Some medical literature is pointing to an interesting correlation between food sensitivities and mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. For example, one of the newest studies on this topic published in April 2018 compared concentrations of serum IgG against 39 selected food antigens in individuals with major depressive disorder, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or healthy controls. Compared with healthy controls, major depressive disorder patients had markedly greater serum concentrations of total IgG antibodies and IgG against celery, garlic, and gluten. Furthermore, the individuals with major depressive disorder had higher serum IgG concentrations against gluten compared with the IBS group.
It has been said that "the food you eat can be your body's best ally or worse enemy." In this webinar, we explore the connection between food sensitivities and mental health.