How Gut Bacteria Can Reduce Depression and Anxiety

Raising your mood might be as far as bacteria in your refrigerator. I mean friendly bacteria from fermented foods. This is this friendly bacteria, effects levels of serotonin in your body. Serotonin, which influences mood, sleep, depression and aggression, is more concentrated in the gut than the brain. Something like 5-10% is stored in the …

Depression, low-blood sugar and allergies

How much of depression is biochemical?  How much is psychological? Well, the mind can effect the biochemistry of the body and vice versa.  In her book, Seven Weeks to Sobriety, researcher, Dr. Joan Mathews Larson describes the frequency that hypoglycemics and depression-prone patients experience certain symptoms: Nervousness                       93% Irritability                            89% Exhaustion                          87% Depression                          86% Forgetfulness                     …