Nutrition vs Depression
Hello my friends! One of the most serious issues people are facing now is depression. I suffered with depression throughout my teens and it was brutal. To pull myself out of it, I used meditation, philosophy, and basically slapping myself upside the cerebellum with the question “What good reason do I have to feel like this??” I came up with things that bum me out, but no reason to be in a pro-longed state of “blah”. These things helped quite a bit and lead me to getting in touch with my naturally happy nature! But, I began to notice the most dramatic changes beginning to happen in my 20′s. That was the time when I had made a big effort to add vitamins, supplements, and fresh foods to my often junk food laden diet. The changes were very noticeable! As I would snack on dried fruits, nuts and seeds, make smoothies, drink green tea and eat the occasional salad (back then it often had spicy chicken or a bacon drippin’s dijon sauce, but it was salad!) and I would often make fresh salsas and guacamole to go with the Mexican dinners I would often make, I began to feel better and better, not just physically, but emotionally! I’d always been interested in sustainable living, natural remedies, nature and organic agriculture, and now I was experiencing the benefits of eating a diet more in tune with my other interests! It inspired me to delve further. At age 25 I went vegetarian and experimented with a lot of vegan dishes as well. Then I stumbled onto raw foods…
The improvements in my mood that went along with the improvements in my diet were dramatic! My energy levels went up, minor aches and pains that aggravated me went south, the foggy feeling I was getting from food allergies was lifted and I felt even more upbeat! I went from happy to what George Carlin referred to as a dreaded mental condition, “MORE than happy”! Another major boon I noticed was a huge reduction of repetitive negative thoughts. Man if I had known all those years ago that nutrition could be this effective at resolving my issues, I woulda been hitting the smoothies a loooong time ago! I want to share my experience with you, so that if you’re going through similar issues I had been, you might consider looking into nutrition as a means to help! Also if you know someone dealing with depression and feeling mentally beat, you can share this info with them as well! It’s surprising how much nutrition can affect your mood and most may not realize the solution to their issues may be right under their noses, and on their dinner plate!
Best wishes in your healthy living journeys ~ Rory :0)
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