Feeling Down and Depressed Naturopathic Advice by Dr. Sara Detox Toronto Naturopath
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5 Naturopathic Strategies When You’re Feeling Down

Are you feeling down because of job loss, health problems, or a broken heart?

Things always seems to happen to the nicest people.

They’re going along feeling great when all of a sudden, the rug is pulled out from underneath their feet.

What matters most when you’re feeling down is what you decide to do about your situation.

Resist the urge to stay in bed for days, burst out crying at the grocery store, or have an unproductive pity party.

If you’re feeling down, I’ve got 5 pieces of advice to help you turn your negatives into positives.

1) Don’t spend a fortune at your favourite boutique.

Some people believe in retail therapy. I don’t. Actually, that’s a lie. I do, but only until the credit card bill comes in.

For most, retail therapy usually brings on more stress at the end of the month and only provides a brief, temporary feeling of happiness.

Sure a sexy red dress and designer pumps look great, but if you really want to make a therapeutic purchase, book a relaxing organic spa treatment or get yourself a yoga membership.

Guaranteed, these will do a lot more for your stress hormones than designer clothes and shoes.

2) Don’t plop yourself on the couch and drink until you blackout.

You’ll wake-up feeling worse – hungover, unmotivated, and depressed.

If you’re feeling down, how about sipping on some delicious organic tea, taking a bath with healing essential oils, or watching a funny movie with a friend?

3) Don’t post your personal problems on social media.

Rather, book an appointment and speak to a professional that can actually help you.

A Naturopathic Doctor, psychotherapist, or life coach can support you through this difficult time.

They can provide you with steps to take that will help you focus on a new situation, rather than dwelling or feeling stuck where you are.

4) Don’t compare yourself to your Facebook friends.

The Facebook posts and photos that your friends are sharing may make you feel insecure or worse about yourself.

How about a digital detox?

When you’re feeling down, it’s always a good idea to give yourself a break from social media.

5) Don’t dwell on what’s not going right in your life…

Do spend some time creating your vision!

Why not have some friends over to create inspiring vision boards? Select images that ignite that ‘wow’ feeling.

When you’re pasting images and words onto bristol board, make sure you’re relaxed, clear, and smiling. Create your vision from a place of excitement.

Ask yourself what you need to feel better.

Do you need to spend time with a friend and talk it out?

Would hitting the gym be helpful?

Whatever you are going through, know that you won’t be feeling down for much longer.

Things will be better soon…


Dr. Sara Celik
Dr. Sara Celik is a Canadian licensed Naturopathic Doctor with 15+ years of experience serving patients in Ontario. She is a sought-after speaker and passionate leader in the Health & Wellness industry carrying a wealth of experience in the field of women's health and fertility.

Dr. Sara has appeared on multiple radio shows/podcasts, the W Network, Breakfast Television and CP24. For almost 5 years, she worked as the National Spokesperson for a well-known digestive wellness brand, educating across the globe on gut health. Dr. Sara has been named a rising star in Canada receiving the Generation Next award for her outstanding contribution to shaping the future of Canada’s grocery industry. She frequently contributes to large publications and has been published in Best Health Magazine, The Globe and Mail, Sweat Equity, Grocery Business, Inside Fitness, Canadian Living, Elevate, HELLO, and ELLE Canada.

Dr. Sara’s approach to healthcare is not as easy as taking a pill. The “quick-fix” approach is not one she subscribes to. While there’s a pill for just about everything, rarely do prescription drugs stop the course of disease - they merely mask symptoms. Dr. Sara believes true health requires a commitment from both the doctor and the patient.

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