Last night I got a call from and old friend, a dear friend who has helped me in so many ways she will never know. We got caught up on each others families and news then she asked me about my diet and specifically what symptoms I had that prompted such a radical change? This question really got me pondering the last few years, where I have been and where I am now. It is easy to talk about the hair loss, arthritis, etc. (Here is a post I wrote one year after going gluten free), but the real catalyst was the depression and that has not been easy for me to talk about.
I struggle with it and have since I started digestion issues over 14 years ago. I have never been on medication for it, at one point I think I should have been, it did get better after going gluten free but the real change came after starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet it has come slowly and with time but this last Winter I had only a few days I struggled with depression, compared to a few days I didn't. It is like coming out of a dreary sad life into a bright shiny one, it has happened so slowly I didn't realize how much I have changed until talking with my friend brought back the feelings and thoughts of the past.
I am hoping that more people will share their experiences with depression and diet, and what works for them. I know it is directly related for me and I hope if you are struggling with it you will find what works for you too. Please share your comments!