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As concerns about the harmful side effects of anti-depressant medications grow, the world’s first study on diet and depression, a trial from Deakin University has shown for the first time that improving diet quality can treat major depression!


As depression continues to impact millions across the globe, antidepressant users are often unaware of the risk their medication poses. A shocking new study involving hundreds of thousands of antidepressant users found a 33% increase in the risk of death!



As the saying goes, “Everything in moderation, including moderation,” is applicable to the recent large international study involving more than 135,000 people across five continents. It determined a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death.





Two mind-body techniques significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, offering a potential alternative to narcotic (opioid) medications.


Almost 3 decades ago, I first read about this risk factor, that increased the risk of developing several chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. While the obesity epidemic has long been front-and-center in major cities across the U.S., new research finds it is an even greater public health threat than being overweight.


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