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5 Foods That Can Cause Depression

What if your depression, anxiety, flatness and/or brain fog are not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain but instead by blood sugar imbalance and inflammation?

Dr. Kelly Brogan says that if people were willing to avoid gluten, dairy and sugar and eat a diet high in natural fats (seeds, nuts, coconut oil, olive oil, etc.), get some B vitamins (eggs, seafood, red meat and/or nutritional yeast) and a little sun and exercise, they wouldn’t need meds.

IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT MEDS

In an interview with Marie Forleo, Brogan says a “37yo psychotic woman” who was found to have a sensitivity to wheat stopped eating it and is now okay. I find that amazing.

In her holistic psychiatric practice, she asks patients to try her 30-day diet and, assuming they find it beneficial, she helps them taper off of meds.

If you want to factor in a lot of dissenting opinions on why people shouldn’t get off meds, read the Comments section under this video on YouTube. Some people maintain that certain issues can only be solved with meds.

Seems like people should not get off meds if they’re not able or willing to eat a diet that reduces inflammation, which understandably, a lot of people aren’t. Like Brogan says, most people’s attitude is, “you’ll have to pry wheat and dairy out of my cold dead hands.”

I WANT TO READ “THE GRAIN BRAIN” BUT IT LOOKS SO BORING

When I mentioned this inflammation-mental health connection to a friend, she said all of this is covered in the bestselling book, “The Grain Brain.” I have the book but haven’t read it and I still am not interested. I figure I don’t need to read it since I already don’t eat wheat and barely ever eat other grains. But because I’ve never read the book, I don’t know why so many people are intolerant to wheat/bread now, when years ago they didn’t used to be. My friends says it’s because it’s made differently now. It’s not as digestible as it once was, because wheat is harvested too quickly now, to increase production/profits, and now bromide is added, which is bad for us.

YOU’LL GAIN MORE WEIGHT FROM SKIPPING BREAKFAST THAN YOU WOULD IF YOU ATE TWO BREAKFASTS, RESEARCH SAYS

Dr. Brogan says that a simple way to start to make a change is by eating a healthier breakfast, because it can significantly affect your performance the rest of the day. She says when you eat a bagel, it causes the body to oversecrete insulin (to deal with the sugar in the bloodstream) and then you crash and then you’re “hangry”–hungry and angry. This word has stuck with me.

I WAS A HANDFUL IN MY 20S

I ate a ton of sugar and white flour when I was young. I remember being angry a lot. For example, I was always flipping off other drivers. For a while, I went to a good therapist, but I wish I could’ve gone to Dr. Brogan.

I WISH THE FUTURE WOULD HURRY UP AND GET HERE

Maybe years from now, solving mental health issues by implementing an anti-inflammatory diet will be the norm. That would be awesome.

And maybe in the future there will be a pill specifically designed to eliminate inflammation. For people who can’t or won’t stop eating junk.