Managing depression through diet

While there isn’t one fixed diet that could essentially ‘cure’ depression, there are certain foods that are known to help alleviate symptoms and others known to fuel and drive depressive symptoms. In her recent webinar ‘managing depression through diet’ Dr Nina Bailey explains the importance […]

The relationship between food and mood

Diet and mood have a very close relationship. This may be surprising for some, yet quite logical when considering the physiology of the human brain and how this determines our feelings of joy and excitement or feelings of sadness, despair and hopelessness. There are many […]

If you suffer from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, eczema, acne or psoriasis) chances are you are suffering from an omega-3 deficiency.

Recognising EFA deficiencies

Let’s start this controversial topic with a rather bold statement: If you are following a typical Western diet you are most likely to be deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. If you are following a typical LOW FAT Western diet, you are most likely to be […]

Sad about SAD?

While some enjoy crisp winter mornings, snow angels and early nights in front of open fires, others are gripped by the bleak darkness of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). For city slickers and country folk alike, our lifestyle changes with the seasons. Most of us do […]

Food Or Foe, by Lola Renton

Most of us have a friend who would rather chop off their right hand than add milk to their tea. Maybe it is you who wouldn’t force down a slice of toast even if your life depended on it? For many, refusing bread and milk […]

Sugar highs and serotonin lows by Lola Renton 1

Most of us have experienced the typical three o’clock slump.  You are sitting in the office feeling irritated, moody and tired whilst staring at the biscuit tin in hope of salvation. You know that this tempting piece of sugary heaven does not do you any […]

EPA: nature’s antidepressant

Fish is a vital source of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acid EPA, which is crucial for balancing the mood-enhancing neurotransmitter serotonin (it has a similar action to SSRIs – selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors). One of the purposes of omega-3 fats is to ensure that cell membranes […]

C.G., Herts

Taking Vegepa enabled me to reduce my tricyclic antidepressant by over 50% and, combined with diet, to reduce my weight by nearly 1 ½ stone. My weight and blood pressure are now normal and low! My mood is equivalent to taking SSRI antidepressants; not euphoric […]