YOU and how Depression can affect YOUR Brain/Mind
This is from Mercola-which I have read his healthy information for
almost 20 years now-have bought a lot of his products over the
years and believe his information and research is beyond
reproach. Listen up to what he says about depression
Recurring depressive episodes reduce the size of
your hippocampus, a brain area involved in formatting emotions
and memory, a smaller hippocampus equates toa loss of
emotional and behavioral function.
Chronic inflammation may be the most important underlying risk
factor for depression, and virtually all effective treatments for
depression also address inflammation
Key treatment strategies include trading processed foods for real
food, with an emphasis on fermented foods to optimize your fat
flora, exercise, and optimizing your vitamin D by getting
appropriate sun exposure.
That depression can take a toll on your physical health is pretty
well-recognized. Recent research has also found that it can
actually cause changes in your brain
Specifically, recurring depressive episodes reduce the size of
your hippocampus-an area of your brain involved in forming
emotions and memory-stressing the importance of early
intervention, especially among teenagers.
Your memory is not only restricted to remembering dates and
passwords, it aloes plays an important role in developing and
maintain your sense of self.
Scientists have also found that your mental health can be
adversely impacted by factors such as vitamin D deficiency and/or
unbalanced gut floa-oboth of which, incidentally, play a role in
keeping inflammation in check, which is really what the remedy to
depression is all about.
Eating real food may be key for successful treatment of
Optimizing your gut flora appears to be absolutely crucial for good
mental health, which is understandable when you consider that
gut bacteria actually manufacture neurochemicals such as
dopamine and serotonin, along with vitamins that important for
Real food, real food, real food