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A Healthy Diet for Dealing with Depression

The Link Between Food & Your Mood


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Becky thank you for this article. It was very enlightening for me! :D Report
It took me a long time to figure out that only very slow weight loss is sustainable over the long term and that severe dietary restrictions would only lead to binges. Getting professional help for my depression and eating issues has been a life saver. You don't have to battle the depression demon alone. Acknowledging that I needed help was the best gift I gave myself. Reach out. Report
Those are some great suggestions. I just wanted to point out that in today's society, another part of the problem with depression and losing weight is that if you are depressed you are less likely to be motivated to work because you don't have energy (just like not wanting to exercise or eat well which was mentioned). However, if you are not able to work, then there are very limited ways in which you can get any food, let alone the healthy stuff. For example, if you are able to go to the food bank, they can only supply what has been donated, and a lot of that is canned foods with bread and eggs. So, just wanted to throw that out there: that there is sometimes other barriers that make it even harder to do some of these suggestions simply because depression can be all encompassing in your life. However, if those barriers do not exist, then these are fantastic suggestions! Thank you so much for writing them down so we can access them at a later date. Report
Good tips. Thank you ! Report
As someone who's struggled with depression and weight for a long time I can say this article is SO TRUE. First thing that really really helped me was to add a quality fish oil to my daily nutrition (Innate Choice Omega Efficiency). in TWO DAYS I could tell a difference. I kid you not TWO DAYS! And the eating of regular healthy meals also made a significant difference.

Unfortunately so does cutting back on caffeine. I'm from Seattle, I love coffee and drink 4-6 cups a day! Since I fasted from coffee for my 10 day cleanse, I can now very much see the effects of coffee on my body (my bladder is not happy when I have a lot of coffee on board, I'm uptight and anxious more than I realized, it quenched my appetite for a healthy breakfast) .

So I'm walking talking proof of the positive effects of making the changes in this article. Report
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I am so thankful to my adult daughter for for turning me on to this website and all it has to off! I am over one week out and have not only lost weight already, but improved my flexability, walked daily and over all been more active as well as improved my way of thinking! Thank you forall the great support and information! Report
1. Eat brain food aka saturated fat and cholesterol, that is what your brain runs on. A very good choice is extra virgin cocnut oil (the one that smells like coconut).

2. Avoid foods that throw your hormone system out of wack: worst food ever is soy that in not fermented, it messes bid time with your hormones.

3. get enough iodine in your system, this you need for your thyroid, also available as a suplement (lugol's)

4. get rid of the processed salts and use keltic seasalt instead, wich is actualy a mineral complex, bur dont forget to eat some fat with that otherwise your body can't digest it properly.

5. Liver from healthy animals is a true vitamin boost or go for fermented cod liver oil. Report
Definitely have your thyroid checked. Depression is actually one of the symptoms of being hypothyroid (low thyroid). It was one of the symptoms I had, and the depression went away once I was on the right dosage of thyroid medication. Report
Cut wheat from your diet and increase fat substantially. As long as you keep sugar and starch low you can eat plenty of good fat. Best fat? Coconut oil! Report

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