Inflammation shapes your body… AND your mind

Did you know there’s an “invisible” condition that could be responsible for nearly anything that ails you?

In fact, inflammation has been linked to three in five deaths worldwide…

As well as a driving force behind almost every chronic disease you can think of.

That includes one mood-altering condition that affects millions of people globally—and rates may skyrocket around this time of year, especially.

The mood-altering link

I’m talking about depression.

Yep, despite the fact that many drugmakers want us to believe depression stems from a chemical imbalance, research shows inflammation could be a stronger contributing factor.

In a groundbreaking study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers with Emory University School of Medicine followed 40 patients undergoing treatment with interferon-alpha, an inflammatory protein.

Though none of the patients had depression before the treatment, many became depressed after.

And get this…

Researchers replicated these same results consistently, many times over, ultimately suggesting that the inflammatory protein actually CAUSED the depression.

According to the study’s lead researcher, Andrew Miller, “The inflammation is killing us. And one of the ways that it kills us is by affecting the brain.”

Hmm… never saw that one coming, did you?

Of course, I’m always telling you that inflammation is the root cause of chronic disease. And, well, that includes mental health as well.

Understand your levels

If you, or someone you love, is struggling with depression, ask your doctor for three specific blood tests that help gauge your overall inflammation levels:

  • C-reactive protein (CRP)
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
  • Fibrinogen

If it’s determined you have increased inflammatory markers, discuss ways to bring them down.

After all, it may help you combat a whole host of conditions, including depression.

To learn some of my top recommendations for lowering inflammation without drugs, check out the October 2023 issue of my monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives (“‘Invisible’ condition LINKED to three in five deaths worldwide”).

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“How inflammation in the body may explain depression in the brain.” The Washington Post, 2/23/23. (