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Just a very quick blogette for you today. I saw this, which is actually not new news, it was reported in January this year but still merits attention.

New research has discovered that some depression is caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation in the body.

I have long suspected that this might be the case since low moods plague me when inflammation is out of control in my body. I’ve written a number of blogs about this and having allergies and eczema, both of which are inflammatory conditions, this has been something I have battled with throughout my life.

Read “Stress and depression, the allergy link” here.

I am convinced that certain foods trigger not just an allergic reaction but depression, which miraculously lifts when the reaction passes.

This is incredible news for anyone who has depression; the article suggests a cure for depression could be just five to ten years away. If we can pinpoint what is causing inflammation in a person, can we cure depression for good?

Read the article here: New Research discovers that depression is an allergic reaction to inflammation.

Has anyone else experienced this? It’s more than just feeling down that you are reacting. This is something else and when I’ve questioned experts they don’t really have much to say on the subject. The impact on the wider depressed community could be huge – no more drugs, just try to reverse the inflammation! Though I suspect that is easier said than done if my journey to discovering which foods trigger my severe and mild problems is anything to go by.

Keep smiling!



An allergy and health writer and freelance copywriter, Ruth is passionate about helping those with allergies and food intolerances take control, embrace their condition, and learn to live with and love who they are. It can be very lonely finding you have allergies and discovering what helps you can be a life long journey. What works for one person won't work for another, so after trying nearly every allergy treatment under the sun and finding hours of research necessary to keep abreast of what's going on, Ruth started writing her blog, What Allergy? in April 2009. Ruth has life threatening allergies herself to all nuts, all diary, tomatoes and celery and knows first-hand what it's like to have an anaphylactic attack. Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs by Cision UK in 2011, What Allergy is packed full of interesting articles, hints and tips and product reviews which are a must read for anyone with allergies, food intolerances or sensitivities, asthma and eczema. From subjects such as "What is celery allergy?" to "Surviving a holiday abroad with allergies", it's packed with useful and interesting information. You can register free for a weekly newsletter by visiting her website and also keep in touch by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

One Response to Is depression an allergic reaction to inflammation?

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