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10 Best Brain Foods: Eat Your Way to Mental Health

Fish has long been called “brain food” due to its beneficial effects on cognition. But it’s not the only type of grub that’s great for your noggin. “For brain health, you want foods that keep your weight down, control blood sugar and improve your vascular system,” says Dr. Steven Platt, a La Jolla, Calif.-based ophthalmologist and board-certified integrative holistic medicine practitioner. “Fortunately, there are foods that help to do all of those things.”

Here are 10 of the best, according to Platt and other experts:

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Sugar Not So Sweet for Mental Health

Sugar may be bad not only for your teeth and your waistline, but also your mental health, claimed a study Thursday that was met with skepticism by other experts.

Researchers at University College London (UCL) compared the reported sugar intake of more than 8,000 people in a long-term British study, to their mood.

The study participants, civil servants, were monitored from 1985-1988, and filled out a questionnaire every few years thereafter.

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These are 15 reasons to have sex today!

Do you find deep breathing exercises failing in your stress reduction? If so, try to substitute them with sex. Did you know that when you have sex your body producesdopamine, a substance that fights stress hormones, endorphins, also called ‘happiness hormones’ and oxytocin, a ‘sex-drive hormone’ secreted by the pituitary gland?

THC Has Recently Been Found To Promote The Removal Of A Toxic Protein In The Brain That Causes Alzheimers

An active compound found in the cannabis plant called tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC, has recently been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid beta protein in the brain, which are thought to be precursors to Alzheimer’s disease.
These findings support the results of previous studies, which found evidence of the protective effects of cannabinoids, including THC, on patients with the neurodegenerative disease.
According to senior paper author David Schubert, of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California, “Although other studies have offered evidence that cannabinoids might be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, we believe our study is the first to demonstrate that cannabinoids affect both inflammation and amyloid beta accumulation in nerve cells.”
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Good life satisfaction has beneficial effects on bone health

University of Eastern Finland, 13-Jan-2015
Women aged 60-70 who are satisfied with their lives have a higher bone density and they suffer from osteoporosis less frequently than their unsatisfied peers, according to a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland.

Medical doctor gets blacklisted for telling the truth about depression

Lori Alton, March 20, 2016
It’s a topic that has many of her fellow psychiatrists squirming, but Dr. Kelly Brogan, M.D., did not anticipate the cold reception she received from major media with the launch of her new book, “A Mind of Your Own.”