Probiotics for depression

The mul­ti-faceted phe­nom­e­non known as “depres­sion” has a sub­stan­tial neg­a­tive impact on most aspects of health, affect­ing mood, pain, the immune sys­tem, blood pres­sure, stress-resilience, and far more.

For­tu­nate­ly, there are many many non-drug steps you can take to com­bat the symp­toms of depres­sion.

A Cana­di­an neu­ro­sci­en­tist is research­ing a promis­ing way to attack depres­sion symp­toms using pro­bi­otics — extra dos­es of the ben­e­fi­cial bac­te­ria that live in your diges­tive tract. It seems to work for some peo­ple.

Giv­en all we know about the gut-brain axis, and how the intestines reg­u­late brain activ­i­ty, it makes sense that restor­ing bal­ance to the colon could have a pow­er­ful impact on men­tal func­tion and mood.

Give it a try.

And don’t for­get these oth­er self-care meth­ods to address depres­sion symp­toms.


About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods.

His website,, provides more information about his approach.

Please contact him at or at 212-400-9663.

This entry was posted in Anxiety, Depression and Stress and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.