Thursday, March 29, 2018 by: Isabelle Z. Tags: badfood, badhealth, badmedicine, Dangerous Medicine, depression, diet and depression, disease prevention, Heart, heart health, Mediterranean diet, mental health, mind body science, natural remedies, nutritional deficiency, nutritional psychiatry (Natural News) Depression can be a difficult illness to manage. Most people think of it largely as a mental illness, but the effects it can have on a person’s physical health are significant. For example, those suffering from depression are more likely than others to eat a poor diet that jeopardizes their heart health. The relationship between diet and mental health is a two-way street, and understanding it can lead to improved treatments. Doctors are very quick to prescribe antidepressants for depressed patients, and this approach is flawed because of their poor efficacy and serious side effects. It also completely ignores a crucial aspect of emotional well-being: a person’s … [Read more...] about Depressed adults often put their heart health at risk through poor diet
Clinical depression can be categorized in a variety of forms, including major depression, bipolar depression, and postpartum depression in new mothers. The diet is thought to play a major role in the prevention and treatment of all forms of depression. The brain is rich in fatty acids and therefore requires a consistent intake of omega-3 fatty acids, which have a big impact on a person’s mood and emotions. Research demonstrates that an imbalance between omega-6 and omega-3 is associated with depression symptoms. In this article, you will learn what studies say about omega-3 and depression, as well as the benefits of omega-3 for the various types of depression such as postpartum depression, major depression, childhood depression, and bipolar depression. We will also look at how much omega-3 is needed for treating depression, according to studies, and what foods rich in omega-3 could help stabilize your mood. In this article: Omega-3 and Depression: What Do Studies Say? Benefits … [Read more...] about How Effective Is Omega-3 for Depression?
Saturday, March 17, 2018 by: Zoey Sky Tags: amino acid deficiencies, Amino Acids, Arginine, arginine levels, badfood, badhealth, badmedicine, brain health, cardiovascular diseases, depression, major depressive disorder, MDD, mental health, mood disorder, nutrients, nutrition, nutritional deficiencies, Psychology (Natural News) According to a study by researchers from the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have reduced arginine levels. Arginine is an amino acid that the body needs to produce nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is an immune defense and nervous system mediator. Additionally, nitric oxide is necessary for vascular regulation. The global arginine bioavailability ratio (GABR) is used to determine the body’s arginine levels and it was previously used to measure the body’s ability to produce nitric oxide. Decreased arginine bioavailability is also a recognized independent risk … [Read more...] about Could depression be caused by an amino acid deficiency?
Thursday, March 15, 2018 by: Frances Bloomfield Tags: acupuncture, alternative medicine, Chinese medicine, depression, goodhealth, goodmedicine, mental health, natural medicine, TCM, traditional Chinese medicine (Natural News) As a fundamental element of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used to remedy a wide array of ailments for thousands of years. Only recently has it been utilized as a treatment for depression. Its efficacy against this mood disorder has been called into question by a multitude of mental health professionals. This, in turn, has prompted scientists from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and Beijing Technology And Business University to investigate its antidepressant effects —of which they discovered went down to the molecular level. Around 48 rats were used for the study. These rats were then randomly divided into four groups. One group served as the control group and was spared from being subjected to chronic restraint stress … [Read more...] about Acupuncture found to relieve depression symptoms at the molecular and behavioral levels
Thursday, March 08, 2018 by: Jessica Dolores Tags: Anxiety, bad diets, badfood, badhealth, cognitive decline, Compulsive Behavior, depression, food science, grocery, Mediterranean diet, mental health, mood food, natural remedies, saturated fat, sugary foods, toxic food, western diet (Natural News) Ever wondered why you feel anxious and depressed, even on a day that’s sunny and bright? Chances are, you ate something bad for your health. Your breakfast may have contained no-nos like excess saturated fat from fatty beef, lamb, pork, poultry with skin, beef fat (tallow), lard and cream, butter, cheese and other dairy products made from whole or reduced-fat milk. You may have also gorged on baked gods and fried food. A new study on adult mice shows that excess intake of saturated fat (along with too much sugar) leads to depressive behavior. The mice were fed a high-fat/high-sucrose diet (HFD), along with either saturated or monounsaturated fat, or a control low-fat … [Read more...] about Diets high in saturated fat contribute to anxiety and depression, new research finds