Nutrition Therapy for OCD

Don’t be so OCD! We have all heard that, and maybe have said that when someone is obsessing about food, life, clothing, or a clean car! Some people are highly perfectionistic, and in some cases, struggle with depression and anxiety in tandem.

Obsessive-compulsive behaviors are highly misunderstood. What you need to know is there are actually two distinct types. The first is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the second, not so well known, is Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD).

Many, many times, these types are a result of undermethylation (OCD) or overmethylation (OCPD). The great news is nutrients can fix OCD and eating disorders! If you’re thinking “methyl what?” then check out my journal entry here.

In summary, if you obsess about one or two things (which for me was food and my body), and have a calm exterior with lots of inner tension, you might have a problem with undermethylation. If you, or someone you know, has very noticeable high anxiety, excessively fixates on minor details, and often comes off as a bit crazy or erratic, then overmethylation may be the problem.

You can learn more about the foods to eat and avoid with OCD in my Biotype Cookbooks here.

OCD Articles

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Facts
OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Facts

If you or a loved one suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), you know that anxiety and often depression acco...
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The Underlying Cause of OCD/Perfectionism and What To Do About It
Undermethylation

The Underlying Cause of OCD/Perfectionism and What To Do About It

The Underlying Cause of OCD/Perfectionism and What To Do About It. Picture this: you’re in college and you have to ...
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Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Perfectionism Revealed
Undermethylation

Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Perfectionism Revealed

We’re all familiar with histamine, especially as it relates to allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Founda...
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OCD Podcast Episodes

EP 49: Mold and Biotoxin Illness with Dr. Lauren Tessier
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EP 49: Mold and Biotoxin Illness with Dr. Lauren Tessier

If you’re struggling with constant brain fog and fatigue despite lifestyle and dietary changes, biotoxin illness du...
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EP 48: How to Support Your Extreme Picky Eater with Jenny Friedman, MS, RD
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EP 48: How to Support Your Extreme Picky Eater with Jenny Friedman, MS, RD

If you’re a parent with an extreme picky eater, meals can be an incredibly frustrating experience. Which is why ...
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Bonus Replay: The MTHFR and Methylfolate Myth with Dr. Albert Mensah
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Bonus Replay: The MTHFR and Methylfolate Myth with Dr. Albert Mensah

For December, I'm sharing a couple of my favorite episodes while we take a little break to spend time with friends...
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EP 32: Post-Concussion Syndrome Healing and Recovery with Dr. Titus Chiu
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EP 32: Post-Concussion Syndrome Healing and Recovery with Dr. Titus Chiu

When you think of a concussion, do you picture a football player passed out on the field or someone who hit their hea...
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EP 29: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance with Beth O’Hara, FND
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EP 29: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance with Beth O’Hara, FND

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) and histamine intolerance have been buzzwords for quite some time now, but these...
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EP 28: 2 Causes of Unexplained Behavior Change in Kids with Dr. Jill Crista
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EP 28: 2 Causes of Unexplained Behavior Change in Kids with Dr. Jill Crista

Drastic behavior changes. Extreme irritability. Developmental regressions. Why did your child become someone you bare...
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EP 27:  The Vagus Nerve and Your Body
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EP 27: The Vagus Nerve and Your Body's Natural Ability to Heal with Dr. Navaz Habib

Lots of people are talking about the vagus nerve, but do you know just how many of your body’s organs and functions...
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EP 26: The Vicious Trap of Conditioned Food Sensitivity with Wendy Busse, MSc, RD
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EP 26: The Vicious Trap of Conditioned Food Sensitivity with Wendy Busse, MSc, RD

Have you ever thought about how your perceptions can significantly influence your body's reaction to food? Food shoul...
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EP 22: Compassionate Approaches to Healing Addiction with Bryan Vasquez
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EP 22: Compassionate Approaches to Healing Addiction with Bryan Vasquez

What if we viewed addiction as a response to something, rather than the common viewpoint that someone is a lost cause...
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EP 20: Biochemical Imbalances that Cause Eating Disorders with Dr. Judith Bowman
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EP 20: Biochemical Imbalances that Cause Eating Disorders with Dr. Judith Bowman

In honor of Eating Disorder Awareness, I brought back my personal physician, Dr. Judith Bowman, to talk about the gene...
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EP 18: Why Behavior Change is So Hard with Dr. Perry Passaro
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EP 18: Why Behavior Change is So Hard with Dr. Perry Passaro

Well, it's January and I have no words to describe all that we endured last year. After taking some much needed time ...
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EP 03: How Biochemistry and Genes Impact Your Brain with Dr. Albert Mensah, MD, BCIP
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EP 03: How Biochemistry and Genes Impact Your Brain with Dr. Albert Mensah, MD, BCIP

Our stories are extremely powerful and contain genetic, epigenetic, and transgenerational narratives.  Educating...
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EP 02: How Nutrient Deficiencies and Overloads Impact the Brain and Body
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EP 02: How Nutrient Deficiencies and Overloads Impact the Brain and Body

One month in, my client Amanda told me: “I had no idea my anxiety, racing thoughts, and fatigue were due to being se...
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“When we first started working with Sami our son’s OCD was so severe we had to pull him out of school because he couldn’t concentrate, complete even simple homework assignments, nor focus in the classroom. With a Crohn’s diagnosis, we knew his gut was inflamed but were unaware of the connection between his brain and his gut, as well as the connection between undermethylation and OCD. Sami provided a clear plan and guidance on the best foods for him, how to heal his gut, and the right kind of supplements to take. Since making these changes our son graduated valedictorian of his class and gave an amazing speech at his graduation ceremony. His anxiety is now minimal. He is now in college, is working part-time at Old Navy, and will soon be publishing a fantasy thriller novel.

We appreciate you so much and the work you have done in regards to this. It is a blessing to Justin and us to have found you.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

MARIN M.

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