Leptin's role in depression anxiety

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22 Jul, 2016 12:11 AM

Hi Dr. Rosedale!

I have been researching the role of low Leptin levels in people suffering from anxiety and depression. My son has had recurring bouts of anxiety and depression for the past 8 years (he's 31) and has an appointment with an integrative, holistic psychiatrist tomorrow. This psychiatrist believes that gut health is essential to brain health, and that infections that inhibit Leptin such as H-pylori play a major role in the development of psychiatric disorders.

My question to you is how can my son raise the levels of leptin in his system through the foods that he eats, in addition to whatever is necessary to restore his gut health?

My son eats a paleo diet, mostly chicken, fish, yams and fresh vegetables. He does not eat sugar, fried foods or dairy.

His fat consumption is low, using only olive oil for cooking and on his salads (with apple cider vinegar).

I realize that most of your focus is on leptin resistance and obesity, but I thought you would also have insights into the role of leptin and mental health.

Thank you so much!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 28 Jul, 2016 12:26 PM

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    Julie we are sorry to hear about the trouble that is taking place. Dr. Rosedale has closed his private practice and no longer sees or consults patients.

    He, Dr. Rosedale, would need to examine your son to find out what is actually taking place, however, he does not examine patients any longer.

    Dr. Rosedale, for the past few years has been very busy conducting seminars globally, teaching his science to as many as he can, along with preparing new material which it is hoped that it will be published in the near future.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support Team

  2. 2 Posted by rap_powers on 29 Jul, 2016 07:08 PM

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    Julie, I also believe that gut health is essential to brain health. However, I have not read anything about the connection with Leptin, a major signaling hormone. The gut needs to be healthy so that it can break down nutrients and absorb them so they can be properly utilized by the body.

    Dr. John Gray has a protocol of supplements that are used to reduce anxiety and depression.

    I have had success with my son using some of them. (Shake, Vit. C, Lithium Orotate). Watch his videos for more information.

    The shake has an assortment of amino acids that support brain health and would be beneficial to anyone even if they do not have anxiety. The Lithium Orotate is a mineral supplement which is needed in the brain. I tried this myself and was surprised how it improved my mood.

    I would recommend any of these supplements except Gabatrol, a supplement which contains Phenyl-GABA. I believe this can be addicting. Maybe Dr. Rosedale could add some insight into this.

  3. 3 Posted by Alan Hooi, Mala... on 16 Sep, 2016 11:25 AM

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    Hi Julie, just read your mail corresponds re your son health issues. Please go to Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride MD website for more infos about GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome). It may help.

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