World-renowned for his pioneering research into the role of dietary fats in brain health, Dr. Joseph R. Hibbeln presents compelling evidence (1) that current dietary advice is (inadvertently) harming brain health, by increasing the prevalence of key brain nutrient deficiencies, (2) that nutrition may help manage addiction and related mental health problems - including aggression and self-harm, and (3) summarises the best alternatives to fish and seafood for providing adequate intakes of critical brain nutrients.
New research shows a link between diets high in ultra-processed foods and an increased risk of depression
"Our results suggest that even an average non-nutritive sweetener intake can affect immune cells in the blood."
The World Health Organization has come out against the use of non-sugar sweeteners (NSS) as a means to control weight or limit noncommunicable sickness.
"The results showed that nutritional interventions are capable of slowing down the rate of progression of Alzheimer's disease, improving cognitive function, and improving the quality of life of these patients."
Artificial sweeteners, used to replace sugar in a vast range of products, do not help in losing weight and can have serious health effects, according to the World Health Organization.
Numerous clinical trial data indicate heavy metal exposures and poor diet are the primary epigenetic factors responsible for the autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder epidemics.
Pre-teen children with overweight or obesity show notable differences in cognitive performance, brain structures, and brain circuitry when compared to those with normal body-mass index (BMI), new research shows.
Ultra-processed food may impact gut microbiota, potentially causing metabolic imbalances and inflammation, increasing the likelihood of disrupting the neural network.
Chronic alcohol consumption may make people more sensitive to pain through two different molecular mechanisms—one driven by alcohol intake and one by alcohol withdrawal.
Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids may causally contribute to sleep disturbances.
Widespread replacement of dairy milk and animal-source meat with plant-based ‘milk’ and ‘meat’ may increase the risk of nutritional inadequacies in the population.
"We are encouraged by these results, and hope that a treatment for people who suffer from long COVID fatigue may be in sight."
"Of particular concern is the lower DHA content in the milk of our vegetarians/vegans’ group. However, raising awareness and administering proper supplementation could bridge this gap, as has been the case with vitamin B12."
Better health outcomes for babies begin before conception, with clear links established between the health of men and women before pregnancy and the health of their offspring.
Raising awareness of the role a father's health plays in his offspring's health is just as important as awareness of the mother's contributions from preconception and through gestation.
“When people stop eating so much processed food and carbohydrates, they are not as hungry and the weight drops off. They also feel much better.”
Liver disease can be a direct cause of mental health symptoms because a compromised liver cannot prevent toxins in the blood from reaching the brain.
Hear from leading international researchers why improving nutrition is so crucial to reducing the current 'epidemic' of mental health problems. And how our diets affect how we all feel, think, and behave.