Obesity and diabetes
In spite of obesity, regardless of age or gender, being one of the major causes of health problems as well as being the cause of high medical costs, there are many individuals who seek out diets for not only weight loss, but to alleviate the symptoms of other medical problems, if not a cure all, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis, among others. The aging process is also believed to be halted if one eats the correct foods. Whether or not a specific diet cures disease, stops the aging process, or prevents cancer remains to be seen. But most of us will agree that a healthy diet is important for all of us.
One health issue today is that of mental illness, including depression. Although, there is no cure for depression, there may be some relief, for a variety of reasons, when one eats a healthy diet. For instance, those who spend a lot of time outdoors, or get enough of Vitamin D in their diet, studies have shown that this group has a lower rate of brittle bones as found with osteoporosis. Many of us get what is termed as “cabin fever” during the winter months due to the lack of sunshine. Light therapy is believed to help those who suffer with seasonal depression.
It is believed that there is a chemical imbalance in our brains which affects not only how we function on a daily basis, but this imbalance is also a cause for depression. Eating the proper diet full of fruits, vegetables, proteins, and even the good carbohydrates, not only will we be healthier physically, but possibly be healthier mentally as well. The Depression diet is simply learning to eat healthy so that our brain may be more healthy.