We all know that stress is a leading cause of depression, but there is more you may not be aware of. Not only are stress and depression linked, but we are discovering that stress can trigger inflammation and the inflammation can cause depression. Leading research journals have recently found a connection between inflammation and mental illness, specifically depression.
When the body experiences stress a hormone called cortisol is produced by the adrenal gland and distributed in the blood stream to help regulate the body. However, if cortisol levels get too high or too low it can cause inflammation. Here are 3 lifestyle changes that will reduce inflammation, lift mood, and restore overall wellness.