Zinc Critical to Mental and Emotional Health

You rarely hear about the trace mineral zinc and how it affects the brain. And indeed most healthy people receive adequate amounts of zinc in their diet, and they absorb a good portion of it. But still there are millions of people, including children, who do net adequate zinc from foods like meat, lamb, seeds, and nuts. And perhaps more important, millions of people are born with a genetic tendency for severe zinc depletion that can disrupt their brain chemistry and mental function. Indeed we … [Read more...]

Heart patients, depression and anxiety

There is no doubt that if you have heart problems in America today, you are very prone to depression and/or anxiety. Depression usually sets in when you realize your heart is not improving with medical care; heart drugs are slowly killing you; your bypass, angioplasty, or ablation (burning your heart) did not last; and you are just waiting for a heart attack to happen. This depression can alternate to anxiety as you worry more and more about the state of your heart, your health, and whether you … [Read more...]