Do Vitamins And Supplements Make Antidepressants More Effective?

Pixabay Images The multibillion-dollar supplement industry spews many dubious claims, but a new study suggests that some nutritional supplements, including omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, may boost the effectiveness of antidepressants. If so, the supplements might help relieve symptoms for the millions of people who don’t immediately respond to these drugs. The [...]

6 Powerful Ways To Improve Mental Health

Stock Images Mental health is intrinsically linked to your diet. Studies have shown that certain nutrients and deficiencies are increasingly responsible for the health of your brain. Here are six dietary factors that can exert a profound influence over your mental wellness. 1. Omega-3s Most of us don’t get enough omega-3s in our diets. However, omega-3s are [...]

Energy Drinks May Pose Public Health Danger

Over 70 percent of young adults (aged 18 to 29 years) who drink energy drinks mix them with alcohol, according to an EFSA study. Numerous studies have shown that this practice is more risky than drinking alcohol only, possibly because these drinks make it harder for people to notice when they are getting drunk. - Frontiers [...]

Five foods to reduce stress

Some types of foods and key vitamins and minerals can help you unwind by boosting levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin, lowering blood pressure and reducing cortisol levels. The low-GI carbohydrates found in wholegrain breads, pasta, noodles and brown rice are among the best stress-busters. But here are five other types of food to calm [...]