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Default Dr. Georgia Ede - 'Our Descent into Madness" video on diet and mental health

This is an extraordinary video by Dr. Ede from last year's Breckenridge Conference. (Can't find a transcript, sorry, but there are places to download the PowerPoint slides as a PDF.)

She makes such clear connections between mental health and what we eat. Like her, I found the less vegetables and more animal foods I ate, the better my brain would work.

And as I have painfully learned, when your brain doesn't work, nothing works!

Summed up in Six reasons to go paleo for mental health

A comment led me to this article:

Bread Madness Schizophrenia or Gluten Sensitivity?
Read more at https://www.glutenfreesociety.org/bread-madness-schizophrenia-or-gluten-sensitivity/#SATTE4D2MHlpVXo8.99


and many other sources which refer to this strong connection between gluten and certain kinds of mental illness.

I also know how much my eating disorder was fueled by those sugar highs followed by crash/burn/depression.

It only makes sense, and it's true to my own experience. Adding therapeutic niacin works like nothing else for my anxiety and PTSD.

Nutrition IS the key.
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Great talk. Thanks for posting. Wish more people would take this message to heart.
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good stufff.....

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Very good, balanced talk.

I read some of the comments, and there were a few complaining about how pre-agriculture vegetables don't exist today, or how conventionally grown meat affects their human consumers because the animal has been fed grains, how we're being affected by vaccines, or the part that electromagnetic/cell phones/etc play in all this - If she had gone into all those factors in great detail, it would have been a 25 hour talk, rather than the much more manageable 30-some minutes.

Besides, if people can make the changes she suggests, then they'll still go a tremendous way towards improving brain function and mental health. It'll be difficult enough for a lot of people to give up what they're convinced they need (such as the girl who told her that she couldn't give up sugars, because she "deserved" chocolate). If Dr Ede had insisted that the only way to do it properly would be to adopt a perfect, organic, grass-fed LC/Keto diet, with only heirloom veggies - such drastic changes would seem so insurmountable that even fewer would ever want to try.
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Im surprized at the low number of comments....sure hope everyone gives this 30 minutes....our mental health is driven by many factors that we can manage, steps we can do easily.
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I'll have to watch that. I had an uncle (by marriage) who had schizophrenia. He didn't eat sugar except for honey, but he still ate wheat. This was back in the '60s when whole grains were seen as very important for health. It's hard to know if his 2 children (who he kidnapped & kept hidden for years) were affected by the genetic part of schizophrenia or living with a crazy father for so many years. Or a combination of the 2. One does have schizophrenia, but the other one is just strange. He also has nothing to do with the family, including his mother.

For myself, I know that a high carb diet causes confusion & depression. Never want to go there again!
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Dr Daniel Amen wrote a number of books for self help as he clearly recognized the lack of mental health support. His books are remarkable. Lots of self diagnosing info, otc options AND how a professional can help. The brain is complex a nd his list of OTC supplements tailored to each problem is amazing.

The biggest take away imo, is most of us suffer from a brain not working at maximum capability and too often we dont know, because it is our personal normal.
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The biggest take away imo, is most of us suffer from a brain not working at maximum capability and too often we dont know, because it is our personal normal.


So much this! It's not just our thinking, either. A brain that doesn't work will get physical things wrong, too. We don't realize how much gets managed in our head, and it has all kinds of downstream effects.
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In a kind of transition phase with eating, and it's also affecting my mood. Yesterday was OMAD because I got very tired and depressed as the day wore on. This convinced me that fasting was a better idea, since I got to bed very early.

After a good night's sleep (which I am FINALLY getting) I feel okay again. I don't think the tiredness and the depression are unconnected at all.

I think they were both symptoms of the same thing, which is low brain chemicals. Nothing gets done without that! And when I came home and took my L-theanine/GABA combo, I felt better.

Are we tired because we are depressed or depressed because we are tired? I think it's both.
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