• 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…

  • Vitamins

    6 Essential Vitamins That Can Help Your Mind Mend

    Vitamins A, C, E There are three major antioxidant vitamins and they are vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E. Antioxidants work to reduce free radicals in the brain and body. They are free radical scavengers. What’s important is that these vitamins combat brain inflammation which is thought to be a cause of mental health disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Vitamins A and E are fat-soluble vitamins that protect the brain and cell walls. Vitamin C is water-soluble. Beta carotene is a form of vitamin A that is an important antioxidant. Natural vitamin E is preferred over the synthetic form for brain health as well as natural vitamin C…

  • Minerals

    The Top 8 Best Minerals For Healing The Mind

    There are many trace minerals that are important for mental health. Minerals help in the absorption of vitamins and can go together with vitamin supplementation to get a better effect. Let’s explore a list of the 8 best minerals that are important for mental health and the role they play in healing: Calcium Calcium helps release the body’s store of histamine. Histamine intolerance is known to contribute to mental health conditions. Many people who need calcium supplementation or have symptoms of rituals, like OCD, are often under methylators. Calcium along with other nutrients can help under methylators. Many with the MTHFR need calcium in their diets as well. It is…

  • Orthomolecular Psychiatry

    A Promising Approach: Orthomolecular Psychiatry

    Orthomolecular Psychiatry for Mental Illness Orthomolecular psychiatry was first introduced by Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling. This word gives a treatment of disease with nutrients. Ortho means “right” and molecular means to give the body the right mix of nutrients. In Orthomolecular Psychiatry, it is known that the wrong balance of nutrients affects mental health. Needing the correct combination of nutrients is essential for proper brain functioning. This treatment approach also acknowledges that biological interactions with pollutions and toxics can contribute to mental health as well and it’s not just genetically based. Examples include:drinking water with aluminum can cause senilitycopper plumbing/pipes can cause too much copper in the bodyfood allergies…

  • Nutrient Overload

    How Nutrient Overload Can Make You Sick

    Nutrient Overload Just like nutrient deficiencies, nutrient overload can cause an array of mental health problems as well. Some noticeable Symptoms include: VomitingNauseaAnxiety, Panic attacksHallucinationsMood swingsDepressionHyperactivityBlack stools It is important to get blood work done by your physician if you think you or a loved one may be suffering from a nutrient overload. Therefore, this can clear up any confusion on what may be the cause of your symptoms. A Specific nutrient that may be in excess is copper. Please consult your practitioner for accurate testing to determine your levels. If you need to find a practitioner you can go to mytelemedicine to find a nutritionist or primary that will…

  • Nutrients

    Nutrients: Too Little Or Too Much Of A Good Thing?

    Nutrients Nutrients play a major role in mental health. They are what synthesize and produce neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and GABA are important in regulating one’s mood, anxiety levels, motivation, drive, sleep patterns, and more. It is known that nutrients are the primary raw materials for the synthesis of neurotransmitters. We all need the correct balance of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other antioxidants for optimal mental health. There are genetic and environmental factors that can contribute to nutrient deficiencies or overloads. If one has a deficiency or an overload of nutrients, then you will likely see mental health problems occur. Nutrients & Deficiencies Deficiencies can cause an…

  • ADHD

    Could The Problem Be ADHD?

    ADHD ADHD stands for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Some people may have ADD instead without being hyperactive, but many physicians look at the two as one condition. ADHD is more common in active males, and ADD is more common in quiet females. Symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, poor time management skills, poor concentration, trouble multitasking, easy frustration, and more. If you suspect you or a loved one is suffering from ADHD/ADD you may want to consider medications. Let’s take a look at the list of medications for this condition. Stimulants for ADHD Stimulant medications are the most commonly prescribed drug for this condition. These medications work by increasing…

  • UnderMethylated

    Undermethylation And The Best Treatments

    Undermethylation Symptoms Undermethylation is a mental health condition. Mental health symptoms can arise from being undermethylated. Some of these symptoms for conditions such as depression and schizoaffective disorder (among others) include: DelusionsPerfectionismSeasonal AllergiesHigh accomplishmentSuicidalAddictionsPhobiasPeptic UlcersDenial of IllnessAttempt to hide the illnessObsessions & compulsionsAdverse reaction to Folic AcidLow pain toleranceStrong-willedSelf-motivatedCalm but inner tensionHeadachesPoor concentrationSocial IsolationRitualisticRuminations Undermethylated people who are prone to depression may sometimes improve after SSRIs and have good responses to antihistamines. They do not do well with benzodiazepines, a typical type of anti-anxiety medication. What Can Help? The nutrients Methionine and SAMe can help undermethylated people that suffer from mental illness. These two are natural serotonin reuptake inhibitors. This…