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Mental health: the nutritional links

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Researchers in The Netherlands have discovered a link between nutrient deficiencies and schizophrenia. In a study on 61 schizophrenia patients, those not taking a daily multivitamin had low vitamin B12 and high homocysteine (a marker for heart disease). The majority had high levels of saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, but low levels of healthy omega-3 [...]

PS, inositol options in mental health

By | June 26th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Neurological disorders are among the most difficult to deal with for both patients and their families, as changes in personality can often be dramatic. Recent studies center on two natural substances that may improve symptoms in age-related mental decline and bipolar depressive disorder. Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a brain nutrient needed for the storage, release and [...]

Iron ensures mental and physical energy

By | May 30th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia, is a condition common to women of childbearing age. Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, shortness of breath and decreased immunity. A woman’s risk for anemia can increase during pregnancy, from vigorous exercise, or if the woman is on a low-calorie or vegetarian diet. The Research Centre for Gender [...]