No one talks about it.
Most folks don’t even want to admit they have one.
And that’s why so many mood disorders like depression go untreated, leaving millions of Americans – especially seniors – suffering in quiet misery.
Because, let’s face it, if you refuse to talk about it, you aren’t likely to seek help.
But new research reveals a way we can turn one common mood problem around.
And, in this case, you won’t have to tell a soul.
Even better, this action won’t just help IMPROVE your mood so you can ENJOY life again.
It could also quite literally SAVE your life, too, by attacking a leading cause of chronic disease and early death.
That’s because this all-natural plan of attack means wiping out a dangerous form of brain-sapping, energy-robbing, cell-destroying, disease-causing inflammation.
Research reveals surprising motivation thief
Depression isn’t just feeling sad, although that’s certainly part of it.
There are also other troubling symptoms that never get talked about, including one of the most common, a crippling lack of motivation.
You just don’t want to do ANYTHING.
Motivation problems can keep you locked up at home… away from friends and loved ones… even unable to get chores and errands done.
But a stunning new study reveals what could turn out to be the most common cause. It’s something NO ONE expected. And something you can fix.
Inflammation, the study finds, can short-circuit dopamine. And as you probably already know, dopamine plays a CRITICAL ROLE in your mood.
More specifically, the neurotransmitter is at the heart of your brain’s reward center. It’s what drives you to do things that make you feel good.
Dopamine needs to be kept in the right levels to be effective.
When it’s turned up too high, you can become impulsive (or worse). When it’s too low, you simply don’t want to do anything at all.
Reignite motivation and ditch depression
The study ends there, unfortunately. But that’s okay because you have ME.
There’s a good chance that wiping out inflammation could free up some dopamine. And that could allow your brain to finally get the message that doing things is rewarding and FEELS GOOD.
In other words, it could restore that missing motivation, which is a significant step toward ditching your depression and starting to feel like yourself, again.
There are bunches of ways to ease inflammation, of course. But there’s one, in particular, that’s already been linked to improving mood time again… and that’s probiotics.
Specifically, a powerful bacteria called Lactobacillus plantarum.
A study earlier this year found L. plantarum can…
- ease stress and anxiety
- lift your mood
- wipe out inflammation
…all at the same time.
Plus, a growing stack of studies has shown L. plantarum can increase both dopamine and serotonin levels as well as enhance their effects.
In other words, a probiotic supplement might be just what your brain needs to restore both your mood and motivation so you can FINALLY put depression behind you.
But just don’t pick up any old supplement with “probiotic” on the label.
Read the fine print and see what’s inside. Make sure it has L. plantarum as well as other proven mood-boosting bacteria such as Lactobacillus helveticus which could help ease your depression.
And don’t forget to check on the CFUs, or colony forming units, too. This tells you how many of the good bacteria each dosage has. Around 20 billion CFU is an excellent place to start. And if it’s below three billion, it’s likely not worth taking.
She is an advocate of self-education and is passionate about the power of group knowledge sharing, like the kind found right here on HealthierTalk.com. Alice loves to share her views on holistic and natural healing as well as her, sometimes contentious, thoughts on the profit-driven inner workings of traditional medicine.
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