How Is Sugar Bad for Depression?

Majid Ali, M.D.

Simply stated, sugar spikes trigger insulin spikes, and excess insulin is brain-toxic.

How Is Sugar Bad for Depression?

First, sugar is a fertilizer for fermenting yeast and non-yeast gut microbes.

Second, overgrowth of gut fermenters sours blood by acidifying and thickening blood.

Third, thickening of blood leads to formation of microclots in the circulating blood that are visible under a microscope.

Fourth, sugar spikes and insulin spikes damage cells lining blood vessels called endo cells (short for endothelial cells).

Fifth, insulin toxicity (persistent excess insulin) directly disrupts nutrient metabolism in the brain. 5. Excess sugar intake long-term impairs ATP energy generation in mitochondria in the cells.

For more info on the subject, please read other articles in my Depression Simplified Series

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