#218: Key Labs to Rule Out Physical Causes of Anxiety, Depression and Fatigue with Kristen Allott

Ruling Out Physical Causes of Anxiety, Depression, and Fatigue 

  • The role of nutrition and trauma when healing anxiety, depression, and fatigue 
  • What lab panel you should be asking your primary care physician for today
  • The most important labs that are often overlooked and how to read them yourself
  • How to start the supplement process simply, effectively and safely 
  • Tips for getting your physician to do what you want when it comes to testing

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Episode Summary

Have you ever considered that what you eat could be causing your anxiety, depression, or fatigue? While it may sound crazy, the foundation of your health is basic nutrition, and finding out what your body is lacking could help you naturally address your unexplained moods or emotional shifts. 

Dr. Kristen Allott is a naturopathic physician, national speaker, and pioneering advocate for the use of whole food nutrition in the treatment of mental health disorders and addictions. Dr. Allot is passionate about creating achievable results through root-cause lab work to help her patients understand and heal their anxiety, depression, and fatigue.

By understanding what your hormone and genetic markers are telling you, you can start to narrow in on what your body is craving, increase your energy levels, and start to feel better overall within a matter of weeks.

While fully understanding your body may take some time, it is only by getting the right lab testing done that you can provide your body with what it needs to thrive. This episode provides a comprehensive list of testing that you can ask your primary health care physician for today, plus teaches you how to read those panels so that you can start making the choices that your body needs to succeed. 

If there was ever a time to start to intuitively understand your body, this is it. Having the right nutrients in your system can shift you mentally, physically, and emotionally, and eventually get you to a space of A+ physiology. Everything from the importance of protein, to understanding your lab panels and how to reserve your energy levels are on the table today so that you can start to address the root causes of your health concerns and get better faster. 

Are you ready to build the tools to help you understand what is happening in your body? Share what you learned from this episode in the comments below!


“I don’t think everybody is suffering from a Prozac deficiency or an SSRI deficiency. There must be physiology that connects mental health to wellbeing.” (9:51)

“Now we are living in an almost completely virtual world. And what our brain needs to process, not only fuel but nutrient needs, in order to make neurotransmitters and deal with the complexity and the rapid change that we are experiencing, I think is fundamentally different than ‘good enough.’” (21:32)

“It is kind of like an orchestra: you have to have all of the [nutrients] in the mix. (36:35)

“There is an adjustment phase; you actually have to adjust to feeling better, which nobody ever thinks about.” (45:03)

“My goal is to help people have some other path besides ‘Oh, I am depressed and anxious.’ What do you do with that? I’m not against drugs or therapy; I am pro a good life.” (54:05)

Resources Mentioned

Top 11 Supplements for Hormone Balance

Comprehensive Lab Testing Guide

Essentially You episode #214: How to Feed Your Brain to Better Emotional Wellbeing with Dr. Uma Naidoo

Dr. Kristen Allott Website

Protein for All Website

Free Download: Dr. Mariza’s Top 11 Supplements for Hormone Health

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4 Responses to #218: Key Labs to Rule Out Physical Causes of Anxiety, Depression and Fatigue with Kristen Allott

  1. Emily August 19, 2020 at 11:45 am #

    OMG hands down one of the best podcasts ever!!! Thank you Dr Mariza for hosting this!

    • Dr. Mariza August 20, 2020 at 10:57 am #

      Hi Emily! Thank you so much! <3 Yes, this was an information-packed episode!

  2. Hazel August 28, 2020 at 5:22 pm #

    Thank you so much for this podcast! I just spent the last few hours cross-referencing my last few lab workups to see how I fall, and there are SO MANY areas in which I’m within the “recommended range” and quite far out for the numbers you talk about here! I don’t see on the packet, and I don’t recall a number from the episode, but is there a recommended magnesium range? Thanks again! I’m so excited to have a starting point for my next conversation with my doctor.

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