The correlation is astounding between what we eat and our mental health, yet it is so very underrated by the whole of our food system. From dinner tables to grocery stores to hospital kitchens, the general overuse of processed foods has grown exponentially in the past 40 years and the American Diet has radically changed in the last 60 years.
We are what we eat… Yes we are!
We’ve added so many processed foods to our diet due to: money- time-convenience, that our bodies have become contaminated. A cess pool of: foreign additives, colorings, pesticides, GMO’s… We have become bigger than life processed puddles of yuck.
I think we have proven that what we’ve been ingesting, what companies are feeding us, is not healthy. Statistically alone, the rise in auto immune diseases, cancers, diabetes, the overwhelmingly high obesity, cannot be denied and a pill is not going to fix it.
A study from the UCLA Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress, part of the UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases Brain Mapping Center says:
Researchers have known that the brain sends signals to your gut, which is why stress and other emotions can contribute to gastrointestinal symptoms. This study shows what has been suspected but until now had been proved only in animal studies: that signals travel the opposite way as well. ‘Time and time again, we hear from patients that they never felt depressed or anxious until they started experiencing problems with their gut,’ [Dr. Kirsten] Tillisch said. ‘Our study shows that the gut–brain connection is a two-way street’.The knowledge that signals are sent from the intestine to the brain and that they can be modulated by a dietary change is likely to lead to an expansion of research aimed at finding new strategies to prevent or treat digestive, mental and neurological disorders, said Dr. Emeran Mayer, a professor of medicine (digestive diseases), physiology and psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the study’s senior author.
Fix our food systems, fix our bodies, fix our mental health.http://www.cspinet.org/reports/chemcuisine.htm * http://m.phys.org/_news183110037.html