Depression, Inflammation and Gut Health
If you think you are experiencing depression, take a moment to ask yourself if you are also experiencing digestive issues like gas or bloating? Abdominal discomfort?
Did you know that your gut health dictates your overall health? Including mental health.
When your immune system signals your brain that something is wrong in the digestive tract, this can affect your overall mood.
Research has shown that patients with depression have greater overall inflammation and oxidative stress.
In fact, a study found that patients with major depression had elevated levels of inflammatory blood markers, indicating that they also silently suffered from chronic inflammation.
The take home message here is to protect your gut health to help protect your mental health.
Eat nutrient-rich foods such as veggies, fruits, beans and legumes, and whole grains while refraining from refined and processed foods. Improve your dietary regimen, and takes steps to decrease inflammation such as by taking a full-spectrum turmeric supplement.
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