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Diet changes highly effective in reducing clinical depression

The world’s first dietary intervention study for severe to moderate clinical depression showed diet has a powerful impact on mood. We have known from epidemiological studies that poor diet is associated with depression, however, this does not prove diet causes it, or a good diet treats it. To prove that diet is an effective treatment […]

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Sleep, Depression, and Stress Influence Weight Loss

From Medscape Today – a study reported in the Int J Obesity. This study shows clearly that stress, lack of sleep and depression, all decrease the rate of fat loss when on a diet. The diet used in this study was a reduced calorie one, using Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) principles. It emphasises […]

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Gluten and your brain – quick links

Many years ago when I first got enthusiastic about nutrition (specifically the zone diet) I received this story from a woman who’s brain fog and depression disappeared when she started the Zone diet. Here’s what she said: “I am 49 years old, and ever since my teens I have suffered from depression, lack of energy, […]

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EPA better than DHA Omega 3 When It Comes to Antidepressant Effects

A very interesting meta-analysis on what type of long chain Omega 3 – EPA or DHA, is most effective for treating depression. Why this is interesting is that many researchers have assumed that DHA is the most important long chain fatty acid for the brain because DHA is the primary structural component of brain tissue. […]

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