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ATLCX (Episode 41): Dr. Bill Wilson | Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar & The CARB Syndrome


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In Episode 41 of “Jimmy Moore Presents: Ask The Low-Carb Experts,” we take on a very important health topic where the nutritional component is far too often overlooked. Think about the tremendous load of stress we are putting on ourselves in modern society and the impact that is having on our mental health and well-being. Here are some rather sobering statistics: The Centers For Disease Control estimates 1 in 10 Americans are clinically depressed, The Anxiety And Depression Association Of America notes that 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder and The National Institute Of Mental Health says that another 5.7 million Americans are impacted with bipolar disorder annually.

This is something our guest expert this week has seen up close and personal in his Northern Minnesota family practice. A few years back, Dr. Bill Wilson couldn’t help but notice that his patients were getting fatter and sicker than ever before and the indelible effect this was having on their brain health was alarming to him. That’s when he sought to find answers and developed what he refers to as “The CARB Syndrome” which identifies the metabolic component involved in the health of your brain that can manifest itself in a myriad of ways. We were happy to have him answer YOUR questions in EPISODE 41 about the topic “Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar & The CARB Syndrome” that aired LIVE on June 27, 2013.

Listen to Dr. Bill Wilson discuss how CARB Syndrome impacts brain health:

  • He started practicing medicine when God was a baby
  • He’s always been interested in neuroscience and noticed brain issues
  • The brain seemed to start changing before the metabolic effects
  • When you change the diet, you can see directly negative impact
  • There are 22 brain dysfunctions that indicate CARB Syndrome
  • CARB Syndrome=Carbohydrate Associated Reversible Brain Syndrome
  • What drives clinicians is outcomes for the health of their patients
  • Restricting calories and exercise make outcomes “pretty lousy”
  • Giving patients good advice that helps them improves outcomes
  • CARB Syndrome has been extremely helpful in managing patients
  • He refers to CARB Syndrome as “food-induced brain dysfunction”
  • 3 CARB Syndrome triggers: fructose, grains and vegetable oils
  • This is processed food and eliminating them is Paleo
  • You have to remain focused on the brain to see outcomes
  • Ketogenic can eliminate the triggers even better than Paleo
  • Main symptom of CARB Syndrome is craving sweet/starchy foods
  • Cravings are hard-wired into our brains from evolutionary past
  • It’s an emergency signal that didn’t anticipate Twinkies
  • Unstable glucose levels make you store body fat, lose lean mass
  • These carb cravings are pathological, not physiological
  • If you have carb cravings, you are storing fat on your body
  • You must suppress these cravings in patients to see them succeed
  • People can be delusional about the carb cravings they have
  • Subtle cravings can dominate your food choices (mostly carbohydrates)
  • When kids are picky eaters, you can’t force-feed them right food
  • They key is carb cravings that shows she has CARB Syndrome
  • L-Glutamine, saffron and cinnamon suppress carb cravings
  • 5-HTP, melatonin, tryptophan can all help with sleep
  • Give her a flavored omega-3 supplement to provide essential fats
  • Gradually add in more healthy foods, get the junk out of the house
  • Good parenting can help with behavioral issues
  • Psychiatrists and medications will not fix CARB Syndrome
  • In fact, the medications can make the CARB Syndrome much worse
  • Cravings and weight gain are predictable with medications
  • L-Thianine might help with the anxiety of the parent and child
  • The science behind a brain-gut inflammation connection (GAPS)
  • Listen to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride on The LLVLC Show
  • Bad fats hit your brain directly and screw up your gut
  • We should ban wheat because it’s a poor food and causes problems
  • What he disagrees with Dr. Campbell-McBride with on GAPS
  • Biology is so complex and none of us is smarter than evolution
  • The big increase in autism happening tied to our bad diets
  • He was asked to address the connection between autism and diet
  • There just isn’t enough research that makes the connection
  • What he sees in patients is autism and CARB Syndrome–two things
  • You can treat the CARB Syndrome, autism difficult to treat
  • If you fix CARB Syndrome, there will be improvements in autism
  • Parents can have control over doing something about CARB Syndrome
  • Genetic tendencies can be difficult to overcome with diet
  • You can’t get rid of anxiety from your brain, it’s hard-wired
  • Some people’s systems are “hair-triggered” and have difficulty
  • Look to supplements (with diet) over any drug therapies
  • Check your omega-6 to omega-3 ratio to fix any abnormalities
  • He measures body composition and anorexics are in the “obese range”
  • The percentage of body fat is higher almost like clockwork
  • Anorexics have the same symptoms as big people regarding food
  • When you get them off crappy foods, their eating disorder improves
  • DHA and EPA work in tandem and complement each other
  • Listen to Dr. Barry Sears interview on The LLVLC Show
  • Be sure to store your fish oil supplements in the refrigerator
  • Vitamin D deficiency is typical in Minnesota and even in Hawaii
  • He heard a lecture from Dr. Michael Holick on Vitamin D
  • He’s a big fan of using probiotics as a treatment for anxiety
  • Fermented foods can help supplement the bacteria in your gut
  • We measure blood magnesium levels, but doesn’t determine body levels
  • Magnesium L-Threonate and chelated magnesium are the best forms
  • Bipolar is an interesting condition he experienced firsthand
  • “Tuba man” is typical of classic bipolar disorder–manic psychosis
  • Over the last few decades, we’ve seen more hypomania happening
  • It looked sorta like bipolar, so they call this one Bipolar 2
  • If you look at the data, only Bipolar 2 is what is increasing
  • “Labelitus” is where multiple things patients are diagnosed with
  • Whatever the Hell Oppositional Defiant Disorder is
  • You’re not what you eat, your brain function DEPENDS on what you eat
  • When you see a drug causing cravings, it’s NEVER a good drug
  • You can figure out if a brain drug is good within 24 hours
  • Bipolar 1 patients needs drugs almost always
  • When they have Bipolar 1 and CARB Syndrome it can be difficult
  • Get the FREE Whitepapers from Dr. Wilson on CARB Syndrome


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    What did you think about Dr. Bill Wilson’s identification of The CARB Syndrome as the culprit behind many of the neurological health disorders people are dealing with? Give us your feedback about it in the show notes section of Episode 41. We’ll be gone next Thursday in celebration of the 4th of July, but we’ll return again in two weeks with a nutritional scientist from the University of California at Harbor-UCLA named Dr. Nannette Yount who will answer YOUR questions on the topic “Ketones & Brain Health.” As we learned in Episode 41 with Dr. Wilson, there is a strong connection between the kind of diet we eat and the impact that can have on our brain health. Let’s keep the conversation going with Dr. Yount who understands the brain functions optimally on ketones as a far superior fuel source over glucose. Start getting me your questions for her about this topic by writing to AskTheLowCarbExperts@gmail.com. And be sure to LISTEN LIVE to EPISODE 42 on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 7PM ET by calling 712-432-0900 and use the access code 848908!

    Here’s the upcoming guest expert schedule I have lined up:
    NO PODCASTS July 12-August 7, 2013–Jimmy on vacation
    August 8, 2013: Kris GunnarsFood Addiction 101
    NO PODCAST August 15, 2013–Jimmy attending AHS13 in Atlanta
    August 22, 2013: Donald “Dr. Rock” Schnell – Anabolism vs. Catabolism
    August 29, 2013: John Kiefer/Dr. Rocky Patel – TBA

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