Category Archives: Anxiety

The Mediterranean Diet: Anti-Inflammatory for Better Mental Health

The Mediterranean diet is a traditional diet that has a number of health benefits. Some of these benefits relate to the ability of the diet to improve mental health. In particular, adherence to the Mediterranean diet decreases the risk of … Continue reading

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Dietary Patterns and Mood Disorders

The Mediterranean diet is a traditional diet that is characterised by foods that are unprocessed or minimally processed. This include large amounts of fruits and vegetables and other foods containing high amounts of antioxidants, particularly red wine. In contrast the … Continue reading

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Hypnotic Effects of Rosa Damascena

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Green Leafy Vegetables: Rubiscolin-6

Greeny leafy vegetables are a rich source of nutrients including vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. The phytochemicals in green leafy vegetables may play a significant role in their health effects, although some of these are less well characterised that other nutrients. … Continue reading

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Rubiscolin-6: Anxiolytic component of spinach

D-ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) is the pivotal enzyme for carbon dioxide fixation and photorespiration in plants, and it is known that rubisco makes up approximately 30 to 50 % of the soluble protein found in the leaves of plants. Rubisco is … Continue reading

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Fruit and Vegetable Intake Reduces the Risk of Depression

A number of studies have observed the protective effects of plant foods on mental health. In particular, consumption of fruits and vegetables may be highly beneficial. For example, in one study, researchers investigated the association between fruit and vegetable intake … Continue reading

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Is Vitamin D Associated with Depression?

Low levels of vitamin D are associated with low mood. In particular, as blood levels of the vitamin D metabolite 25-hydroxyvitamin D fall, there is an increased risk of low mood. Studies have investigated the association between vitamin D status … Continue reading

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Sun Exposure for Mood: Is It All The Vitamin D?

Low levels of vitamin D in the blood are associated with low mood. One explanation for the benefits of sun exposure on mood is that it increases blood levels of vitamin D. As vitamin D is required for proper brain … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Mood Disorders

Vitamin D is increasingly being shown to possess a wide range of cellular effects. These effects are known to include changes to brain chemistry, the implications of which are not fully understood. It is suspected that vitamin D plays a … Continue reading

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Choline and Mood

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