Is there a link between gluten and depression?
You might have been wondering for months, years or decades as to why you are down, depressed, in a brain fog.
There might be dietary links to your depression.
Here is an excellent article which discusses the relationship between gluten and depression.
Several years ago, out of desperation, I cut grains completely out of my diet.
I was sitting and noshing on my second blueberry muffin at midnight.
After having had a full day of grains.
Egg sandwich in the morning, pizza in the afternoon, pasta late lunch and a hero at night.
I was just totally besides myself because I knew that I was not hungry.
How could I be hungry?
But if I was not hungry, why was I craving more at midnight?
The information below might shed some light as to why after only six months, I was 75 pounds lighter.
I looked dramatically different and the effects of lifting my mood were palpable.
It sure seemed to me like there was a connection between gluten and depression.
As well as between gluten and obesity.
If you are struggling with depression, you might want to check out a similar approach to real food.
No grains, lifting your body off the couch to do pushups, walk, run, swim.
Lift weights to lift yourself out of your depression!
Gluten and Depression – Is there a Connection?
He was prescribed a different medication for each diagnosis: Adderall for ADHD, Valium for anxiety, and Zoloft for depression.
He was on three medications, one for each diagnosis, yet he continued to struggle with attention problems, anxiety, and depression!
Moreover, he wanted additional medication to help him sleep.
Before prescribing medication to any patient, I recommend a comprehensive panel of blood work to rule out hormone or nutritional deficiencies.
In the case of my 24 year-old patient, I discovered that he was anemic with very low iron and zinc levels and a significant B12 deficiency.
For a physically healthy, meat eating young man these were unusual lab results.