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Month: April 2017

Another reason why exercise can rescue you from depression

Whilst anti-depressants are still the number one choice for treating depression they have many limitations.   Exercise on the other hand has very few limitations and many benefits. Lets compare these two treatment options. Anti-depressant drugs The first major limitation that may surprise you is that Anti-depressant medication is only effective in less than 50% of  patients (1).  Anti-depressants have numerous side effects including loss of libido, increased sleep, weight gain, dry mouth, and many of these side effects seem to plague older adults (2).  Anxiety and diarrhea are often… Read more Another reason why exercise can rescue you from depression

A diet rich in whole grains may lead to modest improvements in gut microbiota and immune response in healthy adults

A recent study reminds  us that bread is actually good for you, but it has to be bread made from whole wheat.  A recent 6 week study on diets high in whole grains found that  eating more whole grains foods (such as  wholewheat bread, brown rice, oats) can improve your immune system and your gut microbiota. Here’s the original article and reference. 6 APR 2017 | Andreu Prados Dietary fibre is a key nutrient for optimizing gut health through fermentation by commensal microbiota in the colon. The vast majority of studies… Read more A diet rich in whole grains may lead to modest improvements in gut microbiota and immune response in healthy adults