Could inflammation cause depression?
Although current treatments for depression mostly focus on brain chemicals such as serotonin, scientists now think inflammation throughout the entire body (triggered by an overactive immune system) may be the root cause of the problem. Widespread inflammation, they posit, could be producing feelings of unhappiness, hopelessness, and fatigue.
No studies have been done as yet, so it’s all up in the air at the moment, but at least someone is asking questions… so why am I interested?
I have consistently found that if I have too much sugar or carbohydrates, the next day I wake up feeling like I have been hit by a truck.
My torso feels like it has a boa constrictor wrapped around it, and my joints are very stiff and sore, this will persist for hours, if not all day.
In short, I feel like parts of me are very inflamed.
I’m not yet to the point of keeping a food diary, but pasta, scotch (whiskey), stout, beer and any sort of cake or cookies are known triggers.
Food for thought.