It all comes down to aspartame. It is widely used in more than 6.000 foods, starting from sugar-free soft drinks and desserts and ending up with medications, such as cough drops and gummy vitamins to add a touch of sweetness to it. You can recognize aspartame by food additive number E951.

Following a plant-based diet is healthy, if done properly. Here the quality of your diet plays a significant role. According to a recent small Australian study, low-quality plant-based diets (vegan or vegetarian) can lead to depression.

Essential oils are widely used in aromatherapy to improve our mood, and lower anxiety or depression. Inhaled essential oils are immediately taken up into the brain and therefore have a direct influence on brain functioning. However, it wasn’t clear which types or what dose would produce the optimal results. Until now. A recent study investigated […]

A recent study analyzed existing studies to investiate the possible relationship between gluten-free and low-FODMAP diets with mental disorders, such as depression, anxiety, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and autism.

We know that spending time outdoors is good for our well-being, our mood and our general health. But did you know that even short stays outdoors are good for our brain as well? 

“Laughing gas” is another name for nitrous oxide gas that is often used as a pain reliever by surgeons and dentists. In the dose of 50% it has also shown to be able to relieve depressive symptoms fast in antidepressant treatment-resistant people. However, this non-traditional treatment has also side effects like nausea, vomiting and headaches.

You are lucky if you are genetically programmed to be an “early bird”. According to a recent large study, in this way your body automaticaly protects you against depression and improves wellbeing UNDER 1 CONDITION – you need to follow your natural body clock. The researchers found that people who were more misaligned from their […]

It is already known that ‘early birds’ are up to 27% less likely to have a depression compared to night owls. However, the definition of ‘early bird’ was not that clear. In other words, at what time you need to go to bed to be considered an ‘early bird’?

If you have some health issues with cholesterol, than you most probably have heard of beta-sitosterol, a plant substance sold as a dietary supplement to reduce the cholesterol levels. According to a recent study, beta-sitosterol might also help reduce anxiety.

According to a recent study, experiencing a mental-health issues in midlife might accelerate your aging. The study observed 1.037 participants born in 1972-73 in New Zealand. The investigated health issues were anxiety, depression, substance abuse and schizophrenia.