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Underground Wellness Radio is where health, personal development, and entrepreneurship meet head-on to reveal the blueprint for coming alive. Host Sean Croxton delivers in-depth weekly interviews with a variety of special guests including Chris Kresser, Diane Sanfilippo, Marie Forleo, Mark Sisson, and more.
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Jun 25, 2015

Licensed psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan states a compelling case for why Depression is NOT a Serotonin Deficiency. Discover what she calls the “flawed logic” in our current understanding of how antidepressants work. And, learn what the science really says about these drugs.


Here's what we talked about: 


3:03 – How the monoamine hypothesis of depression got started and why its logic is flawed. 


7:23 – What is a normal brain anyway? How serotonin levels may or may not be a factor in depression. 


10:39 – Antidepressant adaptation: what happens to your brain and your body when you take (or stop taking!) an antidepressant. 


15:29 – What the studies REALLY say about antidepressant medications and the profound power of placebo. 


22:45 – Does time heal all? How treatment could be turning some problems into big ones, when “doing nothing” might be the best treatment of all, and why Dr. Brogan does not prescribe medications to her patients. 


30:32 – How one major study showed antidepressant medications might not work the way we think they do and why nobody is talking about it. 


35:37 – Could the effects of antidepressants really just be anti-inflammatory? All about the cytokine theory of depression and sickness syndrome. 


39:42 – Specific inflammation markers you can test for (with optimal ranges!) 


42:44 – Dr. Brogan’s best tips for reducing inflammation with food and lifestyle changes. Plus, real life patient stories of how they work. 


50:38 What the cytokine model of depression means for Big Pharma … and for the people taking their medications. 


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Jun 6, 2015

Dr. Datis Kharrazian — author of Why Isn’t My Brain Working? — reveals his clinical perspective on what exactly is causing depression and what to do about it. 


Here's what we talked about: 


* Why there’s more to correcting mood disorders than just boosting neurotransmitter levels with amino acid supplements. A lot more! 


* Why traumatic brain injuries often show up as depression … years down the road.


* How chronic gut inflammation can cause brain inflammation, leading to depression.


* What the “other symptoms” presenting with depression (anxiety, insomnia, blood sugar problems, and brain fog) can reveal about its cause. 


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Jun 2, 2015

The Depression Sessions are just around the corner. Today, I share 14 of my favorite clips from our hand-picked panel of presenters.


Here's what we talked about: 


1:10 – All about The Depression Sessions and why you should sign up NOW


2:48 – Are you a “flatliner?” Dr. Datis Kharrazian talks about an often overlooked cause of depression. 


7:08 – Why is your serotonin low in the first place? Tom Malterre tells us what might be going on in our bodies. 


12:43 – Is it in the genes? Dr. Ben Lynch explains why some people might be burning through serotonin like crazy … and why you might want to put down the 5-HTP. 


16:44 – Can you rewire your brain? How to overcome depression with Neurofeedback from Nora Gedgaudas. 


20:05 – What we can learn from studying floating mice and valium-like bacteria! Dr. Jill Carnahan gives us the details on stress and our gut. 


23:17 – Can depression just go away on it’s own? Dr. Dan Kalish tells us why some people are better off NOT taking a drug. 


26:08 – What the research really says about antidepressant drugs and what might really be the reason people feel better from Dr. Kelly Brogan. 


32:51 – The Gift of Depression: How to listen to what your depression is telling you with Marc David. 


38:36 – Why isn’t any of this taught in medical schools? Dr. Ann Childers gives us her take on the pharmaceutical industry’s power in doctor’s educations. 


41:58 – Is the low-fat craze to blame? Gerald Roliz lets us know why we need fat and what it has to do with depression. 


44:27 – Trudy Scott tells us why we might owe red meat an apology and how it can even help improve your mood!


46:33 – SSRI addiction: What’s really going on in your brain when you take a serotonin re-uptake inhibitor and what you can do to help yourself get off them with Dr. Jillian Teta. 


50:21 – The hormone-depression connection: Dr. Hyla Cass and Alisa Vitti give us need to know info about hormone and mood management. 


55:41 – What else to expect during The Depression Sessions including how to get registered for the event and get lifetime access to all 22 interviews! 


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Hosted by Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness.