Depression Actually Affects Your Brain Structure: How You Can Change It Back!

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2. Practice Meditation

Meditation has a wide variety of health benefits, including neurological benefits. It can increase the size of the grey matter in the brain and reduces the activity in the “me” centers, which can improve mood. Studies show that meditation relieves stress, anxiety, and depression while improving concentration and attention levels. Meditation has also been shown to improve an overall psychological sense of well-being.


3. Diet

A diet high in refined sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup, GE foods, and pesticides used in most conventional foods, can change your gut microbiome. When you alter the balance of the gut flora, this interrupts the natural production of amino acids such as tryptophan, which is a serotonin precursor. Other foods, such as artificial colors, flavors, and artificial sweeteners, can also change your gut flora. Return to a natural diet and get plenty of probiotics to “restock” the healthy bacteria in your digestive system.


4. Moderate Exercise

There is no denying it: Exercise has consistently been proven to fight depression as well as rebuild the hippocampus. In fact, numerous studies show that exercise works better than any antidepressant. Exercise will also rid the body of stress hormones which can lead to depression.


READ ALSO: The Real Causes Behind Depression And Other Mood Disorders


Yes, doing these things will take work and you might not feel like you are capable of doing so, however, if you are truly interested in fixing your depression naturally, take these steps necessary to do so! Your brain will thank you for it!


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