(NaturalNews) Before you begin your journey into discovering for yourself why baked goods cause depression, you should pre-empt that knowledge with a basic understanding of where depression usually finds its roots, and then dig them up. This will prevent them from "growing back" later. After this, you should scrub the list of ingredients in your baked goods you consume regularly against the research uncovered here.
Depression is defined as the act of lowering something or pressing something down. It's also defined as feelings of inadequacy. Also, it is defined as lack of energy, a slump, a decline. Are you in a slump or a decline? Is your child at a standstill? Are your elderly parents suffering from economic depression? Scrub the ingredients in your baked goods against recent research. Could the ingredients in your baked goods be "pressing you down?" Consider this.
Anxiety is defined as the desire to do something, typically accompanied by unease. It is described in dictionaries as a feeling of unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. This sounds like every moment of every day for every one. "She felt a surge of anxiety." Are your baked goods giving you feelings of anxiety and apprehension? Are you agitated or tense after you gorge on some cheap brownies and "refined" chocolate chip cookies? What bag of fries or wings is lurking in your freezer, waiting to get baked? Are you feeling uneasy about everything all of the time lately?
A study published in the Journal Public Health Nutrition revealed that eating baked goods regularly can lead to depression. Researchers from the University of Las Palmas and the University of Granada in Spain found that people who consumed the most baked goods were 37 percent more likely to "become depressed" over a six-year period. This Spanish research team revealed what they termed a "dose-response relationship" between baked goods and depression. Just what baked goods are they talking about? Fast food. Boxed brownie and cookie mixes. Pre-made desserts. Donuts. Coffee Cakes. Croissants. Frozen pizzas. The list goes on forever. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21835082)
Here's a quote from the lead researcher: "The intake of this type of food should be controlled because of its implications on both health (obesity, cardiovascular diseases) and mental well-being."
Are you eating depression?
One of the oldest sayings ever, "You are what you eat," could be the answer and cure for what most psychiatrists diagnose as depression, disorder or even disease. The DSM-V (the latest psychology diagnosis manual) categorizes nearly every human emotion as a disorder. But anyone who regularly consumes GMO, fast food, gluten, aspartame, monosodium glutamate, sucralose, sorbitol and conventional meat and dairy knows what depression feels like.
Animals that are raised for slaughter in confined feeding operations and given artificial growth hormones, antibiotics and GMO corn and GMO alfalfa and GMO soy as food are suffering extreme depression, and their cancer cells are transferred to the humans that eat them. Add in the chaotic food disturbance of biotechnology where insect DNA and chemical insectides and herbicides are infused into the seeds of crops that are processed into baked goods and what have you got? Your central nervous system could be in a constant frenzy because you regularly consume aspartame, gluten and corn by-products. (http://www.cafothebook.org/thebook_myths_3.htm)
Baked Good Syndrome
Are you suffering from BGS - Baked Goods Syndrome? There are treatments available, like cutting out baked goods. Begin your organic juicing and organic smoothie regimen and "ritual," and you will feel the difference right away! Get off the junk food. Buy organic maple syrup and some coconut oil with dark organic chocolate and be creative with your own "goodies." Consult your local naturopath. And remember, whenever possible, buy from local farms and support growers of sustainable food. Avoid all things processed and GMO. Let's put an end, once and for all, to that "baked in" depression.