Depression is a mental and physical illness. People who are depressed to respond by not being physically active, they are tired and fatigued, they have headaches, sleep disorders, a change in bowel habits, a lack of appetite, and they are uninterested in life. The condition of depression can cause more health concerns like heart conditions, and strokes.
Depression can be caused by medical conditions, medicines you might be taking, hormone imbalances, the loss of a loved one, or a catastrophic event occurring in your life.

Poor Diets

Your diet can play a huge role in the depression you feel. If you eat large quantities of processed foods like lunch meats, or foods with a lot of hydrogenated oils, foods high in sugars, including anything that ends in rose like sucrose and dextrose, or large amounts of crackers, breads, and carbs, then you are at an increased risk of high anxiety levels, and are more prone to depression.

Increased Intestinal Permeability

This condition may be referred to as a “leaky gut”. What is really happening is food is passing through the lining of your small intestine. This causes you to be bloated, have excess gas, and to have unstable moods.

Sleep Deprivation

Any sleep disorder can add to your chances of developing depression. It does not matter if you suffer from narcolepsy or insomnia. A human adult needs about eight hours of rest each night and when they get too much or too little they are prone to depression, fatigue, and physical health problems.


An under active thyroid can be the cause of fatigue, depression or apathy. Many people assume their thyroid is functioning properly because their doctor has performed a thyroid function test, but if the doctor did not run a complete panel of tests, the patient may still have a thyroid condition that is going undetected.

Vitamin Deficiency

A deficiency in the amount of B-12 and vitamin D that your body should have will cause your mood to be altered and increase your feelings of depression.

What can be done about depression?

If you are experiencing episodes of depression or chronic depression, the best thing that you can do is seek professional advice. Do not be ashamed o tell people about the amount of overwhelming sadness you are feeling, and do not be afraid to ask for help.
If you suspect that someone, you love is suffering from depression you need to reach out to them. Do not simply ask them one time if they are alright, you need to repeatedly ask them and show them that you are concerned for their well-being, and that you want to help them.
People who are depressed will often try to keep friends and family at a distance because they do not want them to know the truth. Be persistent and keep telling the person that you care.