Antioxidants and Depression


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  • Good info as always. However the main risk factor for depression is life itself. No amount of tomatoes is going to make me forget that 9 billion animals in this country are getting tortured and killed just so some fat idiots can have cheeseburgers. No antioxidant is going make me unlearn the fact that I'm going to die, that there is no god, that life is completely meaningless, etc.

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  • could it be that supplements don't work so well because the subject is still eating a poor diet, neutralising any positive effects they may provide? then again, if you're eating healthily, you don't really need supplements.

  • the big food companies have people addicted to bad food, that give negative to the entire mind and body, it makes sense that healthy natural foods will be positive for us, without a doubt.

  • Dr. Greger. I love your videos and they've revolutionized my diet, seriously, probably the single-most important factor in my getting healthy.

    BIG REQUEST: sometimes you make videos like this one which mix up causation v. correlation, and it not only hurts your audience, but, imho, your credibility.

    For ex: the video draws an association between plant food intake, and depression. But in my mind, it's at least as likely that people with healthy minds are the kinds of people who seek out plant-based diets. Or people who are depressed try harder to cope by eating highly refined tasty foods. So at least based on the evidence you presented in this video, there isn't necessarily a causative relationship between diet and depression. (Although I'm sure there is. Just, the evidence in this video didn't say so strongly in my mind. Also, I'm sure there's the factor of you don't have time to dig in to every detail of the papers.)

    You usually don't make this mistake, but it pops up occasionally and I'd personally love it if you took the opportunity to slip in some education on how correlation does not equal causation.

    Thanks again for these awesome lessons, and I'll keep being addicted to em either way.

  • Vitamin C is required for the production of neurotransmitters so of course if someone is deficient in vitamin C they are more likely to be depressed. Therefore if supplements make a difference to someone they were deficient to start with which just goes to show how stupidly low the RDA requirement is. So the RDA level is a level that you need to survive in the short term but not to be at your best.

  • Is it true that supplement sources are not effective even for supplements that are derived from real foods, such as Ambronite or Garden of Life Raw Meal? Not trying to promote those products it's just that the point of such products is that they are not just chemical supplements but are basically just plant matter in powder form.

  • In the book, Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain, Dr. William J. Walsh refers to five biotypes of depression. Each has a specific nutritional need. Are you aware of this research? If so could you do a video regarding the five biotypes and each ones specific nutritional needs?

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