Depression, Inflammation and Depression in Females

For women in particular, it seems higher levels of inflammation can lead to an underlying condition that fuels depression. That condition is called anhedonia, defined as a markedly decreased interest or pleasure in almost all activities.  Even situations that formerly gave pleasure, like visiting certain places, taking part in social activities, and even eating certain foods. Women.. read more →

MORE FOODS TO FIGHT YOUR BAD MOOD

  The antidepressant effects of Omega-3  Omega-3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid, a healthy fat that is often linked with good mood and brain health. In fact, most healthy fats are associated with good mood. It’s found in food products like extra virgin olive oil, oily fish, some nuts and fish. Research suggests that omega-3 can.. read more →

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 →

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 →