I truly believe refined sugar is the culprit lurking behind most of our problems. Eating refined sugar gives sudden peaks and troughs to the amount of glucose in your blood with symptoms including anxiety,depression,insomnia,poor concentration,forgetfulness,excessive sweating(especially during the night),digestive disturbance. Refined sugar and carbohydrates like white bread,pasta and rice and the majority of processed/ fast foods are low in nutrients and will use up the feel good B vitamins you have trying to convert it into energy. Refined sugar will also divert the supply of chromium in your body which stabilises mood. I'm in the midst of a sugar withdrawal(4 days and counting) and although I feel rough(expected when going cold turkey) I also feel a lot brighter,sharper and my anxiety has considerably lessened. I'm basically eating brown foods such as whole grains,beans,potatoes and root vegetables. Green foods like broccoli,peas,spinach,kale etc and yellow food such as squash,peppers etc. Basically a diet that is high in fibre. I'm also eating lots of fish and chicken and laying off the red meat. Baked potatoes are king! I'd be interested to hear what other SA sufferers diet generally consist of and wether they too are consuming too much refined sugar.