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Folate: The Big Little B-Vitamin for Depression

Folate, also known as vitamin B9, plays a crucial role in the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and others responsible for regulating mood. Likewise, folate is a crucial nutrient that plays an essential role in maintaining good health. It is essential for the proper functioning of the body, particularly in the production of red blood cells and DNA synthesis. Additionally, it has been linked to mental health,...

Mediterranean Diet: Eating for Mental Health

We know that what we eat impacts our mental health. And, that eating the right things can contribute to mitigating the effects of stress. Consuming the proper nutrients can also help prevent and alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. But how do we know what to eat to insure we are getting the proper nutrients? First let’s look at what it means to eat a “healthy diet”. Then we will see why eating a...


The placebo effect is well documented in clinical trials for antidepressants. The question is what percentage of users will experience real benefits versus those believing they’re experiencing benefits from a placebo?

Say “No” To Trans Fats

We have known for a long time that trans fats are bad for your waistline and your heart, but trans fats could also be affecting your anger management, according to a study from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine.

Pumpkin Power!

Pumpkin is a powerhouse of mental health nutrients. It is also one of the most versatile vegetables that can be served many different ways. Pumpkin can be baked, boiled, roasted or pureed. It can be made into soups, smoothies, desserts, and casseroles.

12 Herbal Remedies for Depression and Anxiety

Herbal remedies have been used to treat depression and anxiety for centuries around the globe. Western societies, in particular, have moved away from traditional herbal treatments towards prescription medications. There are some proven herbal options that may be worth a try.