- Tryptophan, an amino acid. He also mentioned tyrosine another amino acid. You can find this in sesame seeds, almonds, walnuts, tofu, black eyed peas, and more. Meat has tryptophan too but you need carbs for it to absorb, so don't go on a high-meat, low-carb diet!
- omega-3. best source is seaweed or a supplement. Fish are too contaminated with mercury. Flaxseed and walnuts can be converted to omega-3 but not everyone's body does this conversion.
- folate, thiamine, very abundant in my veggie-based diet
- iron. good sources are avocado, green peas, mangos. Yea, I love all those things!
- B12. take a supplement!
He also recommends bright light therapy.
High cholesterol contributes to depression. The most harmful cholesterol is that exposed to air (it oxidizes). The most harmful foods as a result are: custards and ice creams, pancake mixes (!), parmesan cheese, and lard. Why pancake mix? It usually contains dried egg whites which are ground up, so as exposed to the air as you can get. Parmesan cheese is ground up. ice cream I guess is exposed in the stirring process? same with lard creation? Vegan ice creams, while not healthy, are not nearly as harmful as the animal product. Interesting, huh?