You are NOT crazy!
You may have an inflamed brain which makes everything look and feel way worse than it really is.
Having major depression is no fun and you must remember “This too shall pass” – Abraham Lincoln. Take it moment by moment, hour by hour, day by day, month by month, and never give up.
A study by the University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Psychiatry took brain samples from dead depressed and suicidal subjects that died of natural causes or by suicide and observed that their brains had increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines in it’s serum.
Another study by Canadian research team at Douglas Mental Health University Institute studied the cells known as astrocytes in brains from 10 suicides with depression and 10 people with no history of depression who died of other causes. Astrocytes were way larger in the brain white matter of suicide victims. Astrocytes are involved in brain inflammation.
There have been many other studies that show inflammation of the brain is present in the majorly depressed.
Inflammation is well known to be caused by stress and diet, and many doctors also believe inflammation starts in the digestive track. Inflammation is also known to have a major role in many illnesses, including cancer, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and asthma.
Major Depression – Inflammation= A happier you
6 ways to reduce inflammation
- Reduce your stress level
– Take a break from technology, including facebook
– Take a yoga class
– Walk in nature
– Sing a uplifting song
– Get plenty of sleep
– Make time for yourself
– Be like a duck and roll it off your back/ don’t let things get you down
- Stop eating inflammatory foods
– Anything processed, if it’s in a box it’s probably processed
-Gluten (Wheat, Rye, Barley and Corn)
- Eat anti-inflammatory foods
– Coconut Oil
– Wild Salmon
– Fresh Vegetables
– Fresh Fruit
– Olive oil
– Pumpkin seeds
– Cayenne pepper
–Lemons and Limes
– Baking soda
- Take Anti-inflammatory supplements
– Colloidal Silver
– Grapefruit seed extract
– Caprylic acid
- Take a Good Probiotic
- Enemas– Coffee enemas have been used for years to remove toxins from the gut and as a pain reliever during World War II when the medics ran out of pain meds
Don’t be surprised if you feel way worse before you feel better, when the bad bacteria in your guts starts to die off is causes something known as “Herxheimer reaction”. During this stage when the bad bacteria dies it can cause many toxins to be released into your body. So you may want to make these changes slowly and remember Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Die off symptoms may include:
- Flu like symptoms