• 8 Foods That Can Cause Depressive Episodes With Just One Dose

    Article by April McCarthy

    Everyone experiences some unhappiness, often as a result of a change, either in the form of a setback or a loss, or simply, as Freud said, "everyday misery." The painful feelings that accompany these events are usually appropriate, necessary, and transitory, and can even present an opportunity for personal growth. However, when depression persists and impairs daily life, it may be an indication of a depressive disorder which is highly correlated with diet.

    1. Artificial Sweeteners

    Artificial sweeteners cause wide-spread nervous system depression with just one dose. They block the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin and cause mood dips, headaches, and insomnia. Using artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose actually throw off the body's ability to monitor how many calories we consume.


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