Natural Answers for Depression

If you experience depression, you will typically be prescribed an antidepressant, an SSRI or other agent, and have to endure the common side-effects such as weight gain, aggression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and erectile dysfunction. If you consult a psychologist or counselor, the underlying psychological underpinnings (if any) are explored, strategies devised to cope. But there will almost never be talk about your diet, nutritional deficiencies that amplify dark moods, or the microbiome. Yet there are very powerful strategies available that have potential to substantially lift mood. Such solutions won’t, of course, erase the effects of childhood trauma or grieving from personal loss, but they can help smooth the emotional impact of such life events, elevate the hormones of mood, and make life easier naturally and inexpensively. Among the most powerful nutritional and natural mood lifters: Wheat and grain elimination–By removing such foods, you are removing mind-active opioid peptides that derive from the gliadin protein of wheat and related proteins of other grains. These opiates exert a variety of effects, depending on individual susceptibility, ranging from paranoia in people with schizophrenia, to mania in people with bipolar disorder, to impulsivity in children with ADHD, to food obsessions in those prone to bulimia and bine-eating disorder, to depression in people prone to depression. The solution: remove the sources of gliadin-derived opioids, wheat and ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: News & Updates anxiety bowel flora Depression Gliadin gluten-free grain-free grains Inflammation mood wheat belly Source Type: blogs

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T, Viñas I Abstract The risk posed by outbreaks associated with strawberries together with the safety issues of by-products from chlorine disinfection in the fruit industry has led to a search for alternative sanitizers. The disinfection capacity of peracetic acid (PA) at three concentrations (20, 40 and 80 ppm) and washing times (1 and 2 min) was compared to sodium hypochlorite (200 ppm) (NaClO) treatments and a water control, and its influence on the physico-chemical, biochemical and nutritional quality of strawberries was also studied. Counts on total aerobic mesophilic microorganisms were comparab...
Source: Food Microbiology - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Food Microbiol Source Type: research
Abstract Fresh vegetables are important components of an everyday balanced diet making ready to-eat-salads (RTE) a commodity widely consumed. However, in the past few years these products have been linked with outbreaks of salmonellosis and listeriosis; thus the continuous investigation of their safety is an essential requirement. A total of 216 samples of ready-to-eat salads from the Cypriot market were analysed to determine the microbiological quality and safety, along with physicochemical attributes of the salads and identify possible correlations between them. The samples were randomly collected from four reta...
Source: Food Microbiology - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Food Microbiol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 June 2019Source: Plant ScienceAuthor(s): Ning Zhang, Jing Xu, Xinye Liu, Wenxing Liang, Mingming Xin, Jinkun Du, Zhaorong Hu, Huiru Peng, Weilong Guo, Zhongfu Ni, Qixin Sun, Yingyin YaoAbstractProtein ubiquitination is a major post-translational modification important for diverse biological processes. In wheat (Triticum aestivum) and Arabidopsis thaliana, STRESS-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 5 (SAP5) is involved in drought tolerance, acting as an E3 ubiquitin ligase to target DRIP and MBP-1 for degradation. To identify further target proteins of SAP5, we implemented two independent approaches in ...
Source: Plant Science - Category: Biology Source Type: research
In young individuals who have shortened sleep, staying up late may be better than getting up early, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
ConclusionsPre-treatment with patiromer decreases the potassium concentration of infant formula. Calcium levels increased after treatment as expected with the majority of ion exchange occurring in 30  min. Treatment of formula with patiromer shows promise as a unique option for managing hyperkalemia.
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
This report demonstrates how much sleep-in staff are relied upon. “They’re effectively keeping the care system on its feet. Yet workers are hugely undervalued by employers and paid poverty wages. “It’s totally unacceptable to leave staff to sleep in offices, and not protect them from abuse. “More staff could quit their jobs if employers don’t act, leaving care even more in crisis.” UNISON is now calling on employers to improve sleep-in working conditions such as providing somewhere safe and clean to sleep, carrying out proper risk assessments, and for the government to fund the bac...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - Category: Occupational Health Authors: Tags: News Press release care homes dave prentis Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review discusses the emerging role of integrative hematology. It reinforces the growing interest of CAM among patients, and the importance of provider knowledge and participation in discussions with patients about the subject. The main question asked in this review, “Is there evidence for the use of integrative medicine practices in the field of malignant hematology?” is answered by examining current research and providing relevant summaries.Recent FindingsData suggests that practices such as meditative movement, exercise, nutrition and supplements and touch therapy can be used for...
Source: Current Hematologic Malignancy Reports - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Because of metabolic dysfunction, high glucose levels represent good nutrition for bacteria on the skin, on the ocular surface (OS) and in the tears of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients, affecting the conjunctival bacterial community. Previously, the only method used to The OS bacterial flora of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients and healthy subjects were compared using 16SrRNA sequencing-based bacterial identification. Among 23 healthy subjects (CON) and 31 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients (DM), 54 eyes were enrolled to investigate the composition of the OS bacterial community. Factors potentially modifying the microbiota...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
AbstractThe study was an evaluation of Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT; Cohen et al.2017) with child-caregiver dyads who experienced the death of a loved one from terrorism, using a hybrid efficacy/effectiveness design in which there were no required minimum symptom levels. Forty children ages 4 –17 years old whose fathers died in the line of duty on 9/11/2001 and their mothers participated in an RCT comparing TF-CBT and Client-Centered Therapy (CCT). At baseline, mothers’ PTSD, depression, and prolonged grief symptoms were highly elevated, whereas children’s were at normative lev...
Source: Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
Confusion over cholesterol issues is everywhere and shared by most people, including doctors. Unfortunately, it means that, by seeing your primary care doctor or even cardiologist, you are being advised with information that is superficial and largely ineffective while ignoring the MANY issues that really should be addressed to manage risk for cardiovascular disease. Admittedly, these are somewhat complicated issues and even I have been guilty at times of giving overlysimplistic answers. I’ll try to keep this as straightforward as possible, but it is a bit hairy. I blame this situation on the statin drug industry, as...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cholesterol undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
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