Can diet lower depression risk

Decades ago, depression was frequently characterized as a problem of the worried well, people who had the time and money to consult with a psychiatrist about their mental state.  It was something to joke about.  Now depression is recognized as the most common psychiatric diagnosis in developed countries, affecting 300 million+ people, costing $1 trillion […]

Nutrition for Winter – SAD, or the blues

Seasonal Affect Disorder (SAD), or the winter blahs, has been around for a long time.  It’s dark and cold outside.  It’s been snowing since Thanksgiving.  No wonder we’re depressed.  Photo therapy, using UV rays that mimic summer sunlight, is an effective intervention.   The idea that diet might have some effect is rather new, and […]

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