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.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Facts
The Underlying Cause of OCD/Perfectionism and What To Do About It
Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Perfectionism Revealed
OCD Podcast Episodes
EP 49: Mold and Biotoxin Illness with Dr. Lauren Tessier
EP 48: How to Support Your Extreme Picky Eater with Jenny Friedman, MS, RD
Bonus Replay: The MTHFR and Methylfolate Myth with Dr. Albert Mensah
EP 32: Post-Concussion Syndrome Healing and Recovery with Dr. Titus Chiu
EP 29: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance with Beth O’Hara, FND
EP 28: 2 Causes of Unexplained Behavior Change in Kids with Dr. Jill Crista
EP 27: The Vagus Nerve and Your Body's Natural Ability to Heal with Dr. Navaz Habib
EP 26: The Vicious Trap of Conditioned Food Sensitivity with Wendy Busse, MSc, RD
EP 22: Compassionate Approaches to Healing Addiction with Bryan Vasquez
EP 20: Biochemical Imbalances that Cause Eating Disorders with Dr. Judith Bowman
EP 18: Why Behavior Change is So Hard with Dr. Perry Passaro
EP 03: How Biochemistry and Genes Impact Your Brain with Dr. Albert Mensah, MD, BCIP
EP 02: How Nutrient Deficiencies and Overloads Impact the Brain and Body
“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.”