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Tryptophan for Depression? What about 5-HTP?

Tryptophan, Depression and Sleep

Tryptophan is most known for causing “Turkey coma” on Thanksgiving Day, but you’ve probably seen it sold in drug stores as a potential cure for depression. Can Tryptophan cure or help with depression? Let’s take a look at the evidence…, but basics first. What is Tryptophan? Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, which means that […]

Omega Three Fatty Acids and Depression

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Erin Stair, MD, MPH Part I:  Omega Three Fatty Acids and Depression. Can supplementing help at all?  First, we need to take a look at the many theories of depression. The Theories of Depression:  Major Depression is a chronic, disabling illness that affects millions of people worldwide. The World Health Organization predicts it will become […]

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