What follows is the first website that I put on the Internet. It was put in Yahoo Geocities in August 2001.
As this Yahoo Geocities website is being closed by Yahoo as of August 2009, I thought it best to put a record of this information in my Nutrientscure WordPress site at https://nutrientscure.wordpress.com.
Title of Website: Natural Treatment of Manic Depression Explained
What is manic depression (bipolar disorder)?
According to the current medical model manic depression is a mental illness that is incurable. This current medical model also states that manic depression requires medication on a daily basis in which to control it’s symptoms for the rest of one’s life.
Nothing could be further from the truth. The current medical model concerning manic depression and perhaps a whole host of other psychiatric illnesses is almost totally incorrect.
Manic depression is a condition of biochemical imbalance in the biochemistry that all human beings are made out of, biochemicals with names such as neurotransmitters, hormones, and enzymes.
The levels of neurotransmitters, hormones, and enzymes in the human body and brain are heavily dependent on the levels of essential nutrient precursor substances that these biochemicals are made out of, essential nutrient substances with names such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids. and essential fatty acids.
In simple terms, correction of the condition of biochemical imbalance called manic depression involves correcting the levels of essential nutrient precursor substances in the human body, such that adequate and proper levels of neurotransmitters, hormones, and enzymes are maintained at all times. It also involves identifying and correcting all of the malabsorptive and allergic issues such that one’s biochemistry became deficient such that a psychiatric diagnosis was the end result.
Treatment Issues That Should Always Be Addressed In A Person That Is Bipolar
Becoming well from the biochemical deficiencies inherent in manic depression involves identifying and correcting all of the following possible essential nutrient malabsorptive issues properly:
1. Any hidden food allergy or allergies. Hidden food allergies are extremely common amongst the bipolar population as a whole. These allergies are often devastating to both GI tract and brain function. Despite this, these hidden food allergies often go unrecognized for a person’s entire life. It does not help that the current medical model totally ignores the crucial issue of probable hidden food allergy in bipolar persons, as well as it ignores this issue in it’s entirety in regard to human health altogether. Although a number of food allergy tests exist today, no food allergy testing at present is nearly accurate enough to determine one’s hidden food allergies well. A cave man elimination diet performed at home is the gold standard for detemining food allergy. It is the only accurate method of doing so.
2. A yeast condition known as candida. Candida is rampant amongst the psychiatric population as a whole, to include persons that are bipolar. Every bipolar person should thoroughly learn how to treat candida overgrowth in themself via both dietary change and other yeast killing and/or controlling methodologies.
3. A chronic and/or recurrent lack of digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes are nearly always lacking in persons that are bipolar, as their production draws on the same pool of available amino acids and minerals that neurotransmitters do. It is nearly a given that if a person lacks in an adequate supply of neurotransmitters, that they lack digestive enzymes as well. This crucial biochemical issue needs to be addressed in any person with any psychiatric diagnosis whatsoever. Worthy of note is that some digestive enzyme preparations that are sold are not strong enough to be adequately therapeutic in which to treat bipolar disorder.
4. A lack of the ability to produce enough stomach acid. Many persons think that they make too much stomach acid when they get heartburn. Actually the reverse is more often true. Adequate stomach acid production is necessary for the delivery of an adequate supply of minerals and amino acids into the body. A stomach acid supplementation trial is often of great value in treating bipolar disorder. This trial is performed cautiously, by dosing up slowly. It becomes rather obvious to the person undergoing the trial if they need stomach acid or not, and to what degree they need it.
5. Improper bowel flora. Improper levels of good bacteria in the gut vs. bad bacteria are the norm in the wetern world. Probiotic good bacteria are a must supplement for any person with any psychiatric diagnosis whatsoever. Effective measures are often needed to adequately remove bad bacteria from the gut as well.
6. A lack of various nutrients. Efficient digestion and assimilation of foods is a very intensive process that requires the entire range of essential nutrients, of which some are more important than others.
7. The possibility of parasites. Every person with any psychiatric diagnosis whatsoever ought to undergo a general anti-parasite regime. Parasites are far more common than is often thought. These nutrient robbers and toxic releasers often go unrecognized for decades, even when a person is heavily infested with them.
8. A flawed appetite mechanism and/or thirst mechanism. Both of these issues are either correctable or can be readily circumvented to achieve desired results.
Becoming well from manic depression and off of all psychotropic medications usually takes a period of between six to twelve weeks. Substantial nutritional supplementation, radical dietary changes, and a number of GI tract helpful measures are often necessary to achieve complete wellness from manic depression via solely natural means.