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by Dr.Dave

The Mental Health Experts


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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Get Good Sleep Naturally

Date Posted March 29th, 2015
   
Get Good Sleep Naturally
Despite the frequency of insomnia and the high impact it has on quality of life and health, sleep is seldom made a priority. The ravages of sleep are not limited to brain and behavior. Regular sleep curtailment is strongly associated with many systemic health issues including obesity and diabetes. I [...]
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L-Methylfolate Plus Conventional Antidepressants More Effective Than Antidepressants Alone

Date Posted March 3rd, 2015
   
L-Methylfolate Plus Conventional Antidepressants More Effective Than Antidepressants Alone
L-methylfolate added to an antidepressant at the onset of treatment is more effective at improving symptoms and enhancing function than antidepressants alone.  In addition, the combination of l-methylfolate plus antidepressant was better tolerated, in other words, had fewer side effects.  [...]
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Reversing Early Memory Loss

Date Posted February 18th, 2015
   
Reversing Early Memory Loss
In what has become one of my favorite articles published in recent months (“Reversal of cognitive decline: a novel therapeutic program”), Dr. Dale Bredesen out of the UCLA Department of Neurology reports on a promising new approach to preserving brain function and even reversing cognitiv [...]
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S-Acetyl Glutathione: What is it and why everyone over age 35 should be taking it?

Date Posted February 4th, 2015
   
S-Acetyl Glutathione: What is it and why everyone over age 35 should be taking it?
Aging is a natural process that we all go through but, as we age, we become more vulnerable to health problems, particularly chronic diseases.  Luckily, there is a powerful antioxidant that has the ability to slow down the process of aging and help prevent cancer, heart disease, dementia a [...]
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