The New Brain Nutrition Blog

  • Nutrition and mental health

    Nutrition and the Mental Health Crisis

    Nutrition as part of the solution to the mental health crisis! Mental illness affects one in five people globally and, despite the wide availability of solid empirically supported therapies, these statistics are not getting any better. We appear to have reached an impasse improving outcomes, despite improvements in other areas of medicine.
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  • Mental illness and micronutrients

    Micronutrients and Mental Health

    Is there any evidence for using micronutrients for the treatment of mental illness? The notion that good nutrition is good for the brain is not a new idea. What is relatively new is that, until recently, there were very few well conducted studies examining whether a broad spectrum approach using doses of nutrients higher than what you could
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  • Muesli yogurt fruit

    Breakfast and Brain Function

    Isn’t it amazing what a regular breakfast habit can do for you? An old German saying states breakfast as the most important meal of the day. And it might be right! A review by Rampersaud and colleagues (2005)(1) investigated the effect of a regular breakfast habit on a variety of outcomes. They concluded that children and adolescents who
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  • Vitamin B and ADHD

    ADHD and Vitamin Levels

    There is a well-documented relationship between dietary factors, health and human behavior. Severe malnutrition produces neurological and psychiatric symptoms. It is also assumed that dietary factors play a role in common mental disorders, such as ADHD, but this is less established and more difficult to investigate. A few studies have
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