like them, so, its one of the few treats I can keep on hand.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2012, 10:49 AM
 
4,762 posts, read 11,675,660 times
Reputation: 7878
Actually I have some cherry trees. I pick them with a plastic bag in one hand. So in my case, life is a "plastic bag" of cherries!

And there is nothing better than cherry juice! But not easy to find in the stores.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-07-2012, 03:51 PM
 
Location: West Coast USA
1,577 posts, read 1,912,728 times
Reputation: 3140
Well, in my opinion, Amazon.com: Life is Just a Chair of Bowlies (9780836246049): Mary Engelbreit: Books
My guru Mary Engelbreit said so!
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness > Mental Health
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top