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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Food for thought

Could a Balanced Diet Alleviate Mental Illness?thanksgiving dinner

This might sweeten the pill for eating right. While mainstream psychiatry has yet to embrace its potentially curative properties, a nascent research field has found intriguing links betweenfood and mood. Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids can reduce schizophrenia risk, and nutrient cocktails can lower anxiety. Although it’s too soon to tell, the possible paradigm shift could allow the nearly one in five American adults who suffer from mental illness to access treatment without the weight gain, listlessness and other common side effects of psychiatric drugs.

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