Here’s how the food you eat can cause brain pain (depression), aka DEPRESSION. This is a sad subject indeed. I think I can help clarify why you’re feeling the way you do after eating certain foods (which I’ll list a little later). Something in your gut tells you to avoid those certain foods….or maybe it’s the farting, RANCID shits, diarrhea, and the constant sugar cravings….those foods are not only bad for your digestive system, but they also inflame your brain.
I’m here to tell you that you need to listen to your gut! And you MUST take care of it! Your gut has more nerve endings than your brain and spinal cord combined. There’s a reason people tell you to listen to it. They call it the Enteric Nervous System (ENS), your second brain if you will. “Its main role is controlling digestion, from swallowing to the release of enzymes that break down food to the control of blood flow that helps with nutrient absorption to elimination, doesn’t seem capable of thought as we know it, but it communicates back and forth with our big brain—with profound results”, explains Jay Pasricha, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Neurogastroenterology” (1).
These two brains communicate back and forth with each other. So, when the gastrointestinal tract becomes irritated from the foods you eat, it not only causes constipation, stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea, and gas (lots and lots of gas), it also causes depression and anxiety. According to research done at the Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 37.1% of IBS patients had depression and 31.4% had anxiety (2)…there’s definitely a link.
Were the depression and anxiety the cause or the effect? Were they depressed first and then started eating bad or did the eating bad cause depression? Hmmm...For me, I know for a fact that those mentioned foods in the previous letter cause me to fall into a serious slump for a few days after eating them. It never happened immediately, rather the hopeless apathy happened the following day and sometimes lasted for up to three or four days.
It’s all connected...your food becomes your thoughts. I started to connect the dots when I realized that the only time I got depressed was when I would eat the bread, dairy, corn, or other grains. I knew I wasn’t able to digest them well because I’d go on an elimination diet where I would eliminate most foods for 2 weeks and slowly introduce them. 10/10 times when I would reintroduce any grains (especially wheat and rice) I would get diarrhea. The runs ain’t cool for a young man trying to find the girl of his dreams…
The worst part is what it does to your sex life. For me, when I was feeling down, depressed, anxious, and hopeless because of the food, I also had no desire to have sex despite being with a very pretty girlfriend, and when I did finally have the urge to do “it” I couldn’t even get it up! Do you know what that does to a guy’s self-esteem?! It kills it.
The reason you get ED from eating bad is that your body’s last priority when it is sick, damaged, or trying to survive is procreation. Logically, why would your body want to make more of you when you’re sick and dying? Those foods are slowly killing you. They damage your insides slowly destroying your gut lining and thus your brain. So, your body puts keeping your dick hard as the last priority because it has to make sure to keep you alive.
If you want to avoid depression and anxiety then you must avoid the foods mentioned in the previous article. It’s not easy I know...but seriously...your goal is to be like Tony Robbins, Tom Brady, or Floyd Mayweather, right? To be the best of the best? You can’t do that if you lack the energy and are constantly feeling hopeless, overwhelmed, or apathetic...So, do it for your body AND your mind.
In conclusion, listen to your gut and eat better foods to avoid depression. For more tips on actually curing depression naturally, check out my article entitled, 7 Ways To Fix Depression Without Drugs.
“The Brain-Gut Connection.” Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Kabra, Neeraj, and Abhijit Nadkarni. “Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Clinic-Based Study from India.” Indian Journal of Psychiatry, Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd, Jan. 2013.