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Chicken liver and arsenic: More than you bargained for?

So you are thinking about trying Mom’s chicken liver and rice casserole and have heard that your chicken liver may well have a whole lot of arsenic in it. What to do? First, I do like liver for its nutrient density. Chicken liver is high in B vitamins, iron, and zinc, all of which fight…

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…

Oyster nutrient content: A mineral-rich, depression-fighting food

Oyster is packed with nutrition. It is an exceptional source of zinc, iron, and vitamin B-12, all nutrients that fight depression. In fact, it is so high that I consider oyster to be a “depression buster food” as I describe in the book Rebuild from Depression. But what to do with oysters? Canned oysters I…

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…

Foods Can Fight Depression: The Rebuild Philosophy

Brains need the right dietary mix to be healthy. Too much or too little of a good thing can lead to an unhealthy brain and you could well end up depressed. While all nutrients are important in healthy brains and healthy bodies, it turns out that some are more critical in our brain function than…