The Anxiety Summit Season 4

A virtual online summit hosted by Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott
Certified Nutritionist and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution

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Table of Contents (click name/title to jump to the session you’d like to download)

Table of Contents

Master Speaker Blog Post

Trudy Scott CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution

Anxiety Summit opening: benzos, electroshock, blueberries, sauerkraut and the vagus nerve

  • My vagus nerve story and how GABA helped
  • Why we need an integrative approach: Electroshock, LSD, BPA, phthalates, Zinc deficiencies, medication side-effects
  • An update on benzodiazepines and what we can learn from the Swiss and Blue Zones
  • Talking about mental health and ending the stigma
  • Anxiety: new research on blueberries, gluten, sauerkraut, low vitamin B6 and iron, foods rich in polyphenols
  • An overview of the speakers and topics on this summit

Cyndi O’Meara nutritionist, founder of Changing Habits

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

Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS, author of Eat Dirt

Anxiety: The Stressed and Toxic Gut

  • An overview of leaky gut, the causes and the 5 gut types
  • Symptoms of the stressed gut and how it impacts the adrenals
  • Leaky gut and glutamine as a fuel source
  • Healing licorice root, rhodiola and ashwaganda
  • How the frankincense fights inflammation and protects the tight junctions of the gut
  • Signs of a toxic gut, soil-based organisms and what we can learn from the Yanomami tribe

Steven Wright, creator of SCDlifestyle

Anxiety: the SCD diet, carbs, adrenals and leaky gut

  • The Specific Carbohydrate Diet /SCD: the history and the basics
  • The GAPs diet – the similarities and differences
  • Stressful times and panic attacks and recovering
  • Adrenal health and restricting carbs too much
  • Leaky gut and glutamine

Magdalena Wszelaki, founder of Hormones Balance

Is Coffee Your Hidden Anxiety Trigger and How to Substitute It with Delicious and Healing Drinks

  • Caffeine, anxiety and panic attacks and our genetics
  • How coffee impacts blood sugar and increases sugar cravings
  • Coffee: the gut, adrenals, sex hormones and the thyroid
  • Is decaf ok?
  • How to use chicory, dandelion, carob and reishi as great alternatives
  • Rooibos and tulsi/holy basil as anti-stress herbal teas

Dr. Tom O’Bryan DC, CCN, DACBN, The Gluten Summit

Gluten and anxiety: the testing conundrum solution

  • How gluten damages the gut lining and why gut healing is key for brain health
  • Alpha-gliadin and the limitations with current testing
  • Cyrex array 3: 10 peptides and 3 types of transglutaminase
  • Transglutaminase-6 and the brain on fire
  • Cyrex array 5: cerebellum, myelin and other brain antibodies
  • Cross-reactive foods: spinach, milk, coffee, chocolate
  • Autism: testing kids and their moms

James Maskell, creator of Functional Forum

Anxiety and the Importance of Community

  • The definition of community and examples
  • The Functional Forum and a medication talk by Dr. Hyla Cass
  • The effect of social support on HPA axis function during pregnancy.
  • Social support for parents of autistic children
  • An interview with Kelly Brogan: the role of community in mental health
  • Community and social anxiety/introversion

Dr. Drew Ramsey, psychiatrist, farmer, author of Eat Complete

Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power and Reduce Anxiety

  • The nutritional psychiatry movement and food as medicine
  • The impact of food on brain health, neurogenesis and BDNF
  • The hippocampus and your diet
  • The 21 nutrients that are key for brain health
  • The impacts of low zinc, low B12 and low choline diets
  • How to get these nutrients in your diet

Dr. Kurt Woeller, DO, integrative medicine physician

Anxiety: The Link Between Low Cholesterol and Low Oxytocin

  • The functions of cholesterol and some of the many health consequences of low cholesterol
  • Fat malabsorption, and other causes of low cholesterol
  • Oxytocin: bonding, trust and social anxiety and why it can be low
  • The relationship between oxytocin and cholesterol and anxiety/depression
  • How to naturally raise low cholesterol and low oxytocin

Dr. Terry Wahls, MD, author of The Wahls Protocol

Multiple sclerosis and anxiety: The Wahls Protocol

  • A move to diet and lifestyle research
  • Recovery from MS with functional medicine and the Wahls Paleo™ diet
  • MS and anxiety: myelin damage, medications, GABA and glutathione
  • The Wahls Paleo™ diet
  • Organ meats and a ketogenic diet

Mike Mutzel, MS, author of Belly Fat Effect

The leptin obesity anxiety connection

  • Leptin as an appetite-regulation hormone
  • How leptin effects on immunity, inflammation and cortisol
  • Leptin and the microbiome, LPS and leaky gut
  • How leptin plays a role in anxiety, stress, PTSD and depression
  • How to exercise, meditate and do yoga to decrease leptin levels

Prof. Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CNS, author of Digestive Wellness

Anxiety and digestion: the microbiome, stomach acid, bile and the vagus nerve

  • The microbiome – how these microbes are “us” and not different from us
  • Low stomach acid and the effects on protein/zinc/iron absorption, and candida
  • Low bile production and fat absorption issues
  • The vagus nerve, enteric nervous system and neurotransmitter production

Dr. Hyla Cass, M.D. board-certified in psychiatry and integrative medicine, author of The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free

Marijuana and anxiety: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

  • Marijuana: THC and CBD
  • Medical marijuana/CBD benefits for nausea and mood
  • The risks: schizophrenia, psychosis, cognitive effects and worse anxiety
  • Toxins in marijuana and smoking dangers
  • Marijuana addiction and why it’s different from 20 years ago
  • The use of targeted amino acids for breaking the addiction

Trudy Scott CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution

GABA: Blood brain barrier controversy, concerns, best forms and how to do a trial for eliminating anxiety

  • Dispelling the blood brain barrier and the leaky brain myths
  • The newest research on GABA effectiveness
  • The best forms of GABA and why I have concerns about phenibut
  • Results from clients and feedback from practitioners using GABA
  • How to do a trial for the best results in eliminating anxiety

Dr. Zendi Moldenhauer, PhD, NP, RN

Anxiety in children, adolescents and young adults: an integrative psychiatric approach

  • The incidence of anxiety in children: official stats and real life numbers
  • How to identify anxiety in children and the IBS-anxiety connection
  • Medication over-prescribing, hidden side-effects and electroshock
  • Food, toxins, gut health, the adrenals and an integrative approach
  • How to use calming theanine and GABA

John Dempster, ND, host of the Mental Wellness Summit

Anxiety and heavy metals: chelation of mercury and lead

  • The connection between toxic metals (mercury and lead) and anxiety
  • How to effectively measure toxic metals with a provoked urine challenge
  • The do’s and don’ts of chelation and watching for mineral depletion
  • A bipolar/anxiety case study

Julie Matthews, CNC, author of Nourishing Hope for Autism

Addressing Anxiety in Individuals with Autism

  • How common is anxiety in autism and medications commonly prescribed
  • Autism prevalence and the exponential growth and why this is important beyond those with autism
  • Underlying biochemical factors that contribute to anxiety in autism
  • The microbiome and gut involvement
  • Sensory sensitivity, light and sound sensitivity, weighted blankets and more
  • Foods, food compounds and nutrients like GABA and zinc
  • The far-reaching benefits of a BioInidividual Nutrition approach for autism, anxiety, ADHD and many chronic diseases

Dr. Peter Bongiorno, ND, author of Holistic Therapies for Anxiety and Depression

Serotonin and anxiety: tryptophan, 5-HTP, serotonin syndrome and medication tapers

  • What is the serotonin hypothesis and serotonin syndrome
  • Concerns about tryptophan and kynurenine and neurotoxic quinolinic acid
  • When to use tryptophan and when to use 5-HTP
  • Working with a prescribing doctor to do a SSRI (and benzo) taper
  • John’s Wort, saffron and venetron for anxiety and depression
  • Hydrotherapy and hugs

Ron Sturtz, Owner/President, Lidtke Technologies

Tryptophan for anxiety, depression and insomnia: why quality is key and the critical co-factors

  • The benefits of tryptophan for anxiety/mood/insomnia and why Trudy only recommends Lidtke
  • Tryptophan history and why safety and quality is key
  • Concerns about neurotoxic quinolinic acid
  • Tryptophan 500mg, kids chewable, Tryptophan Complete, and tryptophan for pets
  • Why use lysine, vitamin B3, B6/P5P, folate and curcumin with tryptophan
  • Other serotonin co-factors, 5-HTP and prescription tryptophan
  • Client feedback and how to use these amino acids

Dr. Jay Davidson, D.C., PSc.D., host of the Chronic Lyme Disease Summit

A functional medicine approach to eliminate Lyme disease and the anxiety it often causes

  • The incidence of anxiety in Lyme disease
  • Lyme bacteria and methyl group depletion
  • A functional medicine approach to eliminate the Lyme disease infection
  • Balancing minerals and methyl donors
  • Healing the gut and detoxing heavy metals

Lisa Bloomquist, fluoroquinolone toxicity patient advocate

Antibiotic Induced Anxiety – How Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Induce Psychiatric Illness Symptoms

  • Fluoroquinolone antibiotics and what they are prescribed for
  • Why fluoroquinolones are more dangerous than other antibiotics
  • How they can cause serious psychiatric problems, including anxiety.
  • Ways fluoroquinolones cause psychiatric problems: GABA inhibition, gut destruction, piperazine molecule, mitochondrial destruction, oxidative stress and magnesium depletion.
  • Fluoroquinolone toxicity and fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, autoimmity and thyroid disease
  • Recovery from fluoroquinolone damage

Autumn Fladmo Smith, co-founder Paleovalley

Anxiety: Grass-fed beef, fermented foods and healthy snacks the Paleovalley way

  • can dietary intervention reduce anxiety?
  • how the health of the mother affects the child’s mental health
  • nutritional and mental health benefits of grass-fed beef vs. conventionally raised beef
  • benefits of fermented foods for mental wellbeing
  • healthy snacks for blood sugar control and anxiety
  • GMOs, the shikimate pathway and serotonin
  • Paleovalley’s mission, 100% grass-fed beef sticks, why they are fermented, and how/why GMOs and hydrogenated oils were avoided

William J. Walsh, PhD, FACN, author of Nutrient Power

Is My Anxiety and Depression from a Methylation, Pyrrole, or Copper-Zinc Imbalance?

  • Neurotransmitters: how they are synthesized, transported and broken down.
  • Biochemical individuality and incidences of imbalances of copper, B6 and zinc.
  • Biotypes of depression, methylation disorders and whole blood histamine, and pyrrole disorder (pyroluria)
  • Copper-zinc imbalance and post-partum depression
  • Testing in blood and urine

Tricia Soderstrom, Abounding in Hope With Lyme

How We Used GABA for Lyme Anxiety

  • Lyme disease can mimic a number of psychiatric illnesses, including anxiety disorders
  • Our journey with Lyme Disease
  • Essential oil for ticks and having pets
  • My daughter’s symptoms; Lyme pain, OCD, Anxiety, Panic Attacks
  • Protocols; antibiotics, herbs, supplements, anxiety meds and anti-depressant meds
  • Used GABA Calm sublinguals with good results and the Lyme pyroluria connection

Trudy Scott CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution

Anxiety Summit closing: Neurotransmitter testing, amino acid questions, hyperflexibility/EDS and pet anxiety

  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome/EDS, hyperflexibility, connective tissue problems and the connection to pyroluria/social anxiety
  • Natural anxiety solutions for cats, dogs and horses
  • Neurotransmitter and pyroluria testing: what works and what doesn’t
  • Amino acid questions I get asked and my feedback
  • Questions from you, the summit attendees

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