Trying something new.
Saturday, January 02, 2016
So, I have dealt with depression symptoms off and on for years now. This last year was worse than most and winter is always the worst of all.
Finally, I started seeing a therapist a month or so ago. That in itself was a first for me. Now I am going a step further. The therapist and I have discussed how the depression makes it hard to be interested in taking good care of myself. At the same time, she has pointed out that not taking care of yourself can lead to depression symptoms in and of itself.
My diet over the last year or more has been TERRIBLE. I have decided that in order to get a better handle on what is physical being caused be depression and what is depression being caused by the physical that I am going to adrenal an elimination diet.
The theory is that certain people can have both physical and emotional to certain foods. Not an allergy but just an unpleasant effect. It makes some sense that if people can react differently physically to different foods (I.e. lactose intolerant) that different foods could also have different effects on the as well.
So for the next 10 days, No wheat, No dairy, No nightshade vegetables (white potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant), and no corn. After that then I try adding things in one day at a time.
I'm really more curious than anything and I'm looking forward to seeing if I any differences. Wish me luck.