Omega 3 and Depression in the Elderly

Chances are you have already heard of omegas, especially if you are health conscious or have read previous posts on this blog. The mighty essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6 are power houses of energy and also have a fantastic range of health benefits which covers the whole body (from head to toe).



Zinc – an effective treatment for depression?

A recent review indicates that zinc may be an effective addition to treatment for depression (1).

A recent review indicates that zinc may be an effective addition to treatment for depression.

Zinc is a co-factor in many enzymes that are involved in brain function. In fact there have been a number of human [...]


Could Saffron be useful for the treatment of depression?

Nutrition and natural remedies for the treatment and prevention of mood disorders and depression is something I am very interested in and have written a lot about.  Nutrition really can impact the brain and it would be wonderful to see nutritional and natural remedies being used more widely by the medical community.  Depression is [...]


Researchers find that eating trans-fats may increase the risk of depression

Studies have found that long chain omega 3 fatty acids, from oily fish such as salmon, trout, mackerel and sardines, may be useful in the prevention and treatment of depression and low mood.  Now research has found (1) that eating trans-fats may increase the risk of suffering depression, and that olive oil  may protect [...]


Increasing evidence for omega 3 fatty acid use in depression

Long chain omega 3 fatty acids, those found in oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, trout and sardines, for the treatment and prevention of depression is a topic I have covered quite frequently, and one that I am incredibly passionate about.  The evidence for the use of these fats in the treatment of depression [...]


Low B vitamin intake linked to depression in older adults

As mentioned in many past posts, depression and mood have links to nutrition.  In past studies deficiencies and low levels of B vitamins have been associated with depression.  Vitamin B12 is important for efficient brain function and cognition (mental function).  A recent study (1) published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found [...]


New study suggests omega 3 fats may be helpful for those suffering with major depression

Nutrition and the links to depression and mood are topics I have written about numerous times and I am highly interested in.  In particular I have been paying attention to the extensive work on long chain omega 3 fatty acids for the treatment of depression.   The long chain omega 3 fat, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) which is found [...]


Low vitamin D levels linked to depression in older people


Vitamin D is important at every age.  Low levels have been associated to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and more severe asthma to name but a few conditions.  In people over the age of about 65 having sufficient vitamin D levels in the body is really important to protect against fractures.  Many [...]


Study finds that overall healthy diet may protect against depression in middle age

On Monday I wrote about omega 3 fats and how they are important for brain function and in protecting against and treating depression.  Today I wanted to look at a UK study which has just been published in the British Journal of Psychiatry (1).

The study authors (1) wanted to examine the association between [...]


Long chain omega 3 fatty acids may be helpful in treating depression

If you were to search this blog you would notice that I have written extensively about mood, depression, mental health and the brain.  This area of nutrition excites and intrigues me greatly and I have specifically researched it and kept up to date with it, for over eight years now.  A key factor for [...]