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.
We’ve known our mental state can affect our gut flora, but might our good bacteria be affecting our mental state?
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?
Organic chicken broth is popular with paleo diet advocates, but do tests indicate the presence of the toxic heavy metal lead?
Slow-paced breathing at the right frequency can result in a vagal nerve activation, which may have a variety of beneficial effects.
The burgeoning field of positive psychology is based on the understanding that mental health is not just about the absence of disease.