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Mental Disorders

SAD Gotcha Down? Here are 3 Effective Natural Treatments For Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted December 24, 2013

While some consider winter a time to hibernate and relax, many women spend the winter suffering from depression due to the short days and lack of sunlight. Although Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects more women per year than men, you don’t have to go another long winter experiencing depression, irritability and mood fluctuations. Our suggestions for natural treatments for SAD will help you continue enjoying the activities you love most all season long.

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Vitamin D Insufficiency Highly Prevalent in Psychiatric Patients

Posted July 22, 2013

Up to 75% of psychiatric inpatients have vitamin D insufficiency. However, this is more likely an effect of the chronic mental illness itself, rather than a cause, new research suggests.

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Choline Supplementation During Pregnancy May Help Schizophrenia Prevention

Posted January 16, 2013

The study breaks new ground both in its potentially therapeutic findings and in its strategy to target markers of schizophrenia long before the illness itself actually appears. Choline is also being studied for potential benefits in liver disease, including chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis, depression, memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and certain types of seizures.

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Eating mercury-tainted fish affects essential stress hormones in children

Posted April 30, 2012

A study raises concern about children’s exposure to mercury through fish eating, tying it for the first time to hormone changes that increase chronic stress and associated immune system dysfunction. The mercury levels measured in the children were well below the levels considered a health risk by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Use This Superfood to Help Remove Mercury From Your Tissues in Weeks

Posted April 30, 2012

Have you noticed that practically every day a new story comes out in the media about the toxic side effects of living in the modern world? Chemical and heavy metal dangers seem to be lurking everywhere you turn in the 21st century!

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Mercury exposure linked to ramp up of thyroid antibody

Posted April 30, 2012

Women with high mercury exposures are more than twice as likely to have higher levels of antibodies that are associated with autoimmune disorders. A large study of women in the United States indicates a link between mercury exposure and elevated levels of a thyroid antibody that is often higher in women with autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis and lupus.

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Coffee, tea reduce mercury exposure when eating fish

Posted April 30, 2012

Forget sake – a groundbreaking new study from the Universit

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Selenium reduces toxic mercury levels in freshwater fish

Posted April 30, 2012

New evidence from a laboratory study shows that selenium helps freshwater fish get rid of stored methylmercury rather than preventing it from accumulating in the first place. Certain forms and levels of selenium tested reduced levels of methylmercury that had accumulated in the tissues of the freshwater fish, according to the findings published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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