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Amino Acid Therapy, Depression, Mood Disorders

In this video, Julia Ross spends about 27 minutes speaking on "Amino Acid Therapy, Depression, Mood Disorders" at the 34th Annual Cancer Convention held on Labor Day weekend by the Cancer Control Society.

About Julia Ross

JULIA ROSS, M.A., M.F.T. received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of San Francisco, California in 1976 and later received her Marriage and Family Therapy License from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, also in 1976.

From 1980 to 1987 Julia’s Clinical and Administrative experience started when she became the Director of the Henry Ohlhoff Outpatient Programs located in San Francisco, California. She founded and directed 5 outpatient addiction and 2 eating disorder treatment programs. These included the first outpatient treatment programs for families, adolescents and compulsive overeaters in Northern California. It was here that she first began to develop and implement Nutritional Strategies to address the physiological imbalances that contribute to the development of and relapse from eating disorders and addiction.

From 1988 to the present Julia became the Founder and Executive Director of Recovery Systems Clinic located in Mill Valley, California. Here she directs an outpatient program that treats both eating disorders and addictions, as well as mood and health problems more generally, with Therapeutic Nutritional Protocols along with Counseling, Education and Holistic Medical Care. Julia Ross may be contacted at her Recovery Systems Clinic by phone 415-383-3611.

Julia has 2 best-seller books, 6 articles in professional journals and 5 CDs/DVDs to her credit. Her first book The Diet Cure has sold over 150,000 copies in the U.S., U.K. and Australia and was chosen by for its “Tremendous 10” Health, Mind and Body Books of 2000. Her second book The Mood Cure was a finalist for the “Books for a Better Life” Award and named’s “Book of the Year.”


Well, I can certainly promise you a cure for depression and other negative moods. But what does that have to do with cancer?

I think I'd like to start by saying that a study published this year, a huge study that's done every 10 years, the United States found 50 percent of US males and females over the age of 14 suffering significant depression and anxiety. This is not including mental illness. This is simply garden variety, depression and anxiety that gets to the chronic state where it disables people significantly. We know that cancer is closely associated with stress.

At 25 percent of those diagnosed with cancer have significant major, as they call it, depression.

So in terms of prevention as well as improving the quality of life and the fighting chance of people who are diagnosed with cancer, it's absolutely critical that we restore what I call true moods. It's perfectly natural to be shocked, stressed, grieved, fearful in the face of a cancer diagnosis.

But when those feelings are unremitting and crippling, we can't fight back with courage. The courage to fight back is a function of. One of the neurotransmitters that I'm gonna be talking about today, serotonin. And a lot of what I'm gonna be talking about today is how we can raise serotonin before and after a cancer diagnosis before to prevent, prevent after to fight effectively. Everyone who treats cancer holistically. Has a nutritional strategy.

The strategies vary tremendously from, as you know, raw food to high protein to vegan to juicing.

The recommended diets vary tremendously. But what everyone is in agreement on is that we need to remove from the diet foods like sugar. The number one food for cancer cells, refined starches which turned to sugar in seconds in the mouth alcohol.

Tobacco, for God's sake. And in other drugs. Nobody becomes addicted to toxic substances like sugar aspartame.

Alcohol or drugs, without having a significant mood problem to begin with. So not only will the techniques I'm going to tell you about this evening improve the mood, but they'll also eliminate the cravings for the toxic foods that make recovery, that cripple recovery or make it impossible.

Earlier here today, I saw one of the most dedicated of the holistic health researchers, a former Stanford researcher who has himself been diagnosed with cancer. His former wife diagnosed with cancer, saw with the numbers changing that when he improved his diet.

His cancer improved. His cancer didn't improve his cancer.

His cancer was on the run.

But was he able to maintain the sugar free diet? The chocolate free diet? Not always. Now, this is a very sophisticated man. He


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