Author Archives: Robert Barrington

About Robert Barrington

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

Beans on Toast Versus Egg On Toast

Beans on toast and egg on toast are both excellent meal choices. Both are “fast food” in so far as they are quick to prepare, yet both are of high quality and contain a number of beneficial nutrients. Beans are … Continue reading

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Associations Between Mood Disorders And Type 2 Diabetes

It is known that sex differences exist in the development of mood disorders for men and women. This may be expected as sex differences are known to exist for many common diseasese including cardiovascular disease and obesity. Some disagreement has … Continue reading

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Is Glucose Metabolism Dysfunction In Depression?

Stress is a significant factor in the development of depression. Evidence suggests that depressive symptoms are accompanied by real and detectable physiological changes. These changes may be caused by the stress hormone cortisol. One problem that may occur following chronic … Continue reading

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Is Good Nutrition Is More Important As You Age?

Evidence shows that good nutrition is the major factor in the health of the individual. Those who eat a healthy diet are not only protected from disease, but also experience positive health effects that include both physical and mental aspects. … Continue reading

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Chlorophytum borivilianum: Anti-Stress and Antioxidant Effects

Chlorophytum borivilianum is a herb that is native to parts of India and belongs to the Liliaceae or lily family of plants. In India, the plant is sometimes called safed musli or musli. The plant is grown as a vegetable … Continue reading

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Adaptogenic Herbs Against Depression

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Adpatogenic Herbs: Main Mechanisms

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Oxalis Plants: Memory Enhancers

Oxalis plants are a group of medicinal plants that are called wood sorrel. For example, Oxalis corniculata, or creeping wood sorrel, grows in the tropical regions of the world and is used therapeutically as a medicinal herb. Oxalis corniculata has … Continue reading

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Diet And Its Influence On Mood

The link between stress and mood disorders is well established. Anecdotally, most people can relate low mood to a period of stress. However, what is less well understood is the role that a low quality diet can have in the … Continue reading

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Huperzia serrata: An Anxiolytic Herb?

Huperzia serrata is a plant belonging to the Lycopodium or clubmoss group of plants. In traditional Chinese medicine the plant is referred to as Qian Ceng Ta. A number of medicinally relevant phytochemicals have been identified from Huperzia serrata including … Continue reading

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