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The Depression Anxiety Diet is a science based diet, exercise, and supplement plan, designed specifically to help people who have depression and anxiety.

Processed foods, packaged foods, preservatives, GMO’s, additives, nitrates, sulfites, hormones, antibiotics, fast food, junk food, the American diet is a diet for depression and anxiety.

Scientific research is proving a direct link between diet, depression, and anxiety1,2

95% of your serotonin, a chemical neurotransmitter responsible for your mood, is produced in your gastro-intestinal tract (gut).  An estimated 80% of your immunity is produced in your stomach.

A poor diet and lifestyle, which causes damage to your gut, could be responsible for why you have depression and anxiety.

Scientists are beginning to discover, the important role the “Gut Brain Connection” has on your physical and mental well being, and how dietary changes, supplements, and exercise can improve depression anxiety recovery.

New:  ABC News reports that more and more doctors are learning about the gut brain connection, and how doctors are using probiotics with remarkable results, to help their patients with depression anxiety.  Article.  Washington Post article on how diet is linked to depression. Article.

A 2010 research study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, concluded that the modern American or Western diet, leads to higher rates of depression anxiety.

…a “traditional” dietary pattern characterized by vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, and whole grains was associated with lower odds for major depression or dysthymia and for anxiety disorders. A “western” diet of processed or fried foods, refined grains, sugary products, and beer was associated with a higher GHQ-12 (depression anxiety) score.

In a December 2012 review Study in the Journal of Medicine and Life titled “Nutrition and depression at the forefront of progress”, the authors wrote that…

[Depression] is undeniably linked to nutrition, as suggested by the mounting evidence by research in neuropsychiatry. An adequate intake of good calories, healthy proteins, omega-3 fatty acids and all essential minerals is of utmost importance in maintaining good mental health. In addition, the link between fast food and depression has recently been confirmed.

The mounting scientific evidence clearly indicates that the global epidemic of depression anxiety, which has been growing exponentially over the past 3 decades, is linked to the greater consumption and spread of the Standard American Diet.

Learn More:  What Causes Depression Anxiety

The Depression Anxiety Diet eliminates foods and substances, which are proven to cause depression anxiety, and replaces them with a diet scientifically proven to help depression anxiety recovery.

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The Depression Anxiety Diet Recovery Plan goes beyond diet, and includes specific supplements, and exercise, scientifically proven to help depression anxiety recovery.

The Depression Anxiety Recovery Plan is 3 Plans in 1

Salmon Recipe for Depression Anxiety DietDepression Anxiety Diet Plan
A simple weekly meal plan, containing delicious recipes which removes harmful foods, and replaces them with foods proven to benefit depression anxiety recovery.
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Supplements for Depression AnxietyDepression Anxiety Supplement Plan
A supplement plan to heal your gut and replenish low levels of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids, often found in individuals with depression and anxiety.
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Exercises for Depression AnxietyDepression Anxiety Exercise Plan
An exercise plan which increases your metabolism, improves digestion, produces neurons in the region of the brain responsible for depression anxiety, removes toxins, and activates positive hormones.
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The Depression Anxiety Diet uses a natural holistic approach to depression anxiety recovery. Utilizing exercise, supplements, and diet, to maximize your recovery.

A very high percentage of individuals have both depression and anxiety at the same time, up to 80% of individuals with anxiety will experience depression in their lifetime.  Which is why the Depression Anxiety Diet addresses both depression and anxiety simultaneously.

Depression anxiety is also related to other health conditions including arthritis, asthma, allergies, numerous gut conditions, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and more.  While the Depression Anxiety Diet is specifically designed for depression and anxiety, if you have one or more of these comorbid conditions, you may see your other related health conditions improve from the diet as well.

Try our free, simple, and safe natural depression anxiety alternative,and get started on your recovery with our step by step Guide to Depression Anxiety Recovery.

1. Scientific American Feb. 12, 2010  2. American Psychological Association September – 2012

Laughter The Best Medicine

Can Laughter Cure Depression Anxiety?

Laughter is the best medicine goes the saying.   A new study out of Isfahan Iran, not widely regarded as the capital of comedy, has shown that laughter can significantly improve depression anxiety and sleep disorders. Study.

Apparently, and this is not a joke, there is a branch of yoga called Laughter Yoga, where individuals gather together and voluntarily laugh.  In the study, male nursing students engaged in eight 1 hour laughter yoga sessions twice a week, and at the end of the study were much happier and healthier than the control group.

Laughter Yoga started in India in 1995 by Doctor Madan Kataria, and the study authors point out that Laughter Yoga “increases the O2 saturation of brain and body. Enhanced feeling of security and self-belief, positive energy, and distraction from negative thoughts are among the positive treatment effects of laughter Yoga.”

Yoga has been scientifically proven to help depression anxiety through a combination of physical exercise and breath control.

Learn More: Yoga for Depression Anxiety

Seriously, laughter is no joking matter, scientists have been studying the effect of laughter on health for a long time. Here is a list of studies into the science of laughter.

New Study:  Researchers found that elderly individuals who took a comedy workshop had significantly lower levels of depression anxiety. Study.

The video at the top of this post, if it doesn’t make you laugh nothing will, is of Tommy Westerfield who leads free Laughter Yoga Classes in San Francisco. You can learn more about Tommy here and find a local Laughter Yoga Club here.

Not everyone agrees that laughter is the best medicine. In fact, there may be hazards to laughter such as triggering asthma attacks, and choking on food while laughing. Report. However, WebMD lists the positive benefits of laughter, helping everything from blood flow to lowering blood sugar levels. Article.

No one is quite sure where the saying “Laughter is the Best Medicine” comes from, but many believe it originates from the Bible.

“A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” Proverbs 17:22 (New King James Version)

So it appears, that over 2,000 years ago, people recognized the health benefits of laughter, and may explain court jesters throughout history and late night comedians.

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“A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.” – Proverbs 17:22 (New King James Version) – See more at: http://bibleornot.org/laughter-is-the-best-medicine-bible/#sthash.bc7fAITE.dpuf

Asthma and Depression Anxiety

Asthma Depression AnxietyAsthma and Depression Anxiety are related conditions.  People who have asthma have double the rates of depression anxiety.

Having asthma and depression anxiety together, what scientists call comorbidity, is very common. Study. This article will explain how and why asthma and depression anxiety are connected, and how to use diet and lifestyle changes to reduce asthma and depression anxiety symptoms.

The reason why large numbers of people who have asthma also suffer from depression anxiety, is because both conditions, are symptoms of an underlying immuno-inflammatory condition.

Not only do asthma and depression anxiety frequently occur together, but a large number of other immuno-inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, allergies, diabetes, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, heart disease, obesity, and more, also frequently occur together with depression anxiety.

And the underlying immuno-inflammatory condition which leads to asthma, depression anxiety, and a host of other illnesses, occurs in the gut or intestines.

Inflammation of the gut causes damage to the gut lining, which allows undigested food particles and toxins to enter the bloodstream, where they are attacked by the immune system, resulting in the release of cytokines, which then travel to different parts of the body and brain causing localized inflammation.

Different undigested proteins or toxins, attacked by the immune system, result in the release of different cytokines which affect different parts of the body and brain.

Learn More: Immune System and Depression Anxiety

New Study: Individuals who frequently use inhalers to treat their asthma are 3.5 more times likely to have depression anxiety.  Study.  The reason is that steroid inhalers reduce the production of serotonin. 95% of your serotonin is produced in your gut. 70% of your immune system is located in your gut.

Inflammation and damage to your gut caused by either chronic stress (article), poor diet and lifestyle, or a combination of both, can lead to asthma, depression anxiety, and other immuno-inflammatory conditions.

Learn More: Gut Brain Connection Depression Anxiety

The way to tackle asthma and depression anxiety is to combine stress management with diet and lifestyle changes.  The goal is to heal the gut and literally close the door on the immuno-inflammatory cytokine release cycle.

Our Modern Western Diet is filled with highly inflammatory foods, additives, oils, and preservatives.  Eliminating gluten, lactose, sugar, vegetable oils, packaged and processed foods, and switching to a healthier anti-inflammatory diet such as the Mediterranean Diet or the Depression Anxiety Diet, can significantly reduce gut inflammation.

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Regular daily exercise has been shown to reduce stress and be more effective than anti-depressants. Study. A very recent study has shown how Mindfulness meditation, a cognitive behavioral technique, also reduces stress and works better than medication.

Summary:  Asthma and depression anxiety are related conditions, both of which are caused by an underlying immuno-inflammatory condition located in the gut, which in turn is caused by chronic stress and/or poor diet and lifestyle.  Eliminating unhealthy inflammatory foods, and replacing them with healthy anti-inflammatory foods, as well as stress management and exercise, have been shown to help asthma and depression anxiety.

Editor’s Note: I re-developed and suffered from extreme asthma, requiring daily use of inhalers, and depression anxiety.  When I gave up gluten and lactose my asthma quickly and completely disappeared.  Triggers such as pollution and allergies no longer affect me.

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Young Rich Depressed

Young Rich Have Twice the Rate of Depression AnxietyYoung, rich, and depressed.

Rich young people are twice as depressed as their poorer peers, seeking mental health services for depression and anxiety at twice the rate, according to studies.

And, the children of the rich also have higher rates of alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, and criminal behavior.

We all know the saying, “Money can’t buy you happiness”, but could it be true that money makes you miserable?

Although, the research doesn’t explain why the rich young have twice the rate of depression anxiety, here are a few possible explanations.

The rich young can afford mental health services.  Counseling and psychiatric care can be very expensive.  Not to mention the cost of anti-depression medications.  One of the reasons why the rich young seek mental health services, and appear to be twice as depressed, is simply because they can afford care.  Half of psychiatrists in America do not accept health insurance. Article.

Parental neglect.  One reason why the rich young are rich, is because their parents spend more time working and making money the focus of their lives, than they spend with their children.  Parental neglect can cause depression anxiety.

Learn More:  What Causes Depression Anxiety

Pressure to succeed.  The rich young are under more pressure to succeed than their poorer peers.  Over achieving parents, who have become wealthy and successful, place more pressure on their children to succeed.  Pressure equals stress, and constant stress, produces depression anxiety.

Learn More:  How Stress Causes Depression Anxiety

Depression anxiety is a condition which affects everyone in society no matter their age, race, gender, or wealth status.  Other studies have shown that very poor people have higher rates of depression anxiety due to the pressure to survive.

It may be that the rich young have slightly higher rates of depression anxiety, due to parental neglect and pressure, but the research is likely skewed due to their ability to afford mental health services.

In any case, rich or poor, there are cheap and free things individuals with depression anxiety can do to achieve recovery.  Learn more about our natural depression anxiety alternative and how to use diet, exercise, and the best supplements for depression anxiety recovery.

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How Pasta Causes Depression Anxiety

How Pasta Causes Depression AnxietyStudy Finds Women Who Eat More Pasta Have More Depression

A study of over 43,000 women found that women who ate more pasta, refined grains, chips, fatty red meat, and soda, had a 29% to 41% higher rate of depression. Article. Video.

While pasta causing depression anxiety is getting the headlines, all the foods listed in the study, cause depression anxiety in the same way – inflammation.

Researchers studying the blood of the women who consumed higher amounts of these foods found that they tested significantly higher for three biomarkers of inflammation.  The study authors correctly point out that increased inflammation is associated with depression anxiety.

However, says study coauthor Michel Lucas, PhD, of the Harvard School of Public Health, “It’s not clear exactly how inflammation and depression are linked”.

It is clear. Inflammation in the hippocampus region of the brain, responsible for learning, memory, and mood, increases the synaptic gap between neurons, the space between your brain cells, making it more difficult for neurotransmitters such as serotonin to do their job of facilitating communication between your brain cells.

Inflammation literally depresses brain function.

Anti-depressants of the SSRI variety, try to overcome this inflammation produced gap, by increasing the amount of serotonin in your brain.  However, the problem causing depression anxiety is not the amount of serotonin in the brain, but the inflammation gap.

Learn More:  What Causes Depression Anxiety

And as the study points out, the inflammation in the brain, starts in the gut.  Inflammation in the gut allows undigested food proteins and toxins to enter the bloodstream, where they enter directly into the brain causing inflammation or are attacked by the immune system, which releases cytokines that enter the brain and produce inflammation.

Inflammation producing foods cause inflammation in the gut and brain.

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How does pasta cause depression anxiety?

Here is how pasta and the other foods in the study cause inflammation and depression anxiety.

Pasta, bread, wheat, rice, grains cause inflammation and depression anxiety in two ways.  First, grains and all foods produced with grains contain gluten proteins, which can cause gut inflammation by themselves, or when the gut is already inflamed, can pass through the gut triggering an immune reaction, which then produces inflammation in the brain.

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Second, pasta, bread, rice, and grains are converted to sugar, which causes inflammation in the gut and brain, and which also inhibits the production of BDNF (brain derived neutrophic factor) responsible for creating and maintaining brain cells.

Learn More: How Sugar Causes Depression Anxiety

Soda contains sugar.  Diet sodas have also been found to cause depression anxiety, most likely because the artificial sweeteners found in diet soda damage the gut, which then leads to the immuno-inflmmatory response causing depression anxiety.

Fatty Red Meat, especially grain fed beef, are high in inflammatory omega 6 fatty acids.  The higher the fat content of grain fed industrial beef, the higher the amount of inflammation and depression producing omega 6 fatty acids, not to mention the harmful hormones, antibiotics, and GMO found in grain fed beef.

A better beef alternative is grass fed beef, which has less omega 6 fatty acids, and more anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids.

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Chips are made from gluten and fried in omega 6 and GMO inflammatory vegetable oils.

Not only did the study find, which foods increase the likelihood of getting depression anxiety, the study also discovered which foods can reduce your chances of getting depression anxiety.

Dr. Lucas’ research found foods like coffee, olive oil,vegetables including carrots, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens, if consumed daily, can help reduce inflammation and depression.  In essence a Mediterranean diet similar to the Depression Anxiety Diet.

If you have depression anxiety try our Depression Anxiety Detox Diet.  Eliminate pasta, pizza, bread, wheat, rice, not to mention chips, soda, and industrial beef, replace them with our fish, vegetables, omega 3 rich eggs, grass fed beef recipes, and see if your mood improves.

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Depression Anxiety in India

Depression Anxiety in India25% of Indians living in Mumbai have anxiety, and 10% of Indians in Mumbai have depression, reports the Times of India.

Based on a survey of family physicians going back 10 years, the high rates of depression anxiety in India, corresponds with the economic boom India has experienced during the same period.

“We can blame it on competitiveness, drive for money, overcrowding in cities and other factors that lead to stress,” says Dr. Bharat Shah.  Chronic stress releases the stress hormone cortisol, which interrupts digestion, causing damage to the intestinal lining, producing inflammation in the body and brain, which then leads to depression anxiety.

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One would imagine that with India’s increased wealth over the past decade, Indians would be happier, instead of becoming more depressed and anxious.

The cause of the increased depression and anxiety in India, is not the increase in wealth per se, but the increase in wealth inequality.  India is suffering from Affluenza, where rising wealth inequality, creates rising rates of depression anxiety.

Humans are social animals. We judge ourselves by how we fit into the social hierarchy.  When everyone is at the same income level, wealth inequality is non-existent, and so too is the stress of trying to maintain or advance one’s social position.

When wealth suddenly increases, and this new wealth goes into the hands of only a few in the society, the stress from the pressure to maintain or advance your social position increases.

This is why people in poor countries, where there is little wealth inequality, tend to be happier than people in rich countries with greater wealth inequality.

Related Article:  India just experienced a major typhoon.  Learn how natural disasters cause depression anxiety.  Symptoms can take up to 6 months to appear.

This phenomena can be clearly seen in social media, where heavy users of social media sharing sites such as facebook and pinterest, experience higher rates of depression anxiety.  On social media, people see others in their social circle showing off their vacations, designer cakes, partying, and social media becomes a competition over who is having a “better” life.

Learn More: How Social Media Causes Depression Anxiety

On the national level, the way to address the growing rates of depression anxiety, is by addressing the growing wealth inequality in India.  On the individual level, it is important not to let stress caused by the pressure of keeping up with your social circle, turn into depression anxiety.

consciously avoiding placing emphasis and measuring your self worth, by the amount of material possessions or wealth you can accrue, and choosing some other yardstick be it health, family, sports, friendships, hobbies, as well as finding inner peace by stepping of the treadmill of the perpetual pursuit of material possessions, will eliminate the stress and depression anxiety caused by wealth inequality.

If you have depression anxiety, which you think may be caused by wealth inequality, damage to your gut may have occurred, which needs to be fixed in order to recover, while you re-adjust your priorities in life to remove the stressor which caused your depression anxiety in the first place.

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Natural Disasters and Depression Anxiety

Natural Disasters and Depression AnxietyDepression and anxiety are the unseen mental after effects of physical natural disasters.

Natural disasters, floods, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamies, earthquakes, cause an increase in the rates of depression anxiety in affected populations.  The mental damage from a natural disaster can remain long after the physical damage has been repaired.

Health care officials in Alberta Canada noticed a significant rise in depression anxiety prescriptions several months after a flood damaged 15,000 homes in the province.  Officials expect that rates of depression anxiety will remain higher than normal for up to 3 years after the natural disaster.  Report.

New: Almost 30% of children in the areas hardest hit by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami have depression anxiety. Article.

How Natural Disasters Cause Depression Anxiety

It’s the stress. Any acute or chronic stress can cause depression anxiety.  Chronic work stress, failing relationships, illness, school, or prolonged acute stress from war, a traumatic injury or natural disasters, can all cause depression anxiety.

Learn More: What Causes Depression Anxiety

The acute stress from the natural disaster event, followed by the chronic stress of dealing with the aftermath of the natural disaster, causes physiological changes which lead to depression anxiety.

In brief, the acute and chronic stress associated with natural disasters releases fight or flight hormones to deal with the stressful event, which among other things stops the normal digestive process.  Damage to the gut occurs, allowing undigested food particles and toxins to enter the bloodstream, where they are attacked by the immune system, which in turn releases cytokines which enter the brain, causing inflammation in the brain and depression anxiety.

Learn More:  How Stress Causes Depression Anxiety

Damage to the gut takes time to occur, which is why depression anxiety may not appear right after the natural disaster, and begin to show up months after the natural disaster.

Once the gut is damaged, an individual can remain in depression anxiety for as long as the gut remains damaged, which is why depression anxiety can persist years after the natural disaster occurred.

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The flooding disaster in Alberta Canada occurred in July, and doctors expect that the rising rates of depression anxiety will not crest until after Christmas, 6 months after the flood.

While you cannot control natural disasters, there are things under your control, which can prevent or reverse depression anxiety after a natural disaster.

If it is stress which causes depression anxiety after a natural disaster, then combating stress, is your first line of defense against depression anxiety.  There are both psychological and physical things you can do to prevent depression anxiety after a natural disaster.

A particular cognitive behavioral technique called Mindfulness may be very helpful.  Mindfulness is where you think in the now, eliminate thinking and regretting the past, and not think and worry about the future.  When you catch yourself thinking about the past and what you have lost, stop yourself and focus your thoughts on what is happening now, and do the same when you catch yourself worrying about the future.

Other psychological strategies that help are positive messaging, telling yourself that everything is going to be fine, meditation, prayer, support groups.

There are physical things you can do to prevent depression anxiety after a natural disaster.  Exercise regularly.  Exercise works as well as anti-depressants.  Eat a healthy diet, and avoid using alcohol and drugs to cope with depression anxiety, it will only make your condition worse.  Take vitamin, mineral and essential fatty acid supplements, to maintain a strong immune system.

If you have depression anxiety from a natural disaster, your gut may have become damaged from the stress, and you may have to repair your gut before you can recover from depression anxiety.  Fixing your gut involves eliminating foods which cause inflammation and replacing them with foods which promote healing.

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How the Immune System Triggers Depression Anxiety

Immune System and Depression AnxietyNew Study Links Stress and Immune System to Depression Anxiety.

Groundbreaking research from Ohio State University has discovered the process by which stress and the immune system causes anxiety. Article.

Using mouse models, researchers John Sheridan, Jonathan Godbout, and Eric Wohleb, demonstrated how chronic stress activates the immune system in the bone marrow to release monocytes, which travel to the areas of the brain responsible for mood, causing inflammation resulting in anxiety.

This new study adds further proof to the idea that depression anxiety is an immuno-inflammatory condition and supports the Gut Brain Connection explanation for depression anxiety.

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In our article on “What Causes Depression Anxiety”, we explain that depression anxiety can be caused by chronic stress, gut inflammation caused by diet, or a combination of both stress and diet.

Learn More:  What Causes Depression Anxiety

In the gut, which contains 80% of the immune system, chronic inflammation from diet causes leaky gut syndrome which allows undigested food proteins to enter the bloodstream, where they are attacked by the immune system, releasing pro-inflammatory cytokines and monocytes, which just like in stress induced depression anxiety, travel to the brain and produce inflammation leading to depression anxiety.

What happens with gut induced depression anxiety is that the immune system develops antibodies to food proteins entering the bloodstream, so that every time you eat a particular food protein, the immune system is triggered, which leads to inflammation in the gut, and depression anxiety.

Which is how gluten and lactose, which many people have trouble digesting properly, can trigger an immune response and depression anxiety.

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An overactive immune system, whether from chronic stress, gut inflammation and damage from a poor diet, lack of sleep, or illness, results in inflammation in the area of the brain responsible for learning, memory, and mood.

What complicates the picture even more, is that chronic stress interrupts the digestive process, which leads to gut damage and inflammation, and the creation of immune response antibodies to undigested food particles and toxins.

So, that even if and when the chronic stress has disappeared, the damage to the gut remains, and so does the trigger for depression anxiety.  Because of the damage to the gut, and the creation of immune antibodies, depression anxiety can continue long after the stress is gone.

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Which is why the Depression Anxiety Diet attempts to heal the brain by healing the gut.  Ending gut inflammation and the immune response by eliminating food triggers to stop inflammation in the brain which produces depression anxiety.

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Why Clergy Have Higher Rates of Depression Anxiety

Why Clergy Have Double the Rate of Depression Anxiety

A survey of 1,700 United Methodist pastors, conducted by the Clergy Health Initiative at Duke Divinity School, discovered that pastors had double the rate of depression anxiety as the general population. Report.

While the survey authors do not give a clear explanation for why clergy have higher rates of depression anxiety, we do know that members of other professions, whose focus is on care giving to sick and troubled individuals, such as nursing and social workers, also have higher rates of depression anxiety.

The reason why clergy have higher rates of depression anxiety may be due to the fact that, even though it is not a disease, depression anxiety can be contagious.

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Constant exposure and ministering to individuals who are experiencing depression anxiety events in their life i.e., sickness, death, failing marriages, can impact the emotional well being of the care giver or clergy member.

Clergy, minister, pastors, and priests tend to be empathic individuals, they chose this line of work in order to help others, and are more sensitive to the pain of others, compared to the general population.  Clergy may also have a higher degree of cognitive vulnerability.

Cognitive vulnerability to depression anxiety, the likelihood that you will develop depression anxiety, is determined by your learned behavioral response to stress. Cognitive vulnerability is developed in childhood and teenage years, by mimicking the behavioral response to stressful episodes, of your parents, family, and friends.

We know that chronic stress causes a physical chain reaction which leads to depression anxiety, and how an individual responds to stress, determines how vulnerable they are to getting depression anxiety.

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Scientists know that certain individuals are pre-disposed to getting depression anxiety based on their cognitive vulnerability.  It is possible, that through their repeated exposure to individuals undergoing stress related depression anxiety, the clergy member’s cognitive vulnerability to depression anxiety increases.

Whatever the cause of the higher rates of depression anxiety among the clergy, the need to address this serious condition by individual clergy members, and their religious group is real and necessary.

How to Help Clergy with Depression Anxiety

Greater awareness of the high rates of depression anxiety among the clergy is the first step.

Understanding that depression anxiety is not a curse, sin, mental illness, or disease, but instead a physical condition which affects the body, brain, and mood.

Learn More:  Depression Anxiety is Not a Mental Illness

Minimizing the exposure of clergy members with depression anxiety to stressful events and interactions.

A healthy diet and exercise is extremely beneficial in managing and alleviating stress and depression anxiety.

Using cognitive behavioral techniques such as desensitization, while ministering to individuals undergoing stressful life events, to prevent absorbing their stress, which sets off the physical chain reaction leading to the clergy member’s own depression anxiety.

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Drinking Red Wine for Depression Anxiety

Drinking Red Wine in Moderation May Protect Against Depression Anxiety

Drinking Wine for Depression Anxiety

A Spanish study of 5,500 individuals between the ages of 50 to 80, looking into the heart health benefits of a Mediterranean Diet, found that men and women who consumed 2 to 7 small glasses of red wine each week, had a 30% lower rate of depression compared to individuals who did not drink alcohol.

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We know that alcohol causes depression anxiety.  Alcohol damages the gut, increases blood sugar levels, dehydrates the body, messes with the hormonal HPA axis, among many negative impacts which lead to depression anxiety.

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So how is it possible that drinking red wine prevents depression anxiety?

The answer appears to be in the quantity, quality, and timing of the alcohol consumption.  Plus one other factor not mentioned in the study.

According to Dr. Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, a cardiologist and professor of preventive medicine and public health at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, “In our study population, the average intake of alcohol was low, and the pattern of consumption was typically Mediterranean, with alcohol coming preferentially from wine, consumed during meals and without episodes of binge drinking,” he said.

Mediterranean people drink small amounts of red wine, not beer or spirits which contain gluten, with a meal and not on an empty stomach.

New Study:  Researchers at the University of California have discovered that  drinking a glass of red wine with dinner boosts the immune system.  Your immune system is located in your gut.  Alcohol may control bad bacteria in your gut which can affect your immune system. And since depression anxiety is an immuno-inflammatory condition, anything that boosts your immune system, will help your depression anxiety recovery. Study.

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Dr. Martinez-Gonzalez hypothesizes that a compound found in grapes may help protect the brain from the inflammatory process involved in depression anxiety.

How Drinking Red Wine Helps Depression Anxiety

However, there may be another explanation, for why drinking wine helps prevent depression anxiety.  Alcohol kills h. pylori bacteria.  Several studies have found that people who drink alcohol have lower rates of h. pylori bacterial infection. Study.

Helicobacter Pylori is a gut bacteria found in 40% of adults which, when given the right circumstances, can spread and cause damage to the gut lining, which then literally opens the door for undigested food particles and toxins to enter the bloodstream, triggering an immuno-inflammatory response which leads to depression anxiety and other serious medical conditions.

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Drinking small amounts of red wine with a meal, may be enough to kill off and prevent the spread of h. pylori, but not enough to cause damage to the gut by itself.  The key to the positive benefits of drinking wine for depression anxiety is a small amount with food.

Drinking large amounts of alcohol on an empty stomach will cause damage to the gut and depression anxiety.

New Study: Scientists contend that consuming fermented foods, including fermented grapes (wine), may amplify specific nutrient and phytochemical content of foods. Study.

How to Choose the Best Red Wine for Depression Anxiety

If you want to experiment with drinking small amounts of red wine, to see if it has a positive benefit on your depression anxiety, it is important that you drink the best red wine.  You need to drink organic no sulfites added red wine only.

Grapes which have been sprayed with pesticides, or wine which has had sulfites added to it (99% of wines have sulfites added and is the substance which gives you headaches), can cause damage to the gut and depression anxiety.

While there are very few organic sulfite free wine makers, two stand out for their quality and price -  La Rocca Vineyards and Pacific Redwood Organic.

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While drinking red wine for depression anxiety may help some people, it may not be advisable for individuals with diabetes, other health conditions, or in combination with certain medications.

An alternative to red wine is apple cider vinegar, specifically organic unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, which is fermented apples, contains probiotic bacteria, and has long been used for it’s medicinal purposes.  Bragg is the best widely available brand in the United States.  Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 8 ounces of room temperature natural spring water and drink before breakfast and lunch.

Always consult your doctor before starting any diet, exercise, supplement plan, or wine consumption.

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Children TV Exercise Diet Depression Anxiety

Children T.V. Diet Exercise Depression AnxietyChildren who spend more time in front of the TV, exercise less, and eat junk food have higher rates of depression anxiety.

A study done by Public Health England, to determine the well being of U.K. children has found a direct correlation between the amount of time a child spends watching TV or playing video games, the amount of exercise they engage in, and the quality of their diet, on their likelihood of having depression anxiety.

The relationship between children, t.v. video games, exercise and diet is dose dependent.

Meaning that the more time a child spends watching t.v. or playing video games the high their rate of depression anxiety.  The less time a child spends exercising the higher their rate of depression anxiety.  The more sugary drinks and junk food a child consumes the higher their rate of depression anxiety.

This is news parents can use to help their children and teens who may be experiencing depression anxiety or other mood and learning difficulties.  Parents can have a profoundly positive impact on the well being and happiness of their children and teens by regulating these three factors in their children’s lives.

  • T.V., Video Games, Social Media
  • Exercise
  • Junk Food and Diet

By simply reducing the amount of time their child spends watching t.v. and playing video games, increasing the amount of time their child engages in physical activity, reducing the amount of junk food their child consumes and improving the quality of their diet, parents can dramatically improve the health and happiness of their child.

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What this means for parents, is that instead of automatically running to their doctor, who will most likely prescribe pills to address their children’s mood disorders, which work no better than placebos, and have serious side effects including a higher risk of suicide, parents can naturally improve their child’s mental health and happiness.

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Exercise has been shown to work as well as antidepressants in most cases, creates neurogenesis or brain cell growth in the hippocampus area of the brain responsible learning, memory and mood.  Children who exercise score better on exams and report higher levels of happiness and well being.

On a related side note, parents of children who have depression anxiety, should also investigate whether their child has a stomach bug, which could be the cause of their condition.  A recent study found that children who have frequent stomach aches have much higher rates of depression anxiety as adults.

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A diet high in gluten, lactose, sugar, preservatives and GMO’s, can cause damage to the gut and beneficial probiotic bacteria, and feed harmful bacteria, which in turn opens the gateway to depression anxiety.

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Parents of children with depression anxiety, should also understand that their child did not inherit their condition, and that depression anxiety is not a disease or mental illness.

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Parents often mistakenly blame each other for their child’s depression anxiety, and although it is not a disease, depression anxiety can be contagious.  The stress produced by dealing with a child suffering from depression anxiety can itself cause depression and anxiety in the parents and other family members.

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Beyond pulling the plug on the t.v., yanking the sodas and chips, and pushing their child outside to play, there are other things parents can do to help their child overcome depression anxiety.

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Finally, the good news for parents of children with depression anxiety in the Public Health England report, is that there are simple, free, and non-pharmacological steps parents can take to help their children overcome depression anxiety.

Learn more about our natural depression anxiety alternative and how to use diet, exercise, and the best supplements for depression anxiety recovery.

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Learn more about our natural depression anxiety alternative recovery plan, visit our Get Started page for info and links to our diet, exercise and stress management resources.

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