In health there are many aspects that interact together. One problem that is just beginning to be understood better is the idea of gluten. Many people are reacting to gluten. Some are actually celiac, some mimic celiac etc. The low quality of today’s wheat and flour contributes to these issues. But there are so many symptoms that gluten can cause or aggravate , including but not limited to:
Digestive issues (stomach pain, diarrhea/loose stools, and/or constipation etc)
Acne (especially around and under the chin, neck area)
Swelling and water/salt retention
Depression, mood swings
Aggressive behavior (often seen in children)
And the list can go on and on.
It is not only gluten that can affect our moods. Even eating wrong foods or foods that we are sensitive to, may cause us to become depressed or feel like crying or feel angry. One reason is that if our bodies cannot digest certain foods and are fighting them, it creates an inner anger and a feeling of chaos within.
The mind/gut connection is well established now in the medical world.
Therefore, we need to become very mindful of which foods may trigger negative reactions in us. Keeping a food diary can help.
Once we figure out the right diet for each of us individually, our health will flourish.