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Date: Mon Jun 27 21:50:07 2005
Depression via Constipation
By Dr. Jennifer Daniels, VitalityCapsules.com & ConstipationBlog.com
Anger, hate, unhappiness and depression are only a few of the emotions
that often invade our lives, harming ourselves and the ones we love, as
well as limiting our unique ability to grow and to evolve.
Unfortunately, the clouds of depression and other so-called? Emotional
Disorders? That canvas America today have led many to believe that it is
Acceptable to numb the pains and symptoms of our? Illnesses? With drugs
And other harmful therapies rather than addressing the root causes.
Decades ago, negative thinking was referred to as? Stinking thinking? the
Reason for this being depression’s link to constipation. Our brains are
Programmed for happiness, as there are several types of
Neurotransmitters which are made by the brain that facilitates and induces
Various feelings. Happiness is one of these feelings, and in order for
The body to make neurotransmitters, it needs enough B-vitamins and
Minerals (only a few of the many key nutrients). If the human body goes
Without the necessary supply of B-vitamins and minerals, it cannot
Utilize glucose, often resulting in wide mood swings and depression, and
If the brain has no access to any glucose or minerals, plain old
Depression will more than likely develop.
When someone is constipated, much of the residue from yesterday’s meals
Remains in the intestines, hampering the absorption of nutrients
Ingested in today’s meal as well as leading to toxicity. Regardless of
How nutritious the meal is or how expensive the vitamins are, the
Nutrients needed for the brain to function optimally are not fully
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Absorbed when the body is constipated. In addition, long standing
Constipation can result in an impermeable layer of toxins that line the
Small intestine, preventing nutrients from getting to the rest of the body.
If we delve deeper, looking to our brains and the interactions that lead
To certain feelings and moods, we begin to realize how influential
Constipation can be in our everyday lives and that it isn’t irrational
To believe that the lack of frequent bowel movements can lead to
Negative emotions. When an emotion is experienced, neurotransmitters are
released, and seconds later, the cell reabsorbs it and another chemical
comes along to destroy what was not reabsorbed. The emotional system of
the body naturally ?resets? after each emotion as enzymes in the cell
replenish the neurotransmitters to pre-emotion levels, readying the
brain for the next emotion. This activity or mechanism of spontaneously
resetting consumes a lot of B-vitamins and energy, and thus when
B-vitamins are in short supply, it can lead to people having ?mixed?
emotions, due to the neurotransmitter from the last emotion still hanging around.
When someone is constipated, some of the chemicals in the intestine that
are unable to exit into the toilet, are reabsorbed into the blood, which
can spur depression and irritability. Furthermore, food that is eaten
and not absorbed becomes food for bad bacteria.
Depression is a special case of constipation. While moving the bowels
is very helpful, many people have enhanced their results by taking
activated charcoal once the goal of 3 bowel movements a day has been
reached. The charcoal can actually augment the effectiveness of bowel
movements by soaking up toxins that would otherwise get absorbed into
the body and cause depression.
Depression is also without a doubt very sensitive to the foods we eat.
Food additives of any kind, such as artificial coloring, artificial
flavoring, preservatives, pesticides and herbicides can all worsen
depression. While the first step to improving depression is resolving
constipation and having 3 bowel movements a day, further improvement can
be achieved by reducing the amount of chemicals we ingest, increasing
the amount of organic unprocessed foods in our diets and reducing the
Much research still needs to be conducted in this field, and hopefully
with an ever-increasing number of people who refuse to wade blindfolded
in a sea of ignorance, together we will shed more light on this and
other issues of great importance in our lives.
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Recipe to combat depression:
This recipe involves several ingredients. But it is well worth it! A
few bites of this dissipates negative moods and comfortably conquers
constipation it can be frozen in 2X2 squares and eaten whenever the
the need arises. It makes 4 dozen muffins, 3 loaf pans or two 9×13 cake
pans. Since it is wheat, egg and dairy free, it is well tolerated.
6 large bananas, peeled
4 cups water or rice milk
1 cup packed brown sugar or evaporated cane juice
6 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1/4 cups rice bran
1/4 cup ground flax seed
4 cups rolled oats
6 cups oat flour
1/4 tsp cloves
1 tsp cardamom, ground
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbs baking soda
2 tbs baking powder
1 cup shelled walnuts or pecans
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Place bananas, brown sugar, and flax seed in a blender. Blend until
mixed well. Add as much of the 4 cups of water as needed to make it
pour easily from blender. Pour into a large bowl. Add remaining water
and oil and mix well with a wooden spoon. add 4 cups of oats and set aside.
In another bowl, mix the remaining ingredients. Add the wet
ingredients to the dry ingredients. Stir well with a wooden spoon.
Cooking time varies with the container used. Pick the time that
matches the container you use.
Spoon into well greased muffin tins and bake for 30 minutes. Check for
doneness and cook for additional time as needed.
Pour into well greased 9x 13 inch baking pan and cook for 45 minutes.
Check for doneness and cook for additional time as needed.
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Pour into well greased 9 inch bread pan and cook for 1 hour. Check for
doneness and cook for additional time as needed.
If you prefer sweeter bread, spread honey on the top.
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Jennifer Daniels, M.D., M.B.A is a graduate of Harvard University, the
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the Wharton School of
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