Depression: A Second Opinion - Live AMA #23 - Clovis

Depression: A Second Opinion - Live AMA #23

Live Ask Me Anything #23 - Topics Covered:

INTRO (Disclaimer: I am NOT a doctor, or a psychiatrist. **See Full Disclaimer.)

6:12- Episode Summary (Hint: After 6 decades and countless studies, there are ZERO studies that link depression to a chemical imbalance in the brain)

8:28- I am Justin, and this is what I do...

9:30- If you stay to the end, you will learn more than most medical doctors about depression

9:59- FB Check

10:32- From ‘98-’08 antidepressant prescriptions have gone up 400%!

11:46- 7% of all doctor visits end in a script for antidepressants… and your family doctor has ZERO training in psychiatric therapy

12:41- 15% of PREGNANT women have prescriptions for antidepressants, which is 3Xs greater than it was only a few years ago.

13:47- Because of lobbying ($$$) your 2 year old could be prescribed an antidepressant

14:17- The serotonin Myth!

17:05- There’s actually NO evidence that SSRI’s raise or lower serotonin.

17:48- UP TO 82% OF PATIENT REPORTED BENEFIT FROM SSRIs is PLACEBO! (If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention)

18:30- There is currently no scientific way to measure serotonin levels in the brain. It’s madness!

20:29- FB Check

  • 20:52- Commenting on Comments: “I was prescribed antidepressants at 14 for migraines”
  • 21:41- Commenting on Comments: “Where is serotonin produced?”

23:10- Am I a Conspiracy Theorist?!

24:48- This is your red pill moment guys... You can never go back!

26:11- The Cochrane Collaboration has proven that pharmaceuticals are the 3rd leading cause of death in the WORLD!

27:28- “ Our citizens would be far better off if we removed all psychotropic drugs from the market, as doctors are unable to handle them. It is inescapable that their availability creates more harm than good.” - THE FOUNDER of the Cochrane Collaboration

28:38- “Unfortunately, in the balance between benefits and risks, it is an uncomfortable truth that most drugs so not work in most patients.” -The British Medical Journal

29:26- 40% of all medical practice should be thrown out. Not my words!

31:52- When you visit your doctors office, there is a 36% chance that you will receive medical treatment that has been scientifically proven to be beneficial…

32:45- “Optimal health is not possible with medication.” Dr. Kelly Brogan

33:31- FB Check

34:55- Let’s talk about big pharma and politicians: DTCA = Bad new bears for us

36:10- 75% of antidepressant prescriptions are doled out WITHOUT a diagnosis or any psychiatric evaluation

37:19- 7 out of 10 times, if a person ASKS for an antidepressant, the doctor just obliges (WHY?!)

37:37- In 2008 alone big pharma spent $4.8 BILLION on DTCA. (If that have that much to throw at advertizing, how much do you think they’re POCKETING?!)

38:58- How this sneaks up on us…Your OTHER medications that you don’t think twice about

41:31- ALL of these symptoms are stress related symptoms. When you’re walking about stressed, you WILL store fat, and your BRAIN will be inflammed

42:30- SCENARIO: The story of Jane Smith

44:02- There’s a reason why women are at a tremendously higher risk of depression and being prescribed an antidepressant

44:21- Increased risk of suicide with these antidepressants. More scary stories

45:55- One of the BIGGEST risks I see with antidepressants is…

46:59- FB Check

48:00- “The Most Common Root Causes of Depression”

49:00- The fundamentals of depression are no more complex than obesity...

50:15- NEVER before the adoption of the food pyramid, has there ever been an epidemic of depression. (The f*cking food pyramid- “the depression diet”)

51:49- Depression is inflammation in the brain. Full stop.

52:30- The is a ton of research coming out about the connection between the gut and the brain. (We already knew this)

53:40- Science proves this: A Story of Inflammation

55:20- Obesity carries a 55% increased risk of depression. Diabetes has a 30% risk. The numbers are worse for women...

56:33- Lifestyle changes. This is what we DO! I’m trying to save your life. Period.

57:37- Let’s talk about your kids. I don’t give a shit about the tantrum from not getting the cocoa puffs. This is TOO IMPORTANT

1:00:06- Bad things will happen. The sadness reaction is normal, how you are taught to DEAL with it is toxic (and sexist)

1:03:11- I can almost skip over anxiety entirely in this AMA and here’s why… (wait for it. Mindblown!)

1:05:00- “Anxiety is a giant warning sign”

1:05:08- FB Check

  • 1:05:38- Q: “What test would you suggest for inflammation?”
  • 1:06:40- Q: “How do you feel about Keto?”

1:07:08- Read: "A Mind Of Your Own" - Dr. Kelly Brogen

1:07:39- Here is THE most important piece of information I will give you this entire AMA: (HINT: This is another great list for Clovis peeps)

1:10:03- You learned new FACTS with this AMA, but the solution HAS NOT CHANGED

1:11:17- If you’re stuck, and you want help. I CAN help you.



Live Q&A:

1:12:57- Some common questions I've been getting...

  • 1:13:20- Q: “How long is it going to take on the protocol for me to stop feeling my depression?”


  • 1:14:58- Q: “Veterans, soldiers, TBI and PTSD; What can we do?”
Justin's Recommendations:
  • 1:19:38- Amazon Video: Neurons to Nirvana.
  • “How To Change Your Mind; What the new science of psychedelics teaches us about consciousness, dying, addiction, depression and transcendence.” by Michael Pollan
  • 1:21:03 - Podcasts about Psychedelics:
    • The Third Wave Podcast
    • Aubrey Marcus Podcast with Don Howard

1:23:50- Clovis Testimonies from the Clovis Academy

  • 1:24:42- Commenting on Comments: The effectiveness of EMDR
  • 1:25:11- Q: “2-minute explanation of psychedelics?”

1:26:30- Here’s how you get custom macros...

Live Q&A:

  • 1:26:57- Q: “How can I test for leaky gut?”
  • 1:28:48- Commenting on Comments: Health Insurance is a cluster
  • 1:29:45- Q: “Do you cook ahead of time, or meal by meal?”

1:30:50- Episode Summary

  • 1:31:56- Last minute Q: “Is it better to do eggs and bacon or fast in the morning?”
  • 1:32:40- Q: “Can we do a meal plan/prep?”

1:34:30- don’t be afraid to challenge your doctor…

1:34:41- Clovis Academy! Come hang with us. Search N.S.V. to see what all the buzz is about. Poke around!

1:36:10- AMA’s the check out:

Sleep Hacking,

How eating fat can save your life,

Fitness for Fat Loss,

Everything In Your House is Killing You,

Stop Telling Your Kids To Eat Vegetables

1:37:37- Think on this. What are your goals for your mental health this next year?

Listen to the Podcast:

Show Notes and Resources:

- Join The Clovis Academy for Free! - I Am Clovis - clovis®kids - The Perfect Fat Loss Guide! - Brand New E-Book! - A Mind Of Your Own by Dr. Kelly Brogan - Find a Functional Medicine Doctor - Unconventional Medicine by Chris Kresser - Cyrex Testing - Genova Diagnostics Leaky Gut Test - Healthy Gut, Healthy You by Dr. Ruscio - The Warrior Angels Foundation - Neurons To Nirvana Documentary - How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan - The Third Wave Podcast - Aubrey Marcus Podcast with Don Howard - How Eating Fat Can Save Your Life - Fitness For Fat Loss - Everything In Your House Is Killing You - Stop Telling Your Kids To Eat Vegetables **Full Medical Disclaimer:
**The opinions expressed in this video and by Justin Nault are published for educational and informational purposes only and are not intended as a diagnosis, treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment. Please consult a local physician or other healthcare professionals for your specific health care and/or medical needs or concerns.
Justin Nault, as well as any site or distribution channel where this video may appear, does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, medical treatments, diet plans (i.e. but not limited to terms like "paleo" or "keto"), pharmaceuticals, brand names, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and education of the viewing public, and the mention of any of the above does not constitute an endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Justin Nault, or Clovis LLC or any third-party whatsoever. In most instances Justin Nault is speaking "off the cuff"; for that reason, all statements - even a statement such as "studies show" and the like - should be heavily scrutinized. Should you decide to take any advice in this video, and act on it in your own life, or suggest it to another, you do so at your own risk and detriment.**

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