Category Archives: Anxiety

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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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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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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Yoga To Treat Anxiety And Depression

Stress is a significant factor in the development of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. One of the best non-nutritional strategies for treating mood disorders is a programme of relaxation, and yoga can be an excellent way to achieve … Continue reading

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Vegetable Juice Benefits Mood Disorders

A number of antioxidant phytochemicals have been shown to confer beneficial effects against mood disorders. This may relate to the ability of antioxidants to limit the detrimental effects of inflammation, a major cause of anxiety and depression. Vegetables are a … Continue reading

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Carotenoids In Tea: Beneficial Mood Effects

Evidence suggests that tea is a healthy drink. Tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant through decoction of the dried leaves in hot water. This process passes many of the phytochemicals from the leaves into the water, and many … Continue reading

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Neuroprotection From Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a phytochemical that belongs to the xanthophyll category of carotenoids. Xanthophylls are biological antioxidants and are able to cross the blood brain barrier of mammals. Evidence suggests that astaxanthin is neuroprotective. For example, in animal models of depression, … Continue reading

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