Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Get Rid of Depression With Yogurt

 Apparently there is a sense of discovery about get rid  of depression with yogurt. Fermented milk drinks or yoghurt was commonly known as having the ability to curing depression. The statement was based on a scientific report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

According to researchers from Ireland, probiotics, or good bacteria, have the potential to alter brain chemistry and reduces anxiety and depression related disorders.

The study was based on the results of experiments conducted on mice who consumed the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus. They found that mice given the probiotic had fewer signs of stress, anxiety, and depression. The results also show the stress hormone corticosterone levels are much lower.

Researchers claim, this is the first study membuktian that probiotics can affect brain chemistry. Scientists say the bacteria in the gut "communicate" with the brain through a nerve called the vagus.

"Without exaggerating, this study opens the way that we can develop therapies to treat psychiatric disorders in the gut as a target. You can eat yogurt containing probiotics in it and not with an antidepressant," said Professor John Cryan from University College, Cork .

However, he stressed that people who suffer from depression can not simply look for a solution to just buy any kind of yogurt on the market.

"These findings highlight the importance of the role of bacteria in the communication between the gut and brain. Certain probiotic organisms may prove useful in overcoming disorders such as stress or depression," he said.