Food and Mood – is there a Connection?


You are probably immune to controversy (pun intended)  when it comes to health and wellness as a reader of this blog. You have already made choices about flu shots, immunization, supplements, organic food, big pharma, and going vegan.

Here is another topic that is both cutting edge and controversial – the connection between depression and our diet, food and mood.  It’s not new that there is a psychology to eating. We are feeling blue and so we eat to feel better. But the concept that what you eat may have an affect on how you feel emotionally is not so well received.

Psychiatric drugs for depression is also controversial. Just check out the Facebook Group, “Speak out against Psychiatry.”

We had our own brush with psychiatric hell last year when a loved one, who was having “mood issues,” saw a psychiatrist who put him on a drug commonly taken for schizophrenia. After months of sleeping 16 hour days, sweats, palpitations, anxiety, and basically a loss of his life, he weened himself off, got on some good nutrition,  and is now living a normal amazing life.

New research is revealing that many cases of depression are caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation.  There are even those who think we should re-brand depression altogether as an infectious disease.

So what if depression was not just a chemical imbalance in the brain?  What if depression is not an emotional disorder, but a physiological response?  What if depression could be treated and healed through an anti inflammation diet?

Read the full article here.

Here is a Ted Talk on the subject.

Live in peace
Walk in love
Be Well,

Ken Waite

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