5 natural ways to sleep better
Researchers recently published an article in International Journal of Science and Research that recommended these 5 natural ways for dealing with sleep disorders.
When you hear about post-traumatic stress disorder, what images come to mind? Soldiers? Veterans? People dealing with war flashbacks?
That’s certainly how it’s commonly portrayed in popular media.
But PTSD isn’t restricted to those who serve or have served in the military. Anyone can experience it. For that matter, it’s not just men who experience it either.
Earlier this year, European researchers published a study in the British Journal of Nutrition, showing a connection between what we eat and our attention capacity.
The researchers recruited nearly 400 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 from Spain, Germany, France, Austria, and Sweden. They examined their attention capacity and assessed their dietary intake.
Mental health researchers Dr. Bonnie Kaplan and Dr. Julia Rucklidge recently wrote an article highlighting a new study that shows nutrition may reduce aggression and violence in children.
They pointed out that this is one of several studies on the subject. Research has shown this connection between nutrition and aggression since the 1990s, and there have even been 5 randomized controlled trials exploring this connection. And not just in children either.
The bigger point of the article isn’t that nutrition is a potential solution for violent behaviour;
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Last summer, Malaysian researchers published a study in Obesity Research & Clinical Practice showing a connection between what we eat and mental health.
The researchers had over 1500 high school students fill out questionnaires regarding socio-demographic, eating behaviour questionnaire, and depression, anxiety and stress, Then they analyzed the responses to find patterns.
Korean researchers recently published a study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition showing a link between what we eat and our emotional state.
The researchers studied the nutritional habits and emotional states of over 200 school children. They collected nutritional data from food questionnaires and dietary checklists, Emotional state data had been gathered through depression and anxiety questionnaires, electroencephalograph, and heart rate measurements.
Here at Truehope, we’ve been saying for over 20 years that nutrition and mental health are tightly linked, and improving nutrition can improve mental health.
Related to that is the idea that poor nutrition can lead to poor mental health.
Several peer-reviewed studies have shown that consuming high amounts of junk food can negatively affect our mental health. Here are 3 studies showing how junk food affects mental health in 4 areas: depression, stress, ADHD and general mental health.
This is a guest article written by Dr. Estelle Toby Goldstein, a board certified psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist/researcher in Orange County, California, USA.
For as long as life is in your body, there is neurogenesis in your brain.
Yes, this means you can grow new brain cells.
Knowledge changes. When I became a neurosurgeon, most scientists who studied the brain were convinced that after a brief time when oxygen could not get to the brain, generally one to three minutes,