It’s well-established that healthy fats such as animal-based omega-3s — especially DHA — are vitally important for your brain health, but other nutrients such as vitamins are also necessary for cognition and the prevention of neurological disease and mental disorders.
Psychiatry typically relies on drugs as a first line of treatment, but even more severe psychiatric problems have been shown to benefit greatly from nutritional interventions.
One nutritional deficiency in particular that has the potential to wreak havoc on your psyche is niacin (vitamin B3). Continue reading →
Do you struggle with chemical sensitivity, tingling in the hands and feet, tremors, brain fog, anxiety, or depression? These, and many more mystery symptoms, are connected to neurological and central nervous system issues.
The symptoms can be frustratingly inconsistent, and well-meaning practitioners can sometimes misread the signs your body is displaying and prescribe an ineffective protocol. No one should have to spend their time trying things that will never work! Below I will detail many of the mystery symptoms that signal neurological issues and the foods and supplements that offer you healing support.
“It’s estimated that a third of the population [of the United States] contains one very potent cancer virus that came in through the polio vaccines—the SV-40 virus. That’s just one shining example of one that was inadvertently picked many years ago. And it took 30 years for the medical community to embrace this fact, and speak of it in the literature, and so it’s in mainstream literature that you can find that this SV-40 virus, which came through the polio vaccines, is indeed in many people and does cause tumors, causes brain tumors, mesotheliomas… or I should say is heavily associated, in many cases, to have this virus in the tumor while the surrounding tissue is free of virus. Children’s brain tumors, 40-60% of them contain the SV-40 virus.”
— Dr. Suzanne Humphries, nephrologist and internist
A new study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research has confirmed for the first time in a randomized, controlled clinical trial that the primary polyphenol in turmeric known as curcumin is both safe and effective in treating serious states of depression.Continue reading →
“Zinc deficiency is quite common in the developing world. Even in the United States, about 12 percent of the population is probably at risk for zinc deficiency, and perhaps as many as 40 percent of the elderly” Science Daily, Sept 17, 2009
I, however, find that the majority of my clients with anxiety, pyroluria, depression and/or sugar and carb cravings are low in zinc. I have all my clients do the zinc status test when we start working together and then we retest their levels each week until they have good zinc levels. I use zinc sulfate, a liquid zinc that tastes a certain way depending on zinc levels. Continue reading →
Research shows that the food you eat can have a profound effect on your mental health. So, regardless of your mental health problems, the importance of addressing your diet simply cannot be overstated.
In a very real sense, you have two brains — one in your head, and one in your gut. Both are created from the same tissue during fetal development, and they’re connected via your vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve that runs from your brain stem to your abdomen. It is now well established that the vagus nerve is the primary route your gut bacteria use to transmit information to your brain, which helps explain why mental health appears to be so intricately connected to your gut microbiome 1 — the bacteria and other microbes living in your gut. Continue reading →
Wow. We didn’t expect to see this in mainstream news. Especially Newsweek (in their Tech and Science Section no less) These are 2 studies just out about the dangers of fluoridated water. The first published study is at Toronto’s York University which finally shows the strong correlation between fluoridated water and ADHD. The second is …
It has become abundantly clear that vitamin D deficiency is a growing epidemic across the world and could be contributing to hundreds of common health problems. In fact, correcting your vitamin D deficiency may cut your risk of dying from any cause by 50 percent, according to one analysis.
If this sounds too incredible to be true, consider that vitamin D influences nearly 3,000 of your 24,000 genes. This occurs via vitamin D receptors, which can be found throughout your body, and should come as no great surprise given that humans evolved in the sun. Continue reading →
Feeling Generally Dissatisfied and “Not Happy”? How to Nip Subclinical Depression in the Bud
By Dr. Mercola
Your emotions can have a powerful effect on your physical health and well-being—and vice versa. Happiness can not only protect your body from stressors that can lead to coronary heart disease, it can also boost your immune system’s ability to fight off the common cold.
Happy people also tend to live longer, and enjoy more fulfilling relationships. But happiness can be rather subjective. And there’s a wide spectrum between “happiness” and “depression.” With winter fast approaching and lack of sunlight in the northern hemisphere, which increases the risk for SAD (seasonal affective disorder), this is a particularly timely topic. Continue reading →
Increased exposure to sunlight may help alleviate the depression and fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), and may even reduce the overall level of disability caused by the disease, research suggests. Prior research has linked both vitamin D deficiency and lower levels of unprotected sun exposure to a higher risk of developing MS. Likewise, other studies have linked lower vitamin D levels to higher rates of depression. Continue reading →