Depression AlternativesCategory: Wellness
In the book Change Your Brain Change Your Life Daniel Amen notes that when it comes to depression exercise can be just as effective and with time more effective than antidepressants.* On page 109 he also notes that “(t)here is a powerful connection between food and mood. Inflammation promoting diets are associated with depression and dementia, while anti-inflammatory diets are associated with improved mood, memory, and energy.”
*Blumenthol JA, Babyak MA, Moore KA, Craighed WE, Herman S, Khatri P, et al. Effects of exercise training on older patients with major depression. Archives of Internal Medicine. 1999;159(19):2349-56. PubMed PMID: 10547175.
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