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How Your Next Meal Could Help Fight Depression And Stress

How Your Next Meal Could Help Fight Depression And Stress

Do you find that food deeply affects your mood? Science is beginning to back up such gut feelings. The link between poor diet and mood disorders has been long known, but what has been less clear is the direction of causality. When we’re depressed, we tend to reach for lower-quality comfort foods, but can more comfort foods contribute to depression? And if we’re depressed, can improving our diets improve our symptoms? New research is helping to pave the way toward…

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How Many Fruits and Vegetables to Eat to Boost Your Mood?

How Many Fruits and Vegetables to Eat to Boost Your Mood?

New study finds eating more fruits and vegetables improves happiness. A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has found that eating more fruits and vegetables can boost your happiness as much as going from being unemployed to employed. This research is one of the first and largest studies illustrating the power of nutrition, fruits and vegetables in particular, to improve mood and psychological well-being. Only one in four Americans eat the recommended amount of daily fruits…

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Top 10 Foods for a Better Mood

Top 10 Foods for a Better Mood

Eat these “brain-healthy” foods to keep a positive mood and healthy mind. Sep 15, 2015   Marlynn Wei, MD, PLLC When was the last time your therapist or doctor asked you what you’re eating? Food is important, not just for our physical health but also for our mind. It can be an excellent source of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Growing research supports the theory that what we eat everyday can improve our mood and help with treating depression and anxiety….

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5 Ways Your Diet Affects Your Mood

5 Ways Your Diet Affects Your Mood

Jordyn Cormier     January 25, 2015 While your mood sometimes dictates what foods you eat — hello ice cream – what you choose to eat can conversely affect your moods. While it may seem harmless enough, what you choose to eat for lunch could impact how you feel all afternoon. We all know about the “hangries” — being so hungry that you become cranky and angry — but once you’re fed, your meal can actually enhance or detract from…

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3 Unexpected Foods that Can Help you Beat the Blues

3 Unexpected Foods that Can Help you Beat the Blues

By Carolanne Wright     Contributing Writer for Wake Up World By Carolanne Wright     Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Who hasn’t, at one point or another, battled with depression? That unmistakable energy-zapping, soul-crushing and utterly unpleasant state. In these uncertain times of economic failure, joblessness and threats to home and food security, it’s no wonder rates of depression are on the rise. But before relying on risky pharmaceutical antidepressants, consider food-based solutions instead. Nature’s antidepressant A nutrient…

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7 Food Ingredients That Are Destroying Your Mood

7 Food Ingredients That Are Destroying Your Mood

BY LINDSEY SMITH – AUGUST 9, 2013  Food not only affects your waistline, but it can also affect how you think, act and feel emotionally. Many foods or food additives we consume can wreak major havoc on our nervous system, resulting in moodiness, fatigue, anxiety and even depression. The tiniest hidden traces of these mood-wrecking foods can leave you feeling down. Know what foods to look for to ensure your mood isn’t compromised. White flour The fact that white flour…

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Music as medicine has huge potential, study suggests

Music as medicine has huge potential, study suggests

McGill University researchers sought patterns in 400 published researcher papers CBC News Posted: Apr 1, 2013  Music boosts the body’s immune system and is more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety before a surgery, a research review from two psychologists at Montreal’s McGill University suggests. “I think the promise of music as medicine is that it’s natural and it’s cheap and it doesn’t have the unwanted side effects that many pharmaceutical products do,” said Daniel Levitin, who co-authored the…

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15 Natural Options for Depression

15 Natural Options for Depression

Michelle Schoffro Cook         May 10, 2012 Everyone feels down at some point, usually as a reaction to difficult circumstances, but clinical depression goes far beyond that. In such cases a person experiences a prolonged sadness that is out of proportion with the apparent cause. The physical and psychological symptoms affect a person’s capacity to function normally in the world. Depression is often accompanied by sleep disruption, fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, prolonged lapses of concentration, pain, apathy,…

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15 Natural Options for Depression

15 Natural Options for Depression

Michelle Schoffro Cook     May 10, 2012 Everyone feels down at some point, usually as a reaction to difficult circumstances, but clinical depression goes far beyond that. In such cases a person experiences a prolonged sadness that is out of proportion with the apparent cause. The physical and psychological symptoms affect a person’s capacity to function normally in the world. Depression is often accompanied by sleep disruption, fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, prolonged lapses of concentration, pain, apathy, decreased sex…

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25 Meals to Boost Your Mood

25 Meals to Boost Your Mood

by Shana Lebowitz     April 2012The milkshake may bring all the boys to the yard, but it won’t do much for our happiness levels. While a sweet treat may seem the obvious way to perk up, a nutritious diet’s a better bet for a good mood that lasts way after that sugar high wears off. From breakfast smoothies to salmon salad, the 25 meals below are tasty ways to feel mmm-mmm good. Breakfasts 1. Fortified whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk and…

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