What to eat (and avoid) when you have ADHD

Recently, Australian researchers published a study in the Journal of Attention Disorders examining the relationship between dietary patterns and ADHD.

After examining 1172 adolescents with an ADHD diagnosis, researchers identified two major dietary patterns in the sample: western and healthy.

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How food can affect depression in young women

German and Bangladeshi researchers recently published an article in the German academic journal Gesundheitswesen, showing a connection between diet and depression in women of child-bearing age.

The researchers studied the mental health and diet habits of roughly 2,600 young women from nearly 100 villages in rural Bangladesh. About 1 in 5 of the women had screened positive for major depression.

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7 things you can do for back to school anxiety

Throughout the United States and Canada, school starts this week. For many places, school started last month. Either way, preparing for back to school and trying to get back into a set schedule after a relaxing summer can be a source of anxiety and stress for some people.

Luckily there are several things you can do that may help reduce your (or your child’s) anxiety and introduce calm into your life during this hectic time.

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Eating lots of meat may increase depression symptoms

Earlier this summer, Portuguese researchers published a study in Frontiers in Nutrition showing a connection between meat consumption and depression levels.

The researchers studied over 10,000 adults over a 2-year period using telephone interviews, asking questions about diet, lifestyle, and health.

After analyzing the received data, researchers discovered two clusters of participants, based on what they ate and how frequently they ate.

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Junk foods may affect our emotions

Two years ago, American researchers published a study in the Journal of Health Psychology showing a connection between trans fats and emotion regulation.

The researchers analyzed the dietary habits and emotion regulation of nearly 5,000 participants. Among the nutritional data, the researchers indicated that the top 5 sources of trans fatty acids were the following:

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13 nutrients your body needs to fight mental fatigue

What is mental fatigue?

We all feel tired at some time during the day. We go to sleep at the end of the day, then we wake up several hours later refreshed and reenergized.

Some people, however, feel tired for weeks. If that’s the case, mental fatigue, or a lack of energy and motivation, may be the reason. Mental fatigue can also mean a temporary lapse in optimal cognitive performance.

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Diet quality may affect depression symptoms in women

Earlier this month, Japanese researchers published a study in the British Journal of Nutrition showing a connection between diet quality and depression in women.

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How long does it take for Truehope to work?

From time to time, we come across people interested in EMPowerplus who’ve become frustrated with other solutions they’ve tried and that they felt didn’t work for them. They’re frustrated with being unable to manage their mental health and with solution after solution not seeming to work for them.

By the time they come to us, they can be desperate.

We must point out though that few of our customers experience immediate results. Most of them don’t see significant improvements in their mental health for several weeks,

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Sugar consumption may be connected to depression in men

British researchers recently published a study in the journal Scientific Reports exploring a connection between sugar intake and mental health in men.

The researchers analyzed data from the Whitehall Study II, which consisted of over 10,000 participants. The original study period was 1985–1988, with 11 follow-up phases between 1989 and 2013.

During part of the study and its subsequent follow-up phases, researchers recorded sugar intake through 15 items, including cakes, cookies, sugar in coffee and tea, and soft drinks.

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