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Does Your Diet Feed Depression?

Your microbiome is the unique combination of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, and viruses) in your body that support your immune system, break down food to release energy, and produce vitamins. A diet low in processed foods and rich in plant foods supports a more diverse gut microbiome and can lead to a healthier population of bacteria in the gut. Gut microbiome diversity has been strongly associated with mood-relating behaviors, including major depressive disorder. Depletion of good bacteria and higher levels of certain unhealthy gut bacteria may feed depression, according to a new study. Probiotics can be taken to help maintain a healthy gut microbiome. Ask our pharmacist for more information on which probiotics are right for you and your family.

References

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-018-0337-x


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