Move over, Prozac!
Taking 500 mg. of curcumin twice daily treats mild depression as effectively as flu ox e tine( Prozac ), suggests a study in the journal Phytotherapy Research. The study authors say curcumin boosts production of mood-elevating serotonin and dopamine.
Daily 20-minute meditation helps smokers cut cigarette use 60% in four weeks and doubles the odds of staying smoke-free long-term. This from researchers at the University of Oregon, who say meditation energizes the brain region that controls cravings.