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Old 08-04-2008, 08:08 AM   #6
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Default Re: Depression and Mental Health

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Here's a great journal and some useful info on what to eat / feed your kids.
For depression - check your diet for sufficient selenium and folate (Folic Acid) as well as omega-3-fatty acids ?

This article also mentions 5-htp.
I must admit I had to look up 5-htp on wiki, here are the links. Apparently it is derived from an african shrub plant. Wonder if there are some other nutritional sources (apart from Turkey & cheese) which might be better than pill popping?

This article shows that in that trial omega-3-fatty acids (EPA) was as effective as Prozac (fluoxetine) for major depression and that together were much more effective.

And finally, a useful summary of what NOT to eat / feed your kids!
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