New Research Discovers That Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation
Inflammation seems to be at the core of so many problems, not just physical, psychological and emotional but econoimic and national security as well.
This article, "An Inflammatory Theory of Brain Disease", show recent research regarding depression and inflammation of the brain.
This video below, which mainly deals with the role of fat in evolution, touch on the issue of inflammation and obesity (around 15:38), which, as we know, is epidemic in the West, especially in the United States. The first 15 minutes is just about fat, but well worth watching.
There are various ways to reduce chronic inflammation, the most practical being change in diet (less sugar, acid dies, more alkaline, veggie, 2/5 fasting - that's fasting for two nonconsecutive days a week, cold showers, no extreme workouts, reduced stress, small amounts of alcohol, lots of other stuff easily found with minimal effort), but there are also supplements, such as the silkworm enzyme Serrapeptase, which is very common in Japan for reducing symptoms of painful conditions including back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headache, and tension headache, all due to its anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, it is commonly used by Japanese surgeons to keep inflammation down during surgery.
The problem of obesity alone is not just a 200 billion dollar a year health issue, or a national security issues, as explain be below by Lieutenant General Mark Hertling, but given its causal relationship with inflammation, and therefore depression, we are also looking at a population where well over half of the people will have chronic depressions, resulting in a national epidemic of suicides, mental illness, shorter life expectancy, lost workdays (which currently are estimated to be a cost of between 17b and 44b), and of course the side effects of the drugs that the depressed will take to deal with their depression, which ironically, include weight gain, as well as diminished sex drive, sleep problems, anxiety, agitation, restlessness, easy startling, delirium, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, increased temperature, profuse sweating, shivering, vomiting, diarrhea, tremor, and muscle rigidity or twitching.
Today 1 in 10 people are on anti-depressant drugs. In 20 years, that number may be 1 in 2.