Obviously clinical depression should be handled by a doctor or therapist, but mild depression can be helped by a little home made HEALTHY pick me up!

Catnip – its a dried herb that makes cats bizarrely hyperactive, but has the opposite effect on humans, it acts like a mild sedative. Seal 1 tsp in cheesecloth or add to a tea ball, and steep in hot water for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy a cup as often as you like

Omega 3 fatty acids – these help stabilize moods and increase the production of feel good brain chemical serotonin. You should eat fish at least 3 times a week. Good sources are albacore tuna, sardines, salmon, and mackerel.

Chamomile tea – it contains a chemical called apigenin which calms the central nervous system. Drink 1-3 cups daily

Chocolate! My favorite remedy yet! It has a naturally occurring substance called phenylethylamine and it has been found to elevate endorphin levels and act as a natural antidepressant

And as always, the first miracle cure to almost everything seems to be, lose the extra pounds, go for a walk, eat fish, eat right and find ways to destress your life