A lack of essential nutrients is known to contribute to the onset of poor mental health in people suffering from anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and ADHD. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline that focuses on the use of food and supplements to provide these essential nutrients as part of an integrated or alternative… Read more

Your diet can put you at risk of depression, according to a new study[1]. The study also found that the likelihood of depression is higher among middle-aged and older women who were immigrants to Canada when compared to Canadian-born women. “Lower intakes of fruits and vegetables were found to be linked to depression for both… Read more

Young adults with depression whose diet is usually unhealthy showed significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy diet for three weeks, according to a study by Dr. Heather Francis from Macquarie University, and colleagues[1]. While much research has shown that eating a healthy diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, and lean meat is… Read more

Guide to Nutrition for Yoga

A true “Yogic Diet” is based on Ahimsa, which is a concept that means that no harm should ever come to a conscious living being. Therefore, a true “yogic diet” will be vegan. That is certainly an option, but, for the purpose of this publication we will discuss food and overall nutrition as it contributes… Read more

A spicy diet could be linked to dementia, new research involving the University of South Australia indicates. A 15-year study of 4582 Chinese adults aged over 55 found evidence of faster cognitive decline in those who consistently ate more than 50 grams of chili a day. Memory decline was even more significant if the chili… Read more