Depression

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During the last ten years, thanks to numerous studies, we know there are healthy fats our bodies need to function properly, and there are harmful ones that support the development of disease. In general plant based fats fall into the healthy category. A recent study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, suggests that stress stops the positive effects of choosing good fats.



Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed meats, is associated with preventing the onset of depression, according to research. A large study of 15,093 people suggests depression could be linked with nutrient deficits.






Do you get the winter blues? Many people do, and if you’re one of them, you might want to consider checking your Vitamin D level, as we now know that Vitamin D deficiency is not just harmful to physical health. It also might impact mental health, according to a team of researchers that has found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.



In the two preceding blog posts, we’ve reviewed the multiple causes of depression, and why anti-depressants are not effective in the treatment of mild to moderate symptoms. Now we’re going to review a wide variety of treatment approaches.

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