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.