you may find these snippets of information very useful re' fasting being helpful with alleviating and curing depression..............
"Dr. Yuri Nikolayev, director of the fasting unit of the Moscow Psychiatric Institute, reported on the use of scientific, therapeutic fasting to successfully treat over 10,000 patients, all suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders like schizophrenia and various neuroses, concluding: "The hunger treatment [as Soviet psychiatrists term fasting] gives the entire nervous system and the brain a rest. The body is also cleansed of poisons, and the tissues and the various glands are renovated." Joel Fuhrman, M.D. says in his book "There are hundreds of journal articles in the medical literature documenting the value of fasting in improving the function of the entire body including brain. FASTING HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY OBSERVED TO ALLEVIATE NEUROSIS, ANXIETY and DEPRESSION."
Gabriel Cousins, MD, says "I often observe in fasting participants that by four days of fasting, concentration seems to improve, creative thinking expands, Depression
lifts, insomnia stops, anxieties fade, the mind becomes more tranquil and a natural joy begins to appear. It is my hypothesis that when the physical toxins are cleared from the brain cells, mind-brain function automatically and significantly improves and spiritual capacities expand."
I hope Larryb doesn't mind me reposting his link from the Fasting Debate
forum under the heading "Fasting for Depression...It worked", but thought you would benefit from it........