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,
SIMPLE THINGS FOR DEPRESSION
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,