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Eating Yogurt Might Help Treat Depression For A Surprising Reason, According To Science

Looking for a quick pick-me-up? Researchers may have unlocked an exciting mood-boosting substance that makes the perfect breakfast treat. According to a recent study out of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, a probiotic bacteria found in certain yogurt may help ease symptoms of depression.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Probiotics have some benefits in reducing inflammation, but they are minor players compared to prebiotics and polyphenols, both which are more  important than probiotics in reducing gut inflammation and reducing gut permeability.


  1. Patsy McKee

    I would like more information on polyphenols and probiotics. I would also like information on your next lecture cruise.


      Polyphenols are far more important to gut health than are probiotics. You will begin to find this scientific information on as I begin to build it out. The 2018 Zone Cruise is scheduled for March of 2018. More information will be forthcoming. Check out the home page on for details once they are finalized.


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