Using Diet to Beat the Blues

November 23rd, 2012
While there are many treatment options for those suffering from anxiety and depression, a current clinical study is exploring the link between these illnesses and diet. While previous studies have sho wn the benefits of particular nutrients, it's believed to be the first study of its kind in the world. Past research has indicated that nutritional factors can lead to symptoms of depression, however this study will look at how adopting a Mediterranean diet can alleviate existing symptoms. 200 participants from Melbourne and Geelong will take part in the study, which is being conducted by Deakin University, St Vincent's Hospital and Barwon Health.

Depression is a debilitating condition, and while many people are successfully treated, current methods are not suitable for everyone. It's hoped that the findings of this study could represent alternative options for such people, or be used in combination with current treatment methods for an improved result.

Many people are aware of the links between diet and a physical disease, but few are aware of the relationship between diet and mental illness. While it is not a highly researched area, there are several [...]

The Wonders and Perils of Online Shopping this Christmas>

November 16th, 2012

Australians are forecast to spend $1.2 billion this Christmas, with Internet retailers looking for a bigger piece of the pie than ever before. People choose to shop on the Internet for a number of reasons, most of which are related to ease of use and product selection. The advantages of online shopping are highlighted even more during the Christmas period, with people using the Internet to avoid big crowds and access different products than those available in physical stores.