Author Archives: Robert Barrington

About Robert Barrington

Robert Barrington is a writer, nutritionist, lecturer and philosopher.

Aromatherapy for Mood Disorders?

Aromatherapy is the use of the aromas of the essential oils from plants, along with massage, to cause physiological changes. For example, aromatherapy oils have been shown to cause relaxation or stimulation of humans and animals. This likely relates to … Continue reading

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Tea Versus Coffee

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More Evidence That Antidepressants are Antioxidants

Although antidepressant drugs are widely prescribed for the treatment of anxiety and depression, it is not fully understood how they work. Medical literature suggests that modern antidepressants work by increasing levels of serotonin, noradrenaline or dopamine in the brain. This … Continue reading

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Antioxidants as Therapy for Low Mood

Exposure to stress is a primary factor in the development of mood disorders. Stress is able to cause mood disorders because one of the downstream effects of the presence of high levels of stress hormones is the production of inflammation … Continue reading

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Does Caffeine Consumption Cause Anxiety?

It is often reported that tea and coffee are able to trigger anxious symptoms in certain people. However, this anecdotal evidence is not supported by studies that have investigated the effects of caffeine, coffee and tea on the symptoms of … Continue reading

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Caffeine Consumption and Depression

Many people associate caffeine with nervousness and the development of anxiety. In the short term, this may be the case, and those with anxiety are advised to avoid excessive intakes of caffeine, particularly from coffee, unless habituated to the intake. … Continue reading

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The Truth About Vegan Diets

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Chlorogenic Acid: Anti-Anxiety Effects

It is known that poor blood sugar control is a cause of oxidative stress, and so the consumption of a Western diet, that have been shown to lead to insulin resistance and poor blood sugar control, may be a contributory … Continue reading

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