Hearing Loss May Be Tied to Memory Loss

Some people with a certain type of hearing loss may be more likely to also have the memory loss and thinking problems called mild cognitive impairment, according to a preliminary study

Shedding a Tear May Help Diagnose Parkinson’s

Tears may hold clues to whether someone has Parkinson’s disease, according to a preliminary study “We believe our research is the first to show that tears may be a reliable, inexpensive and noninvasive biological marker of Parkinson’s disease,” said study author Mark...

Dietary Patterns and Mental Health

by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD & Julia Rucklidge, PhD We are constantly hearing that ‘how we eat’ affects our health. There are several ways in which ‘how we eat’ can be quantified, but today we would like to focus on one: Dietary Patterns. First we want to say what...

Are We at a Tipping Point?

by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD & Julia Rucklidge, PhD A few years ago, the Huffington Post  published an article: “Diet may be as important to mental health as it is to physical health.”  This comes on the heels of an opinion piece written by the executive of ISNPR...

Nutrient Boosting of Medications

by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD & Julia Rucklidge, PhD Bonnie remembers seeing an issue of the Harvard Mental Health Letter dated October 2008 entitled “Herbal and dietary supplements for depression” [www.health.harvard.edu) and thinking ‘at last, people are beginning to...

Wholesome Wave

by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD & Julia Rucklidge, PhD In a previous blog, we talked about the fact that nutrition and poverty are linked, and how poor nutrition is likely a mediator variable in the relationship between poverty and illness. In other words, it is the...

Nutrition, Sleep & Mental Health

by Julia Rucklidge, PhD & Bonnie Kaplan, PhD The two of us have had the honour recently of co-editing a special series on Nutrition and Mental Health for the journal called Clinical Psychological Science (CPS), one of the flagship journals of the Association of...