How Chinese food can improve your mental health

In 2011, researchers in China published a study in Public Health Nutrition about the effect specific diets have on mental health.

This group of 8 researchers—along with public and school nurses, as well as interviewers—studied the eating habits of over 5,000 Chinese youth ranging in age from 13–21. They also measured their levels of depression and anxiety.

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The role gut bacteria play in anorexia

Two German researchers recently published an article in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, where they show that an increasing number of clinical studies show a connection between the digestive system and anorexia nervosa.

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Study says EMPowperplus can reduce psychosis medication

Earlier this month, American researchers published an article in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showing that EMPowerplus can help reduce the amount of medication people need to use to treat psychotic disorder.

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Adults can have ADHD, too

Although we might consider ADHD to be a childhood disorder, it’s far from rare for an adult to have it. In fact, WebMD claims that “about 4% to 5% of U.S. adults have it“ and that “while many kids with ADHD outgrow it, about 60% still have it as adults.”

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5 ways to get rid of work-related stress

For a lot of people, being at work can be the most stressful part of the day. Starting off the day in positive ways can set you in the right mood.

Here are 5 things you can do before work that can improve your mood before going to work, while at work, and after you get home.

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Discover how nutrition improves mental health

Physicians are always looking for new ways and treatments for mental and physical wellness. The conventional method of treating symptoms instead of underlying issues doesn’t seem to be working.

Truehope, of course, has been pioneering nutrition-based mental wellness solutions. Our products have been helping tens of thousands of people for over two decades, and they have spurned over 30 clinical studies by independent researchers in the field of nutrition and mental health.

And research studying the connection between mental health and nutrition just keeps expanding.

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10 natural ways to beat stress during the holidays

What is stress?

It’s perfectly natural to feel stressed now and then; it’s our body’s way of dealing with things it sees as threats. It’s how we prepare to run away from or confront danger.

Unfortunately, many things that trigger stress during the holidays aren’t things that we can fight or flee. Unwelcome guests appear, work parties demand attending, shopping overwhelms, and baking becomes insurmountable

Why is stress a problem?

Stress isn’t a problem, per se, but if stress continues,

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A positive life can lead to a longer life

In 2001, American researchers published an article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology showing their findings that describing our lives in positive ways can help us live longer.

The researchers analyzed the autobiographies of 180 Catholic nuns. These nuns wrote their biographies when they were between the ages of 18 and 32 (leaning to the younger end of the spectrum with a mean age of 22). The counted the positive sentences in the autobiographies, and organized them into 4 groups (quartiles),

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9 ways to naturally improve mental health

It’s normal for each of us to feel blue or sad. When our best friend moves away, or we lose a job, or we receive a poor mark on a test, we all feel disappointment or hurt. We may be despondent, and it may even get us down for a few days.

Depression, however, lasts much longer. Plus, it’s so pervasive, that it can interfere with your daily life routines, and it can even adversely affect your relationships with family, friends, and acquaintances.

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Eating with others helps older adults prevent depression

Earlier this year, Chinese researchers discovered a relationship between older adults eating alone and having depression. They published their findings in the academic journal BMC Geriatrics.

The researchers conducted their research on nearly 8,000 participants. They explored not only the association between eating alone and depression symptoms, but also such an association compared to living alone.

What they found was an inverse connection between the number of companions at mealtime and depressive symptoms. In other words,

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