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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…

  • 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…

  • MTHFR

    An MTHFR Protocol Is The #1 Methylation Support

    MTHFR The MTHFR gene mutation has different variants such as being homozygous and heterozygous. MTHFR can have significant reductions in methylation and people could benefit from supplementing with activated forms of folate, such as methyl folate, methylcobalamin B12, B6 as P-5-P, and other methylated nutrients such as TMG or SAMe. If you have the homozygous MTHFR gene mutation you may benefit from methylation support for your mental health condition. CAUTIONMay Come with Side Effects It is important to get accurate testing done before you decide to supplement with these nutrients. Methylated nutrients are very powerful and may produce unwanted effects such as irritability, anger outbursts, and deterioration instead of improvement.…

  • 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…

  • Mood Swings

    Pyrrole is the # 1 Reason for Mood Swings

    Pyrrole Disorder Pyrrole disorder is a severe oxidative overload and a deficit in antioxidant protection abilities. This is known as a stress disorder. The brain is in need of antioxidant protection in these individuals. The dominant chemical imbalance here is elevated pyrrole levels. It is shown that people who have this disorder have a presence of excessive pyrrole levels in their blood and urine. Mental breakdowns can happen for these people when they are under a lot of stress. It is characterized by extreme levels of anxiety and rapid mood swings. It may sometimes include auditory hallucinations and delusional thinking. The neurotransmitters and brain activity that are affected are low…

  • Bipolar

    Bipolar Disorder And Medicine For The Condition

    Bipolar Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that affects approximately 5.7 million Americas. It is characterized by having severe mood swings, sometimes daily. Moods can range from extreme highs and feelings of euphoria to extreme lows, feelings of depression. You may experience a lack of motivation and a lack of interest in things that once interested you. Extreme happiness and highs, that can crash down into feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and despair. Symptoms of Bipolar Some core symptoms include: ManiaDepressionAggression that’s uncharacteristicIrritabilityNeeding little sleepGrandiosityImpulsivityCrying spellsLack of motivationInattentionConfusion Let’s continue on to medications that can help alleviate symptoms. Antipsychotics for Bipolar Antipsychotic medications are prescribed for psychotic disorders including schizophrenia and…

  • 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…

  • Schizoaffective

    All About Schizoaffective Disorder

    Schizoaffective Schizoaffective is a disorder with psychotic features just like schizophrenia. The difference here it is accompanies a mood disorder like depression or bipolar. A Schizoaffective disorder diagnoses is a mental illness that is even less common than schizophrenia. At approximately 0.5% of the world population suffering. Schizoaffective is more difficult to treat with psychiatric medications. They combine different medications to alleviate symptoms. Let’s take a look at the medications used for schizoaffective disorder. Antipsychotics forSchizoaffective Disorder Antipsychotic medications are prescribed for psychotic disorders including schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. They are also used for people with autism. They work on chemicals in the brain that can affect psychosis, such as…

  • Overmethylation

    Signs Of Overmethylation

    Overmethylation Symptoms There are many mental health traits and symptoms that are present in people with over methylation. Some of these include: Improvement after folate therapyAdverse reaction to SSRI medicationsArtistic and musical abilitiesnervous legs such as restlessness and pacingHyperactivityLow sex driveSleep disordersHigh anxiety and panic attacksUnderachievement in schoolHigh pain toleranceAdverse reaction to methyl donors such as SAMe and MethionineNon-competitiveFood and chemical sensitivitiesEstrogen IntoleranceImprovement after BenzodiazepinesNo seasonal allergies Overmethylated people have high-anxiety depression that worsens after SSRI treatment. Abram Hoffer used folic acid therapy in his practice. Overmethylated people thrive on folic acid, where undermethylated patients get worse. Overmethylated people thrive on folic acid because folic acid increases the gene expression…

  • 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…