Depression Caused By What You’re Eating

When 47-year-old Jodi Corbitt stopped eating gluten she not only shed several pounds, but she also ended her lifelong struggle with depression.

Corbitt’s experience with a healthy diet and shedding depression may be further proof that there is a direct link between diet and mental health. According to The Mercury, Michael Berk, a professor of psychiatry at Deakin University School of Medicine in Australia stated that, “Results are unusually consistent, and they show a link between diet and quality mental health.” Berk and his colleagues have found with a traditional diet that consisted of meats and vegetables there was a lower rate of depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder compared to individuals who consumed a Western diet, which consisted of processed foods, fast foods and other specialty diet foods.

As studies similar to this about depression begin to emerge, more researches and doctors are beginning to side with the notion that a healthy diet could significantly impact mental health.

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