These 11 foods might improve your depression

Mental health researchers, Dr. Bonnie Kaplan and Dr. Julia Rucklidge, recently published an article on Mad in America, where they summarize and discuss a recent Australian study exploring the connection between improved nutrition and its effect on depression.

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Mediterranean diet may influence ADHD

Spanish researchers recently published an article in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ academic journal Pediatrics that shows a possible connection between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and prevalence of ADHD in children and adolescents.

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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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Eating this many fruits and veggies may lower depression

Researchers in China, Bangladesh, Wales, and Canada recently published a study in the BMC Psychiatry journal showing a connection between depression rates and fruit and vegetable consumption.

The researchers studied over 14,000 adults 18 years old and older in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. They analyzed their self-reported depression results, as well as their fruit and vegetable consumption.

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How bacteria improve our mental health

Did you know that it’s been nearly 100 years since researchers first discovered a link between bacteria and neuroendocrine hormones? In the decades since the first discovery in 1929, researchers have found stronger links between the bacteria that live in our intestines and mental health.

In a study published in the journal BioEssays in 2011, researchers noted that some bacteria living in our digestive system actually produce neurochemicals that are found in our central nervous system.

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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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Have you ever wondered why labels on supplements are so vague?

Mental health researchers Dr. Julia Rucklidge and Dr. Bonnie Kaplan recently wrote an article on the vagueness we often see on the labels from natural supplement bottles.

For example, consider St. John’s Wort, which the researchers expound on:

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Mental health and diet

Over the last few years, researchers have become more open to the idea that diet and mental health are inextricably linked. Several studies have demonstrated that connection.

As the research connected nutrition with improved mental health, the desire for managing mental health through diet has increased. It’s not uncommon to see in chat boards, on social media, and in blog comments people asking for advice on the right foods to eat to manage their mental health.

There is no diet specifically designed for depression,

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4 healthy tricks for eating your Halloween treats

Halloween is just around the corner, and with Halloween come treats. Lots of treats. Bags and bowls of treats. Chocolate, gum, lollipops, chips, hard candies, gummy candies, and so on. And the treats taste so good. Well, except maybe candy corn.

It’s tempting to eat all our candy at once. But eating too much candy at once can make us feel ill, ruin our appetite, and suppress our immune system. It can also lead to sugar highs and subsequent crashes. Here are 4 tricks to not going overboard on your Halloween treats.

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