Meditation regulates genes involved with inflammation

Dr. Khalsa and a group out of UCLA have shown that KKM resulted in different patterns of brain metabolism compared to other general relaxation methods. Using PET scanning, they saw that KKM resulted in 19 genes being up-regulated and 49 genes being down-regulated, resulting in the production of fewer inflammatory mediators, and increased telomerase activity…

Green tea improves symptoms of depression

A just came across a recent study that demonstrated that green tea could significantly improve depression symptoms, in particular anhedonia. Green tea (Camellia sinensis) extracts, as well as their main component, the polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), reportedly have antistress, anticancer, and antioxidant effects. Recent studies suggest a beneficial association between green tea consumption and symptoms of…

Not all fish supplements created equal

I have been taking a variety of fish oil supplements( Twinlab, Now) since 2003 and I believe, for the most part, that they were helpful, however I couldn’t say for certain. Recently I came across some information that is new to me. A website PsychEducation mentioned that if you purchase fish oil the amount of EPA should…