Vitamin D - it's important for so many functions in your body, yet there are so many people who are deficient in this vitamin.
Scientists estimate this figure is as high as a billion people worldwide.
But remember, there are different levels of deficiency - and even if you're not deficient in this vitamin to the point where it's obvious, you could still be on the normal-low side of it - whi... ››› more
Studies have shown that a specific form of vitamin C could be used to escort medication across the blood-brain barrier.
This could enhance the effectiveness of the medication for Alzheimer's, epilepsy and other brain disorders. What is the blood brain barrier?
This layer of chemicals acts as a buffer between the brain and the bloodstream. It prevents toxins, including some drugs, from e... ››› more
If you suffer from depression, anxiety or stress overload, your doctor could prescribe pharmaceutical drugs to help mask your feelings.
The biggest problem with these drugs are how they could mess with your sleep cycle, cause sexual dysfunction, mood swings and complete dependence on the drugs.
There is a natural nutrient that continues to show real promise in relieving all these feelings w... ››› more
One of the most obvious signs of cancer is constant, unrelenting pain. But a new study's just found that certain non-cancer pain conditions, like back pain and migraine, can be so bad that they lead to an increased risk of suicide. But if your painkillers just aren't working, don't give up hope as there're three natural ways to soothe your chronic pain instead…
The Veterans’ Affairs ... ››› more
Did you know that you're four times more likely to die post heart attack if you're depressed?
According to research, up to one in five people with cardiovascular disease will develop depression, and people who suffer from depression are about 65% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.
So which condition comes first - cardiovascular disease or depression? Keep reading to understand t... ››› more
It goes without saying that if you give up on your exercise programme, you'll be putting your fitness at risk. Well, that's not all - according to new research, stopping your exercise also makes you vulnerable to depression!
The review of studies, which included 152 adults who stopped exercising after doing at least 30 minutes of exercise, three times a week, for a minimum of three months, foun... ››› more
It's common for people with depression to eat to make them feel better or help them cope. Unfortunately, the foods people tend to turn to have the opposite effect.
Eating junk food, or foods that contain large amounts of saturated fat, refined sugars, heavily processed ingredients or caffeine, when you're depressed can make you feel much worse!
On the other hand, sticking to a healthy diet ... ››› more
You've heard of the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet and know that it was developed to lower blood pressure without medication. As it turns out, this diet could also help reduce your risk of developing depression, a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in the United States has found.
The DASH diet is high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains with a regular... ››› more
You've heard the saying that goes, ‘nature is good for the mind, body and soul'. Now, there's some scientific evidence to back up this claim.
A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health shows that exposure to trees and other greenery staves off depression in adults and that the same may be true for teenagers.
Read on for the full findings…
Nature really is good for the mind,... ››› more
vegetarian lifestyles. Not only do plant-based folks have lower rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease, research suggests that they may even have an easier time losing weight and live longer.
But it's not all good news - according to a recent Bristol University study, vegans and vegetarians are more likely to be depressed than carnivores. The reason? Study authors hypothesise ... ››› more
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