Depression & Diet

brain allergies and gluten

Brain Allergies: Can Gluten Make You Depressed?

Most of us know that indulging in a diet of processed foods, unhealthy fats and sugar is a recipe for a low mood. But what many people don't know is that whole grains - touted as the "staff of life" - can also cause mood and behavior problems. And the reason? Brain allergies, often caused by gluten. When you think of food allergies, you might think of rashes and abdominal discomfort. But … [Read more...]

Discover the health benefits of chocolate

Feel Happier and Be Healthier with CHOCOLATE!

If a simple square of rich, luxurious chocolate seems to brighten your mood, there's a good reason for it... Cocoa is packed with compounds which have been shown to promote feelings of euphoria and diminish anxiety. Chocolate also triggers the release of endorphins - the hormones that your own brain produces when it senses happiness. It's no wonder that chocolate has been enjoyed for … [Read more...]

foods that fight depression

8 Foods That Fight Depression

A recent headline on the cover of Parade magazine caught my eye. It said, "Top Doctors Solve Your Medical Problems". One of the problems they claimed to have a "solution" for was depression. So I turned the page to find out what it was. I was hoping to read about the vital links between food and mood, and the foods that fight depression. But there wasn't a single word about the nutrients … [Read more...]

probiotics for depression

Probiotics for Depression – A Natural Mood Booster

Can bad bugs in your gut cause depression and anxiety? New research published in Gut Pathogens found that they do. It is widely known that probiotics (or “good bacteria”) help maintain the healthy gut flora beneficial to wellness. In fact, numerous studies show that probiotics improve digestion and improve immune function. Now we know they do something else: Boost the feel-good neurotransmitter … [Read more...]

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Tea Reduces Stress and Lowers Cortisol

Stressed out? Reach for a soothing cup of black tea. A recent study conducted by University College London researchers evaluated the effects of black tea on stress in the body. Tea Reduces Stress, Lowers Cortisol and Boosts Relaxation In the study, 75 regular tea drinkers were split into two groups. All study participants gave up their normal tea, coffee and caffeinated beverages. One group … [Read more...]

selenium and depression

The Link Between Selenium and Depression (And The Simple Solution)

Feeling a little low? Blame it on depleted soil. Selenium and Depression: The Missing Mineral for Mood As depression rates continue to rise, soil levels of selenium are plummeting. Because the selenium content of food depends on the soil in which they were grown, our food supply is coming up short to deliver this critical nutrient. An article published in the journal Medical Hypotheses … [Read more...]

saffron for depression

Saffron for Depression (Beats Prozac in Clinical Trials)

The gentle waft of simmering bouillabaisse certainly can bring a smile to your face. But the delightful aroma and taste isn’t the only reason this dish can make you feel happy. In fact, one key ingredient could have as much mood-boosting benefits as a common anti-depressant. Earlier research pointed to saffron, an ingredient in bouillabaisse, as a potential mood-booster. And new research … [Read more...]

brain allergies

Are Brain Allergies Causing Your Depression?

You’re eating right, taking probiotics, and getting plenty sunshine and exercise. But you still feel depressed. The reason: The “healthy” foods you’re eating might be biting you back! While most of us know that processed foods, bad fats and sugar are a recipe for poor health, we don’t consider that “healthy” foods like whole grains, legumes, dairy, eggs and even fruits and veggies can cause … [Read more...]

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