Antidepressants bring in almost $17 billion a year for the pharmaceutical industry, and yet science shows their benefit to be small. Natural therapies such as diet, exercise, light therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy are just as effective.
These four “natural” therapies for depression have rigorous, peer-reviewed scientific studies to support their use.
The Mediterranean diet is not only good for your heart. It could protect your mental health, too.
A 17-year-long study finds that a Mediterranean-style diet reduces stroke risk in women by more than a fifth.
Official advice to prediabetics on the best diet to avoid type 2 diabetes suggests that there is only one option. The latest research suggests otherwise.
One secret to a longer life is being part of a social group that also engages in healthy habits.
More and more people are living to 100, but in some regions of the world there's more of them – what does this tell us?
The evidence shows that both low and high fat diets can reduce your risks of cardiovascular disease – if they are plant-based.
From donuts to avocados, food impacts your heart health. Here we delve into the science of how to eat -- to reduce your chances of cardiovascular disease.
Some research studies have found light to moderate drinking to be protective of heart health; others have found long term drinking to be damaging.
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Is a glass or two of red wine good for your heart? What about your cholesterol and blood pressure? Our experts explain the controversies.
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Our brain shrinks as we get older, but the Mediterranean diet may slow this shrinkage.
Bad for you, bad for the environment.
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In a warming world with a growing population and dwindling resources, we can no longer afford to eat food that's bad for both our health and the environment.
There is no one Mediterranean diet, nor does every Mediterranean country have a diet that ticks every healthy box.
Even for those on statins, a healthy Mediterranean eating pattern has been shown to bring extra benefits.
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The secret to longevity – take a look at your poo to find out.
It’s not just what you drink, but the way that you drink it.
The science shows that it's not just how much you drink, it's what you drink it with.
Drinking olive oil might not sound appetising but there is strong evidence it has greater health benefits than low-fat diets.
Studies based on Mediterranean diet, combined with exercise, have proved groundbreaking in managing type 2 diabetes.
For decades, a low fat and sugar free diet were key to controlling type 2 diabetes. Now, new data shows a diet high in protein and healthy fats has better outcomes for the disease.
We are only now realising how poor diets impact mental health and well-being.
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