Category Archives: Depression Busters

Stuffed Sweet Peppers: Rebuild With The Flavors Of Summer

This stuffed sweet pepper recipe combines the goodness of mineral-rich crab (which may even be a food for depression) and sweet Italian peppers, roasted for added flavor. In the summer, we like to keep roasted sweet Italians on hand for just such a recipe as this. Mom describes how easy these are to make and…

Lamb Chops: A Nutrient-Packed Meal

It is lamb chop time here in the Sequoia National Forest. Just after Easter (and sometimes just before) you can hit the grocery store and find great bargains on marked down lamb chops. If your grocery store has an area for marked down meats such as a “manager’s special,” do watch for lamb. If you…

Enjoy Your Easter Eggs And Build Your Brain At The Same Time

There is nothing like a farm-fresh egg. Around Easter, I love to collect an assortment of colored t because, when my children dye them, they create an even greater mix of color combinations. All of those colors is enough to put a smile on my face and then we get to eat one of my…

Meat Loaf Recipe: Mom’s Secrets On Video

I present below Mom’s meat loaf recipe, an often-requested recipe and one that I thought I posted three years ago. I have actually searched this site several times over the last year looking for Mom’s recipe and scratched my head, puzzled that it was not on this site nor on YouTube. From deep in the…

Oyster Nutrients: A Depression-Fighter

Oyster is a nutrition powerhouse. It is a great source of zinc, iron, and vitamin B-12–key depression-fighting nutrients. In fact, it is so high in those vitamins and minerals that I consider oyster to be a “depression buster food” as I describe in the Rebuild from Depression book. But what to do with oysters? Do…

How much folic acid in beef liver? A whole lot

The great thing about beef liver is that it has the real food form of folic acid, folate, and it has a whole lot of it. Liver contains over 65% of the daily requirement of folate for a 30-something woman. You can check out folic acid in food at a list developed by the USDA….

Nutrients in scallops (and an easy cooking idea)

Sea scallops are a great depression-fighting food. They are loaded with vitamin B-12 (a vitamin for depression), zinc, magnesium, and iron. In the book Rebuild from Depression, I list scallops as a “depression buster food.” I buy my scallops at Trader Joe’s and always look for their giant scallops. They are amazingly tender if you…

What goes with beef liver and onions? Five ideas from Mom

Beef liver (and other animal livers) may be nature’s top depression-fighting food. Liver and onions is absolutely the best way to eat it fresh. Check out Mom’s recipe for flash fried beef liver for our favorite way to prepare it. What goes with beef liver and onions as a side dish? I asked Mom. Mom…

Lamb: A great fall food that may even fight depression

Lamb is a rich food that tastes great with the new crop of butternut squash and pumpkin. It may also fight depression. In the book Rebuild from Depression, I identify the foods highest in combination of the seven depression-fighting nutrients (deficiencies of which are most associated with depression in the medical literature.) I use the…