The 6 Causes of Depression (& the Most Common One)
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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.
Listen to this podcast to find out more.
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Dr. Berg, 51 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional & natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government & the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. He is the author of The 7 Principles of Fat Burning.
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