“Could diet and nutrition be central determinants of mental health? Find out when Trudy Scott, CN, provides evidence presented at The Anxiety Summit, seasons 1 and 2, which has showcased vitally important research now available to integrative practitioners and to people who suffer with anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety and OCD. The gut-brain connection and microbiome, methylation, adverse effects of benzodiazapines, the role of inflammation, and controversial opinions about serotonin, GABA and urinary neurotransmitter testing are a few of the concepts that will be shared.”
This is the blurb describing my recent online presentation/webinar at Hawthorn University, a Leader in Online Holistic Nutrition Education. Doing this presentation: “Nutrition Solutions from The Anxiety Summit: New Research, Trends and Opinions” was a fabulous opportunity to highlight some of the incredible season 1 and season 2 speakers and share some of the exciting research. I also had the opportunity to share quite a few differences of opinions around GABA, serotonin and neurotransmitter testing.
Here is the presentation – enjoy!
Here are a few snippets from the presentation:
Dr. Felice Jacka, Principal Research Fellow at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia shared this in our interview titled: “The Research – Food to prevent and treat anxiety and depression?”
We’ve now seen data from right around the world right across every continent and across age ranges, showing that diet really does matter to the prevalence and incidence of depression and anxiety.
Dr. Kelly Brogan, MD and Holistic women’s health psychiatry, shared this in our interview titled: “Psychoneuroimmunology, the new psychiatry”
it’s about no longer looking at psychiatry as a head up phenomenon, which at best can result in limited outcomes and at worst, can be quite dangerous”… and it “also sort of ropes in the gut and the endocrine system with the implication being that you cannot treat one without knowledge about the other.
In my talk “Targeted individual amino acids for eliminating anxiety: practical applications,” I shared this:
You’ll hear some practitioners say GABA molecules are too large to cross the blood brain barrier so GABA won’t work or if it does work you must have a leaky blood brain barrier
I have seen research indicating that GABA’s relaxing effect may be due to peripheral effects rather than the effect on/in the brain.
You can access a PDF copy of the presentation on the Hawthorn University site. While you’re there, do check out their other webinars and program offerings.
If you tuned in for season 1 and season 2, this gives you a nice recap. If you didn’t listen to season 1 and season 2 and enjoyed these highlights, be sure to check out all the The Anxiety Summit Season 1 and The Anxiety Summit Season 2 speakers and topics.
Either way I hope it has inspired you to want to hear more on season 3 which starts next week! I’ll be taking a deeper dive into troubleshooting when you are using (or recommending) amino acids and what to do when the pyroluria protocol is not working for you.
Here are just a few other highlights from Season 3:
We have a whole set of new topics, new speakers and new research to share – so you can learn more nutritional solutions for anxiety. Join us here: season 3 of The Anxiety Summit.