The Organic Vs Non-Organic Battle

According to the USDA, which regulates the term organic agriculture, is “the application of a set of cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that support the cycling of on-farm resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity.” The question for many suffering any illness, including mental illness, is organic food better and healthier than non-organic? The answer is Yes […]

Folate Therapy for Depression & Schizophrenia

Folate such as methyl folate can be an effective stand-alone treatment or adjunctive treatment for depression and schizophrenia. Many practitioners including psychiatric clinics are able to do an MTHFR test for you and a folate test at the cellular level. If done correctly, and you find you have either of these going on with you, […]

COMT for Optimizing Mental Health

The COMT gene polymorphism may be an issue for you or your loved one suffering from mental health issues. This is apparent to those who have tried the MTHFR approach and have gotten better than immediately worse on methyl folate supplementation. Many people who start methyl folate feel better at first and get relief, then […]

Healing Crystals, Nutrition and Getting Out of Illness

“Superstition Ain’t The Way” -Stevie Wonder Don’t look back unless you intend to go that way… This post is about healing stones, food choices, and the root causes of illness. Many people believe in the power of healing through crystals such as amethysts and quartz crystals. These stones can do wonders for the spirit to […]

Your Multivitamin and Your Best Mental Health

In this post, I am going over the dos and don’ts of multivitamins for your mental health. Many psychiatrists may accompany multivitamins with a patient’s medication routine. I might agree with them if the patient is only dealing with depression. Vitamins are important for the synthesis and recycling of certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin. When […]

Serotonin and its Role in Social Anxiety

Serotonin is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that affects one’s mood. It is involved in feeling positive and happy. This neurotransmitter is what modern medicine has built its foundation on to help people with depression and anxiety disorders. Studies have reported that too little serotonin in the brain is what causes people to have feelings of social […]