The most important things in life are often the hardest things to confront. A bad situation at work. A stressful family matter. Low mood or depression. What’s worse, we don’t always understand all the factors fuelling them.
Timothy Dynan and John Cryan are groundbreaking researchers doing the brilliant work that is uncovering how bacteria can create the neurotransmitters that make us feel happy, calm and relaxed. They have identified a new mental disorder treatment option, called psychobiotics. Psychobiotics are microbes and fibres that when ingested can improve your mood.
It’s not uncommon for kids to be suffering from exhaustion. Do you have a child who constantly tells you they are tired? They go to bed at the right time, wake at the right time and yet, they are still exhausted. Unexplained fatigue can be caused by a range of factors. It’s important to leave no stone unturned to find out the cause of fatigue in kids because kids should be full of energy and able to do all of the busy things kids do!
It was a ground breaking journal article written by a team of researchers including Professor Felice Jacka from Deakin University in Victoria that made the front cover of the American Journal of Psychiatry in March 2010. It proposed that depression and anxiety was influenced by the quality of your diet.
Regular physical activity is crucial to improving children's mental development. I read an article a while ago that discussed how boys are different to girls when it comes to learning and their needs are different too.