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"Positive future mental health can be predicted with good self-ratings"

It has been observed by researchers that when a person rates their mental health at the present time as 'positive' even if they meet criteria for a mental health problem such as depression, this can predict good future mental health, even in the absence of treatment.>>>Read more from Science Newsline, Psychology>>> 


"Children with friends may be healthier later in life"

Time which is spent with friends during childhood has an association physical health in adulthood. It has been observed that boys who spent a greater amount of time with friends as kids generally have lower blood pressure and lower BMI as men during their early 30s.>>>Read more from Association for Psychological Science>>>  

"Hyponatremia is associated with poor cognitive function"

It has been reported that a new study has discovered that lower levels of sodium in the blood, which is known as hyponatremia, is associated with declines in cognitive function with advancing age. This study has been published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).>> Read more from EurekAlert>>>

"Kids may boost their IQ by eating fish"

It has been reported by the University of Pennsylvania that there is an association in kids between eating fish weekly and improved sleep and higher IQ. In this study kids who ate fish at least once higher than kids who ate less fish or no fish at all. This study has been published in Scientific Reports.

"Air pollution may contaminate our morality"

Researchers say exposure to air pollution, even simply imagining exposure to air pollution, may lead to unethical behavior. Air pollution, whether physically or mentally, has been found to be associated with unethical behavior such as crime and cheating. Read more from the Association for Psychological Science>>> 

Natural Mental Health Care Tips

"St. John's wort benefits depression"

The flowering plant, St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum), has been found to often alleviate mild-to-moderate depression. The flowers and leaves of St. John's wort have active ingredients such as hyperforin. St. John's wort can be purchased as a supplement in teas, tablets, liquids and as topical preparations.

"Exposure to sunlight nurtures a positive mood"

People often feel happier when they are exposed to sunlight. Being exposed to  sunlight appears to increase the brain’s release of a hormone which is called serotonin. Serotonin is associated with enhancing a positive mood and helping a person to feel calm and focused. 

"Valerian may help with anxiety and insomnia"


"Lecithin may benefit brain health" 

Some studies have suggested that lecithin may be beneficial for brain and nerve function. Lecithin may help to improve memory. Soy milk is a  good source of lecithin. Lecithin is also available in supplements. 

"Passion Flower can help keep you calm and relaxed"

Passion flower (Passiflora Incarnata} was first found in Peru. Passion flower is used in herbal medicines to nurture being calm and relaxed. It has also been found to be helpful with decreasing anxiety, with sleep disorders, seizures, and to relieve symptoms which are associated with narcotic drug withdrawal.

"Yogurt benefits mental health"

Fermented foods, such as yogurt which has active cultures, kefir, kimchi, tempeh  and certain pickled vegetables, have probiotics in them. Probiotics are healthy bacteria which have been shown in studies to decrease anxiety and stress hormones..

"Exercise may help you beat depression"

Regular exercise on a daily  basis may help you prevent and  treat depression. Brisk walks, swimming, riding a bike or jogging are good forms  of exercise to help improve your mood. Exercise in the fresh air and sunshine  may have even more to offer for depression.