EAT PROTEIN AND PINEAPPLES FOR POSITIVITY

EAT PROTEIN AND PINEAPPLES FOR POSITIVITY Eat your way to happiness. Many protein-rich foods contain the essential amino acid, tryptophan, which acts as a natural mood regulator. This is because tryptophan is converted to serotonin, one of the body’s key ‘happy hormones’, helping to reduce anxiety and depression. Tryptophan can also help reduce blood pressure, restless legs,.. read more →

HOW TO FIGHT YOUR BAD MOOD WITH FOOD

HOW TO FIGHT YOUR BAD MOOD WITH FOOD For a moment in time, for the length of time that we are able to taste a mouthful of food, that food can make us happy. But these euphoric states of tastiness are no accidents. They’re all due to the compounds present in the foods we eat,.. read more →

MALE DEPRESSION MAY LOWER PREGNANCY CHANCES AMONG INFERTILE COUPLES

MALE DEPRESSION MAY LOWER PREGNANCY CHANCES AMONG INFERTILE COUPLES The study also links women’s use of non-SSRI antidepressants to early pregnancy loss Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, while depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of live birth,.. read more →

TAURINE DEFICIENCY IN SPERM LINKED TO MALE INFERTILITY

  TAURINE DEFICIENCY IN SPERM LINKED TO MALE INFERTILITY Japanese scientists at the University of Tsukuba have discovered that sperm with taurine deficiency had reduced morphology and were ten times more likely to become infertile. The taurine helps to prevent large changes in the shape of the sperm due to the regulation of water into.. read more →

EVEN MILD PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY IMPROVES MEMORY FUNCTION

Researchers found that even very light workouts can increase the connectivity between parts of the brain responsible for memory formation and storage. People who include a little yoga or tai chi in their day may be more likely to remember where they put their keys. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and Japan’s University.. read more →

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS HAVE TOXIC EFFECTS ON GUT MICROBES

An Israeli collaborative study indicated relative toxicity of six artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-k) and 10 sport supplements containing these artificial sweeteners. The bacteria found in the digestive system became toxic when exposed to concentrations of only one mg./ml. of the artificial sweeteners. This is further evidence that consumption of.. read more →

SOIL CAN HELP REDUCE DEPRESSION

HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM ANTIDEPRESSANT MICROBES IN SOIL Most gardeners will attest that the act of gardening can reduce stress and improve your mood. There are obvious benefits from tending a garden. You’re outside in the fresh air and Vitamin D producing sunshine (which helps regulate your serotonin levels). But now science is proving through.. read more →

NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE SUMMER?

NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE SUMMER? MINDSET DURING MEAL PLANNING CHANGES FOOD CHOICES AND BRAIN RESPONSES TO FOOD  A simple instruction to change your thinking as mealtime approaches can help cut calories, according to new research from the University of Tübingen, Germany. By encouraging study participants to concentrate on different types of information when planning.. read more →

FOOD PACKAGING COULD BE NEGATIVELY AFFECTING NUTRIENT ABSORPTION IN YOUR BODY

Food packaging could be negatively affecting the way in which your digestive tract operates, according to new research by faculty and students at Binghamton University, State University at New York. Researchers found that zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles at doses that are relevant to what you might normally eat in a meal or a day can.. read more →

PRECONCEPTION ZINC DEFICIENCY COULD SPELL BAD NEWS FOR FERTILITY

Micronutrient availability can have early and long-lasting effects on egg quality. A new study from Pennsylvania State University shows that zinc deficiency can negatively affect the early stages of egg development, reducing the ability of the egg cells to divide and be fertilized. This may affect fertility months in the future. While a variety of.. read more →