Steps to Happiness

Dr Weil’s recommendations:

exercise

eat an antiinflamatory diet and take fish oil and Vitamin D

practice gratitude

take herbs:

  • St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum): This European plant appears to work well for those affected by low mood. Look for tablets or capsules standardized to 0.3 percent hypericin that also list content of hyperforin. The usual dose is 300 milligrams three times a day. You may have to wait two months to get the full benefit of this treatment.
  • SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine): A naturally occurring molecule found throughout the body, SAMe (pronounced “sammy”) has been extensively studied as an antidepressant and treatment for the pain of osteoarthritis. Look for products that provide the butanedisulfonate form in enteric-coated tablets. The usual dosage is 400 to 1,600 milligrams a day, taken on an empty stomach. Take lower doses (less than 800 milligrams) once a day, a half hour before the morning meal. Split higher doses, taking the second a half-hour before lunch.
  • Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea): A relative of the jade plant native to the high northern latitudes, it appears to improve mood and memory. Look for 100-milligram tablets or capsules containing extracts standardized to three percent rosavin and one percent salidroside. The dosage is 1 or 2 tablets or capsules a day, one in the morning or one in the morning and another in early afternoon. This can be increased to 200 milligrams up to three times a day if needed.

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