Depression is a condition which can creep up on us and take us be surprise if we are not thinking about it. I agree with Elizabeth's comments on a healthy eating regime and how easy it can be to choose unhelpful foods and drinks when we aren't feeling the best about ourselves or the situation.
I will add though, is that even with a healthy eating plan… fruit, vegies, grains etc, for some it can still cause a reaction. For some people, food chemicals, yes even the ones naturally found in whole foods can also trigger a chemical change in the nervous system and upset the psyche.
Another trigger for some is the health of their gut. There is a large body of evidence being created showing the link between gut health, mental state and the immune system, a triangle if you will. They work together, and if one is out of balance, then a change in chemistry can topple the balance quite easily. If one is prone to chemical sensitivities, reactions for foods, or gut issues, then this is definately worth investigating.
Some people respond to avoiding some foods, drinks and chemicals, some need gut support and others can benifet from larger doses of nutrients such as B group; fatty acids; proteins.
Just as with any other serious condition, it is important to be supported by people who understand the condition, and at times consult a team of professionals to address the various areas of complex health issues such as depression, and anxiety.
To your health, and equilibrium. Leah
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