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Old 11-13-2012, 05:43 AM   #1
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Refined white sugar OK or not?????

I've tried St. John's wort, Sam-e, 5-htp, Omega 3's, for mild depression, and nothing worked. I have noticed that refined white sugar gives me a high (the opposite of depression); albeit the high is temporary, but it is better than nothing; but it has worked better than the above-mentioned supplements. Is it OK to have sugar, of course not huge amounts, but a small amount every few hours or so, i.e., a cookie, etc. to get out the depression slump? Why do experts say white sugar is so bad? Have any of you folks had good/bad experiences with sugar? Does sugar help most depressed people at least temporarily, or am I more the unusual? I have read that sugar makes serotonian in the brain. I never had any "lift in mood" from St. John's wort, Sam-e, or Omega 3, not even the slightest, and my husband took Omega 3 for about a year, and said he didn't think he noticed any mood improvement. Would love any opinions on this topic!

 
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