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by Dr.Dave

The Mental Health Experts


Vitamin B12 Deficiency is Common In the Elderly

Date Posted February 7th, 2016
   
Vitamin B12 Deficiency is Common In the Elderly
Are you and your loved ones getting enough vitamin B12? Possibly not. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common yet frequently overlooked condition, particularly among the elderly. For example, nearly 20% of people 50 years of age and older may be low in vitamin B12, and the prevalence of this deficiency a [...]
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The Effects of Sugar on the Brain and Memory

Date Posted January 5th, 2016
   
The Effects of Sugar on the Brain and Memory
Americans are undeniably great consumers of added sugar. The average person’s intake is over 126 grams of sugar daily which is way too much. Sugar per se is not harmful but too much of it is detrimental to health. High sugar consumption has long been linked to weight gain, and the development [...]
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How to Beat the Holiday Blues

Date Posted December 14th, 2015
   
How to Beat the Holiday Blues
The holiday season is a wonderful time of the year to enjoy and reconnect with family and friends. But it is also the time for shopping, cooking, attending and hosting holiday events and get-togethers, traveling and other assorted activities. Plus, the financial demands can be substantial. The combi [...]
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GABA - Not Only Calms Your Frazzled Nerves But May Help with Planning and Mental Performance

Date Posted September 24th, 2015
   
GABA - Not Only Calms Your Frazzled Nerves But May Help with Planning and Mental Performance
The Central Nervous System (CNS) is comprised of many different components that work together to influence our behaviors and how we respond to our environment. Brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters serve as chemical messengers to facilitate transmission of electrical impulses between nerve cell [...]
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Is Eating a Balanced Diet Enough to Stay Healthy?

Date Posted August 12th, 2015
   
Is Eating a Balanced Diet Enough to Stay Healthy?
Eating a balanced diet is one of the best ways to maintain optimum health. Yet not everyone eats a variety of healthy foods. And sometimes, even when you eat the right kinds of food, you still don't get adequate nourishment. To ensure that your body gets the required amount of nutrients, it can [...]
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Depression and Diabetes Together Magnify the Risk for Dementia

Date Posted July 11th, 2015
   
Depression and Diabetes Together Magnify the Risk for Dementia
As the old song would suggest, the hip bone really is connected to the thigh bone.  More than that, however, it turns out that all our internal human operations are inextricably intertwined.  Take for example the results of a recent collaborative effort between the University of Washington [...]
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Memory Loss and Cognitive Impairment of Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Shows Up Years before Diagnosis

Date Posted July 4th, 2015
   
Memory Loss and Cognitive Impairment of Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Shows Up Years before Diagnosis
According to a recent report from Psychiatric Annals, Alzheimer's Disease may be detectable via simple cognitive testing years - up to 18 in some studies - before the clinical diagnosis of dementia can be made.  The report highlights findings of several recent studies indicating that over [...]
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Psychobiotics and Pickles, How to Make Your Own

Date Posted May 19th, 2015
   
Psychobiotics and Pickles, How to Make Your Own
There has been a lot of research coming out lately on the connection between the gut and the brain. In an article published in Biological Psychiatry titled Psychobiotics: A novel class of psychotropic, they defined the term psychobiotics as "a live organism that when ingested in adequate amounts, pr [...]
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Fermented Foods for Better Mental Health 

Date Posted May 18th, 2015
   
Fermented Foods for Better Mental Health 
Having strong, distinct taste and smell are the common characteristics of fermented foods. Fermented foods are enjoyed in many parts of globe. Some are even highly prized as gourmet foods because of their intense and delectable flavor. Different countries have their own version of fermented foods in [...]
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Tea Consumption Lowers Risk of Depression

Date Posted April 1st, 2015
   
Tea Consumption Lowers Risk of Depression
Despite widespread awareness and aggressive pharmacologic treatment, depression remains an important public health issue affecting more than 350 million people of all ages worldwide. What’s more, the incidence of this dreaded condition is growing and projected to rank third among all disorders [...]
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