Hot Take: Mental Illness results from bad diet/habits/lifestyle
Many people go through what they call "depression". The statement from the Greylion associate's family said "suicide is not rational".
What if I told you that suicide is rational? Just hear me out would you.
Ever wondered why depression is even a thing?
Why would your body want to isolate yourself from others even to the point of offing yourself? In nature when animals get sick, they isolate from the pack in order to protect the pack from getting sick. They also quit eating (aka fasting), which promotes autophagic immune response to combat sickness.
Combine this with my completely autistic research, diet/lifestyle = mental health. Eat like shit, feel like shit. Sleep like shit, feel like shit. If you eat/sleep your way to sickness, expect your body to want to isolate from everyone. This is innate to us as humans/animals.
Who would have guessed a career that promotes abusing caffeine, alcohol, minimal sleep, high carb food, and a perfectionist work ethic would impact your "mental health"?
In an industry that likely consumes more caffeine than most, we wonder why anxiety and depression are rampant. Color me shocked…
Coffee addicts hear me out… you're running your health into the ground.
That illusion of "love" of coffee, is just anticipation of a dopamine/serotonin release, which creates dependency. Starbucks calls it "that first sip feeling". Once you're hooked, they know you will pay $5 for some brown seed sludge that you could get at the grocery store for $1.50.
See video below for how coffee makes you fat and anxious.
Caffeine withdrawal was a bitch for me, but now that I'm off thanks to fasting, I genuinely love investment banking and life in general. It's an indescribable calmness.
Combine no caffeine with a low-carb diet, the lack of sleep becomes much more bearable.
Face life head on without a crutch. It is difficult, but that is a life most fulfilled.
Thank you for listening to my toilet Ted talk. End rant.
This was written on a phone; please understand the writing may suck as a result.