Lately, we have talked about depression, anxiety and stress alot. We also tackled sleep! Hahaha, these are very important topics and are topics that relate to life outside steemit and even to us as steemians in our steemit journey. One thing to notice though, that we tend to forget often, is that, these things are all tied together.
The analogy is simple:
If you lose out on sleep today and tomorrow and for the next one month etc, the deficit accumulates and then you end up doing one whole day of sleep and feel you are healed but that was never the case. The deficits stayed!
Then our stress never really left and our moods start to deteriorate till anxiety and depressions sets in. The thing is the body knows how to adapt and suddenly abnormal things start to become normal, till it becomes so normal.
Yes, these topics are all tied and that is why we discussed them separately first, using the experienced comments of steemians. There is another subject however, that is also tied to depression, anxiety, stress and insomnia and it is food! Hahaha, we eat everyday but are conscious in how we eat?
Do we look consciously look to our diet as one viable means to fix health ailment? Well, the true answer is "No"!
It is easy to forget how much impact food has especially on our mental and emotional health, that we look on to food instead, more for physical health and energy!
So, are there foods that can help reduce depression, repairs our moods, heal our stress and fix our sleep?
Is it very easy to maintain these forms of diets? Are these sort of diets expensive? Are these forms of diet very delicious or do they require some tongue-self-sacrifice to maintain?
Why aren't people sticking to this diets; is it hard to?
Well, Steemians always have unmean ways to answer these questions and today we cover:
10 unMEAN sTWEETs Tackling The Subject: Is There Any Real Relationship Between Food And Depression/Stress/Anxiety/Insomnia?
1. Have You Ever Thought Of A Dietitian; Is It Important; Is It Expensive?
@hms818 talks diets:
2. Could Cost Be One Reason That We Don't Stick To A Diet?
@sevinwilson has some experience with this:
I think the increased cost of the food to eat healthy plays a significant role in many people's decision. So many people live paycheck to paycheck and cannot afford (or think they cannot afford) to eat healthy.
3. Can Good Diet Actually Be Cheap?
@mk40 left us ideas:
When looking at healthy foods, the cost goes down dramatically if the person is cooking and preparing the food themselves. One of the big barriers i see is not enough people know how to cook for themselves, if we can teach them to cook costs would be significantly reduced. That is the case in terms of food cost in my area.
4. Should You Shed Off The Junk Food?
@freedomnation had this to say:
Clinical depression (not a teenage one) is highly related to genetics and chemical disorders inside the individuals central nervous system. It is treated with SSRI's and other anti-depressants. I don't know if a diet could help long-term but throwing junk food helps even if you don't have a depression.
5. Is The Anything Like Brain Food?
@gringalicious definitely has experience when it comes to food:
There is a reason there are terms like "soul food," and "brain food." I can totally see how there is a direct link between diet and depression. And I was just discussing with a friend yesterday about the extra expenses of buying healthier food. That is a definite factor of people's diet and, therefore, health.
6. Is Eating Healthy During Depression That Easy?
Eating healthier should help but when your depressed its about making the right choices; when I am slipping I either don't eat or eat crap. The bed is where I stay; food is the last thing I think of, its hard enough getting up to use the toilet.
7. Must Good Food Taste Good?
8. Have You Heard Of Vitamin B3 Niacin?
Good nutrition, physical activity, and fresh air are essential to optimal health. A close friend has been fighting depression for years with varying degrees of success, but recently she mentioned she has finally found something that worked for her: Vitamin B3 Niacin. For anyone struggling with depression it might be worth investigating.
Naturally you should seek competent medical advice before trying niacin. On drugs.com it has a 9.7 out of 10 rating by those who have taken it for depression. Here's one of the comments: "2 years ago my step daughter was diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression. She couldn't go to school, she was suicidal and completely dysfunctional. She has been on Zoloft since then. We decided with diet and exercise to spend 6 months weening her off the pills which was hard. I read about Niacin and we came off of Zoloft and immediately into this. 3 pills a day, which would make 1500MG. The flushing subsided very fast for her. On day 3 she went for a run, voluntarily. On day 4 she said she would join soccer. 3 weeks in she was better than ever before. I thought, its a fluke and when her pills ran out I accidentally bought flush free Niacin. It took one day to bring her down. Niacin works, she said it lifted the fog. Banannine April 28, 2017"from:
https://www.drugs.com/comments/niacin/for-depression.html also see:
9. What Really Is "Power Of Food"?
@log1c had this to say:
The power of food is so massively underestimated. The fact is we only use our minds in the way we have been taught. There is so much of the mind that we do not understand, food is an indirect and a direct way to nourish our souls.
10. How Much Water Do You Have In Your Meals?
@kschanaman has the most touching experience in this comment:
My doctor told me when I had (yes, past tense) stage two kidney dysfunction, that I should prepare myself for dialysis in the future since kidneys don't heal.I did a three week Water-Only fast (no food, only water) followed by a raw vegan diet for six months following. At my next full physical, kidney dysfunction was gone, blood pressure was actually slightly below normal (115/76), put my glasses in storage since vision restored to 20/20, cholesterol became normal, and went from 248 pounds to 196 pounds. My weight stayed around 196-198 with the raw vegan diet and exercise routine.I am a living testament that diet, along with exercise and periodic fasting, heals.
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