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The Top 12 Depression Healing Superfoods

Welcome to My Healing Kitchen! As a member, you will receive weekly articles featuring the top Depression Healing Superfoods.  (If you’re not yet a member, we invite you to join us!) Over 9,000 studies confirm that food is your best medicine. If you struggle with depression, that’s encouraging news. New studies show that certain foods […]

Olive Oil Blasts Away the Blahs

Olive oil is a great health booster. A monounsaturated fat, it is one of the good guys in your dietary arsenal and worthy of being enjoyed every single day. Apart from tasting absolutely delicious and lifting the spirits with its color and aroma, olive oil is a superantioxidant. It contains phytonutrients that directly clean up […]

Reach for Olive Oil Gold to Soothe Depression

Depressed? Olive oil is a dose of liquid sunshine that will soon lift your sagging spirits. Research shows that olive oil helps prevent inflammatory diseases and conditions such as depression. A diet rich in olive oil has enhanced the health and mental function of Mediterranean peoples for thousands of years. Now, people around the globe […]

Flaxseeds Flip the Switch on Depression

To heal depression, make sure you get lots of vitamins, minerals and fiber by adding flaxseeds to your diet. These flower seeds may be tiny but they’re bursting with nutrition, and they pack a super-sized punch when it comes to helping you beat the blues. 1. “B” good to your brain — eat flaxseeds. Think […]

Flaxseeds Punch Above Their Weight With Blues-Bust...

When you’re feeling lonely and depressed, the mighty little flaxseed is an important ally. This tiny flower seed is an inexpensive way of boosting dietary fiber and the fatty acid ALA, which is converted to healthy omega-3 fatty acids that promote cellular and brain health. It should be in every depression healing diet. 1. ALA […]

Sweet-Talk the Blues — Say Yes to Yams

Depression is essentially a condition of depletion. That feeling of running on empty is exacerbated by eating a poor Western diet of processed foods stripped of nutrients and loaded with cheap man-made sugars and fats and too much sodium. When your health falls out of balance, depression can quickly follow, robbing you of your joy […]

Bust Depression With Vitamin-Rich Yams

Yams are depression-busting superstars because they are rich in the vitamins you need to improve your overall health and boost your mood. They are good sources of the antioxidant vitamin C and calming B vitamins, which help you power through low-energy, low-mood days. There are nearly 200 varieties of this root vegetable — and almost […]

A Berry Good Way of Beating Depression

Berries are superfoods in the depression healing diet! Blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, currants, strawberries, raspberries and other berries, as well as stone fruits like tart cherries, are all packed with fiber, antioxidants and vitamins that are delicious, proven depression busters. Heck, just looking at a bowl of brightly colored berries is enough to put a smile […]

Fresh Fruit Boosts Mood

Lost your zing? Reach for a bowl of organic berries or a small apple, tangerine or banana instead of a cookie. Fresh, organic fruit — eaten in moderation to avoid sugar overload — can be an enjoyable part of the depression healing diet. Fruit is filled with antioxidant vitamins and minerals that cut down on […]

Lean Grass-fed Meat Improves Brain Functioning

Low levels of the amino acid tryptophan and B vitamins in the diet are linked to depression. Both are required in the manufacture of key hormones and neurotransmitters that keep you calm, happy and mentally clear. Lean grass-fed meat is a powerful ally in any depression healing diet. High in essential amino acids, vitamins and […]

Lean on Meat to Heal Depression

To stay calm and happy, your brain needs adequate daily amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which it uses to make healthy brain cells and nerve tissue. Unfortunately, the modern Western diet so many people eat leans heavily on another fatty acid, omega-6, a fat involved in the body’s inflammatory response, which is abundant in fast […]

Beans Beat the Burn to Heal Depression

Chronic inflammation in the body is an underlying problem in many medical conditions with associated depression. Why? It’s not rocket science to figure it out. Modern life, with its 24/7 demands, stresses, stimulants and the widespread consumption of processed foods and sugars and cheap vegetable oils are to blame for the imbalances we are creating […]

Keep Your Calm With Nuts

Who says there’s anything wrong with going nuts? Not us — as long as the nuts we’re talking about are almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and other tasty and satisfying nuts and seeds. Nuts are superfoods on the depression healing diet. They are not only chock full of fiber, protein and healthy fats […]

Healthy Fats in Nuts Crack Depression

People with depression often eat a poor diet lacking in nutrients, specifically healthy omega-3 fatty acids — the good fats that support cellular and brain function. Omega-3 fats are found in cold-water oily fish like wild salmon and pastured meat, eggs and dairy, but they are also available in nuts and seeds. Ounce for ounce, […]

Whole Grains and Other Complex Carbs Elevate Calmi...

If there’s one thing all depressed people crave, it’s carbohydrates found in comfort foods like potatoes and pasta. That’s because carbohydrates increase brain levels of tryptophan, the amino acid that converts to mood-calming serotonin in the brain. The kind of carbohydrates that do the best job on a depression healing diet are complex carbohydrates like […]

Turn Over a New Leaf With Blues-Busting Greens

When you’re depressed, you feel like crawling under a rock. Delicious leafy greens can help you see the light of day. Leafy greens, like kale and spinach, are packed with antioxidants, minerals and amino acids that boost your health to help you break through depression and feel like yourself again! 1. Dark leafy greens are […]