Lifting       Depression with         Raw Food                           Yafa Sakkejha, Founder, House of Verona          ...
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“Suicide is a                      nutritional                     deficiency.”               - Dr James Greenblatt MD    ...
“I had 20 patients who went on       antidepressants and could not stop thinking       about killing themselves. They went...
Neurotransmitters   Tryptophan --> 5HTP --> Serotonin      Pumpkin seeds      Sunflower seeds       Serotonin          Lent...
Neurotransmitters Phenylalanine --> Tyrosine --> Dopa  --> Dopamine --> Noradrenaline          10 cups kale =           2 ...
Neurotransmitters                           Glutamine     3 cups kale =       1 bunch =        1000mgWednesday, June 15, 2...
Neurotransmitters                           GABA              glutamate              vitamin C                B3, B6Wednes...
EndorphinsWednesday, June 15, 2011   9
EFAs            Inverse relationship b/w DHA, EPA & Depression                              Brain is 60% fatWednesday, Jun...
Lithium                           Lithium --> lower suicide riskWednesday, June 15, 2011                                  ...
Deficiencies                                 Vitamin C                           B1                                 Vitami...
Hormones                       Men who don’t respond to                   antidepressants found to have low               ...
Hormones                     Increasing testosterone naturally:           - Exercise           - Cut out soy & other estro...
Food Allergies                               Allergies -->                     improper digestion of food -->             ...
Zinc                           Important role in creating                              neurotransmitters                Ma...
Prescription Drugs                               SSRIs                                 &                              Stat...
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Andrew                                  10 yrs old                           Anxiety, delusional, OCD                     ...
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House of Verona Poll, 100 raw foodists, April 2009Wednesday, June 15, 2011                                  24
Gina’s       Story     1http://www.raw-food-muse.com     2http://twitter.com/RawFoodMuse     3http://www.youtube.com/rawfo...
Takeaways                                EAT RAW                           Dr Vance Logan MD                         5HTP ...
Depression Fighters       Spinach                  lemons         sesame seeds       seaweed        Kale                  ...
Depression Study                           at the House of Verona                               Organic Living Food       ...
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To get involved in the depression         study or apply for sponsorship:                           HouseofVerona.com     ...
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Lifting Depression With Raw Food & Orthomolecular Medicine

  1. 1. Lifting Depression with Raw Food Yafa Sakkejha, Founder, House of Verona Twitter @YafaSakkejhaWednesday, June 15, 2011 1
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  3. 3. “Suicide is a nutritional deficiency.” - Dr James Greenblatt MD Harvard trained psychiatristWednesday, June 15, 2011 3
  4. 4. “I had 20 patients who went on antidepressants and could not stop thinking about killing themselves. They went off and never had a suicidal thought again.” - Dr James Greenblatt MD Harvard trained psychiatristWednesday, June 15, 2011 4
  5. 5. Neurotransmitters Tryptophan --> 5HTP --> Serotonin Pumpkin seeds Sunflower seeds Serotonin Lentils Syndrome BananasWednesday, June 15, 2011 5
  6. 6. Neurotransmitters Phenylalanine --> Tyrosine --> Dopa --> Dopamine --> Noradrenaline 10 cups kale = 2 bunches = Careful if on 1500mg MAOIsWednesday, June 15, 2011 6
  7. 7. Neurotransmitters Glutamine 3 cups kale = 1 bunch = 1000mgWednesday, June 15, 2011 7
  8. 8. Neurotransmitters GABA glutamate vitamin C B3, B6Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8
  9. 9. EndorphinsWednesday, June 15, 2011 9
  10. 10. EFAs Inverse relationship b/w DHA, EPA & Depression Brain is 60% fatWednesday, June 15, 2011 10
  11. 11. Lithium Lithium --> lower suicide riskWednesday, June 15, 2011 11
  12. 12. Deficiencies Vitamin C B1 Vitamin D B3 Vitamin E B9 Chromium B12 Iron Calcium B6 MagnesiumWednesday, June 15, 2011 12
  13. 13. Hormones Men who don’t respond to antidepressants found to have low levels of testosteroneWednesday, June 15, 2011 13
  14. 14. Hormones Increasing testosterone naturally: - Exercise - Cut out soy & other estrogens - Zinc for testosterone synthesis - EFAs for testosterone synthesis - Reduce stress; cortisol breaks down muscles and therefore testosteroneWednesday, June 15, 2011 14
  15. 15. Food Allergies Allergies --> improper digestion of food --> improper nutrient absorption --> nutrient deficiency --> depressionWednesday, June 15, 2011 15
  16. 16. Zinc Important role in creating neurotransmitters Many depressed patients improve significantly when supplementing with ZincWednesday, June 15, 2011 16
  17. 17. Prescription Drugs SSRIs & Statins Cause Suicidal Ideation & Depression Low cholesterol decreases # of serotonin receptors in the brainWednesday, June 15, 2011 17
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  21. 21. Andrew 10 yrs old Anxiety, delusional, OCD Convinced he had committed adultery 1 year later on EMPowerPlus, no psychotic symptoms. Normal. Psychiatrist against it.Wednesday, June 15, 2011 21
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  24. 24. House of Verona Poll, 100 raw foodists, April 2009Wednesday, June 15, 2011 24
  25. 25. Gina’s Story 1http://www.raw-food-muse.com 2http://twitter.com/RawFoodMuse 3http://www.youtube.com/rawfoodmuseWednesday, June 15, 2011 25
  26. 26. Takeaways EAT RAW Dr Vance Logan MD 5HTP supplements $15 Purple cabbage juice E3Live True Hope / EMPowerPlus D3 Chromium Picolinate Read: Depression-Free for Life by Dr Cousens MD 2 bunches greens/dayWednesday, June 15, 2011 26
  27. 27. Depression Fighters Spinach lemons sesame seeds seaweed Kale limes cashews garlic Collard oranges brazil nuts radishes Watercress papaya pistachios St John’s Wort Carrots (tops) broccoli flax seeds hot peppers Beet tops brussel sprouts hemp seeds cucumbers Wheatgrass pecans bananas tomatoes Sprouts almonds dandelion bell peppers Swiss Chard macadamia nuts raw cacao pumpkin seeds Bok Choy walnuts pine nuts cabbage Spirulina sunflower seeds bee pollen broccoli Romaine poppy seeds propolis steel cut oats Berries E3Live herbs lentils Burdock root Ginko young coconuts whole grainsWednesday, June 15, 2011 27
  28. 28. Depression Study at the House of Verona Organic Living Food Spring water Smoothies Spa Soak at Le Scandinave Chalet Accommodations Sauna, steam bath, hot tub Hot yoga Hiking SocializingWednesday, June 15, 2011 28
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  31. 31. To get involved in the depression study or apply for sponsorship: HouseofVerona.com 1.800.252.2826Wednesday, June 15, 2011 31

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