If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling.
Dr. R. W. Shepherd
The Depression and Constipation Connection
Constipation and depression have a history of coinciding with each other. Is it coincidence or is there an underlying reason? While constipation in and of itself does not cause clinical depression, it can cause someone to feel depressed. The reason is again because of the chemicals in the brain. Constipation prohibits food nutrients from being absorbed by the body. These nutrients are needed for the brain to produce the right amount of serotonin and norepinephrine. When constipated for a long period, the lining of the small intestine can actually build up a layer of toxins that fully prevent any nutrients from being absorbed. Toxins that are normally expelled by the body through bowel movements now have nowhere to go but to be re-absorbed by the body, making matters even worse.
When you’re not feeling good, or feeling depressed about something, the most common thing people tend to do is head for some comfort food. It’s usually heavy and unhealthy but totally delicious, right? Unfortunately, those foods, when eaten in large quantities, wreck havoc on an already delicate gastrointestinal situation. It makes it almost inevitable that when you’re depressed, you’ll also end up constipated. It’s a vicious circle that many get stuck in.
The chances of becoming constipated and/or depressed can be dramatically lowered by eating a healthy diet and following a regular exercise routine. Avoiding alcohol and drugs can save the body from many traumas, both mental and physical. Try to follow a regular sleep pattern. Another solution would be to cleanse your colon which is very important in removing the toxins in your body. This would free you of constipation and other bowel problems include bloating, gas, abdominal and back pain. The process also rids the side effects of toxin buildup which consist of low energy levels, depression and low immunity.
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Constipation Tips: Make lifestyle changes
- Eat 5 smaller meals per day. Do not have a large meal at dinner or late at night as it is difficult to digest due to long hours of inactivity right after dinner
- Swap refined carbohydrates like white bread for whole meal varieties as they are very complex to break down
- Reduce your caffeine and alcohol intake as they lead to dehydration
- Use over the counter remedies with caution. Stimulate laxatives can be habit forming and even contribute to constipation.
Tex-Mex Turkey Soup
Turkey’s low-fat protein source is rich in an amino acid called tyrosine, which boosts levels of the brain chemicals dopamine and norepinephrine. These two chemicals are responsible for our motivation and reaction time. Tyrosine lifts energy levels and helps the body cope better with stress.
Studies have suggested that tyrosine may help people with depression. Preliminary findings indicate a beneficial effect of tyrosine, along with other amino acids, in people affected by dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Due to its role as a precursor to norepinephrine and epinephrine (two of the body’s main stress-related hormones) tyrosine may also ease the adverse effects of environmental, psychosocial, and physical stress.
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1/2 cup minced onion
* 3 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 teaspoons chili powder
* 1/2 teaspoon cumin
* 1/2 teaspoon oregano
* 4 cups water
* 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
* 1 cup salsa
* 4 cups shredded cooked turkey
* 1 tablespoon dried parsley
* 6 cups corn tortilla chips
* 3/4 cup chopped green onion
* 1 cup shredded Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend
* 1/2 cup sour cream
- Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add minced onions and cook until onions begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
- Stir in water, tomato soup, diced tomatoes, salsa, shredded turkey, parsley and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until bouillon cubes dissolve. Add black beans, corn, sour cream and cilantro. Simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Serve soup with crushed tortilla chips, chopped green onion, shredded cheese and additional cilantro and sour cream.