Month: November 2019

Food and Mood

November 26th, 2019 | Posted in Info

Evidence is growing for the relationship between nutritional deficiencies, diet quality and mental health, and for the use of dietary changes and nutritional supplements to improve mental well being (1). The blog post The Microbiome and Mood shows there is increasing evidence for the gut microbiome as a key factor in the link between diet and ...

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Microbiome and Mood

November 18th, 2019 | Posted in Info

The gut microbiome is a complex ecosystem of organisms comprising bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses and protozoans that live in our digestive system. These organisms are vital for breaking down food and toxins, making vitamins and playing a role in our immune systems. More recently it has become clear that the gut microbiota have an important ...

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Winter Blues

November 12th, 2019 | Posted in Info

As the nights get longer and the temperatures and opportunities to be outside reduce many people start to feel blue. For some people this is more serious and the shorter days lead to depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD). This form of depression affects about 1% to 2% of the population. SAD comes on during the autumn and winter months ...

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