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Experiences with Depression and Veganism

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Posted 8 years ago

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Since there isn't yet a section on vegetarianism, I'll vote for veganism for depression (something I have tried in spurts). I find that by eliminating meat from my diet, I am not ingesting additional hormones that might be altering my brain chemistry and contributing to my depression. Honestly, I think veganism is merely taking this one step further, to include the elimination of all animal products.

Frankly, I think that any dietary change that causes an individual to opt for higher quality foods and causes them to be more deliberate with their food choices, is a useful and helpful treatment for depression, or any other mood disorder.

I would certainly recommend taking the time to critically think about what you eat and reflect on how your body feels depending on what you eat. If you feel lighter and better without meat products, then eliminate them; if, on the contrary, eliminating meat causes you to be tired and left without energy, then keep it in...either way, be deliberate about what you eat, and eat what makes you feel good. In my opinion, no one diet will work for everyone.

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Posted a year ago

Tried a few months ago; I experienced a slight mood change throughout the day ( further down mood) and lack of energy. Note: I was an a hypercaloric diet with high protein values (about 2.3g/kg protein, 0.9g/kg fat and around 3.5g/kg carb, but i need alot of supplements to reach these values, especially the protein)

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