Gisela Telis, reporting (March 2014) in the Washington Post, writes:
“Jodi Corbitt had been battling depression for decades and by 2010 had resigned herself to taking antidepressant medication for the rest of her life. Then she decided to start a dietary experiment.
To lose weight, the 47-year-old Catonsville, Md., mother stopped eating gluten, a protein found in wheat and related grains. Within a month she had shed several pounds — and her lifelong depression.
‘It was like a veil lifted and I could see life more clearly,’ she recalled. ‘It changed everything.’
Corbitt had stumbled into an area that scientists have recently begun to investigate: whether food can have as powerful an impact on the mind as it does on the body.
Research exploring the link between diet and mental health ‘is a very new field; the first papers only came out a few years ago,’ said Michael Berk, a professor of psychiatry at the Deakin University School of Medicine in Australia. ‘But the results are unusually consistent, and they show a link between diet quality and mental health.’ …”
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