Nutrition/Health

Low Fat Diets & Depression

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DATA:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4688029/
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bi100276b
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/200304/the-risks-low-fat-diets
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3520961/

In this video, Dr. Berg talks about the relationship between low fat diets, low cholesterol diets and depression. The reason why a low fat diet or a low cholesterol diet can cause your mood to drop is because cholesterol is needed as a precursor or the building blocks to make hormones. He also talks about how cholesterol is needed to make vitamin D.

Hormones:
1. Estrogen – Low estrogen can affect your mood big time.
2. Testosterone – Low in testosterone can make you lose your vitality and can bring your mood way down.
3. Cortisol – it’s a stress hormone. If you don’t have enough cholesterol to make enough cortisol, you cannot fight off stress effectively and can definitely bring you down in the states of anxiety and even depression.
4. Serotonin – it is also connected to overall well-being and mood.

Not having enough fat in the diet could cause to not having enough essential fatty acids that are essential to making the chemistry of our brains and nervous systems. Also, you are not gonna have the available fat soluble vitamins, Vitamin A, D, E and K.

Sources of Cholesterol:
• Egg Yolks
• Animal Foods
• Dairy
• *No cholesterol in a plant-based diet

Statins – A drug that blocks the production of cholesterol and one of the side effects of is depression.

Hey guys! In this video we are gonna talk about the relationship between low fat diets, low cholesterol diets and depression. I am gonna put a couple of links down below with some interesting research studies that shows the connection between these two things. Here’s why a low fat diet or a low cholesterol diet can cause your mood to drop because cholesterol is needed as a precursor to the building blocks to make hormones. Estrogen is the big one. If the women goes through their menstrual period or they just had a baby, or menopause, a lot of times they get depressed because they have low estrogen. Low estrogen can affect your mood big time. Then we have testosterone, If you are low in testosterone you can lose your vitality and can definitely bring your mood way down. And we get to cortisol, cortisol is it’s a stress hormone. If you don’t have enough cholesterol to make enough cortisol, you cannot fight off stress effectively and can definitely bring you down in the states of anxiety and even depression. You need cholesterol to make your serotonin levels high, Serotonin is also connected to overall well-being and mood. Cholesterol is needed to make help vitamin D. In the winter months when you don’t get enough sun, you are not gonna have enough vitamin D and a lot of people get the blues from that.

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Dr. Berg, 52 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.

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