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Depression and mental disorders can be prevented and treated with simple healing foods


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Depression and mental disorders can be prevented and treated with simple healing foods

  1. 1. The study found that omega-3 fatty acids and foods high in a compound called uridine were able toreduce the symptoms of depression as well as or better than three different antidepressant drugs thatwere tested. This research was conducted at the McLean Hospital, which is affiliated with Harvard. Itsvery exciting to see this kind of study, because it shows yet more scientific evidence for the healingeffects of food as well as the relative uselessness of prescription drugs.Based on the results of this study, it seems silly that anyone would continue to use
  2. 2. antidepressant drugs to try to treat depression when there are simple healing foods available that do abetter job. This is especially true when considering the potentially dangerous side effects ofantidepressant drugs that are now coming to light, including increased risk of suicides, violent behavior,and other similar acts of aggression. But what healing foods in particular are we talking about in thisstudy? In addition to the omega-3 fatty acids, these health enhancing substances are found in walnuts,molasses, and fish, according to researchers. Theyre also found in many other foods.All of this also goes to show why people who pursue healthy diets tend to have such a positive outlookand outstanding mental health -- its the foods, stupid, because the food greatly affects your mentalstate, and if you eat healing foods, and foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, then youregoing to have healthy mental function and will probably never experience depression, especially if youcombine these foods with natural sunlight. But if you eat processed foods and manufactured foods, asare generally consumed by most Americans, then of course youre going to be depressed, becauseyoure not giving your brain the nutrients it needs to achieve a healthy mental state.So it is in fact the food supply that is causing depression in this country. Its all the refined ingredientsthat have their nutrition stripped away. Thats whats causing depression, but what do we do in thiscountry to treat depression? We come up with new drugs like Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft, and we givethose to people and charge them sometimes thousands of dollars a year to stay on these drugs. Theydont need these drugs -- what they really need are just healing foods. They need to go to the grocerystore, shop for some healthy foods like wheat germ, molasses, avocados, and so on, and eat those foodsin order to have healthy brain balance and avoid depression. Its really not that difficult.What else is exciting here is that were seeing yet more benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. These omega-3oils are almost miracle-class healing nutrients. They enhance heart health, they reduce the risk ofcardiovascular disease, they boost brain function and nerve system function, and now were seeing theyeven function as effective antidepressants. Clearly, omega-3 fatty acids are one of the most excitingnutrients in foods that are available to American consumers, and you can get these in everyday foods, oras nutritional supplements in things like salmon oil or flax seed oil. You can also eat chia seeds if youdlike to get some good, healthy omega-3s.