Category Archives: Anxiety & Depression

Dash Diet and Depression

Can The Heart-Healthy DASH Diet Lower Depression

It’s not a crash diet. It’s not a fad diet. It’s a complete overhaul in one’s food intake to put his or her health first: the DASH diet. Standing for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, the DASH diet, first and foremost, prevents and lowers high blood pressure. The diet requires you to not only reduce [...]

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Survive Holiday Stress – These Foods Can Help

Fox News Health – Amie Valpone, celebrity chef and editor-in-chief of – There are many ways to bring down your stress levels during the holidays. First and foremost is by eating magnesium-rich foods and getting at least eight hours of sleep each night. When I was going through my decade of chronic illness I [...]

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Vitamins and Minerals Can Help Cope with Stress

Daily Press – Knowing that stress is acknowledged to be causal or contributory in 90 to 95 percent of all disease, it is important to do whatever we can to lessen the effects of stress on our bodies. Stress and food are related. A nutritional deficit can cause the body stress. However, eating a balanced [...]

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Holiday Stress and Mood Foods

Holiday Stress: Foods That Improve Mood

For some, the holidays with its family obligations, endless RSVPs and impending house guests can bring on feelings of anxiety, while those who don’t have the option of spending this time with family or loved ones may struggle with feelings of loneliness and despair. And for many of us, regardless of whether we’re tired, stressed [...]

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Ashley Koff and Magnesium

What Women Should Be Eating

ABC – Eyewitness News – “Magnesium is really important for women, says registered dietician and NMA Member Ashley Koff, RD. It’s our anti-stress mineral, so it actually goes into our cells and makes sure that stress response isn’t happening all the time.” Koff says that’s not to say we won’t get stressed, but when you [...]

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Magnesium and Depression

BodyBuilding Science – Antidepressant activity of zinc and magnesium… By Zbyszko Tarczewski Recently, studies have demonstrated that zinc and magnesium possess antidepressant properties. Zinc and magnesium exhibit antidepressant-like activity in a variety of tests and models in laboratory animals. They are active in forced … Body Building Science…

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Magnesium: Beat Depression Naturally

Psychology Today – Emily Deans, M.D. Magnesium is an old home remedy for all that ails you, including “anxiety, apathy, depression, headaches, insecurity, irritability, restlessness, talkativeness, and sulkiness.” In 1968, Wacker and Parisi reported that magnesium deficiency could cause depression, behavioral disturbances, headaches, muscle cramps, seizures, ataxia, psychosis, and irritability – all reversible with magnesium [...]

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