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Lithium has been used for many years for treating mental illnesses like bipolar disorder. Although commonly called lithium, this element must actually be combined with another element or compound in order to be used by your body. In its carbonate form, it is available only through prescription. HOWEVER!!! other salt forms like aspartate and orotate are less potent and are available online or in health food stores. Talk to your doctor before trying any lithium product, as it can have potential side effects. Organic mineral, lithium is essential for life, states the Guyer Institute. It functions in your body much like magnesium or zinc, which are essential for a variety of biochemical processes. The site states that low levels of lithium may lead to fatigue and other types of chronic illness.

According to the Guyer Institute, lithium aspartate is available over the counter, and is a lower dose form of lithium carbonate. While lithium carbonate can contain approximately 100mg of elemental lithium, lithium aspartate typically only contains 5mg. At low doses of lithium, side effects are rare, and a person may still experience relief from fatigue and mood improvement. Few studies prove lithium aspartate’s effects, however. Despite the lack of clinical evidence, it is still available and recommended by physicians for specific symptoms.

Lithium orotate is a chelated form, first developed in 1945 by Dr. Hans Nieper in Germany. Orotic acid is a neutral amino acid (not an excitotoxin such as aspartic acid which you can also find chelated with lithium).

The disturbing thing is, lithium orotate was available when the FDA approved lithium for treatment of bipolar disorders (1952), but was ignored.

You can find lithium orotate very cheap at a number of online sources. I get my Vitamins on Vitacost.com

* Some of my notes came from Livestrong.com
*Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/291586-difference-between-lithium-orotate-lithium-aspartate/#ixzz1lcQ8K2ow

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Jan
30

The Recipe to Help Depression

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The Recipe to Help Depression: Please avoid too many carbs, sugar, and caffeine, or it won’t work. If you have candida, you may have problems absorbing nutrients so try to treat that first. Here it is:

As pointed out by chemistry professor and vitamin discoverer Roger J. Williams, PhD (6), each individual has different nutritional needs and responds differently to nutrients. Are you tired of being depressed, suffering from anxiety, paying huge prescription drug bills for unsafe prescriptions that don’t solve the problem or produce undesirable side effects? Are you tired of the piece-meal trial and error approach to finding a solution to your mental or emotional problems? If so, adults should consider the following nutritional protocol, which will bathe your brain and nerves in natural nutrients and may well produce dramatic results. The cost of trying the program below is less than the cost of a typical doctor’s office visit. It is safe and convenient. All of these nutrients can be purchased at large discount stores.

After the morning meal take: A multivitamin tablet 1,000 mg of vitamin B-3 (as niacinamide or inositol hexanicotinate) One B-complex tablet 100 mg of vitamin B-6 1,200 mcg of vitamin B-9 (folate or folic acid) 1,000-2,000 IU of vitamin D (the lower number if you get sunshine, the higher number if you don’t) 1,000 mg of vitamin C 200 mg of magnesium 50 mg of zinc 200 micrograms (mcg) of selenium 30 grams of soy protein powder and one tablespoon of lecithin granules mixed into a small glass of juice or milk A supplement of omega-3 fatty acids [eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexanoic acid (DHA) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)]
After the midday meal:
1,000 mg of vitamin B-3
1,200 mg of vitamin folate
100 mg of vitamin B-6
One B-complex tablet
1,000 mg of vitamin C
200 mg of magnesium

After the evening meal:
A multivitamin tablet
1,000 mg of vitamin B-3
1,000 mg of vitamin C
One B-complex tablet
100 mg of vitamin B-6

All of the above supplements are safe in the recommended amounts, as well as inexpensive and convenient. There is not even one death per year from vitamins. Pharmaceutical drugs, properly prescribed and taken as directed, kill over 100,000 Americans annually. Hospital errors kill still more.Restoring health must be done nutritionally, not pharmacologically. All cells in all persons are made exclusively from what we drink and eat. Not one cell is made out of drugs.

The most common mistake made by people who take vitamins is they fail to take enough vitamins.

The reason one nutrient can cure so many different illnesses is because a deficiency of one nutrient can cause many different illnesses.

*You can find more on this @ Alternative Mental Health
Group on Facebook.

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Dec
01

Nutrition and Bipolar Disorder

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Nutrition and Bipolar Disorder

  • About two million Americans struggle with bipolar disorder, also called manic depression (See Resources). People suffering from this serious illness experience extreme mood swings ranging from periods of intense mania and high energy to low episodes of exhaustion and deep depression. Although there’s no miracle diet or pill for treating bipolar disorder, eating nutritionally does improves the overall health and mental condition of a person with bipolar disorder.

Antioxidants

  • Because antioxidants fight damaging molecules, called free radicals, they’re helpful in treating depression. Antioxidants are found in vitamins C and E, as well as the nutrient beta-carotene. Good sources of vitamin C include fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, grapefruit, oranges, strawberries, broccoli, peppers and potatoes. Nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, wheat germ and margarine contain vitamin E. For beta-carotene eat fruits and vegetables including apricots, cantaloupe, carrots, pumpkin and spinach.

Proteins and Carbohydrates

  • Protein foods such as tuna, chicken and turkey are rich in tyrosine, an amino acid that increases dopamine and norepinephrine, which are brain chemicals that help fight depression. Don’t shun carbohydrates, but try to avoid white flour, sugary and fatty foods, opting for good carbs such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes.

Fatty Acids and Fish Oil

  • A study in 1998 conducted by psychiatrist and biochemist Dr. Joseph Hibbeln found a link between increased seafood consumption and improved moods. More studies followed, finding that diets rich in fish oil and fatty acids contributed to healthier dispositions. For example, one experiment was done on English prisoners that showed a decrease in prison assaults among inmates who were fed seafood containing omega-3 fatty acids. Foods with significant amounts of fatty acids include herring, salmon, mackerel, walnuts, olive and flaxseed oil, whole grain foods, lean meats, eggs and dark green leafy vegetables.

Folic Acid

  • Folic acid is a B vitamin crucial for the body making new healthy cells. Increased levels of folic acid in the blood are thought to be linked to improved moods so it’s considered helpful for treating bipolar people. A safe substance, folic acid has no specific side effects and doesn’t interfere with lithium treatments for depression. Examples of foods rich in folic acid are peas, lentils, oranges, whole-wheat products, beets, spinach, asparagus, brussels sprouts and dried beans. Many breakfast cereals contain folic acid such as Total and Product 19.

The B Vitamins

  • The B vitamins are important in regulating mood in that they energize people. Vitamin B-1(Thiamin) is often recommended for bipolar people with anxiety, irritability and other problems. Calves liver and snapper are good sources of B-2 Vitamin. B-6 (Pyridoxine) is also effective for helping bipolar patients with irritability and other depression symptoms. Foods containing vitamin B-6 include spinach, turnip greens and bell peppers.

Vitamin B 12

  • Some alternative practitioners recommend vitamin B-12 shots for depression because this vitamin makes serotonin and other neurotransmitters. Foods rich in B-12 include liver, fish and beef. Inositol, a member of the B-12 complex, is a nutrient that helps regulate serotonin, playing a significant role the same nervous systems responding to mood stabilizers. Besides cereals, sources of inositol are found in citrus fruits, nuts, seeds and legumes.

Read more: Treating Bipolar Disorder With Nutrition & Diet | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4882585_treating-bipolar-disorder-nutrition-diet.html#ixzz1fJtMWYxK

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Dec
01

Juicing My Veggies and Fruits

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Today I started juicing my Carrots, Apple, Celery and drinking Lemon Tea with Stevia. 

 

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