So yesterday we discovered that the "bad" bacteria that lurks deep within us . . . is really the cause of upset in our brain, which therefore . . . causes "depression".
Today, we continue and explore the final element to this devastating disorder.
The other element that affects us negatively is "acidity". When the body is lacking in "good" bacteria, which allows the "bad" bacteria to now grow out of control and wreak havoc on our body . . . the body now becomes "too acidic". We spoke the other day of these 2 elements also being the cause of "sleep" problems.
Well . . . guess what? "Elevated" acidity, which is the same as a low pH level . . . is associated with panic disorders, anxiety and "depression" also.
You see . . . the brain and its acidic level are frequently undergoing changes due to temporary spikes in the amount of carbon dioxide gas which is continuously being released due to the brain breaking down sugar for generating energy.
But . . . if this brain's acidic level "stops" fluctuating as a "normal" function and builds up this acidic level . . . the result of this irregularity has been associated with panic disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety and yes . . . "depression".
Therefore, it is imperative that we maintain a healthy "acidic" level in the body and brain.
So let's regroup for a moment . . . because I know talking about this topic for the past several days . . . you may have gotten lost on this path.
Okay . . . so here we go . . .
Conventional medicine tries to heal "depression" through increasing "serotonin" levels. And they use synthetic drugs to increase that serotonin and with this . . . many times they will also add a stimulant . . . to make us feel good. But . . . by no means are these drug actually fixing the problem.
Then we have Alternative medicine, which is what I practice. And again, they try to heal this disorder through increasing serotonin levels. But . . . the difference would be that alternative medicine uses natural herbs, amino acid and vitamins to accomplish their mission.
But my theory is this . . .
It's deeper than just trying to elevate the levels of serotonin. Now, don't get me wrong. This approach does help to relieve many of the symptoms of depression and definitely gives some person the relieve they need. Because as we now know . . . a lack of serotonin affects the brain negatively.
Therefore . . . Conventional and Alternative medicine are correct in this element of increasing serotonin.
But . . . none of this is actually correcting the problem. If it was . . . there wouldn't be 25 million Americans suffering from depression each year and 50% of all people who die by suicide are people suffering from "major depression".
I believe it's about adding back into the body the lost "good" bacteria so it can regulate the ratio or "good" to "bad" bacteria. And with doing this . . . the body will "not" become "too acidic" and there "won't" be a "cytokine storm"
Therefore . . . inflammation will be at a minimum . . . and with the gut having this correct ratio of "good" to "bad" bacteria . . . the gut can now produce the correct amount of serotonin so "depression" is no longer an issue.
Remember the important factor we discovered the other day . . . that the gut produces and supplies 95% of the "serotonin" the body and brain need for optimal health.
So if the gut" isn't" working correctly . . . "neither" is the brain. And this is why the "gut-brain" connection is so important.
So how do we fix this??? By supplying the body with an abundance of "spore forming" probiotic to rearm our gut flora and consuming oxygen rich alkaline foods to raise our acidity level to a normal, neutral range. This will allow the body to produce and supply the brain with the serotonin it needs to become healthy and well.
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