Vitamin B For Depression

June 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm (Nutritionism, Patrick Holford, Supplements) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

vitamin B for depressionYou can find lots of websites recommending B vitamins for depression, some offering high strength vitamin B supplements for lifting “mood naturally” – like this website, which sells vitamin B6 along with a claim that it can help to relieve premenstrual symptoms and depression. Read the rest of this entry »

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Boosting Your Serotonin or Exploiting Your Depression?

February 1, 2010 at 9:11 pm (Bad Science, Big Pharma, Homeopathy, Patrick Holford) (, , , , , , , , )

What do Big Pharma, Patrick Holford, and Homeopaths all have in common? Well, apart from any other similarities, they all claim to be able to “boost your serotonin”, “remedy your neurotransmitter imbalance”, or help you to “overcome depression.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Five-a-day to keep the blues away – midweek ramblings on depression

October 29, 2008 at 4:26 pm (Alternative Medicine, Bad Science, Big Pharma, Nutritionism, Remedies, Supplements) (, , , , )

Via the Holford Watch miniblog: Guardian story on The Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing. I’ve even stolen HW’s idea for a campaign name. Apparently, a “five-a-day”-style campaign to boost the mental health of the nation is needed to combat rising rates of depression, anxiety and drug abuse. The five actions recommended Read the rest of this entry »

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