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Evangeline Lilly Brings Today’s Quotes

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On maintaining a healthy lifestyle:

“For years, I’d struggled with depression. I’d tried medication, but I hated it and I went off of it after two weeks. But within a year or two of eating as organic as I could, I realized that without even being conscious of it, the fog of depression had been lifted.”

On her return to “Lost” after giving birth:

When I was on ‘Lost,’ I prided myself on being the woman who never used a stunt double, who could do anything a guy could do. But there were things that I just physically could not do three months after giving birth. There were motions that my hips couldn’t make; I couldn’t move my leg in [certain] ways. I had to swallow my pride. But when we came back for reshoots, I vindicated myself!”

… says Evangeline in Women’s Health.

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Claud
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Claud

Photoshop strikes again. She’s lovely, doesn’t even need it. Although her quote about antidepressants is bs because it takes two to three weeks to even feel the results kick in. And I’ve been on them since I was 17. 25 now and got off about a year ago. She’s right, Exercise and diet are key.

Jenny
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Jenny

Maybe something about them, when taking them, made her feel bad. I mean.. maybe she had some side effects from them that came kinda fast.

Faith
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Faith
True but there is also alot of trial and error with medications having been on prozac I was horrific I my moods would cycle going from extreme highs and crashing lows within hours of each other. However eventually when I was put on a mood stabilizer I had minium side effects and felt much better. However sometimes you can find the right drug right away I’ve known many people that prozac has helped. And its shocking how much correct eating and exercise can help low moods although in my opinion they don’t get rid of low mood by itself it… Read more »
Cat
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I guess it depends on the person. Drugs work differently on different people, and the same thing goes for diet, My depression stemmed from other health issues (thyroid, immune depression, nutrient deficiencies), so when I addressed that, I got better (took a long time though, b/c it was trial and error). But I realize many people don’t have the background to figure that kind of stuff out, or the time to do it, or just require drugs. So it’s definitely YMMV and people should do what works, b/c living with any type of mental health problem is pretty terrible. Glad… Read more »
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AlyssaMoh

yeah. maybe it worked for her, or maybe she had a form of depression that was able to be treated without medication, but my brother was/is suicidal when he goes off his meds. Diet certainly helps, but that on its own is only half the story. depression is a very complicated illness that has emotional, physical, psychological and psychochemical pathways, all of which need to be addressed.

Erica
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I’ve just started up an antidepressant for depression, anxiety and chronic pain and I know how hard it is – I’m almost two weeks in and I wanted to stop after the first week because the side effects were too much. They have started to improve (or I’m just getting used to them!), but I was told to expect it to take maybe 2-4 weeks before the side effects were gone and positive effects kicked in. And it can take longer than that. I totally sympathise with anyone who has had to give up though – if I was working… Read more »
ll578
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ll578
Antidepressant meds are no more effective in double-blind studies than a placebo, this has been published again and again in scientific journals. You may as well be swallowing m&m’s. However the placebo effect is enough to make people feel better after a few weeks and so dr’s prescribe them (also it’s a million dollar industry). Many Westerners eat terrible diets, feel sluggish as a result, and then call it ‘depression’ when it’s just a side effect of eating crap. This IMO is different from feeling a genuine depression which often comes from poor life circumstances or biochemical issues such as… Read more »
JN1976
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JN1976
I ♡ u I tried to post something similar earlier about how all efforts to exhaust all non-pharmaceutical treatments should be the priority…something got messed up. What you’re saying is exactly true as well as even in those with hormonal or chemical imbalances (thus true depression), studies show that the best rates of success relate to a combination of pharmaceutical treatment paired with coaching for improvements in diet and exercise then when success is increasing weaning the individual off the pharmaceutical to minimize the need for such harsh and crappy types of intervention with grossly negative side effects related to… Read more »
blah
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blah

I’d like to see those studies in scientifically-respected journals please.

Cunningcunnie
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Cunningcunnie

Then look them up 🙂 this is as I was taught in my undergraduate psychology degree, and the research was all published in peer reviewed, well regarded scientific journals.

DrH
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So these studies were on many patients that had very mild depression. In many studies, the exclusion criteria makes it impossible to include seriously depressed patients with comorbidities. As a psychiatrist, it is important to be clear what anti-depressants can help with and what they cannot “fix”. As an individual in medicine, it is also unsafe to perpetuate that antidepressants are “m&ms”. This simply makes it easier for the general population to continue to write-off mental illness. It may be due to poor diet, poor life circumstances, etc but in many cases it is DEPRESSION. Research continues to look into… Read more »
JN1976
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JN1976
I have read studies evaluating various forms of treatment for anxiety, depression and adhd (not mild) in adults and children in med journals…some studies that were funded by the pharmaceutical companies that make the drugs to treat these disorders and some not. Lets just say diet and exercise are generally GROSSLY underused methods off treatment, gross bc of the scientific evidence supporting these as effective treatments and bc little to no neg side effects. If u are truly studying medicine, please do stay on top of the cutting edge research in alternative medicine…the gap is bridging and thus this type… Read more »
annabanana
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I totally agree with you about this, just based on my experience (I’m not an expert or anything). I spent a long time (though not compared to some people) in the mental health system, psychiatrists always trying to find a cure for my depression and anxiety… i had an eating disorder the whole time (which meant not eating, and then eating terrible junk food and sweets when I did eat), and lo and behold, now that i’ve been physically healthy for a solid year and a half to 2 years, I feel amazing. Like, I actually know what it means… Read more »
JN1976
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JN1976

Me too…
I’ll try not to ramble but a big thing is sleep for me, when I dont eat right or get enough exercise my sleep gets off and then I’m literally a gong show…practically ADHD and anxious or low…can happen after only 3-5 days for me…knowing that has made me happier and way more energetic. Waking up from 8 solid (!!!) hrs of sleep is realllllly a beautiful thing.

annabanana
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oh my gosh yes, sleep! I cant operate on less than 8 hrs, 9 is optimal 😀

DrH
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I rarely comment on this site since I’m not a nutritionist or a model – I can’t comment on things I have very little knowledge about. But this topic is close to my heart and I can’t stay quiet when someone misinterprets information. I also don’t need to argue about this topic so I won’t be responding beyond this little rant 🙂 Just because something is marketed as “natural/organic/vitamin/new” does not make it “cutting edge” or better in anyway. Last time I checked, poison ivy is “natural” but that doesn’t mean you should be rubbing to all over yourself! These… Read more »
JN1976
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JN1976
I don’t do things bc they’re cutting edge or simply organic…I do things that work to make me feel energized, have healthy bowel movements (ya I went there), sleep well and have good attention and focus (incl emotional and sensory regulation). Poison ivy, While organic and is not something to rub on your body… I’d say it’s pretty narrow minded to think there is no way it could be beneficial to you even tho maybe not topically (though not everything in nature should be ingested by humans). Btw this is my field…you are misinformed about how clinical studies are conducted… Read more »
Calliope
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Calliope

Ya I wonder if this was taken out of context or something…like 2 weeks is so short to try a drug and I’m confused…does she mean that eating organic food made her “fog lift” or eating organic food made her conscious of lifestyle choices which therein improved her mood…

Jenny
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Jenny

Some people feel really bad in their body when they eat non-organic food. A lot of people are allergic to pesticides etc, without even knowing about it. It’s really destroying the body.

Calliope
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Calliope

Hmmm, that’s really interesting.

Jelena S.
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Jelena S.

i think she is one of the most beautiful people in hollywood. her character in lost was unfortunately extremely annoying.

Jenny
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Jenny

I think she looks way more beautiful on the “authentic” pictures.. The paparazzi photos I mean.. Than those in magazines where she has way too much makeup on, and where there is too much photoshop involved. She doesn’t need any photoshop at all.

Erica
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I agree with everyone else here – she looks better in the candids. She’s really quite beautiful and has a sort of ‘spark’ to her that I like – she seems tough, but also sweet and fun at the same time, which is an alluring combo. What she says about medication is pretty common – a lot of people give up after two weeks because the good effects haven’t started and the side effects can be awful. I’m glad she found a natural way, but not everyone will have the same experience. I think organic food is great, but I’m… Read more »
annabanana
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I don’t think its going organic per say that makes people feel better, I think its the fact that when they go organic they just eat healthier foods – no more McDonalds and poptarts.

Erica
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I don’t eat that stuff either – but it hasn’t cured my depression!
Anyway, everyone experiences and cures their depression differently – I’m not saying her way is illegitimate, I’m just saying that anyone who completely dismisses meds is wrong.

annabanana
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oh I know, I wasn’t disagreeing with you, just talking about the organic thing… I don’t eat all organic, but I’ve worked on my diet a lot in the last year, and I’ve realized there are a lot of things that I used to eat that were unhealthy for me that I didn’t realize were unhealthy… for me it all boils down to sugar burning vs fat burning, so eating all the wheat (bread, bagels, pasta, crackers) that lots of people do and all the sugar (even health brand cookies and cakes and such) made me feel terrible. (Eating them… Read more »
Lau
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I can sort of see where you’re getting at, but I honestly don’t believe this momo jumbo about bread. People have been living for thousands of years on bread, potatoes and beans. Cheap, easy food. And they survived and worked all their lives. How come we didn’t go extinct by now if people all got depression by eating these foods? I know I certainly feel better when I eat some nice, freshly bakery baked bread. But I obviously don’t eat it all the time. Moderation is key, always has been.

annabanana
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Like I said above, for me its about sugar burning vs. fat burning. Wheat has a higher glycemic index than any other food on the planet, including pure cane sugar. This means it raises your blood sugar more than any other food immediately after eating it. If you don’t have superb blood sugar regulation, you will feel a high, and then your blood sugar will drop and you will feel a low. This is why lots of nutritionists say to eat every few hours – to maintain the blood sugar high. If you don’t eat foods that raise your blood… Read more »
cesca86
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cesca86

Since her days on Lost, I’ve always found her stunning. Wow she said exactly what I’ve recently experienced. I was on antidepressants over a year and they did work well but I hated being dependent on a medication. Then I started eating 100% organic and I now have been off the meds for 2 months and feel amazing. We don’t realize how much chemicals and pesticides in food are contributing to many of our illnesses.

MerryHappy
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MerryHappy

I’m not ready to label her Dr Lily a la Dr Jenny McCarthy, but I am side eyeing her. Diet and exercise can have a profound effect brain chemistry, though.

MerryHappy
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MerryHappy

Although I’m not ready to label her Dr Lily a la Dr Johnny McCarthy, I am side eyeing her. Though exercise and diet do play a profound role in brain chemistry.
The waist of her dress in the candids is about 3 inches to high for my liking. Right under the breast/empire waisted things are always thought of as extremely unflattering by me because I’m an hourglass with larger breasts. It just makes me think of maternity wear.

CarrieD
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CarrieD

Same here, she looks bigger in these recents pics but it might just be the unflattering cut. Her b❆❆bs seem to have grown as well tho, I don’t remember her having bib b❆❆bs on Lost!

menta
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menta

her face is clearly beautiful but i am not a big fan of her body. also these clothes (i mean the skirt plus boots combo) weren’t the best choice for her shape.

Lau
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Why would anyone wear a skirt like that I really don’t know.

kia
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she’s damn gorgeous in the first and last picture, much better than the cover..she should be a “”plus size”” model!!

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