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It’s unclear how diet relates to mental health, said Rif El-Mallakh, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. “There seems to be a clear link, but it’s an association... We don’t know which is the chicken and which is the egg.”

It could be, he said, that mood disorders change how and what people choose to eat.

But an alternate theory is that the relationship works the other way: Certain foods, or their absence, may contribute to poor mental health.

“There’s a two-way street between what’s going on in the gut and what’s going on in the brain,” said Linda A. Lee, director of the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center — and recent research points to bacteria as possible middlemen in this back-and-forth. Gut bacteria are known to make most of the body’s serotonin, one of several chemicals that regulate mood, and the bugs may even have a hand in shaping behavior. A 2011 study in mice for example, showed that swapping the gut bacteria of two strains of mice — one known for its daring behavior, the other for its fearfulness and shyness — could make the timid mice more willing to explore and the bold mice more anxious and hesitant.


Of course, mice are not men, but changing diet has been shown to change human gut bacteria, and fairly quickly. That suggests it’s possible that dietary choices can alter well-being and behavior...



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Yes, Lola, I couldn't agree more.
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I agree, mind/brain health/peace of mind; connected in some way to gut health and how digestion is working, how much toxicity has or is building up throughout the body.
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wrong lectins mess up our neurotransmitters......among other


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I agree, yes lectins, plus other things too, ie old mucoid plaque stuck to the sides of the colon walls, unbalanced bacteria and yeasts in the digestive system incl candida overgrowth, sluggish elimination/constipation, eating foods not meant to be inside (this may vary between individuals); for example gluten which sticks to intestines of people whose cellular oxidation rate is slow or maybe other reasons too; pms is common often starting in teenage years - hormones/glands need nutrients.
I have done two deep colon cleanses, so have experience of the damage wrong eating, and all the starch, sugar, lactose, grains can do, and this affects all areas of one's life, not just physical health.
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I agree, yes lectins, plus other things too, ie old mucoid plaque stuck to the sides of the colon walls, unbalanced bacteria and yeasts in the digestive system incl candida overgrowth, sluggish elimination/constipation, eating foods not meant to be inside (this may vary between individuals); for example gluten which sticks to intestines of people whose cellular oxidation rate is slow or maybe other reasons too; pms is common often starting in teenage years - hormones/glands need nutrients.
I have done two deep colon cleanses, so have experience of the damage wrong eating, and all the starch, sugar, lactose, grains can do, and this affects all areas of one's life, not just physical health.


I suppose it could be said that what we eat affects us much the same as mind-altering drugs.

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