Omega-3 may improve depression in the elderly

South Korean researchers recently published a study in Nutrition Research, showing a connection between fatty acid consumption and depression.

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How the type of grains women eat can affect their mental health

A team of Iranian and Canadian researchers recently teamed up to publish a study in the European Journal of Nutrition, showing a connection between the type of grain women eat and their mental health.

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4 ways gut bacteria may affect our mental health

Malaysian and Indian researchers recently published a paper in the peer-reviewed journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. In it, they discuss the mental health benefits of gut bacteria.

There are a few notable points the researchers raise in their paper.

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24 things that could affect how EMPowerplus works for you

A possible limiting factor is something that may negatively impact the overall effectiveness of EMPowerplus for participants in the Truehope wellness program.

For example, someone who has persistent diarrhea cannot properly absorb the nutrients in EMPowerplus through the intestines before they’re flushed out. In such a case, there are necessary steps to take to control the diarrhea, and a temporary increased dose of EMPowerplus would be required to maintain wellness.

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Omega-3 may improve executive function in youth with depression or bipolar

American researchers recently published a study in The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, showing a connection between omega-3 consumption and executive function.

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Mediterranean diet may improve mood

Dutch and Australian researchers recently published a study in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology, showing a connection between the Mediterranean diet and mood.

They randomly assigned the 53 participants (all women between the ages of 18 and 38) to one of two groups: a control group and a group participating in the Mediterranean diet.

During the first visit, researchers measured food consumption, alertness, calmness, contentedness, anxiety, anger, fatigue, vigour, and confusion. Over the next 10 days, participants recorded their daily food intake.

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A varied diet may improve severe depression

Iranian researchers recently published a study in the Annals of General Psychiatry, showing a connection between diet diversity and severe depression.

The researchers conducted the study on nearly 400 women between the ages of 20 and 49 and living in the Tehran area. They measured depression, anxiety, and stress levels. They also measured dietary intake, specifically dietary diversity.

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How tobacco use affects EMPowerplus

Truehope participants often ask us how the use of tobacco could affect how EMPowerplus works in the body.

Tobacco is a central nervous system stimulant, and its effects on the health of the mind and body are like that of other stimulants that we recommend against using.

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Cognitive health connected to income, mental health, and social ties

Malawi and American researchers recently published a study in the European Journal of Population, exploring the connection between cognitive health and physical and mental well being.

The researchers analyzed data from the Malawi Longitudinal Study of Families and Health, a long-term study of roughly 4,000 participants and covering over 10 years. Specifically, they documented “the age and gender patterns of cognitive health, the contextual and life-course correlates of poor cognitive health, and the understudied linkages between cognitive and physical/mental well-being.”

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How can I tell if I have bipolar disorder?

Bipolar disorder (also called manic depression) is a mental disorder marked by unusual shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels. Symptoms are usually intense and differ from the normal ups and downs of life.

Those with bipolar experience emotional states stronger than their usual states. These can last during specific periods, called “mood episodes.” When the episodes are excited, they’re manic. When they’re depressed, they’re depressive. Sometimes, people may show parts of both moods or have a “mixed state”.

Bipolar is further classified as type I and type II.

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