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In this video, Dr. Berg discussed the causes of depression. Depression is a condition where you are like apathetic or no motivation, not wanting to do anything and hopeless.
1. Low Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Three main types of fatty acids: ALA, EPA, DHA
DHA is the most important one getting the active form of omega 3 especially for countering depression because of how it affects the mood.
Best Source of DHA: Fatty fish, cod liver oil, eggs, organ meats, and algae.
ALA is mainly in plants and a precursor to DHA.
2. Low B12
Best Source of B12: Animal Products, Eggs, Sea Foods, Dairy
3. Low Vitamin D
Lack of vitamin D from the sun and If you are on a low cholesterol diet or taking a statin that is blocking the cholesterol you may not be able to make enough vitamin D because cholesterol is the precursor to make vitamin D.
4. Low Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Best Source: Nutritional Yeast, Pork, Organ Meats, Sunflower seeds
Refined sugars and grains causes B1 Deficiency. The more carbohydrates the person takes, the more vitamin B1 they need.
5. Increase Cortisol
Cortisol is a stress hormone produced by the adrenal glands. If the stress is really high, you could get anxiety and depression.
• Taking vitamin D
• Exercise – Aerobic exercise, long walks
6. Insulin Resistance – this is the most common causes of depression. It creates higher amounts of insulin that is going to lower your blood sugars that can cause irritableness, edgy, depressed, feeling down and mentally sluggish.
• Healthy Keto
• Intermittent Fasting
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