Cyndi O’Meara, Nutritionist, founder of Changing Habits, was interviewed on the Anxiety Summit by host of the Anxiety Summit, Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist, author of The Antianxiety Food Solution.
Anxiety: the role of fats, turmeric and wheat
- Oils ain’t oils and fats ain’t fats: the danger of vegetable oils
- The benefits of butter and other healthy fats
- The impact of wheat on anxiety and depression
- Turmeric for detoxification, inflammation, depression and anxiety
- How to get the most out of consuming turmeric
Here are some gems from our interview:
The healthy fats for me are any fat that nature has made. So that could be a saturated fat in a plant based oil such as coconut oil or it could be a saturated fat in animal fats. So in the winter there would not be a lot of saturated fat around. It would be more in the summer.
And in culture and traditions we ate seasonal foods. So when the animals were fat they had saturated fat on them and we would consume those fats. If they were producing dairy which would usually be in the spring and right through the summer we might eat that and that had saturated fat in it. So we would have these types of fats in the summer. In the winter we had lean meats because the animals were lean. They didn’t have stored fats on them. Neither did we.
I look at the morphing of margarine and the fact that it’s been seen as a healthy fat and it’s not a healthy fat. It’s a chemicalized, manmade, manufactured, polyunsaturated fat that is normally liquid at room temperature that becomes solid because of what they do.
We also discuss inca inchi oil, a plant-based oil:
Inca inchi is very high in vitamin A and vitamin E – inca inchi seed oil is one of the most amazing plant based oils. It’s also called sacha inchi, so it’s a South American seed and it’s 86 percent essential fatty acid and 48 percent omega-3 which means that we can make our EPAs and our DHAs with it. So it’s a more sustainable omega-3 base as opposed to fish oil. And it’s one of my favorite oils and it’s got a profile that’s similar to flaxseed oil and I can use it to make my mayonnaises, my pestos. I can make all beautiful salad dressings with it. I can drizzle it over some fresh vegetables that I’ve just steamed.
We talk about Roundup/glyphosate being sprayed on wheat and canola and the research work of Stephanie Seneff (interviewed in season 1 of the Anxiety summit): looking at the effects on the gut bacteria, the shikimate pathway and hence serotonin and anxiety, depression and autism.
Here is the TEDX talk that Cyndi recommended – Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep
And a recent study on camu camu – Antioxidant and associated capacities of Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia): a systematic review.
A program to increase the visibility of camu camu can contribute substantially not only to the management of inflammatory conditions and its positive contribution to overall good health but also to its potential role in many disease states.
Here is Cyndi’s book: Changing Habits, Changing Lives
Here is a digital gift from Cyndi: Depression e-report and Changing Habits Changing Lives audio book
Here is the link to learn more about the new wheat documentary (online screening June 24-30): What’s With Wheat.
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