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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.



Are you ready for flu season?  Even though it’s only early October, I’ve noticed commercials about flu shots are in full swing. As noted in earlier blog posts, flu season does not happen because we’re indoors more-but due to our decreased exposure to sunshine and the drop in our vitamin D levels. Enhancing your immune […]



An observational study funded by the National Institute of Aging and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) found a large percentage of nursing home residents have a low zinc levels (in their blood).  The researchers determined that residents with normal blood zinc levels had a 50 percent reduction in the incidence of pneumonia, compared to those […]


One of the important components in the process of the hardening of the arteries is chronic inflammation and oxidative stress.  They are considered common risk factors for its development.  Zinc is an essential micronutrient that can function as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and the researchers theorized may protect arteries against its development. Several studies have […]


I was amazed to discover that zinc deficiency affects almost 1 in 3 persons globally.  Mood swings are the most common symptoms associated with this mineral deficiency.    Japanese researchers at Seitoku University and Daiguku  Junior College tested the impact zinc supplementation could have on mood, 30 young women and placed them randomly into 2 […]