Could Depression Be Caused By Carbs? This is a question not many people would be able to answer authentically. Authentically means answering from their own experience. I can.
Why can't other people? Because most humans go through life with their eyes closed, asleep. Things happen to them they don't act as cause in their lives, they don't even consider it. They don't live consciously. I do, and this is what all my programs are about: causing you to live consciously.
About 10 months ago I removed most carbohydrates 1 from my diet. I was on that all protein, some fat, some greens diet for six months. Then I started to add, slowly, some vegetables, and about a month ago I added sweet potatoes, baby red potatoes, and finally two weeks ago I added bread.
In this article I will pay closest attention to my emotional state, my sleep pattern, because these are connected to the state of depression.
As soon as I added potatoes, I started to wake up tired, and want to stay in bed, maybe even sleep more.
Then I added sugar free candy... headaches, muscle ache, sluggishness... stopped with that one real fast.
Two days after I added bread, in addition to sleeping in every day, I started to feel tired during the day, and I started to having difficulty falling asleep, or alternately wake up after 30 minutes of sleep, and have difficulty going back to sleep.
And starting this morning, it seems, that the emotional symptoms of depression are in, full blown: I hate my life, I spend time looking where I screwed up, I start looking at other people feeling that everybody is better of than me, more successful, more accomplished.
If suicide were an option for me, I would start to fantasize about that, or start hoping that I won't wake up one morning.
How do I know? Most of my life I have spent depressed, except the periods when I stopped eating bread. It may also be potatoes for you, if you crave chips, so don't limit your looking to bread.
The answer to most questions of human illnesses can be found in the gut
As I have been saying, all transformation, all power comes from making the invisible visible.
Our gut is inhabited with trillions of microorganisms that digest our food for us.
What we eat defines strictly which type of microbe and what composition will be in our gut.
On one hand there is the need of the human body, your body, on the other hand there is the digestive end product plus digestive waste, the result of the food you eat and its consumption by the microbes that eat it, process it.
Each type of microorganism's waste product (poop?) also becomes part of that whole chemical picture.
When you change your diet, it takes the microorganism composition to change slowly. Until they adjust, your food goes through the digestive canal undigested, rotting, putrified.
But certain microorganisms love that, and they also love carbs. Yeah, they love it. They love carbs in every form you can give them, they can deal with it and like cancer, build themselves and destroy you in the process.
For example, candida, just one strain of the many fungus type microorganisms in your body, produce waste products that are a lot like psychothropic drugs: mood altering drugs.
Some other microorganisms, use up all the trace minerals to grow themselves, and allow none of those to reach your blood stream.
The balance is delicate, it doesn't allow for much changes, just like our body temperature.
We get depressed, dull, hyper, delusional, gullible: the powers that be have prepared for us the perfect diet to be sheep.
You can continue, or you can take back your power. It is really up to you.
Or stay dull, duped, delusional, scaredy cat, hesitant, really your choice.
My experiment is over.