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    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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Amino Acids

    The Top 6 Amino Acids That Are Great For Mental Health

    Although all amino acids are important for mental health and are the building blocks for neurotransmitters to synthesize, we will explore the most common amino acids that are associated with proper mental functioning here. Amino Acids: L-Tryptophan L-tryptophan is one of the essential amino acids that is found in protein foods. It is also available in supplement form. It increases the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is thought to play a role in depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, insomnia, and more. L-tryptophan works in a similar way as antidepressant medications, such as SSRIs, which also work to increase serotonin levels in the brain. It is converted to 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) then to serotonin.…

  • Probiotic Yogurt

    Powerful Probiotics are for the Gut and Brain Connection

    Probiotics are live and active microorganisms that can be found in foods such as yogurt, kombucha and kefir. These are friendly good bacteria that help to keep your gut healthy. They can also be found in supplementation form. Not all strains are the same and different strains have different benefits.  Lactobacillus acidophilus is arguably the most widely recognized and used species. This species helps the gut absorb nutrients and digest dairy foods as well as support the body’s immune system. There are increasing amounts of studies linking probiotics and gut health to mental conditions and overall mental health. A review of 15 human studies found supplementing with Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus strains for a couple of…

  • Omegas 3-6-9

    Omegas 3-6-9 Are The Best Brain Supplements

    Omegas 3-6-9 are all important for mental health. Most people get too much of certain omega’s and not enough of the others. Omega 3-6-9 imbalances have been associated with depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder ADHD and dementia. One of the most important omegas 3-6-9 for mental functioning and brain health are the omega 3 fatty acids. But be advised not everyone suffering a mental condition is suited for this type of fatty acid diet. Omegas 3-6-9: Omega 3’s Omega 3’s are fatty acids that are found in foods. The most common source of fatty acids are fish – mackerel, salmon etc. You can find them in dietary supplement form as fish…

  • Nervines

    These 14 Nervines Can Calm The Mind And Body

    Nervines are nerve tonics that are calming herbs. They have mildly relaxing qualities without the suppressant effects of sedatives or your typical anti-anxiety medications. In addition to changing lifestyle habits and incorporating vitamin therapy or adaptogens, nervines can enhance the effects of other approaches. These herbs restore emotional balance and nourish the nervous system as well as our nerves in general. Nervines can help with anxiety disorders and are known anxiolytics. They can also help with ADHD, restlessness, irritability, nightmares, Alzheimer’s disease as well as other mental health conditions. Here is a list of nervines: Blue VerianChamomileFresh Milky OatLemon BalmPassionflowerSkullcapSt. Johns WortHawthornMimosaLindenMotherwortWood betonyCatnipDamiana Nervines for Mental Health Human studies show…

  • Adaptogens

    These Are The Best Adaptogens To Improve The Brain

    Adaptogens are a category of herbs that help the body adapt to stress, support normal metabolic processes, and to also restore balance. They increase the body’s resistance to stress. These superior herbs have a long traditional history used for healing not just the body but the brain as well. Adaptogens are widely known to be used in Chinese medicine as well as Ayurveda. The history of adaptogens dates back thousands of years to ancient China and India, but more serious studies did not start to develop until the late 1940s. These natural substances allow the body to maintain optimal homeostasis. These substances allow the body to adapt to stress. They…