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Monday Morning Health Tip – Natural Solutions For Depression: Part 2

Natural Solutions for Depression:  Part II

This week, Dr. Smith is pleased to present part two of our series on natural solutions for depression.

Nutrition is a key component of the chiropractic lifestyle.  That’s why Dr. Smith encourages patients to consider how the foods they eat affect their body and well-being.

High blood sugar or fluctuations in blood sugar may also trigger depression symptoms.  So skip the simple carbohydrates.  These “simpletons” are found in refined sugars, white flour, white rice, pasta and processed snacks.  And here are two more reasons to hold back:  Refined foods contain virtually no vitamins or minerals and are often high in fat.

On the other hand, research suggests that depressed people should opt for foods rich in complex carbohydrates, especially if their sorrow is triggered by stress (Physiol Behav 2000;70:333).

Complex carbohydrates, as opposed to their simpler siblings, are essential for healthy diets.  Complex carbohydrates are found in a variety of foods, such as whole grains, potatoes, legumes (peas and beans) and other vegetables.

Speak to Dr. Smith at your next appointment for tips to tweak your diet for your complete well-being. Dr. Barbara Smith
Chiropractor and Health Educator

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