Natural anxiety and depression remedies: I don’t agree with other practitioners!

Thinking that you don’t need supplements,
because you have a healthy diet, is one of the worst things you can think when it comes
to natural medicine for anxiety and depression. But I’ve even heard other holistic practitioners
regularly say that you don’t need supplements. That you can heal your body without them. Hi I’m Dr Janelle Sinclair, and I’m a
biochemist and natural medicine practitioner. On this YouTube channel we discuss natural
anxiety and depression remedies. You most likely have a vitamin, mineral or
nutritional deficiency. They are very common- and for some nutrients
30-60% of us have low levels of them- and no I’m not talking about 3rd world countries
here, I’m talking about New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the US. And these deficiencies can lead to depression,
anxiety, poor energy levels and even psychosis. And lots of these deficiencies cannot be treated
by diet alone. We must use supplementation. But why do we have these nutritional deficiencies? Here’s a few reasons Number 1. A poor diet. You need to make sure that you’re eating
unprocessed whole foods. Ones that nature has made for us, like veges,
fruit, fish, meat, eggs, nuts and seeds. Minimise processed and packaged foods. Low meat, low fish or vegan diets, can contribute
to nutritional deficiencies too. If you choose these diets, you need to do
your research and be mindful of iron, zinc, omega 3, carnitine and vitamin B12 deficiencies,
and I strongly recommend that you supplement, or at least regularly test your levels. Number 2: Our soils are deficient. Here in New Zealand, we have a large farming
community. And it’s amazing, when I talk to farmers
they totally understand the need for supplementation. They know that our soils are often depleted
in magnesium, selenium, cobalt and zinc, and that if their animals are deficient it can
lead to lower milk production, infertility, eczema and poor general health. I can’t understand why as humans we think
we are different. Don’t you want your health and mental health
to be optimised? Now the third reason we can have nutritional
deficiencies is because of changes in agricultural practises and food storage. It’s known that by feeding our animals grain,
rather than being grass fed, that their meat is lower in the healthy omega 3 fats, and
higher in omega 6. This impacts our brain health. Also because our food is stored, rather than
us eating it straight from the tree or out of the garden, the amount of nutrients can
decrease within a short period of time. A fourth reason for mineral and vitamin deficiencies
is our lifestyle. You may be low in vitamin D because you don’t
get out into the sun or you are only in the sun with sunscreen on. Another lifestyle reason for nutritional deficiencies
include stress. Stress is known to deplete magnesium, and
even iron levels. The last reason I want to mention is genetic
vulnerabilities. There’s a genetic weakness that really impacts
mental health, it’s called the MTHFR gene. If you have this gene mutation your body needs
much higher levels of folate and vitamin b12. If you have two copies of the MTHFR gene mutation,
I don’t think it’s likely that you’ll have optimal health without supplementing
these nutrients. If you’ve never heard of this genetic weakness,
and you have a mental health concern, struggled with infertility, migraine or an autoimmune
condition, you need to check it out. Especially if it runs in your family. I have two videos on that topic that you’ll
want to check out. So you can keep thinking that you don’t
need any supplements but if you want to optimise your mood and energy levels, I would strongly
recommend that you find out what mineral and vitamin deficiencies you have, and address
them. I’m not into taking dozens of random supplements
without evidence that you need them. The best way to supplement is to find out
what your body is deficient in and address that. I’m in the planning stages of creating a
course on natural medicine for anxiety and depression, and part of it will be discussing
how you can identify, test and treat common mineral and vitamin deficiencies that are
impacting your mood. If you want to be the first to know when this
one of a kind course comes out, please sign up at forward slash
ecourse. But in the meantime, if you want to learn
more about two important nutrients can cause depression and anxiety, and how to test to
see if you have a deficiency in them or not, check out my videos on zinc and vitamin D.
Don’t forget to subscribe to find out about my eCourse. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in
the next video.



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