See the video on how Nutritional health is vital to Mental Health:
Truehope Offers a one-capsule nutritional support formula and success stories:
A number of psychiatrists and psychologists now prescribe and recommend this product. For more details, go to their website above.
BRAIN BIO CENTRE'S FOOD FOR THE BRAIN
Brain Bio Centre in London provides anyone who visits its website with
free information on how one can be easily screened and treated for a
number of nutrient/vitamin deficiencies and other physical conditions
often diagnosed (without even consideration of physical screening) as
The website is easy to navigate. Just
scroll down a bit and look in the right sidebar and click on any of the 8
common "disorders" that usually prompt a prescription for psychotropic
drugs and find, for each, a number of conditions to screen for, as well
as suggestions for treatment.
Schizophrenia, for example, conditions known as Pellagra and Pyroluria
can be misdiagnosed as schizophrenia. Pellegra is simply a niacin
deficiency or personal need for extra niacin and people with pyroluria
need extra B6 and Zinc to avoid symptoms.
As Dr. Gualtieri,
a Chapel Hill, NC doctor explains in his book about brain damage, it is
common for people presenting with psychiatric symptoms to suffer from
B12 and/or Folic Acid deficiency. He adds, in his book,
that vitamins are protective of some of the harmful effects of
neuroleptics (tardive dyskinesia, for example), and that in some cases
these drugs are ineffective unless the patient also takes vitamins. It
is indeed well-known that vitamin deficiencies are often the cause of
psychiatric symptoms. Gualtieri adds, in his book, that since screening
for B12 is quite expensive, he sees no reason not to go ahead and
prescribe B12 and folic acid and other vitamins as well.
to the Brain Bio Centre: Though we do not have such a center in the
U.S., we do have a few doctors who promote Orthomolecular therapies, and
there is a wealth of information available on the Orthomolecular
Though all suggest a person see a professional
who can test for deficiencies, it is generally understood that
increasing B vitamin intake , along with C, extra B12 and
Folic Acid, Omega 3, and gradually increased doses of niacin (to 500 mg
or so) can be very effective in at least improving, if not curing
psychiatric symptoms, with little or no adverse effects. The main
caution is to start with very low doses of niacin to avoid flushing.
(No-flush niacin can be used but NOT time-released).
Below is a main website for Orthomolecular Treatment info and see more on this website under: ORTHOMOLECULAR
Below are links to comments on Dr. Abram Hoffer's orthomolecular treatment:
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