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Mediterranean diet associated with relief from depression symptoms 

For those with depression, counseling about healthier foods - along with increased consumption of Mediterranean-type foods - may help relieve symptoms, a new study suggests. Though the study is small, it did have striking results: Those who got dietary counseling were five times as likely to recover compared to those who got social support, according to the report published this week in BMC Medicine.

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Dr. Barry Sears
It has been known for a long term that depression has a strong relationship to inflammation.  Although the Mediterranean diet has some anti-inflammatory properties, those can be enhanced by applying Zone Diet principles (calorie-restriction and improved macronutrient balance) coupled with increasing amounts of polyphenols and omega-3 fatty acids that can further reduce neuroinflammation at therapeutic levels.

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