http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-brain-food/201205/can-the-mediterranean-diet-treat-your-depression Can the Mediterranean Diet Treat Your Depression? Yes, but you’ll need to add nuts. Published on May 16, 2012 by Professor Gary L. Wenk, Ph. D. in Your Brain on Food BDNF is a protein that is responsible for many important brain functions. Severe alterations in BDNF levels may contribute to many different psychiatric disorders such as epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia and depression. Animal studies have shown that different dietary factors can affect brain levels of BDNF. Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E or flavonols from colorful fruits can increase BDNF levels and improve cognitive function and mood. In contrast, diets rich in saturated fatty acids or total fat actually lower [ Read More ]
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-brain-food/201205/dietary-fats-improve-brain-function Dietary Fats That Improve Brain Function Fat plays many vital roles in brain function. Published on May 14, 2012 by Professor Gary L. Wenk, Ph. D. in Your Brain on Food We have a fatty brain. Fat plays many vital roles in brain function. In the past, very little attention was given to the influence of dietary fats upon our mental state. Recent multiple lines of evidence indicate that it might be possible to manipulate our dietary fat intact in order to treat or prevent disorders of cognitive function. A study to be published in the Journal of Neurochemistry by a group from Universite Laval in Quebec [ Read More ]
Happy 150th Birthday Victoria! [ You still look great for your age;) ] What a fantastic HOT long weekend. We celebrated by catering a luncheon on Friday at the Mung0 Martin Long House downtown with Mayor Dean Fortin and our sister cities. It was a lovely event with lots of food and energy. Check out the Menu below!
We hosted a Clandestine Dinner last Friday evening and it turned out amazing. The food was delicious as always with Moroccon inspired dishes. We also were so inspiried by the flowers which were donated by A Sea of Bloom! They tied the night together and looked beautiful. Let the pictures do the talking! (Victoria Island Travel and Tourism Facebook’s page) & Shirley Lang Facebook Page. “Kitchens of Distinction’s Clandestine Dinners are akin to a clandestine love affair. You surrender your palate to the chef and taste worldly delights beyond your daily experience. If you have a love of food and good company, they [ Read More ]