Depression, Carb Intake and the Glycemic Index

Depression, Carbs and the Glycemic Index

87,618 postmenopausal women started the study and at the 3-y follow-up 69,954 were evaluated. The findings were:

– A higher dietary GI was associated with increasing odds of depression.

– Added Sugars – Progressively higher consumption of dietary added sugars increased the odds of depression.

– Nonwhole/refined grain were associated with increased depression.

– Higher consumption of lactose, fiber, nonjuice fruit, and vegetables was significantly associated with lower odds of depression,

Conclusions: The results from this study suggest that high-GI diets could be a risk factor for depression in postmenopausal women. (Article Abstract) Glycemic Index


1) Elimination Diet with unprocessed, low glycemic whole foods only.

2) Caffeine and sugar avoidance

3) Exercise daily 30 minutes

4) Fungal treatment if indicated

5) Sunlight – non-burn 20-30 minutes daily

6) SAMe 200-800 mg in the morning (notice 1-2 weeks)

7) Tyrosine 2000-3000 mg first thing upon waken with water (notice 1-2 days). Cut dose if mild irritability, jitteriness or light band-like headache

8) Vitamin D 2000-5000iu/day

9) B12,folic acid, B1 intramuscular injections 5 over 2 weeks (given by your physician)

10) NovaNutrients this combination:
E-Factor 1 scoop 1-2 x days (clear thinking)
Insight 1 morning, 1-2 more as needed throughout day (focus)
Powerthru 1 at breakfast (energy)
Be and Stay Well,


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