Remember the Gluten-Free Challenge we did with nutritionist Trudy Scott, author of The Antianxiety Food Solution?

Some of you sent comments and emails saying  that eliminating gluten has helped you with symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as physical problems.

But sugar, caffeine, and for some, a vegetarian diet can also be problematic.

Now, Trudy Scott is appearing on the Healing Matrix, a program on Gaiam TV, an Internet-based video channel. In the show, she and host Regina Meredith, who hosted the NPR series, Regina’s Vegetarian Table, discuss anxiety, depression, mood, and diet.

In the program, Trudy shares her story of anxiety and panic attacks and how changing her diet helped. Be sure to check it out! Here’s a one minute preview, but you can also sign up for a free trial of Gaiam TV so you can watch Trudy’s interview in full.

About the show in Trudy’s own words:

I spoke with Regina Meredith about the very powerful food mood connection, my story with anxiety and panic attacks and why I am is so passionate about helping people overcome anxiety.

We discussed why grass-fed red meat and liver are so important and how I love sardines. We had a discussion about vegetarianism and why many people with mood problems do better with animal protein.

I also talked about giving up chocolate and coffee (yes! really!), the toxic effects of sugar, and why gluten may be making you anxious. A healthy digestive system is imperative for good health and good mood and we discussed leaky gut and stomach acid at length.

Finally I wrapped up with an overview of the incredible and amazing amino acids that end anxiety, worry, depression, and stop sugar cravings in their tracks, so zero willpower is required! It’s all powerful stuff and backed by plenty of science-based research and clinical results!

(You can read the rest on Trudy’s blog, Everywomanover29).



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    Last reviewed: 7 Feb 2013

APA Reference
& C.R. Zwolinski, R. (2013). Anxiety, Depression, & Diet. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 2, 2015, from


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