Your depression may be related to your diet, in particular, your nutritional deficiency.
Depression and many autoimmune problems are chemically and environmentally related.
Specifically, depression may be due to the chemicals in your foods and the environment, which upset the normal functioning of neurotransmitters, resulting in imbalance of brain chemicals.
Unfortunately, many people with mild depression simply ignore their mental disorder, thinking their depressive episodes are no more than “seasonal blues”; while those with major depression are more likely to look upon medications as their “magic bullet.”
Of course, depression, which is a complex mental illness, may be due to many factors. However, one common cause of depression is diet.
Nutritional deficiency may play a pivotal role in manipulating the chemicals in your brain, which are implicated in different types of depression.
To illustrate, magnesium deficiency is prevalent among the today’s society. Why is that?
Sadly, most of us are deficient and we don’t know it. Farming practices have robbed the soil of the much needed nutrients that we require.
Our diets have also become deficient of fresh vegetables, fruits and grains, the magnesium rich foods that our bodies need.
Magnesium deficiency is responsible for many health problems, including allergies, panic attacks, cardiovascular disease, hypertension in children, and premenstrual syndrome.
In particular, those individuals who are low in magnesium tend to be more likely to have emotional problems. If your brain chemistry is balanced, you can handle almost any type of stress.
If not, then stress can exacerbate your emotional problems to the breaking point.
Physical symptoms of magnesium deficiency include twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, backaches, neck pain, constipation, urinary spasms, menstrual cramps, and difficulty in swallowing.
Other common mental symptoms are insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity and restlessness with constant movement, panic attacks, and premenstrual irritability.
If you sigh a great deal, or have frequent headaches, you may be deficient in magnesium too.
Magnesium deficiency plays a critical role in mental depression.
All chemical reactions in the body require an enzyme system to initiate the biochemical reaction, and magnesium is a critical co-factor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body.
In addition, magnesium is responsible for neurotransmission abnormalities – the precursors of different types of mental disorders.
To reverse magnesium or nutritional deficiency, you need to change your diet. Magnesium is a youth-preserving mineral.
As you age, your magnesium level declines due to poor absorption and inadequate diet. Two-thirds of elderly people eat less than 75 percent of the RDA for magnesium, and only 25 percent meet the RDA for magnesium.
Magnesium is found in whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes.
If necessary, take a supplement of 200-300 milligrams of magnesium.
Given that you are living in a highly polluted environment, you should take a pure quality magnesium oil. Not synthetic tablets which contain many other harmful ingredients and chemicals. I recommend the Magnesium from this place.
Dr. James D. Gordon of Georgetown University School of Medicine recommends:
“Eliminate foods that are heavily processed and have been adulterated in any way with any kind of food additive, preservative, coloring, artificial flavoring, artificial sweetener. Aspartame has been shown to cause serious brain damage in animals. . .”
The rule of thumb, according to Dr. James Gordon, is simple: Eat whole foods. You were created to eat whole foods, not pop tarts.
If you think you can eat a whole food, and then a processed food occasionally, you will still be getting the nutrients from you whole food, think again!
The chemicals, hormones, and antibiotics from a processed food may have significant long-term biological effects on your intestinal functioning, and thus preventing you from taking in nutrients from you whole food.
According to Dr. James Gordon, you should eliminate all types of sugar, except natural sources like fruit.
Look at the concentrated sugar content in every Coke and other carbonated beverages that flood the consumer market.
Remember, food manufacturers have everything to gain, and you have everything to lose, except your weight.
Your depression may be a diet-related mental disorder.
By Stephen Lau
Gathering of Minds
5th December 2015 London
Wild & Roar – The Alchemy of Appreciation! – Joel Gazdar
Joel will guide you through a playful, uplifting and inspiring approach to nutrition and wellbeing and share the tips for long-term success in establishing an authentic, healthy lifestyle that works for you.
Through an exploration of the four elements you will discover why mineral rich raw and wild foods matter and learn how to incorporate them into your everyday lifestyle.
· Correlation between the elements and pillars of health
· The best Mineral rich foods
· Raw foods and how to forage
This workshop will propel you to next level of wellness & vitality and inspire a deep desire to take charge of your health and inspire the people around you to do the same!
Joel is co-Founder, Director and Executive Chef of the hugely successful, innovative and vibrant Wild Food Café in Neal’s Yard, London.
Having spent more than half his lifetime devoted to discovering worldwide traditions of wellbeing and longevity his journey has led him to a deep exploration of body movement, detoxification and nutrition which he has been sharing and teaching internationally within the wellbeing industry for 15 years.