If depression can be induced with pro-inflammatory drugs, might an anti-inflammatory diet be effective in preventing and treating mood disorders?
Aerobic exercise interventions found comparable to antidepressant medication in the treatment of patients with major depressive disorder.
Neither antioxidant or folic acid supplements seem to help with mood, but the consumption of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables and folate-rich beans and greens may lower the risk for depression.
The mercury content in fish may help explain links found between fish intake and mental disorders, depression, and suicide.
The most comprehensive controlled trial of diet and mood finds that a plant-based nutrition program in a workplace setting across ten corporate sites significantly improves depression, anxiety, and productivity.
The reason artificially sweetened beverages have been associated with depression may be because of psychological disturbances recently tied to aspartame (“Equal” or “NutraSweet”).
Freedom of Information Act documents show drug companies hid critical findings from doctors and the public.
The spice saffron may not only work as well as SSRI antidepressant drugs like Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft without the side effects; they may be able to even treat the adverse sexual side effects that occur in up to 70% of people taking them.
Natural monoamine oxidase enzyme inhibitors in fruits and vegetables may help explain the improvement in mood associated with switching to a plant-based diet.
A head-to-head test of the spice saffron versus Prozac for the treatment of clinical depression.
We’ve known our mental state can affect our gut flora, but might our good bacteria be affecting our mental state?
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 foods.
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 feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse many of the top 15 killers in the United States.
In this “best-of” compilation of his last four year-in-review presentations, Dr. Greger explains what we can do about the #1 cause of death and disability: our diet.
Why has fish consumption been associated with cognitive impairment and loss of executive function?
How plant-based does one’s diet need to be in order to effectively treat fibromyalgia?