The physical symptoms of mental illness

Alicia was certainly different, but she was typical in one regard: she had a combination of physical and mental symptoms. And, as it turned out, there was one underlying cause. Alicia’s brain lacked fatty acids, and this deficiency was manifesting in other parts of her body.

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How eating more fat can improve your memory

The dry weight of the brain is 60% fat. It’s all there: saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. There’s also a good deal of cholesterol, a fat-like substance. As well as forming part of the structure of the brain, and providing fuel, these fats play a role in maintaining memory and other aspects of cognitive function.

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How to stop Alzheimer’s before it begins

There is a mistaken but widespread belief that we are all helpless victims of cruel fate and random DNA, marching through our lives towards a preordained conclusion. Instead, the evidence suggests that developing dementia is largely a matter of what you eat and drink. Here are four dietary changes you can make now that can play a significant role in maintaining the health of the ageing brain.

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How fat babies develop healthy adult brains

Human babies are the only land mammals born fat, and there is good reason for that. When humans evolved from plant-eating tree-dwellers to omnivorous land-dwellers, an extraordinary burst of brain growth was triggered. The large human brain is dependent on fat for growth and function, from conception to old age.

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Six Crucial Nutrients That Boost Male Fertility, And Where To Find Them

Male infertility is on the increase, and poor sperm quality is the main reason. There are certain nutrients which are vital for optimal male fertility. This article describes each of these nutrients, and how to make sure your diet is packed with them.

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The link between diet and depression: 5 important facts

Although diet plays a crucial role in the normal functioning of the brain, it is often overlooked as a major cause of depression, despite all the evidence. This article describes how certain nutrient deficiencies can lead to depression. Find out how to ensure you are eating the right foods for a healthy brain.

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