• COMT

    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 suddenly feel worse. They can get filled with aggression, torment panic attacks, and crying spells. Now back to COMT – mutations have been associated with ADHD, depression, and autism. Now there are those with a fast COMT, and those with a slow COMT. Those who have a fast COMT have lower dopamine available and may…

  • Music Notations

    List Of The Top 11 Songs For Mental Health Sufferers

    11.) Matchbox 20 – Unwell All day starin’ at the ceilin’ makin’Friends with shadows on my wallAll night hearing voices tellin’ meThat I should get some sleepBecause tomorrow might be good for somethin’Hold on, feelin’ like I’m headed for a breakdownAnd I don’t know whyBut I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwellI know, right now you can’t tellBut stay a while and maybe then you’ll seeA different side of me I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impairedI know, right now you don’t careBut soon enough you’re gonna think of meAnd how I used to be, meI’m talkin’ to myself in public, dodging glances on the trainAnd I know,…

  • healing crystals

    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 relax and feel at peace. Deciding to go through the crystal healing route is possibly a sign that your mind is in a slippery slide downhill. Healing crystals can help you feel better, calm, and to have a belief system in place. When talking about mental illness and mental health, the second you start getting…

  • mental illness blogs

    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 a patient starts on an SSRI, their practitioner’s main concern is to alleviate depression. The neurotransmitter serotonin is involved in the process of this re-uptake. There are many vitamins such as vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) that contribute to serotonin being produced. Another approach to healing depression would be naturally with a multivitamin stacked with amino acids.…

  • best blogs for mental health

    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 anxiety. But recent findings suggest otherwise. A study in JAMA Psychiatry reported that “Individuals with social phobia make too much serotonin. The more serotonin they produce, the more anxious they are in social situations.” Also, Uppsala University researchers said that their findings are that people with social anxiety disorders (SAD) produce too much serotonin. The Uppsala University study used…

  • Aromatherapy

    Powerful Aromatherapy for Mental Health

    Aromatherapy can be very beneficial when it comes to mental health. Many people suffering from mental illness are under extreme stress. It is a good thought to cleanse your inside and out to achieve optimal health. I believe that what you put on your body is also important as to what you feed your body. You choose your ingredients. Try to keep it basic and simple. Try soaps that are all-natural derived. Know your body and keep it simple. If you simplify your lifestyle habits, you can be one step closer to simplify the clutter in your mind. Again, Try to aim for natural or organic ingredients in your skincare…

  • L-theanine Remedy

    L-theanine Is The #1 Best Mental Health Remedy

    L-theanine is found in green tea leaves and has amazing healing properties. It is a natural amino acid that crosses the blood-brain barrier easily. There have been human and animal studies done on this amino acid and its benefits for mental illnesses and related mental health conditions. First, l-theanine is calming by increasing the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine and GABA. It also binds to glutamate and NMDA. Not only that but it affects cortisol levels as well. L-theanine for Mental Health L-theanine improves learning, memory, and cognitive function. There is evidence that it could be beneficial for disorders such as anxiety, depression, OCD, schizophrenia, panic disorder, bipolar, and ADD. The dosage…

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    Protein Powder is the #1 Way to be Healthy

    Protein powder is a staple in health-conscious and sports enthusiasts’ diets. I know, it’s been a staple in my diet for years. But not all protein powder is the same. Some are milk-derived like whey and casein proteins. Some are from egg sources. Some are keto-friendly and then there are your Vegan plant-based protein powders. It’s important to remember the pros and cons of your protein powder. Do you need it for muscle growth? Muscle repair? As a pre-workout shake? Post work out shake? Are you cruelty-free and want to have a powder that will provide you with your essential amino acids without harm to animals? Protein Powder: Weigh Your…

  • Iron for Akathisia

    Iron Is The #1 Natural Remedy For Akathisia

    How do iron & akathisia relate? Do you or a loved one suffer from a mental illness and are on prescription medications? Do you or a loved one suffer from feelings of restlessness and akathisia (the inability to sit still and feelings of intense anxiety?) If yes, iron and this post are for you. Akathisia is an involuntary motor control movement disorder usually induced by a psychiatric substance such as an antipsychotic or anti-depressant medication. It can be debilitating and so frustrating for the suffering. It feels like you have no control over your own movements. My Experience with Akathisia I have personally suffered from mental illness and have been…

  • Methyl Folate And Its Many Mistakes For The Mind

    This post is about methyl folate and how it can drive some people crazy. It can literally strip you of crucial DNA. It is possible that it strips DNA at the cellular level while also donating it, according to research done on the Walsh approach. On the other hand, following a functional medicine approach, methyl folate is thought to spur the production of neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters include serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. I personally was prescribed methyl folate by most practitioners I visited as I did my research on the MTHFR genetic mutation and how it can play a role in mental health conditions. I also did my research on the…