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October 17, 2012
Saffron for the Treatment of PMS
The spice saffron appears to improve both the emotional and physical symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
August 6, 2012
The Best Way to Boost Serotonin
The secret to naturally boosting serotonin levels in the brain may include eating foods such as pumpkin seeds with a high tryptophan to total protein ratio. This may help explain why studies show..
August 3, 2012
A Better Way to Boost Serotonin
Contrary to popular belief, the consumption of animal foods may actually decrease tryptophan levels in the brain. Carbohydrates, on the other hand, can boost transport across the blood-brain barrier,..
August 2, 2012
The Wrong Way to Boost Serotonin
Tryptophan is the precursor to the "happiness hormone" serotonin, so why not take tryptophan supplements to improve mood and relieve symptoms of depression?
August 1, 2012
Human Neurotransmitters in Plants
The consumption of certain fruits is suggested as a potential treatment for depression given the presence of psychoactive neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin in many plant..
July 26, 2012
Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to..
May 24, 2012
A Fine Kettle of Fluoxetine
Excreted pharmaceutical drugs such as Prozac can end up polluting our waterways and may bioaccumulate in fish flesh.
November 30, 2011
Alzheimer’s and Apple Juice
Pilot study published on whether apple juice could affect the cognitive performance, day-to-day functioning, mood, or behavior of Alzheimer's patients.
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