Some scientists say the DASH diet – Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables – may help fend off depression. Photo: Alamy

Why you can’t eat your way to happiness – one woman’s story of swapping antidepressants for oat cakes and feeling more depressed

It takes a lot more than camomile tea and gluten-free breakfasts to fend off mental illness; as writer’s mother found, you’ve got to have a desire to be happy before you can embrace a diet that brings wellness

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Some scientists say the DASH diet – Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables – may help fend off depression. Photo: Alamy
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Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan has written for papers and magazines on almost every continent and on a huge variety of subjects, from travel in Africa to mental illness in the States to education in Europe. Her work has appeared in The Times in London, the Washington Post in America and regularly at the South China Morning Post.