If I had a cardboard box for a head I’d be sad too.  “Rumination refers to the tendency to repetitively think about the causes, situational factors, and consequences of one’s negative emotional experience. Basically, rumination means that you continuously think about the various aspects of situations that are upsetting. Think about your own tendencies. When Read More →

This a brief post about a recently published paper that found depression, widowhood, living alone and the use of certain anti-depressant drugs were all highly associated with the risk of developing a Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infection. C. diff. is estimated to cause 7,000 deaths annually in the United States and is prevalent in hospitals Read More →

  Today I want to talk about depression and the evidence implicating increased intestinal permeability and endotoxins in this psychological disorder. Having discussed how endotoxemia impacts your hormonal system, it’s now time to explore what this can mean for your mental state. Wikipedia describes depression as: “…a state of low mood and aversion to activity Read More →