Depression & Mood

Do you find yourself becoming enthusiastically negative, not happy most of the time, stuck in a black hole, not enjoying your life and not seeing a way forward?

A staggering, and increasing number of people feel like this, with one in six being prescribed anti-depressants. I strongly believe the combination of psychological and nutritional solutions is the way up from down, not drugs – and this is what I focus on here.

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How to reduce stress for weightloss

Why stress affects weight Your appetite, weight and energy level are all largely controlled by...

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What’s really driving suicide?

‘Antidepressants increase risk of suicide, violence and homicide’ reads the headline of an article in...

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Meet the BRAINMAKERS

The dry weight of your brain is 60 per cent fat. The trillions of brain...

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What is it to be fully human?

There are three characters in all of us that relate to body, heart and mind,...

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Mind transforming health tips

As important as good nutrition, exercise, reducing stress, not smoking and creating a toxin-free environment...

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Is social media anti-social?

The advent of social media – emails, texts, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – has radically changed...

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The Chemistry of Connection – 5 keys to happiness

Before I became absorbed in the power of optimum nutrition, I studied as a psychologist...

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Two thirds of anti-depressant prescriptions are ‘off label’

Two thirds of all antidepressant prescriptions are ‘off label’ given for conditions that have no...

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Magic mushrooms and depression

The findings, published today in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal revealed that 67% of patients were depression free 1 week...

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Enlighten your body, detox your mind

If you get the nutrition right for the brain it is optimum nutrition for the...

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Depression – Food is Better than Drugs

Anti depressant prescriptions to teenagers are up 54%, says WHO despite evidence on no benefit...

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Anti-depressant lies corrected

Thousands of adolescents have been harmed, and some have died by misleading people. The full...

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Are you B12 deficient? Why treatment has to change.

Many people who suffer from tiredness, failing mood and memory lack vitamin B12, known as...

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Cynicism is seriously bad for you

Three studies have now found that the most negative emotion is not stress, anger or...

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Health and Happiness Survey

We’re excited to be releasing the results of our recent Health and Happiness Survey this...

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Depression

The evidence suggests that the nutritional approach it not only more effective than anti-depressant drugs...

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Anxiety & Insomnia

Sleep is a wonderful thing, yet for quite a few of us it’s an elusive...

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Beware ‘mood stabiliser’ drugs

If you can double the number of people diagnosed as ‘bipolar’ (meaning sometimes up and...

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Weight loss; it’s all in your mind

While we most certainly have genetic predispositions, our brains can change in amazing ways, regardless...

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Sugar makes you fat, sad and stupid

The three part BBC series 'the men who made us fat' explains that it is...

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How to improve your mood podcast

Listen to my new podcast - How to improve your mood.

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Three in ten suffer post natal depression

A new survey from the charity 4Children has found that three in ten new mothers...

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What if anti-depressants don’t work?

Prescriptions for anti-depressants in the UK have gone up 43% to 23 million a year.An...

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The Happiness Herb: Feel Good Factor Tip Ten

This week is the beginning of the Feel Good Factor tour in the UK and...

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Accept and Move Through Your Moods to Greater Happiness: Feel Good Factor Tip Nine

The experience of life means that we inevitably accumulate emotional tension and unresolved memories from...

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How the Sunshine Nutrients and Exercise Can Boost Happiness

Do you find your mood dips during the winter? If so, you are not alone...

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Could B Vitamins Make You Happier?

Do you know your Bs? You’ll probably have heard of folic acid, an important member...

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Feel Good Factor goes to Number One

The Feel Good Factor is going to be Number One in the Irish Times Best...

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The protein that can lift your mood

Feeling sad, depressed or low in motivation can often be caused by not having enough...

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Cheer yourself up on ‘Blue Monday’

‘Blue Monday’ – supposedly the most depressing day of the year is today, so we...

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January blues? Check your mood with our feelgood questionnaire

Finding January a bit of a downer? Then fill out our questionnaire and see if...

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The Feel Good Factor

The Mail on Sunday's YOU mag explains my top ten mood boosting secrets from the...

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Multi-vitamins improve multi-tasking

New research has found that taking a daily multivitamin and mineral can have a positive...

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Why low carb diets aren’t good for mood

A study published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that low carb diets...

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Depression – food is better than drugs

In case you didn’t know anti-depressant drugs work as ‘enhanced placebos’.