Plant-Based Diets for Improved Mood and Productivity


  1. Could you please make more vidoes on mental illness and mental health? I am studying to become a mental health counselor and I find your videos extremely helpful and useful. Thanks for all the effort you put into educating the masses on the benefits of a vegan diet 🙂

  2. The video I wished for. THANK you, Dr Gerger for putting this treasure together.

  3. Excellent.

  4. But…but… but, humans are omnivores. We have canine teeth. The cavemenz ate all meat all the time. Vegetarians and vegans are always sick…

    And a host of others excuses to keep eating meat.

  5. What about Vitamin K2 in a vegan diet?

  6. Great video!

  7. waiting for the next video The Downsides of Plant-Based Diets

  8. Hm, really not sure about this one. I don't think I've ever had issues with depression, but since going vegan I do generally feel angrier, and my tolerance for all sorts of bullshit has gone way down.

  9. Vegan diets sound to good to be true? It's just a matter of perspective; you can also say: Omnivorous diets are too bad to comprehend.

  10. Eating plant based made a huge difference to my sense of well being. I was depressed for years and now it's gone. Not to mention all the other health benefits. Now if I could just sleep I would be really happy:P

  11. Really happy with the videos you're knocking out! They always make my day

  12. Gee, 84% left vegetarianism/veganism. I wonder why …

  13. I'm sharing this with a major employer in my area! Fascinating.

  14. This could explain why my mental health crashed after a two year period of eating sunflower seeds for breakfast.

  15. You vegan quacks !

  16. I had depression and was obese. I went vegan and feel way way better.

  17. That thumbnail <3

  18. Even if you don't love animals and you don't feel their suffering….Still, ….nothing is better then a whole food plant based diet for the environment, your health, sex-drive and sex performance (if  you are a guy) and longevity in general…..and the most energizing, funest, yummiest vegan diet for me that also makes me the happiest is the >> High carb Low fat vegan diet…

  19. so true. depression and pms gone since I went plant based 15 months ago.

  20. This is great to hear. I've been a lifelong vegetarian and I've now been vegan for about 3 years. Really started focusing on more whole foods, raw foods, and a high carbohydrate low fat macronutrient ratio about a year ago. I then got depression towards the start of the year. With all the talk of the importance of omega 3 and fats in general for mental health I did start to wonder whether my dietary choices were not the best for me. I think after dropping out of uni and giving myself some time to rest and recover I'm feeling a little better… still not myself though, but perhaps it's just a bit of a quarter-life crisis.

  21. Plants help with my schizophrenia .

  22. Great facts, I so agree!!

  23. I saw you in Plant Pure Nation! Great documentary and it was great to see you in it.

  24. I think it'd be really interesting to see the effects of a proper plant based diet and addiction. I was bulimic for years until I found the high carb vegan life and now I don't even get urges. Everyone is sick of me saying a "Vegan diet cures all" but it truly changed and saved my life. (Bulimia is an addictive behaviour imo, but I'd be curious to see if it worked with drugs/alcohol for example)

  25. My trusted source has become a emperor with no clothes.hiding behind studies constructed for othere reasons, they make your conclusions moot . Your studies are not that smart

  26. Will vegan junk food, but not eating animal products still improve mood?

  27. Common sense.

  28. does anyone know how we can print off the studies. i can find only the abstract. RE: Geico Study

  29. maybe this is why so many of the omnivores i know are so grouchy. 😉


  31. So very obvious to those of us eating Plant Based… yet less acceptable to most. ~ Will be sharing on fb.

  32. Going vegan improved my emotional and mental body and awakened my spirituality. Check out my video on it

  33. but, carbs turn into glucose, so high carb is improving their depression, because their brain is craving the reward system of glucose sugar, and their body is burning carb for energy, which isnt ideal. Burning fat is ideal for energy and mind power.
    Where is the study of high fat, mid protein, low carb effect on mood? A vegan ketogenic intake seems ideal.

  34. doctor, are you a vegan?

  35. Micheal Janavel

  36. I have been vegan for 8 years. I have never had more energy and I am never sick.I missed one day of work in 8 years.

  37. I suffered from depression for more than half my life.  Prior to changing my diet to vegetarian (and then vegan) just little over 2 mo. ago I still struggled with it on an on/off fashion, I more or less managed it with supplements, avoiding too much sugar and trying to get enough sleep, but once I made the change I haven't been depressed one single day, nor had any random anxiety feelings that would assault me "out of the blue".  When I think about all I suffered for so long it really makes me mad that I never heard that eating an exclusively plant-based diet could make me free.


  39. In one year vegan, I stopped my medication for ADHD ❤️ and I fell awesome!! Thank Michael, you're always amazing!

  40. what a pile of crap. if the low carb diet had just as many fruit and vegetables they would have got just as good results

  41. Its mindbogglingly. Goes against everything we have been taught all life.

  42. Recent study of Bristol university found that vegetarians have more depression than meat eaters

  43. I have read where scientists do not "fully understand" the connection between vegetarianism and improved mood. The connection is surely an obvious one. The brain is an organ. Blood travels around the brain. Meat is packed with toxins which are carried in the bloodstream to the brain, disrupting normal brain function. A no-brainer….if you will.

  44. Bring forward 1 person that has cured depression with any form of diet. Just 1. Not a study, not a doctor, not a book, just 1 person.

  45. Thank you so much doctor. Just purchased your cookbook for my boyfriend and I and your book for my mommy 💯

  46. In the book, Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain, Dr. William J. Walsh refers to five biotypes of depression. Each has a specific nutritional need. Are you aware of this research? If so could you do a video regarding the five biotypes and each ones specific nutritional needs?

  47. You got to go with the Science… "Medical science is only in its infancy, yet it has shown
    that our natural food is that which grows out of the ground." ~‘Abdu’l-Bahá in Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era, Baha'i Faith

  48. Can you make a video on bipolar disorder?

  49. This is great news for the original diet prescribed in Genesis 1!

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