Posted: 05 June 2019

This is an English translation of the article entitled, "Nove alimentos que provavelmente tem na cozinha e agravam depressão", which may be found at:

Comments by Dr. Betty Martini, D. Hum., follow the article:


Depression is considered the "new epidemic of the 21st century," according to the World Health Organization (WHO).


And it is seized that around the planet, about 322 million people suffer from the psychiatric problem, according to WHO.

Recent studies suggest that diet is directly linked to the development of the disease, at least in part.

Experts argue that eating adequate food together with medical monitoring and in some cases taking drugs can have extremely beneficial results. And anyone who has not been diagnosed with depression can do preventive work.

In addition, most of the foods labeled as 'encourageers' of depression are bad for your health.

Get to know the nine foods that can aggravate the symptoms of depression, according to the Medical Daily publication:

1 – Sugar

Some research indicates that when blood glucose levels rise, the levels of a protein that encourages the growth of neurons and synapses drops abruptly.

In other words, consuming too much sugar causes the brain to work atypically and accelerate it.

This dysfunction increases the risk of dementia beyond the risk of depression.

Replace sugar with natural foods.

2 - Artificial sweeteners

Since sugar consumption is not recommended, what about the sweetener? In fact this chemical compound is bad for mental health.

More specifically the consumption of aspartame, very common in diet sodas, which works as a blocker of the production of neurotransmitter serotonin.

By this characteristic the sweeteners with this base can cause neurological diseases.

Migraines, sleeplessness, mood swings and depression are on the list of risk factors for who chooses aspartame sweeteners.

3 - Alcoholic beverages

Alcohol disrupts the body, impacting on the basic senses detected by the brain waves. Literally, alcoholic beverages destabilize the nervous system.

As such, when the person consumes alcohol there is a potential uncontrol of the emotions. In addition, people with depressive features will have this profile enhanced by drinking.

4 - Hydrogenated fats

Hydrogenation of the oil turns the liquid into a more solid form. Excess vegetable fat in the body can clog arteries, and with this process, cerebral blood flow is stopped. Problems in brain irrigation are extremely damaging, and may potentiate the symptoms of depression.

5 - Fast food

These foods are rich in bad fats, preservatives, salt and carbohydrates, which cause momentary satisfaction, stimulate hunger, compulsion and do not nourish the whole body.

According to a study done in 2012 and published in the journal Public Health Nutrition, fast-food users are 51 percent more likely to develop depression.

6 - Foods with high sodium content

Salt can also encourage the symptoms of depression. Excess salt can damage parts of the neurological system, thus contributing to the exacerbation of depressive symptoms.

7 - Gluten

By having a large amount of phytic acid, wheat bran, including gluten, are lousy enough to combat anxiety and depression.

This compound binds to important humoral minerals, such as zinc and limits its absorption.

Having an adequate amount of zinc in the body is essential for people suffering from anxiety disorders. The lack of this mineral also affects the humor, being a risk factor for the depression.

8 – Soybean

Soy has many trypsin and protease inhibitors, which are enzymes that make it difficult to digest proteins.

In addition, this grain has a high amount of copper, a mineral associated with an excessive anxiety behavior.

Choose substitute foods such as quinoa and chickpeas.

9 – Caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulant that can trigger anxiety. Excess caffeine can potentiate depression, cause nervous system problems, nausea and headache.

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum. comments :

Note that aspartame works as a blocker of the production of serotonin. In fact, a recent study shows that aspartame depletes serotonin as much as 74%.

Here is a copy of an article I wrote for the National Health Federation on the subject: It goes into the study psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Walton did on aspartame. Reactions were so severe they had to stop the study. The administrator of the facility took part in the study and suffered a retinal detachment and lost his vision in one eye.

With over 30 years of independent studies on aspartame showing everything from psychiatric and behavioral problems to cancer, stroke, seizures and heart attacks the FDA refuses to do anything about it, and actually sealed teratology studies so the consumer would not find out aspartame causes birth defects. What does it take to get rid of this addictive, Satanic biochemical warfare weapon. The FDA refuses to discuss the studies or uses excuses like short-comings to serious cancer lifetime studies (Ramazzini) showing it to be a multipotential carcinogen.

The Enquirer wrote its like Russian Roulette to fly these days with even pilots with suicidal tendencies crashing planes. ("Terror in the Skies:" Read the aspartame pilot alert by Dr. Russell Blaylock, neurosurgeon: Read on the letter from Pilot Cliff Evans who crashed his plane on aspartame. The Atlanta Journal Constitution wrote even children commit suicide. Aspartame victims have told of suicidal tendencies for years. Is there not anyone in Congress or anywhere who has the power to ban this poison with almost 40 years of calamity, evidence from independent studies and a medical text of over 1000 pages of harm. ("Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic"} With all this evidence they still put more and more aspartame in drugs with full knowledge there will be interaction. As Dr. H. J. Roberts, author of the medical text, said: "Aspartame will interact with all antidepressants". Even athletes are dropping dead from aspartame. Here is Dr. Blaylock's athlete alert: Dr. Roberts also wrote about athletes and sudden cardiac death:

Dr. Woodrow Monte in his medical text "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills", calls aspartame a killing machine. He took the issues of blindness and seizures all the way to the Supreme Court who didn't even have the courage to hear it. Consumers have even reported getting DUI's using aspartame. Naturally this is from the free methyl alcohol. The methanol converts to formaldehyde and embalms living tissue and damaging DNA. Here is the study that proved it, Trocho: Imagine the formaldehyde being released in the cells and turning tissue to plastic like it discusses in "While Science Sleeps: A Sweetener Kills",

Inasmuch as the FDA scientist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told the Senate aspartame was on the market illegally because it violated the Delaney Amendment and caused brain tumors and brain cancer, you would think even the Justice Department would get involved. It seems it takes dedicated physicians and researchers in the know to get the word out and consumers who care to stop the public suffering. Dr. M. Alemany who did the Trocho Study said the aspartame industry tried to destroy his character. Meanwhile the FDA is asleep at the wheel, pushing propaganda and telling lies. A few brave souls there said they were broken, corrupt and whistleblowers feared reprisals. What would be expected after it was allowed for Big Pharma to fund the FDA? Meanwhile greedy Big Pharma keeps making dangerous drugs. In today's news it was stated the FDA approved a drug for a baby's disease and guess the amount for "one dose". Here is the article, and would you believe its $2.1 million for this potion!! How much good will it do for the family who can't pay $2.1 million for a measure! The FDA just approved a baby-saving drug that carries an obscene $2.1 million price tag - BGR FDA approves $2.1 million Novartis' 'Zolgensma', makes it the costliest drug ever - Firstpost World most expensive $2.1m drug 'Novartis' approved by FDA - Dunya News

Think about birth defects from aspartame for over 30 years with the FDA refusing to release the teratology studies they know showed the worst type of birth defects, neural tube, cleft palate, etc. So as babies are diagnosed with birth defects the FDA then allows Big Pharma to put aspartame in the babies drugs. You can see these birth defects in Dr. Monte's book. Mothers using aspartame during pregnancy even give birth to babies with brain tumors, as aspartame breaks down to a brain tumor agent, diketopiperazine. St. Jude Hospital is full of them. Here is the last chapter from Dr. Monte's book on aspartame and autism: "US Right To Know" on aspartame listed study after study showing a trend of horrible diseases from this poison. They wrote FDA who as in the past turned away from answering the complaint. In the study mentioned above on depletion of transmitters it says: "The American public, which consumes enormous quantities of aspartame, is increasingly identified as 'dumbed-down' and full of fear, hatred and violence. Their brains are being altered by chemicals that turn humans into more animalistic organisms that lack higher cognitive function.

"As this study shows, aspartame may be contributing to the downfall of human civilization by altering the brains of human beings, turning them into cognitively impaired, chemically-altered organisms incapable of rational behavior/"

Over the years aspartame victims have complained they are too addicted to get off of it. The methyl ester immediately becomes free methyl alcohol which is classified as a narcotic. It causes chronic methanol poisoning which affects the dopamine system of the brain and causes the addiction. People from Romania say it was banned there because of the cancer. Health Canada finally seems to understand and are telling consumers not to use aspartame, Splenda/sucralose or acesulfame potassium, that it's of no use to them but can cause medical problems. Perhaps because it's like fighting a third world war to get it banned they will at least tell the public not to use it. But they know so they should ban it.

Day after day, year after year, the horrors of Rumsfeld's Disease are told. Just google dangers of aspartame and you'll get almost 4 million results: (About 3,690,000 results (0.78 seconds)

Serious mental health problems explode while their institutions still allow the patient aspartame and give them drugs that interact. The ADD people said in a documentary that the term ADD was hardly used prior to the approval of aspartame. In schools students are given Ritalin, and the generic has aspartame in it.

Read on for nine foods that aggravate depression, and make sure there is no aspartame in any of your foods or drugs. Good information to have.

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible World Health Intl

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