I think it might help as I found that eating a few macrobiotics meals a week (focus is on brown rice, misosoups, nori and plums + ofcourse vegetables) I feel so much more balanced and peaceful! But I did not have a depression so i dont know for sure if it works.... Good luck & enjoy! axa
Okay, now I can see it. I have found TKD to be helpful with depression/anxiety in the sense that I feel very balanced and calm, more than I ever have, and my energy is more grounded, if that makes sense. Before when I felt energetic I would feel almost too energetic, like I was jittery and nervous and felt like I was going crazy. I actually have more energy than before, and it is less of that jittery, nervous energy, it feels consistent, level, and balanced.
I am not 100% superhero, but as i add more superhero foods I don't find myself craving sugar, or processed foods, so I seem to be moving in a superhero direction. I'd say I'm about 70% superhero, 30% vegan. Whole grains, beans, and vegetables make up the majority of my diet, I use shoyu or a pinch of sea salt for seasoning, and I eat fruit if I want something sweet (about once a day). However, I still eat things like baked pita chips with hummus, and I use hemp milk to cook my oatmeal. I also haven't started cooking many sea veggies, although I do like to snack on nori. The other bonus is I haven't gotten sick, even when I'm dealing with a lot of stressful events. I used to get sick constantly, I was almost always feeling bad every month for some reason, aside from PMS, which I don't have cramps or extreme crankiness either, although I do get a little more emotionally reactive than usual.
I've rambled a bit, but I definitely have found the superhero plan very helpful in multiple ways. I'd be happy to answer any more questions, or if you want to message me to hear more about my personal experience I'd be glad to talk.
My husband and I are vegan, not superhero, but we eat mostly unprocessed foods and center our diet around whole grains, veggies, and some fruit. We use almond milk and nut butters too. Since becoming vegan my husband has seen great improvement in his symptoms. He has had anxiety attacks in the past and was diagnosed with bipolar tendencies. Since becoming vegan he has gone off of his biopolar medication and is weaning himself off of Prozac with the help of his physician. Good luck to you!
Thanks for all of your input! I think I may start trying to head in the "superhero" direction. I have had anxiety and depression forever on and off and I hope that there is a way to calm it down from eating. I truly believe that most every condition and disease can be healed through nutrition.
I've been thinking about venturing into the Superhero world for the purposes to aid my depression and my anxiety as well and I have to say I am...well, anxious about it!
I eat horribly but I'm pretty sure nothing can make me feel worse than I already feel so I'm willing to try everything. The main problem I have is my depression makes me extremely fatigued and lazy. To the point where I called in "sick" to work almost everyday the past 2 weeks. (luckily I am a nanny for a stay at home mom with a very flexible schedule, who is also a good friend.)
I hope you keep us in the loop of your adventures!
I wouldn't say a superhero diet "cures" anything, but I do think it can immensely help some people. For a few weeks at first I was a little moody (detox effect, one of several), but after that have noticed a drastic improvement in my mood and attitude. I may get more emotional at certain things like depictions of cruelty or violence, but in everyday life I am a much happier person. Also, when I start to slide away from superhero eating, I notice I don't feel as great. I also cut out coffee completely for several weeks, long enough to where I am no longer dependent on it. That also helped with my mood/attitude. A lot!
I would say I am 80 percent superhero most of the time. Occasionally I slip up when I don't bring a lunch to work and sometimes I'll eat some junk food or suffer the consequences of not being prepared or not making myself really think before eating soemthing that I probably shouldn't. A big bowl of miso soup usually sets me back on the feeling great path, though.
Hi think superhero really does make a difference. However I would advise in the beginning that your anxiety/depressed symptoms may increase because your body is trying to adjust to the macrobiotic eating style. My first week I felt slightly weak and tired but after that it was uphill ;)
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