• Folate Therapy

    Folate Therapy For Depression & Schizophrenia

    Folate such as methylfolate 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, folate may be of benefit. This nutrient can be the cause of many neurological symptoms, and a deficiency in it can really impact one’s health. It can cause a host of problems such as anxiety, depression and schizophrenia, and akathisia or a feeling of restlessness within the patient. A side note that is relevant, it is…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…