Very Very Very Interesting!!! I like how the article explains, in understandable terms, how the biological systems work together. I knew from doing the Spark Trivia Questions that the majority of a person's serotonin (the "happy" hormone) is in the intestine, but it didn't make sense to me - this article explains the connection.
That's why eating chocolate is SO comforting!
(raises the serotonin levels)
Unfortunately, limiting sugar and fructose to 25 grams a day, which is recommended by this article, IS ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE! It seems to me, the benefits of eating fruits and veggies - which are full of fructose - far outweigh the warnings in this article. I know IBS symptoms are hard to deal with; but overall, moderation rather than elimination would seem to be a better in the long run.
I also thought of my poor DH, who has been profoundly depressed for a long time. We thought once he started Dialysis, and his overall condition improved, it would be better. Instead, it seems depression is considered "inevitable" with Dialysis. I'm sure there's plenty of reasons emotionally, but this article shows the biological connection as well.
DH does PD Dialysis at home. The dialysate solution he uses each night bathes him in glucose (basically, sugar water) for NINE hours EVERY night - he absorbs approximately 100 to 125 grams of sugar before he even starts his day! (Another reason why I'm glad he's tracking his food now - I put 125 grams of sugar on his tracker every day, and then add his food.)
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