diet and mental health

Probiotics for adults with major depressive disorder compared with antidepressants: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

This review has been published in the journal Oxford Academic. The abstract says: “Context: Despite recent advances in antidepressants in treating major depression (MDD), their usage is marred by adverse effects and social stigmas. Probiotics may be an efficacious adjunct or…
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Higher fruit and veg intake associated with better mental health in secondary school pupils

“Nutritious breakfast and lunch linked to emotional wellbeing in pupils across the age spectrum.” Reviewed by Emily Henderson and published by News Medical, this article (reporting research) begins: “Include good nutrition in public health strategies for kids’ mental health, urge researchers….
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Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley – Eat Some Bacteria

This 14 minute BBC podcast features Dr. Michael Mosely. It explores the science behind probiotics and “How fermented foods might be the key to a healthy brain, body and mind.” The programme-makers say: “In this episode, Michael speaks to expert Kirsten…
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Can what you eat affect your mental health? Research links diet and the mind

Gisela Telis, reporting (March 2014) in the Washington Post , writes: “Jodi Corbitt had been battling depression for decades and by 2010 had resigned herself to taking antidepressant medication for the rest of her life. Then she decided to start a dietary experiment. To…
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