Episode #298 – Using Amino Acids and Low Dose Lithium for Anxiety

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In This Episode:

In this interview with Trudy Scott, we discuss how to use amino acids such as GABA, tryptophan, 5-HTP and other compounds such as lithium orotate to help support brain health, reduce anxiety and improve mood.

  • 05:00: What was Trudy Scott’s inspiration to solve her anxiety issues through nutrition?
  • 07:00 What are the two main neurotransmitters that are common with anxiety?
  • 09:20: Where do you start with your anxiety? Physical or mental?
  • 10:50: What are the symptoms of a GABA deficiency? 
  • 16:30: Why and when should you start with GABA supplements?
  • 19:40: Why a symptoms questionnaire can yield better results than a urine test
  • 23:00: What are the symptoms of low serotonin?
  • 27:30: How serotonin is linked to menopause
  • 29:20: How do you know what to use and when?
  • 31:30: Understanding Serotonin Syndrome
  • 32:50: What is the recommended starting dosage for tryptophan?
  • 36:00: Trudy’s experience with low-dose lithium
  • 38:40: What studies show about lithium and alcohol addiction
  • 40:00: Is lithium safe?
  • 44:50: Lithium and B12
  • 48:55: What is Pyroluria?
  • 52:20: Why too much fish oil is not a good thing
  • 54:10: What are psychobiotics? 
  • 55:20: What is causing zinc deficiency?
  • 56:50: The value of stomach acid

Do you suffer from anxiety? Do you find yourself stress eating or drinking at the end of the day to relax? Have you heard about using amino acids and low-dose lithium to alleviate your suffering? Trudy Scott is a ‘mood food’ expert and author of ‘The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution’.

She’s chatting with Dr. Jockers today, bringing her wealth of knowledge and clinical experience in giving people a place to start with their anxiety. Together they’re looking at the two different types of neurotransmitter imbalances that are common in people with anxiety and panic attacks — and how to differentiate between the two. These are GABA types and serotonin. 

This episode is a truly fascinating insight into our different biochemical imbalances, how birth control impacts your anxiety, as does gluten intolerance, and high cortisol… then how to address our anxiety through natural solutions. The advice is relatable, and Trudy’s work is making a huge impact on people’s lives. Please join us!

I’ll have clients get on the amino acids, get on the nutrients for Pyroluria, and within two to three cycles we’ll see their hormones start to balance.

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