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Abdominal Obesity Linked to Anxiety and Depression

22 Mar 2018 | 130,005 Views

Forget antidepressants, they've been proven to work no better than a placebo - studies have recently been released suggesting this burgeoning issue may just account for the remarkable rise in anxiety and depression levels. The good news: It's easy to address.

Real Food Is a Potent Ally Against Depression

15 Mar 2018 | 229,680 Views

In one study, those eating over 67 grams of this per day were far more likely to develop anxiety or depression over the course of five years compared to those who ate less than 40 grams. Please, avoid it like the plague.

Grape-Derived Compounds to Help Beat Depression

22 Feb 2018 | 22,695 Views

A unique combination of several grape products proved to be effective in relieving stress-induced depression, offering a potential alternative to antidepressants. Nature is home to a variety of compounds that may boost your mental and emotional health.

Depression Not Caused by Chemical Imbalance

18 Jan 2018 | 105,056 Views

The widely held belief that depression is due to low levels of serotonin or other chemicals in your brain is only a theory - one that's been largely disproven. Antidepressants targeting the chemical imbalance theory remain the go-to treatment for this condition nonetheless, doing those suffering a great and dangerous disservice.

Alternative Treatments Effective for Depression

02 Nov 2017 | 39,034 Views

About two-thirds of people with depression do not get treated, and those that do often end up on antidepressants with serious risks and limited, if any, effectiveness. Explore the many options available to relieve depression and improve your emotional health naturally.

Study: 12 Percent of Depression Could Be Prevented With 1 Hour of Exercise a Week

19 Oct 2017 | 26,613 Views

Physical activity is an excellent tool for relieving depression, but new research suggests you can experience benefits with as little as one hour of exercise a week. Beyond recovery, this very moderate amount of exercise may even help prevent depression in the first place.

Vegetarians Twice as Likely To Be Depressed

14 Sep 2017 | 63,369 Views

If you're a vegetarian or vegan, you could be at a significantly higher risk of depression than your meat-eating counterparts, recent research shows. The reason why isn't fully understood, but it could be related to nutrient deficiencies that are affecting your mental health and more.

The Link Between Sugar and Depression

17 Aug 2017 | 182,702 Views

It's a major cause of depression - literally wreaks havoc on your mental health. Suppresses BDNF, a key growth hormone for healthy brain neurons - which are notoriously low in those with mental illness. Also affects dopamine, wrecks mitochondria and promotes inflammation. Best ditch it today.

Your Gut Can Help Fight Depression and High Blood Pressure

10 Aug 2017 | 93,945 Views

The health of your gut microbiota is intricately tied to that of your whole body, from your blood pressure to your mood and much more in between. Even your bone marrow is involved in the complex dance between your gut, your brain, your immune system and your overall health.

Depressed and Anxious Patients Receive More Than Half of All Opioid Prescriptions

27 Jul 2017 | 174,965 Views

You owe it to yourself to know the risks, and be willing to stand up to your doctor. After all, they're far better trained to hand out prescriptions than to suggest alternatives. Now this death toll every year tops that of the entire Vietnam War. There are many far safer alternatives.