You gotta watch out for those dangerous doughnuts. You may not be aware that doughnuts and depression can go hand in hand. Actually, sweets and fast food have strong ties to the state of depression. In fact Jennifer Welsh a staff writer over at livescience.com had this to say…
Doughnuts and Depression
Diet and mental state seem to be tightly entwined, with new research showing an increased risk of depression in junk-food eaters.
Consumers of fast food and sweets, compared with those who eat little or none, were 51 percent more likely to develop depression, the new study showed. The researchers saw that as depression levels increased, so did the amount of junk food eaten.
Study researcher Almudena Sánchez-Villegas, of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain, said in a statement that “although more studies are necessary, the intake of this type of food should be controlled because of its implications on both health (obesity, cardiovascular diseases) and mental well-being.”
Sánchez-Villegas and colleagues found similar results in a past study, showing that people who ate the most trans fats had a 48 percent higher risk of depression than those who didn’t eat trans fats. Another study, by a different group of researchers, found a 42 percent increase in risk of depression with a fast-food diet. That study was published in Jan 26, 2011 in the journal PLoS ONE.
The researchers can’t say the depression causes the high levels of junk food eating or if the fatty diet and other factors lead to depression. All they can say is the two usually come hand in hand.
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I totally understand where Jennifer is coming from. However she is only reporting on the different studies in her article and she comes to conclusions that give no one a useful way out of the cycle that causes the doughnuts and depression dance. The solutions like eat more fruit, don’t smoke and exercise are not new and most people trapped in the doughnuts and depression dance have heard all that and they still have not been able to get off the dance floor of disaster.
From and quantum or energy point of view and even a psychological view, the focus on food is a less than useful place to put your attention. It’s like betting on a horse race after the horses are out of the gate and halfway around the track. You get put the horses back in the starting gates after the race has already started.
Prom a psychological view it is all about how you think, not what you eat because what your think will determine what you eat. From the psychological point of view the trick is to change your thinking and that can be done pretty effectively with hypnosis with a good hypnotist.
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