Food for thought?

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Food vs depression

So if chemicals assist depression, what about chemicals in major foods that cause depression? example Caffeine causes anxiety.

Is this why people are going round saying they don't know why they are so depressed.. or that depression comes and goes?

Maybe they changed food brands and the second brand uses a preservative that affects the depression.

From my eating experience, I eat a lot of mince meat, but then change to chicken for a while.. The mince meat lasts up to a week in the fridge, which I'm sure it shouldn't.

I haven't studied it in any way, but what if?

- a day before the meatworks, they inject cattle with God knows what including preservatives, and it spreads to the meat, then I get that each day.

When I 'change diet' to chicken for a while,

- I either get the chicken preservatives which cause worse symptoms, OR I go on withdrawl symptoms from the chemicals in the meat?

BTW I've just switched from straight Coke to supermarket brand Cola. Am a bit more steady with the emotions.

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    I do not think that you will be alone by any means of thinking along these lines. The Scientific community would prefer that your analysis were conducted using scientific methods. The complexity of such an approach would render the exercise impossible. Impossible at least for practical purposes. However, their objection is not entirely sustainable. Much of medicine is conducted by describing symptom and applying chemicals to ameliorate those symptoms. A trial and error technique guided by skill, training, observation, experience, insight and guesswork. 

    You are using a similar process. I believe that many suffering depressive symptoms will be atle to make similar observations. We might initially be rather surprised at the variety of ailments the observers suffer. We might find that a vast number of factors are claimed to affect their symptoms for good and for ill. We might begin to suspect that something is seriously wrong with the air we breath, the food we eat and the water we drink and bathe in.

    We might wonder if this topic is of so wide an interest that it should be moved to the Chatroom where for example sufferers from CFS, ME, MS, Friobomyalgia, and cancers to name but a few that have come readily to my mind, might add their relevant and important comments to the debate you have introduced.

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    in mental hospitals if you order a pizza they lace it with antagonists and guess how you feel?  sick and tired?
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      Isn't it enough that they have serious psycological problems. I presume it is a cheep an easy aid to patient control. 

      The he wider implications are not lost on me at all.

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    I understand what you are saying froggy but I don't know what the answer is.  Maybe everything in moderation?   Too much caffeine eg can make you very anxious but a small amount can be a much needed stimulant.  

    Have you noticed 'They'  have gone very quiet about GM foods?   I wonder how much of it we are actually eating right now?   x

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