Hello all, I do hope you are all well.
Sorry for my lack of posting, I have been deep in research. Finding ways to reduce my depression with food.
Having depression is an illness and unfortunately, it is a lonely illness and I have been trying my best over the past couple of weeks to come to terms with my depression as well as informing my family members that I am having an episode.
My mother suffers from depression as well as my siblings however we never really discuss it. How can that be? Easy we don’t like to discuss our depression, we don’t even like to admit that we are depressed. My depression started in my early twenties and I have battled with it ever since. I personally have months of happiness and then I can have months of depression, that is why I call mine episodes. Recently the loss of my father has caused me to have a major episode.
I have been taking my anti-depressants for a few weeks now, I am beginning to feel better, I have found that I am able to concentrate more and am sleeping better. I have nothing against people using antidepressants however I personally know that they are short term solution. In order for me to manage my illness, I need to eat myself better!
I have been researching how I can change my diet to help reduce my depression. The Dopamine diet is one that I have found extremely interesting. Keywords that are associated with dopamine rich foods are Mood; Serotonin; Dopamine; Tryptophan; Peptides; Mood foods. Good mood foods
There are various documentaries, articles and books that are filled with information. I am lucky that I have a University education, going to university enabled me to question what society tells me and find my own truth. Before I went to University I would believe the media, I would listen to what my elders taught me, and except their truths. Now I have the ability and knowledge that allows me to delve deeper and find my own truth!
I have a Ba Hons in professional cookery, I have spent years cooking studying hospitality and food, this has given me the advantage to obtain credible information that can provide me with the knowledge of what I should and should not be eating, however, there is so much conflicting information out there how do I know what is right and wrong?
In this blog, I will be introducing my findings and each week giving an in-depth look at my findings.
I have watched various documentaries, What The Health a documentary that exposes what the government and food industry do not want us to know about an eye-opening documentary about the health of the nation.
This groundbreaking documentary on Netflix is the follow up to Cowspiracy The film was created by Kip Anderson uncovering the possible preventing and reverse of chronic disease, Kip investigates why the leading health organisations in the USA specifically don’t want the public to know about the cover-ups within the health system in America. With obesity and diabetes at all-time high Kip with the help of medical doctors, consumers and consumers.
The documentary exposes the collusion and corruption within the government, the big businesses that cost us trillions. The documentary is a mindful education for those of us who are in the dark, it allows the consumer to be aware of procedures, corruption within the government and the healthcare system within the USA.
It is worth watching if you are trying to live a sustainable lifestyle, as well as informing us about what we should and should not be purchasing within the food industry. The film opens your eyes to the treatment of animals and the production of agriculture, pharmaceutical companies.
The point of this documentary is to open the eyes of the consumer and enable us to delve deeper and find our own answers. Not listen to what the government want us to believe.
Have a look and see for yourself, knowledge is power!
lots of foodie luv x