Author Archives: Robert Barrington

About Robert Barrington

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

Do High Protein Diets Decrease Anxiety?

High protein diets have been shown to have a number of health benefits. One of these benefits may be an improvement in mental health. For example, in one study researchers fed a group of rats with either low (8 %), … Continue reading

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Fats For Your Brain

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Momordica charantia As An Antidepressant Herb

Momordica charantia plant used in traditional African medicine as a treatment for depression. The plant is commonly called the bitter gourd and is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family of plants. Animal studies have corroborated the historical use of the … Continue reading

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Dietary Tryptophan as a Treatment For Anxiety

Anxiety may be caused in some cases by dysfunctional serotonin synthesis. Increasing dietary intake of tryptophan may be a useful strategy in the treatment of anxiety because tryptophan is converted into serotonin. Supplemental tryptophan has been shown to increase brain … Continue reading

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Can Vegetables Make You Fat?

Vegetables are an excellent source of nutrients and current recommendations are to consume more vegetables. Fruit is also a very good source of nutrients, and recommendations are to consume more fruit also. However, fruit and vegetables differ in one important … Continue reading

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Rose Hips as A Treatment for Depression

Depression is often associated with a number of chronic diseases. Diabetes is one such disease where patients are at a higher risk of developing depression. Treatment strategies surrounding depression therefore have not only to consider the defects to the insulin … Continue reading

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Vegan Athletes: Creatine and Beta-Alanine

Veganism can be a healthy way to eat if extreme care is taken to maximise nutrient intake. The main pitfall associated with vegan diets is that because the diets are by their nature limiting diets, they may not contain a … Continue reading

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Arnica for Inflammation

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Chinese Angelica (Angelica sinensis)

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Misrepresenting The Fat Content of Foods

Food labeling is more complex than it may first appear. One aspect of food labelling that can be misinterpreted is regarding the fat content. Fat is a group of hydrocarbon chemicals that contain 9 calories per gram when oxidised. This … Continue reading

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