Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Rural Upstate NY
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I definitely noticed my PPD going away after I switched from vegan to omni. Another mama, Gale Force, had severe PPD on a vegan diet and got tested for nutrient deficiencies, came up that she had really low amino acid levels which, once corrected, got rid of the PPD. Do a search in this forum for PPD and amino acid and you should pull up her thread.
I think we are all different, and if you can't absorb nutrients on your current diet then you will most likely have nutrient-related depression. You can get a hair mineral analysis done through a naturopath or chiro office, and that may help with getting you back up to optimal levels. There is of course the possibility that your depression has nothing to do with nutrient levels, but I think it's a pretty good shot.
Good luck mama! It's so hard when you feel terrible, but there is light at the end of the tunnel.