Brain Food: Five Things You Can Consume To Help Fend Off Mental and Neurologic Illness

16 Apr 2012
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What we consume daily can have a significant implication on how our brain functions and what mental illnesses we may acquire. An unhealthy diet may increase your risk for psychiatric and neurologic conditions such as depression and dementia. Healthy diets may be protective. Here are five dietary items to keep your brain on the right track: Fish oil is loaded with DHA and EPA two polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 3 fatty acids) that can decrease psychosis and depression. Berries have polyphenols which reduce the oxidative stress of free radicals in the bloodstream and slow cognitive decline. Alcohol, always in moderation (one drink per day for women and two drinks per.

Teen Depression: How Parents Can Help Prevent This By Promoting Physical And Mental Health

05 Mar 2012
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Teen depression is a serious problem that can cause long-lasting physical and emotional problems. By promoting your child’s physical and mental health, you can help him or her handle stressful situations that might trigger teen depression. There is no single cause of teen depression. Genetics and environment may play a role. Some teens are more prone to depression than others: Children of depressed parents. Children who have anxiety or behavior problems. Teen girls may be more vulnerable than teen boys. Children with health problems, stress or the loss of an important person in their life. Teens dealing with depression are more likely to experience teen pregnancy, abuse drugs and alcohol,.