Another Canadian team focusing on nutrition and maternal mood

A few researchers around the world have focused on nutritions impact on maternal mood.  Here is info on one such research team and their study, which is currently underway. Brenda Leung is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.) by training. Her interest in pure research grew while she was practising as a naturopathic doctor in Surrey, … Continue reading

About.com: Minerals and Depression

Deficiencies in a number of minerals can also cause depression.

Magnesium: Deficiency can result in depressive symptoms, along with confusion, agitation, anxiety, and hallucinations, as well as a variety of physical

About.com: Vitamins for Depression?

The B-Complex Vitamins

The B-complex vitamins are essential to mental and emotional well-being. They cannot be stored in our bodies, so we depend entirely on our daily diet to supply them. B vitamins are destroyed by alcohol, refined sugars, nicotine, and caffeine so it is no surprise that many people may be deficient in these.

Here’s a rundown of recent finding about the relationship of B-complex vitamins to depression:

About Me

  Cheryl Jazzar has been working in the postpartum support field since 1998.  She has four children and a wonderful husband and lives in both Atlanta, Georgia and Norman, Oklahoma.  In 1993 Ms. Jazzar experienced a psychotic break after giving birth to her first child and was hospitalized for six weeks.  This illness led to a divorce and … Continue reading

The Need for Complementary Care

For a long time now there has been a storm of confusion over alternative and complimentary care for perinatal mood changes. Are Omega-3s safe? Do vitamins give me “expensive urine”? Is there anything I can do if my meds don’t work? Professionals and consumers alike have questions- a lot of questions!