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Depression affects twice as many women as men and over a lifetime up to 20 percent of the population will suffer. Symptoms include bad moods, lack of energy, low sex drive, poor appetite and difficulty sleeping. During the winter months it is estimated that 500,000 people will suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression caused by lack of sunlight which affects brain chemistry. Depression


The charity Depression Alliance research suggests that people with low levels of essential fatty acids (EFA) are more prone to depression. Ensuring the body accumulate sufficient EFA, found in oily fish such as mackerel, sardines and herring is a good first step. Check out our nutrition page.

Exercise is also helpful in fighting depression, activity produces much-needed endorphins and the physical exertion promotes better sleep and rest.


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