Category Archives: Inflammation

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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Controlling Inflammation is the Key to Mood Improvements

The cause of depressed mood is considered to be stress. External stressors are able to cause changes to the delicate tissues of the brain that include the development of inflammation. This inflammation then leads to oxidative stress via the generation … Continue reading

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Ginger as a Treatment for Anxiety

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a plant that belongs to the Zingiberaceae family of plant. The roots of ginger are commonly used as a spice, but also have medicinal effects. Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression are known to be … Continue reading

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Inflammation, Oxidative stress and Mood Disorders

The biochemical changes that occur to cause depression and anxiety are of interest to researchers because an understanding of these factors can allow treatments to be found. It is known that mood disorders such as anxiety and depression are triggered … Continue reading

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Glucosamine Sulphate to Treat Anxiety?

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Mood Disorders

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The Stress, Inflammation, Free Radical Link to Low Mood

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids To Treat Seasonal Affective Disorder

There is evidence that there is currently an epidemic of depressive and anxiety disorders in the Western nations. Some have argued this is due to improvements in diagnosis and reporting of mood disorders, but empirical evidence argues against this case … Continue reading

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EPA Versus DHA: Fighting Inflammation

Current recommendations are to consume more omega-3 fatty acids. This relates to the fact that the typical Western diet contains too many omega-6 fatty acids and not enough omega-3 fatty acids. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in the diet … Continue reading

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Got Psoriasis: Try Weight Loss?

Psoriasis is a disease of chronic inflammation that affects the skin. Around 2 % of the population living in Western nations are known to suffer from psoriasis, making it quantitatively an important disease. Psoriasis possesses an immune component whereby T … Continue reading

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