DEPRESSIONS

When life doesn’t make sense anymore!

Sadness – emptiness – anxiety – isolation – and then a heavy fall into a deep hole.

Worldwide there are currently 350 million people who suffer from depressions and it can be assumed that this disease will become the second leading disease. Women are affected twice as many times as men.

Worldwide researchers follow a new path to reveal the dark secret of depressions. They assume that the immune system is the key to understand this disease – and to fight it efficiently. Could it be that stress and a poor diet cause infections which play a decisive role in the development of a depression?

Yes, this has now been found out by researchers!

Many scientists meanwhile respond to this question with a clear ‘yes’. At least for some of those who suffer from depressions, who have, until now, been considered as hopeless cases, for whom classic anti depressants didn’t have any positive effects. Their psychological stress is extremely high; they live in a world of darkness with no way to escape. A consortium of universities championed by the prestigious Wellcome Trust investigates this question and searches for new substances in a several-year study. Stress and the diet play a big role in the development of depressions. George Slavich from the University of California thinks that the effects of social stress and a bad diet on the immune system is the key to understand depressions.

The brain and the immune system (intestines) must not be observed separately any longer as they are tightly interconnected by means of a “highway”. Therefore, we now know that physical and psychological strains are tightly connected. This means that even inflammations can determine our emotions. As soon as our body gets hurt or becomes sick (e.g. with bacteria, viruses, etc.) our immune system starts an inflammation reaction and triggers inflammations. Researchers found out that patients suffering from depressions have a much higher level of inflammation than other patients with other disease. A healthy immune system can relieve signs of inflammation. A patient suffering from depressions cannot relieve inflammation, according to the new thesis of the researchers. Immune cells of the brain also produce inflammatory substances and thus paralyse drive and mood. The body switches to “sick-mode”, lack of interest, loss of appetite, social retreat – symptoms which are quite similar to those of a depression.

As the largest part of our immune system sits in our intestines, our bowel is affected as well and the bowel has an own nervous system which directly communicates with our brain.

But often depressions are caused by a micronutrient deficiency – although not everybody who suffers from depression has a micronutrient deficiency.

If there is a corresponding lack of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids affecting the nervous system, in many cases an alleviation of symptoms can be achieved with a target-aimed micronutrient therapy.

Some studies indicate that there is a more complex connection between one’s diet and depression when there is a pre-existing lack of vitamins.

A healthy diet, with fresh nutrition such as vegetables, fruits and good carbohydrates, etc. have an anti-inflammatory effect. For relics (inflammatory signs), which still sit in the bowel a bowel cleansing (detox), with a healthy change of diet and therapy is recommended.

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