Monthly Archives: January 2019

Polyphenols as Mood Elevating Agents

Evidence suggests that free radicals and oxidative stress may be a cause of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. That both these disorders are associated with increases in environmental stress, and that stress can be a cause of free … Continue reading

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The Stress, Inflammation, Free Radical Link to Low Mood

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Alpha Linolenic Acid Is Neuroprotective

Alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) is a long chain fatty acid synthesised by plants. It is polyunsaturated fatty acid and contains three double bonds. Alpha linolenic acid is present in small amounts in most plants, and green leafy vegetables … Continue reading

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Asparagus racemosus: Possible Mood Elevating Herb?

Asparagus racemosus is a herb traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine as an adaptogenic herb. In this regard, extracts of the herb may provide an anti-stress effect on the consumer and the effects of the herb are non-specific, but improve the … Continue reading

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Selenium and Mood

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Multivitamin and Mineral Formula For Mood?

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Pomegranate Juice To Lower Blood Sugar?

A high postprandial glycaemic response to foods is detrimental because it leads to the nutrient overload syndrome. Simplified, the nutrient overload syndrome is a situation whereby a high intakes of carbohydrate overwhelm the ability of cells to cope with the … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Causes Skeletal Muscle Loss: More Evidence

The mainstream solution to weight gain is a forced calories restriction diet and aerobic exercise. These are often used in combination in order to elicit a ‘negative energy balance’ which is assumed will cause weight loss. Often weight loss does … Continue reading

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The Post-Antibiotic Era: Probiotics and Predatory Bacteria

It is undeniable that the advent of antibiotics saved a large number of lives of people who would otherwise have died of bacterial infection. Penicillin was the first widely available antibiotic, but since this time a large number of antibiotics … Continue reading

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Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia): Ayurvedic Mood Enhancer?

Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) is an ayurvedic herb belonging to the Menispermaceae family of plants. Other common names for guduchi include heart-shaped moonseed and giloy. The herb is a deciduous climbing vine with greenish yellow flowers that grows as high altitudes … Continue reading

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