-Natures potent arsenal of ant-inflammatory and neuroprotective agents~
"Curcumin, quercetin, green tea catechins, balcalein, and luteolin have been extensively studied, and they show important effects on cell signaling that go far beyond their antioxidant effects. Of particular interest is the effect of these compounds on immunoexcitotoxicity, which, the authors suggest, is a common mechanism in a number of neurological disorders" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3307240/
-Exercise and it's effects on:
Cytikines- any of several regulatory proteins, such as the interleukins and lymphokines, that are released by cells of the immune system and act as intercellular mediators in the generation of an immune response.
TNF - a proinflammatory cytokine produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages); has an antineoplastic effect but causes inflammation.
~To summarize: the relationship between depressive disorder, cytokines and exercise, epidemiological data shows the correlation between physical inactivity and low-grade inflammation [190-192]. Since immunotherapy reduces plasma levels of tryptophan, it is noteworthy that levels of tryptophan can be directly influenced by exercise. As already mentioned acute physical exercise increases blood free tryptophan in animals [71-73] and humans [74-76]. And also IGF-1, which counteracts the behavioral depressing effects of cytokines , can be influenced by physical activity [60, 156].