Friday, June 9, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

How to correct the root cause of your depression/anxiety/eating disorder

Throughout my training and practice as a physician, I have come to one very disappointing conclusion: Western medicine isn’t helping people lead better lives. Now that I’ve realized this, I’ve become obsessed with understanding what makes us healthy or ill. I want to live the best life I can and I want to be able to share this knowledge with others so that they can do the same. This podcast is the result of my relentless search to understand the roots of chronic disease. If you want to know how to live the most radical life possible I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

00:03:34 Podcast begins

00:04:42 Is Western Medicine helping us heal?

00:07:52 Insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction within Western Medicine

00:09:09 Mainstream paradigm of mental illness

00:10:42 Response to a comment on Instagram, and “Why I do what I do”

00:14:42 Mental illness and neuroinflammation

00:17:54 The “Plinko” effect; why do certain people get certain diseases?

00:23:52 Problems with the mainstream Western paradigm of depression and anxiety

00:25:55 What triggers the Inflammatory Response System and does inflammation trigger depression and anxiety?

00:30:22 Insulin resistance + dopamine

00:36:22 Binge eating disorder

00:39:52 Connection between neuroinflammatory diseases and diet/the gut microbiome

00:45:52 What causes neuroinflammation and how do we treat it?

00:54:15 Ketogenic diets for mental illness

0:57:22 Interview with Meg and her story with eating disorder recovery and animal based

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35 thoughts on “How to correct the root cause of your depression/anxiety/eating disorder
  1. Please write another book, Doc. Read yours in May 2021. Started Life Style @296lbs; I was literally killing myself before learning all this. This very morning I'm 233lbs. Write another while you are ahead! We all want to know more.

  2. Respect to all you who are somehow doing well on a carnivorous diet. But don’t take any words for gospel. To me it seems like a miserable life. And you cannot generalize any diet as being a miracle for anyone. It’s all about your own physiology and biochemistry. You can’t tell someone whose genetics make him conducive to High carb diet to eat a ton of meat- all meat- and expect him to thrive. Some of us don’t come from a place where there are many animals- any animals… lol… and so some of use will do very well on fruits and veggies.
    But if you guys truly enjoy doing a carnivorous diet…. You truly feel amazing and not deprived or missing out on life’s occasions… then by all means we’re all on our journey. Just giving my opinion

  3. Loved the video and info. Yeah I would say to that guy that no one is forcing you to watch and let it go. People like that should not be able to set up camp in our brain so to speak. I am Carnivore but can't let go of the food food I know I shouldn't be consuming. I'm a work in progress as Will Smith would say. Only not in a violent way. Keep making your videos!! I am also taking your organ and bone supplements.

  4. I have an anxiety disorder, the carnivore diet helped, but now i'm VERY afraid of carbs, thinking they'll bring my anxiety back. Why does the carnivore diet help with anxiety? Is it ketosis? GABA? The removal of plant toxins?

    And what value does this "carnivore cure" have, if i lose all it's benefits as soon as i break ketosis? That can't be a long term solution. The carnivore diet may make you more calm and focused, but it does not fix the CAUSE of your anxiety, like traumatic events.

  5. Thank you Doc! You ROCK…keep up the good work you’re doing! I love listening to you and learning! Way to elevate and help others…even if some aren’t ready to hear what you’re saying! 🙌🏼👍🏼❣️

  6. I can speak to this. I suffered from severe Anorexia Nervosa. During the beginning of my recovery, I was vegan because I was also obsessed with “health” and “clean eating”. While I was able to restore my weight, I was completely depressed, anxious, and my brain actually could not relax. I remained completely obsessed with food and body checking and other ocd anorexic behaviors as well as a debilitating fear of becoming fat. I hated existing in my body, it actually hurt. I also suffered from severe eczema and GI issues (bloating, constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, vomiting, nausea, etc.), irregular period and brain fog.

    But then, I found the carnivore diet. It’s been almost a year and a half. I’ve been tweaking and learning what works for me in my primal way of eating, but I’ve had nearly a complete remission of all physical symptoms, but the mind recovery has been an even greater miracle. I have never felt more connected to my body, I actually enjoy living in it, and food is no longer an obsession.

    I wish I’d found carnivore and ancestral eating sooner. It has been the single biggest game changer in my physical and mental health. I’m so grateful for the healing I’ve had.

    Thank you for what you advocate and share. People need to know that there are options for healing.

  7. God, I find you adorable! I mean that in the most respectful way. It made me laugh when you said “mother fucker” but your body was fighting the words back a bit. It shows me that you are very kind, compassionate, and there were never any doubts before this that those intentions you expressed about your message to the world – was exactly for the highest good of those who are suffering and searching for what has worked for you, and many others! Including myself. So thank you! 🙏 for being you 😊 and sharing as you do ❤️ All the best from Australia! ~ I almost forgot – I looooove that you are such an example of a doctor! We need more medical practitioners like you. If only everyone was as mindful and honest with themselves first, then others. Lastly, I promise, if only more fun-people were as open and giving as you! Imagine that!

  8. Doc great stuff as always 👍 Can you make a video on meat quality like their diet and meat grading (usda select choice and prime, etc) and if cheap grades are safe and healthy to eat as well (for the ones shopping on a budget)

  9. I too suffer from anxiety and probably depression, and have been more aware of it the “healthier” I try to eat. I’m currently eating a whole food based diet, probably 5-10% processed food. But man, I don’t feel good still. Like there’s something missing. After my religious fast from meat (lent), I will be exploring with the carnivore diet with fruits and honey. which by the way i feel like crap while being full vegan right now. It’s not to complain, I’m not supposed to complain during my fast lol, but it’s the truth. Thank you for sharing your research doctor!

  10. I agree childhood OCD aka childhood PANDAS they think is autoimmune… they say from strep but I think many things my self.
    My daughter had pandas aka they finally said OCD but I peronally felt like tourettes too were involved.
    We never had any good treatment or resolutions so we as a family suffered greatly. Even me as mom cuz my daughter had a lot of behaviors projected towards me.
    But inwasnt willing to put her in a psych ward even tho so many times I wished I could.
    Even now as an adult she still struggles…
    OK Doc
    What's your solution cuz I'm interested. 🤔
    P.s. my daughter got pandas after being super sick down for the count on the couch for many days. Probably strep. She usually was the most healthy in the fam and never got sick the least. So this inflammation crap needs managing some how. It affected her inner ears, brain and left echoes in her head… litterally she would have been a good study for an interested Doc but her Jack ass Doc just dismissed it qll saying nothing we can do. While she literally screamed many times a day when some one else in the fam coughed.. that cough would echo in her brain and not stop. I didnt know who would help us so I felt so helpless since out Doc was so dismissive.

  11. I actually dont understand all the people's push back.
    Do people understand how spoilt they are???
    300 years ago they didn't have cookies or cake and they didn't feel like it was to restrictive.
    Even fruit and veggys, having it shipped across the world now.
    Spoiled… restrictive my ass if the world shut down..truly.

  12. Listening to this, I find it interesting that I developed an eating disorder soon after getting a fungal nail infection. Also, I'm pretty sure I'd had poor blood sugar control for a while as I'd feel tearful/lethargic when hungry and depressed after some meals, and when glucose levels were measured in the ED treatment centre I went to, mine would actually be dangerously low after high-carb meals, which I'm sure was connected to the mood swings. Since leaving the unit I've been eating a lower-carb diet and adding a lot more fat to meals and my mood is a lot more stable. I no longer get tearful when hungry.

  13. I want to try the carnivore diet so badly but each time I do I get a week in and can’t solve the constipation and have to give up. Even just in that week I felt better than I ever have in my life and I was sleeping again. Any suggestions on how to conquer carnivore constipation?

  14. Dear Dr. Saladino and everyone reading this.

    Whether you are vegan or carnivore, there is no more chance for salvation after death.

    Dr. Sarah Hallberg passed away on March 29, 2022.

    If Dr. Sarah Hallberg did not put her faith in Jesus Christ and have him wash away her sins, she will be in hell when everyone is resurrected regardless of how many people she has helped with her dietary advice and all her accomplishments would have meant nothing.

    Hell is a terrible place. The pain is both physical as well as spiritual. The fires will not be put out, the worms will not die, and people will live and suffer in hell forever.

    There will be no sexual intercourse or childbearing in heaven or the desire for them, but there won't be these things in hell either.

    Matthew 16:26
    26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

    Matthew 10:28
    28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

    Mark 9:48-49
    48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

    49 For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.

    Revelation 14:11
    11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

    Hebrews 9:27-28
    27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

    28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

  15. See Corbett Report on the history of medicine.
    You are thinking like the people that was banned from practice, industry, and education.

  16. Immediately after adopting a circa 2017 “lazy keto” diet I completely was able to get off my anxiety medicine. Previously, I had to take it daily. My family thought I was on the road to being disabled. Carnivore now, no looking back.

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