High Fat/Low Carb Diet Could Combat Schizophrenia

Associate Professor Zoltan Sarnyai and his research group from JCU’s Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) have discovered that feeding mice a ketogenic diet, which is high on fat but very low on carbohydrates (sugars), leads to fewer animal behaviours that resemble schizophrenia. ScienceDaily: High fat/low carb diet could combat schizophrenia The ketogenic diet […]

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Ketogenic Diet Shows Promising Results for All Dementia Stages

A ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet that produces ketones. Studies show a ketogenic diet can slow and even reverse symptoms of memory loss and cognitive impairment throughout all the dementia stages. You might be asking, “What is a ketogenic diet?” University Health News: Ketogenic Diet Shows Promising Results for All Dementia Stages A […]

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Vegetarian Diets and Depression

The purpose of  the study is to determine whether self-identification of vegetarian dietary habits is associated with significant depressive symptoms in men. Publimed: Vegetarian diets and depressive symptoms among men METHOD: Self-report data from 9668 adult male partners of pregnant women in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) included identification as vegetarian or […]

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Fueling the Alzheimer’s Brain

In Alzheimer’s disease (AD), there are early significant deficits in glucose utilization that become increasingly severe as disease progresses. Clinical Neurology News: Fueling the Alzheimer’s brain with fat Most reports from early-onset AD animal models find that these energy deficits are largely due to defects in mitochondrial complex IV and V, and possibly related to mitochondrial fusion and fission […]

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Depression May Be Caused by Inflammation

What do heart attacks and depression have in common? Both might be caused by inflammation. Nova Next: Depression May Be Caused by Inflammation Inflammation is our immune system’s natural response to injuries, infections, or foreign compounds. When triggered, the body pumps various cells and proteins to the site through the blood stream, including cytokines, a class […]

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Ketogenic Diets for Psychiatric Disorders: A New 2017 Review

If you have a brain, you need to know about ketogenic diets. The fact that these specially-formulated low-carbohydrate diets have the power to stop seizures in their tracks is concrete evidence that food has a tremendous impact on brain chemistry and should inspire curiosity about how they work. I first became interested in ketogenic diets as […]

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Adrenal Fatigue Explained

Cortisol, DHEA, and another hormone, adrenaline, are the three main hormones secreted by the adrenal glands in response to stress. In the short run, they provide protection to the body against a variety of threats—anything perceived by the unconscious brain as potentially dangerous—from infection to a hungry lion, particularly if you happen to be a […]

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Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation

New research is revealing that many cases of depression are caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation.  Tim de Chant of NOVA writes: “Inflammation is our immune system’s natural response to injuries, infections, or foreign compounds. When triggered, the body pumps various cells and proteins to the site through the blood stream, including cytokines, a […]

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Depression is Not Caused by Chemical Imbalance, It is the Inflamation to Blame

Did you know that antidepressant drugs represent a $10 billion dollar market in the U.S. alone? These drugs are based on the chemical imbalance theory presuming that low serotonin levels can cause anxiety and depressive disorders.  However, the chemical imbalance theory as a cause for anxiety and depressive disorders never was true. In fact, no […]

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