Category Archives: Nutrition and Depression

Hydrocortisone causes depression by lowering serotonin levels

A lot of people are prescribed cortisol or hydrocortisone for adrenal exhaustion or inflammation. Here’s a great article from Self Hacked that describes the 10 effects of cortisol. Three side effects are very relevant to health mood and wellbeing. Cortisol raises copper which causes dopamine to decrease and norepinephrine to increase- this worsens depression and […]

Treat Elevated Histamine, Naturally

Whole blood histamine levels are tested when determining cause of depression and other mood disorders. Histamine is reduced or broken down by methyl compounds and so with high histamines the body may become depleted in the methyl groups. Because histamine depletes methyl compounds, it is easy to identify ones methylation status from their histamine levels. […]

Good Foods During Pregnancy

foods high in methionine

 We are all either undermethylators, overmethylators or normal methylators. Many persons with depression are under or over methylators. Depressed women during pregnancy are frequently undermethylators. The good news is, there are many foods that provide #methionine to reverse the deficiency and lift depression.  This published study in the Psych Congress Journal suggests that women who have […]