Have You Been Lied To? What If Your Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation?
Antidepressant drugs represent a $10 billion market in the United States alone, leading some to wonder if capitalism might be skewing some research.
Indeed, the science behind the theory that depression is caused by low serotonin levels (which is why most anti-depressants are SSRIs, designed to boost serotonin absorption) is debated by some, leading others to look at other potential causes.
Notes David D Burns, “Academic research should be all about getting to the truth. Drug company research is all about selling new products.”
As a result, some researchers are looking at another possibility: Depression may be an allergic reaction to inflammation.
Tim de Chant of NOVA writes: “Inflammation is our immune system’s natural response to injuries, infections, or foreign compounds. When triggered, the body pumps various cells and proteins to the site through the blood stream, including cytokines, a class of proteins that facilitate intercellular communication. It also happens that people suffering from depression are loaded with cytokines.”
Inflammation can be caused by any number of things, as each of us are different, but most agree that chronic inflammation is caused by obesity, high sugar diets, high quantities of trans fats, unhealthy diets in general, and more.
Some have jumped on the trend of blaming gluten, but the best way to know for sure if gluten is what is causing your inflammation is to run a allergy diet and keep a food journal.
Try to look for possible causes of inflammation such as infection, food intolerances, autoimmune disease, gluten intolerance. You may be surprised to find that your depression lifts as well.
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