Allen Darmans’ Natural Bipolar Recovery Story as of June 2004 (1-24-2013)

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This WordPress Blog details my Natural Recovery From Bipolar Disorder up until the summer of 2004. It also contains links to Three of my son Willy Darmans’ Rather Amazing Recovery Stories from an ADHD Diagnosis, Classic Bipolar Symptoms, and Sickly Childhood Health beginning in the summer of 2004 at the bottom of this WordPress Blog.

Eventually someone was going to find the causative factors underlying Bipolar Disorder, and learn how to correct them. In doing so, that person was going to find “the Cure” for this rather devastating and still commonly considered “Incurable” illness.

I, Allen Darman, am that man.

For this Contribution to the Human Race, over the past three years I have gone through about twelve episodes of the Mafia trying to kill me on behalf of both Big Pharma and Itself. Many of these episodes were multiple in nature, I should have been dead at least thirty times since January 6, 2010 (the first attempt by the Mafia to kill me).

Apparently, the Mafia and Big Pharma are in bed together, and in finding the cure to bipolar disorder I threaten the fiscal interests of both.

Sadly, our Federal Government has “Internet Witnessed” the Mafia trying to repeatedly kill me, and yet does nothing. (A witness to an attempted murder that does nothing is an attempted murderer as well.)

I am now only one member of a four person WordPress Collaborative Internet Team that is trying to get the Truth Out in regard to Multiple Instances of United States Federal Government Suppression of Truth on a number of fronts.

Two of my WordPress Collaborative Internet Team Members in San Francisco have gone through Dozens of Attacks involving the use of poison gas injected into their living space since December 10th 2012. It is amazing that they are still alive, just as it is amazing that I am still alive as well.

And all four of our WordPress Collaborative Internet Team have witnessed Multiple Instances of Hacker Induced WordPress Blog Removal from a Number of Our Websites, as well as Multiple Instances of WordPress Blog Corruption on a Number of Our Websites, since December 17th 2012. (Internet Freedom in the United States of America Died on This Day! No longer can Truths that Greatly Threaten Our Federal Government be put on the Internet without them being “Under the Threat of Hacker Removal” by the very same.)

The Bottom Line of the Above is that Our United States Federal Government has got to go! It is Supporting the Suppression of a Number of Alternative Medical Discoveries, not only my own. It is also Supporting the Suppression of a Number of Free Energy Discoveries such as the “Water Powered Car”, “High Mileage Carburetors”, “Free Electricity” made without using any fossil, nuclear, wind, or solar fuel, and “Free Heat” cold fusion breakthroughs as well.


No voting is going to fix the Enormous Federal Government Problem that We Americans Have!
We Need To Rise Up!
We Need to Tell Our Federal Politicians that The Hoax of Democracy In America Has Been Exposed!
And We Need To Tell Them that It Is NOW Time For You To Go!

Allen Darman

Below is a Picture of Me Taken About Eleven Years Ago. I look about the same, except now I would need to spend about $500. for a set of dentures, because at sixty years old I have no teeth!

Below is a Picture of My son Willy at about ten and a half years of age, after being on Ritalin for about four years for an ADHD diagnosis and classic bipolar symptoms. At this point in his life Willy was not very happy, and he had both Compromised Mental and Physical Health.

What My Son Willy Did Between August of 2004 and February of 2008 Exposed the Hoax of Drug Oriented Medicine, if the Truth Ever Became Known! Below is a Picture of My Son Willy taken in February 2008 when he was about seventeen and a half years old, and after he had been applying Nutritional and Natural Therapies to himself for about three and a half years. No More ADHD! No More Bipolar Disorder! and No More Weak and Sickly Childhood Health!

When I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder (manic depression) in June of 1994, I was told by the psychiatrist treating me that my being cured of this illness was impossible.  He told me that the best I could do to deal with my illness was to take medication on a daily basis for the rest of my life.

I would like to give the reader of the material that follows  “a big dose of hope” right off the bat.  About six years later (in the year 2000), I found out how wrong the this particular  psychiatrist was in his assumption that bipolar disorder is incurable.  Bipolar disorder is an ABSOLUTELY CORRECTABLE condition of biochemical imbalance.  And it is correctable by the very person that suffers from such.  (Yes!, you can cure yourself.)   If I did not prove this in my own personal recovery, a handful of years later my teenage son Willy profoundly did in his.  And Willy also proved how easy it is to do so.  (If a severely learning impaired teenager can learn how to cure himself of bipolar disorder without seeing ANY doctor whatsoever, or reading even a single book, perhaps almost everyone that is diagnosed as bipolar can do the same.)

In 1994,  I realized that my chances of ever becoming well (cured) from manic depression were perhaps far less than that of most persons. This realization stemmed from the facts that (1) my true bipolar onset was in 1963 as an eleven year old child (amazingly I had avoided the medical model for over three decades despite very substantial bipolar symptoms), (2) over the thirty one years prior to my initial diagnosis I had already had hundreds of episodes of either very substantial mania or severe depression, and (3) I was not responding well to lithium at all.   (Lithium is a medication that seems to help many bipolar persons.  It did not work well for me.  Even on a low dosage of 900 mg. of lithium my hands shook uncontrollably, such that I could hardly sign my name without using my other hand to help.  On 900 mg. of lithium, I also lost quite a bit of reading comprehension.  In addition, I lost quite a bit of ability to remember things, and quite a bit of  ability to reason and “think things out”.  )

In essence, if anyone knew the truth of my circumstances in 1994, as well as knew the truth of my prior life experiences for the past three decades, I was not a person that was ever going to get better from manic depression. It was hopeless, or so even I had thought. Despite such hopelessness, I have always been a person that does not like being told that something is impossible. In July of 1994, I will always remember telling a very close bipolar friend of mine with tears in my eyes “if there is any way out of this trap [manic depression], I am going to do everything that I can to find it [for both of us] for the rest of my life”. This single statement has defined the last ten years of my life.

It is now June of 2004. For a little over four years, I have been able to completely control any manic depressive symptoms in myself, when I so choose to use my profound understanding of the true common causes this illness and/or when I have the means to afford optimal nutritional and other natural supplementation. And for a few years prior to June 2000, I was very close to knowing then what I know today.

I have not taken a single psychotropic medicine since September of 1997. Nor have I needed to take any medication since this time in order to control the symptoms of my illness. In November 1997, about five months after I had started to use psychotropic nutrients such as amino acids and use other natural measures as well, I had gained much greater control over my biochemistry and behavior than any drug that my psychiatrist had ever given me for manic depression.

What follows is the story of my recovery from an often devastating mental illness, an illness that most persons still erroneously consider incurable.

From the time I was first diagnosed with manic depression in June 1994 until I made a successful transition off of medication by using amino acids and other natural measures, I was prescribed and took the following medications for various periods of time; lithium, Depakote, Elavil, Zoloft, Serzone, Paxil, Ambien, Xanex, and Klonopin.

Neither mood stabilizer worked well for me. I took lithium in various dosages for about eight months. Lithium made me “a zombie” in 1200 mg. and 900 mg. dosages. I could not resolve hand trembling at these dosages as well. On lower dosages of 600 mg. and 300 mg. of lithium my mania recurrently, if not easily, broke through. Lithium did not seem to help my depressive states at all. My manic states rather easily blew through Depakote like it was water.

I slept sixteen hours a day on what I believe was only a 50 mg. dosage of Elavil. This medication clearly did not work out well for me. I was only prescribed Paxil and Serzone for a very short period of time (about a week) during one hospitalization that I had in July of 1996 for severe depression. Paxil and Serzone, in combination with Depakote, shut my small intestines down such that they nearly burst. I nearly died from this unusual drug combination of an SSRI antidepressant, a tricyclic antidepressant, and Depakote, all given at the same time (as it caused this intestinal shutdown, a medical condition with a name that is something like “paralytic illeus”).

Ambien helped me a little to sleep, but on even a “double dose” of this I could often only get three hours rest, which was not nearly enough sleep when I was manic… and I was manic quite a bit in the late 80′s though mid 1997. Often Sominex, an over the counter sleep remedy, would give me just as much sleep as Ambien, if not a bit more.

When I was first prescribed Xanex in December of 1995, this medication was a godsend for me. Finally I had found a chemical substance that would knock me out. Xanex was the first medication that I ever took that allowed me to get enough sleep such that my manic states did not “go over the top”. I was not taking a mood stabilizer at this time, so getting enough sleep was critical to me, and Xanex did the trick. However, within three months of my first taking Xanex, I had an adverse reaction to it (very blurred vision in one eye) on only .875 mg, a very low dose for most persons. As a result of this adverse reaction, I had to cease taking Xanex immediately. Perhaps needless to say, I had a fairly manic March of 1996 after I abruptly had to cease taking Xanex, as I could hardly sleep at all.

Of all the medications that I ever took for manic depression, two of them helped me substantially for fairly significant lengths of time. The first of these medications was Zoloft. When I first took Zoloft in the fall of 1992, this medication lifted me out of a three and a half month bout with severe depression in about two weeks. The whole world looked rosy to me when I first took Zoloft. I could not believe the change. As suicidal and as ignorant of depression as I was at the time, Zoloft may have actually saved my life. For this I am very thankful. However, towards the end of my time on medication, even twice as much Zoloft as I had always responded to did not seem to help me out of severe depression at all.

In September of 1996, I decided to begin to take a few vitamins and minerals in an attempt lift myself out of a current state of deep depression. This was the first depressive state I ever had that had not responded well to Zoloft. Within a few weeks of starting to take vitamins and minerals to help my mood state for the first time, I knew that these nutrient substances had made a huge difference. And finally, after months of feeling really blue, I was not depressed.

The second medication that I took for manic depression that helped me substantially was Klonopin. After I had an adverse reaction to Xanex in February of 1996 and had to stop taking it, I went though a fairly manic month or so. I was in real trouble at this point. I simply could not sleep well in March of 1996 without some sort of powerful chemical assistance. Whenever I could not sleep enough my manic state escalated rather quickly into severe mania. After reading a number of books and talking to a few other persons, I asked my psychiatrist for a trial of Klonopin, despite the fact that I had already had a negative reaction to another benzodiazapine medication. Reluctantly he agreed. I went on Klonopin in April of 1996. Klonopin was also a godsend for me. It bought me 18 months of being able to sleep at least enough so that I did not end up in the hospital for severe mania, and/or burn up any more serious money from being really manic. Even though I only got about four and a half to five hours or so of sleep on Klonopin, and in the end I had to have a few beers with 2 mg. of Klonopin in order to really go down at night, at least I could sleep long enough and deep enough so that in the morning when I woke up I was no longer really manic. I used to actually get up sluggish in the morning, what I called “a Klonopin hangover”, but by the end of that same day, I was often pretty zippity again… manic enough that I could not fall asleep and sleep well at all without either Klonopin or a combination of Klonopin and alcohol. I took Klonopin daily from April 1996 until September of 1997. I became clearly and knowingly addicted to Klonopin, not knowing a better answer to control my manic depressive tendencies at the time.

As result of my initial success with using some vitamins and minerals to help resolve depression in myself in September 1996, I began to experiment with other nutrients, despite the fact I was still on, and still really needed to take, Klonopin. In November of 1996, I began taking a potassium supplement. At this time, I was running on the high side (hypomanic), but I was not out of control. I was just running faster than the norm, but I was still lucid and quite functional. Either the very first day or the second day that I took potassium, I knew that just the simple mineral potassium made my manic state noticeably more elevated (worse). I immediately stopped taking potassium. My interest in nutrients grew immensely at this point. How could just a simple potassium supplement make my manic states worse? And if potassium made my manic states worse, I wondered would potassium help my depressive states? A few months later, in January of 1997, I found out. Potassium clearly made my depressed state in January of 1997 better, almost as much as Zoloft had done, but it did so much quicker. How could this be? I remember thinking at this time “how could such simple and elemental nutrients be ignored by the doctors that treat mental illness?” Perhaps needless to say, I soon began to experiment with nutrients even more.

In May of 1997, I began to take my first amino acid, the excitatory amino acid tyrosine. I took 500 mg. of tyrosine in the morning, with the odd collection of vitamins and minerals I had already determined as helpful to me over the past nine months or so. I was feeling pretty good at the time, not too manic, and not at all depressed. I did not notice the effect of tyrosine on me until the bottle ran out and I did not bother to replace it. Within a week of my not taking tyrosine, I realized that I had sunk day by day from a fairly stable and functional state to a state of serious, if not severe, depression. As I lay in my bed in early July of 1997, I wondered why? Why was I depressed? Life was clearly going very well for me at this point in my life. I had no triggers, no stressors, such that I should feel depressed unless my depressive onset was simply chemical in nature. I finally realized as I lay thinking in my bed that it was the fact that I had run out of tyrosine that I was depressed. I theorized that whatever tyrosine was making in my brain had become depleted. I also guessed, and guessed correctly, that whatever tyrosine was making in my brain was necessary for me to not feel depressed. (I later learned that tyrosine is the nutrient precursor to dopamine and norepinephrine, two key excitatory neurotransmitters. I also learned that tyrosine can either cause or contribute to a manic state, if a bipolar person takes too much tyrosine for their biochemistry at the moment. One needs to learn how to use inhibitory nutrients before taking tyrosine if they are bipolar… see below.)

As I did not have any tyrosine in the house, and it was Sunday night such that I could not just go to the health food store and just buy some more, I took some (nine grams in aggregate) of multi-amino acid tablets I had just recently ordered but had yet to take for the first time. Then I took my Klonopin, had a beer or two, and went to bed. Eight hours later, I woke up manic as hell. I could not believe what had happened to me. I had gone from a state of very serious depression to very severe mania within eight hours, simply as the result of amino acid ingestion. This was absolutely amazing to me. I repeated the same mistake a week later, with virtually the same result.

At this point in my life (July of 1997), I immediately knew the enormous social and scientific significance of what had just happened to me. I also immediately signed up to be “a guinea pig” for the rest of world in regard to what nutrients can do to correct manic depression. I was going to research and take every nutrient that I possibly could in an attempt to discover what it might teach me about correcting my condition of chemical imbalance. Soon after this, when I knew just a little bit more, I also decided to research every common impairment to essential nutrient delivery in the human species, as it was clear to me from the standpoints of both simple logic and my own self experience that these common nutrient impairment issues were often the true common causes of manic depression. In my opinion, this simple logic has been anecdotally proven to be correct, not only for myself, but also for a number of other persons that are bipolar as well.

My first discovery about how to use nutrients was that I discovered that it is “a must” from the standpoint of safety that a bipolar person learns how to use inhibitory nutrients before they start using excitatory ones, such as tyrosine or phenylalanine. Excitatory nutrients can easily cause bipolar persons to become hypomanic, manic, or severely manic within hours of their ingestion. If you are bipolar you definitely don’t want this to happen without having an answer in place beforehand. Inhibitory nutrients, such as inhibitory amino acids, can both counteract and balance excitatory ones. Inhibitory nutrients, when used properly, can resolve a manic state. Inhibitory nutrients, in combination with other natural measures, seem to take mania completely out of the equation if these nutrients are used properly on a daily basis.

In August of 1997, I began to use inhibitory nutrients, completely ceasing my use of excitatory nutrients temporarily due to my recognition of their dangers without having an antidote (knowledge of how to use inhibitory nutrients).

Within a month, by taking a combination of inhibitory nutrients I was able to get off of 18 months of daily Klonopin usage completely without any difficult withdrawal symptoms whatsoever. The three generally amino acids of taurine, GABA, and tryptophan were the heart of my inhibitory cocktail at this time. These three amino acids, along with a few vitamin and mineral cofactors, were giving me the best sleep of my entire adult life within a month of my first taking them.

Incidentally, the three amino acids of taurine, GABA, and tryptophan happen to be the very same amino acids that were helpful to Margot Kidder in regard to sleep and inhibition. In case you are not aware of this, Margot Kidder is an actress that overcame her own diagnosis of bipolar disorder via solely natural means. Taurine, GABA, and tryptophan also happen to be the same three amino acids that Julia Ross speaks about using successfully for inhibition in her book “The Mood Cure”. To the best of my knowledge, Margot Kidder, Julia Ross, and I all reached similar conclusions on these three amino acids independently of each other. Although it is true that any one person can respond positively or negatively to any individual amino acid, and therefore this inhibitory amino acid regime is clearly not for everyone, it appears rather remarkable to me that three persons independently of each other all found these same three amino acids as being useful to either themselves or their clients.

September of 1997 marked the last time that I have ever needed or wanted to take any medication whatsoever to control mania or depression in myself. Nutrients and other natural measures not only “did the job much better” than any medication that I ever took for my illness, nutrients and other natural measures also did the job much faster as well. Amino acids often work within a single hour, sometimes they need a single day, and rarely do amino acids need more than a handful of days to effect profoundly positive mood change. This should perhaps not be surprising, as roughly 99 out of the 100 or so known neurotransmitters are primarily amino acid based, as well as amino acids represent nearly 75% of the functional chemistry in the body, once the water is taken out.

By January of 1998, I realized that manic depression was often simply the result of a sub-clinical malabsorption syndrome, of which allergic and toxic issues were nearly always involved as well. At this time I also realized that (1) multiple hidden food allergies, (2) intestinal dysbiosis issues (dysbiosis essentially means candida and other yeasts, various problematic bacteria, and/or parasites), (3) a possible lack of digestive enzymes, (4) a possible lack of HCL (stomach acid), (4) excessive cooked food intake, (5) a lack of nutrients in our depleted soils, and (6) stress (which is always biochemically depleting, no matter what the source) were all issues that were either causative or contributory factors in my illness.

Of the aforementioned six factors, I sensed that multiple hidden food allergies and intestinal dysbiosis were often the primary issues to address in almost any person that is bipolar. It appears that these two factors are often the root cause of bipolar disorder in many of those thus afflicted.

Incidentally, other persons besides myself, many of them doctors or professional health care providers, believe that hidden food allergy and intestinal dysbiosis issues are often major, if not primary, causative factors underlying both ADHD and alcoholism as well. In addition to this, hidden food allergy and/or intestinal dysbiosis issues are strongly implicated by alternative medicine as a whole as being either causative or contributory to the symptoms of various other mental and physical maladies such as autism, schizophrenia, anxiety, fibromyalgia, migraines, and arthritis.

Over the past six years or so I have added a few more common malabsorptive factors to the conceptual overview reflected above. One of these malabsorptive factors is the possibility of inadequate hydration. Adequate water intake apparently helps with nutrient absorption in the small intestines. A second possible malabsorptive factor that I have added over time is inadequate physical movement in regard to the abdominal area. We humans were apparently designed to walk far more that our modern lifestyle dictates we do. This physical movement helps the intestinal area to work as well as it should, and it apparently helps nutrient absorption.

Despite my later realizations, for the most part the general conceptual overview that I developed in late 1997 is pretty much the same one that I am still using to remain well today. The general principle underlying this conceptual overview is “any factor that impairs adequate nutrient absorption into the body is a factor that can either directly cause or greatly contribute to the symptoms of manic depression”. And the general principal that “cures” bipolar disorder is “any and all common factors which impair nutrient delivery into the body are both fairly readily identifiable and adequately correctable in any person that may have them”.

Worthy of note here is that there appears to be a number of alternative practitioners that are either unaware themselves or that wish to take advantage of some of their patients that may be unaware for the purpose of fiscal gain. You do not need any doctor whatsoever to determine your hidden food allergies. No laboratory test whatsoever is accurate enough to determine someone’s food allergies or food intolerances. You only need to go on an elimination diet that is performed by you at home. Yet, perhaps tens of thousands of hidden food allergy tests of various sorts are still being recommended and prescribed to patients yearly by many practitioners of alternative medicine. You also do not need any laboratory tests whatsoever to determine candida or other intestinal dysbiosis issues in yourself as well. Simply dosing up slowly until you reach a therapeutic dosage level (that shows solid results both in the toilet and in your general bowel habits) with a probiotic such as powdered Primal Defense is all that is necessary to determine if candida and “bad bacteria” in the GI tract were a major problem for you prior to taking Primal Defense. And parasite testing is both known to be quite inaccurate and non-inclusive (it can miss a lot). An herbal parasitic regime administered by yourself at home such as that recommended by Dr. Hulda Clark or the website is far better than using any laboratory testing and/or medication whatsoever to resolve the issues of parasites if this issue applies to you. In addition, you don’t need either a doctor or any testing whatsoever to resolve the possible lack of digestive enzymes in yourself. Trial use of a powerful enzyme preparation such as DigestEnz, slowly dosing up while monitoring the effect in yourself is good simple advice that anyone can follow at home to determine if they may lack an adequate production of digestive enzymes in order to digest meals well. This can without the services or advice of any doctor whatsoever. And the trial use of HCL an hour or so after taking digestive enzymes when you eat a meal (if you are using such), dosing up slowly while monitoring the effect in yourself is good simple advice that anyone can follow at home to determine possible stomach acid deficiency in his or her self. This can also be done without the services or advice of any doctor whatsoever. Although the information contained in this paragraph is not nearly thorough enough to fully resolve these common malabsorptive issues of hidden food allergy, intestinal dysbiosis, a possible lack of digestive enzymes, and a possible lack of HCL, I think that you, the reader, may have a solid sense of where I am going here. “YOU CAN, IF NOT MUST, CURE YOURSELF” of manic depression for the most part. And you can do so without getting a lot of expensive and/or marginally useful (if not useless) laboratory tests to do so.

Going back to my story….

During 1998 and 1999, it became clear to me that the broad biochemical deficiency that manic depression not only effects the brain, it also effects the liver, the pancreas, the thyroid gland, the adrenal glands, etc. Every organ and cell in the body is essentially starving for functional nutrition in order for it to perform properly when one is bipolar.

And during 1998 and 1999, I also realized that most of the efforts to correct manic depression via natural means should be targeted towards correcting GI tract dysfunction, and not just targeted toward correcting the function of the brain itself. The brain is simply “a trailing secondary organ to primary gut events”. Gut status and brain status are far more closely connected than most persons realize.

Since September of 1997, when I first read the classic alternative medicine books Depression – Cured At Last by Dr. Sherry Rogers and The Way Up From Down by Dr. Priscilla Slagle (two books that greatly taught me the concepts in the conceptual model discussed above), I have picked through and picked through this newer alternative medicine reality, refining, validating, and/or improving on its great new truths.

I should perhaps mention here that I am of the opinion that newer alternative medical reality as generally represented by Dr. Sherry Rogers, Dr. Priscilla Slagle, Joan Matthews Larson, Patrick Holford, Dr. Charles Gant, Jerry Rubin, Elizabeth Lipski, Julia Ross and a number of other doctors and practitioners today is probably going to replace many of the older concepts and treatments of alternative medicine. Doctors such as Dr. Abram Hoffer (a man that is admittedly a true hero in my eyes nonetheless) and Dr. William Walsh are still espousing some older orthomolecular concepts and alternative treatments as “the highest degree of alternative medical truth”. Perhaps they are right. Only time will tell here. However, my life experience (an experience which has included taking well over 120,000 capsules of various supplements since mid-1997), my hundreds of informal self trials of intentionally inducing and then correcting bipolar symptoms (especially depression), and the great deal of research I have done since mid 1997 has led me to disagree with these doctors for the most part. I disagree with them in regard to their (1) general conceptual misunderstanding of my illness, (2) their incorrect focus in treating bipolar disorder as a result of point (1), and in regard to many of the treatments that they either recommend or miss recommending (when I feel such treatments are often necessary).

In stating the above, I do not mean to demean the individual, if not heroic, efforts of Dr. Hoffer, Dr. Walsh and other doctors of the same genre in any way whatsoever. However, it strongly appears to me that a newer conceptual model of mental illness and its proper treatment is replacing an older one inside the arena of alternative medicine. I am a person that concurs with this newer conceptual alternative understanding. This newer understanding seems to have begun to blossom over the last six years or so, an event to which we all perhaps owe special thanks to Dr. Sherry Rogers for her absolutely brilliant thought and her rather prolific writing. Dr. Rogers was by far my greatest teacher, despite her not knowing how to use amino acids therapeutically at all. (Knowledge of amino acid use was knowledge that I found was key for me in order to properly resolve my illness, and for this knowledge I had to go elsewhere.)

By early 2000, after many years of great effort, a hundred or so books, hundreds of conversations with other persons, many thousands of miles driven, and many tens of thousands of dollars spent, for all ostensible purposes I realized how I could always correct mania and depression in myself by solely using natural means. At this point in time, I could avoid any and all symptoms of my illness whenever I desired to. I could hit a “biochemical 10″ day after day and month after month at will if I so chose to do so. For me a “biochemical 10″ means that I exhibit an aura of deep mental and physical wellness that is rather obvious to anyone that sees me. When I am a “biochemical 10″ I live in the present. I feel great each and every moment that I am awake; and I am not manic at all, nor am I depressed at all as well. Very few “normal persons” without any psychiatric diagnosis whatsoever appear to feel nearly as well as I do or are as mood stable as I am when I am a “biochemical 10″ as I define this to be in myself.

Once I knew that I could hit a “biochemical 10″ at will whenever I wished to do so, I did something rather unusual, but with a number of reasons behind it. I often settled for a degree of wellness that was far less than a 10, a situation that is still true today. One reason for this is that for me to be a “biochemical 10″ cost quite a bit of money supplement-wise (between $400 to $500 a month), a cost that I could not always afford. A second reason for this is that to be a 10 I had to always avoid quite a few foods that were constantly being put in front of me by either family or friends. Rather than always refuse them, I’d simply eat a food that I knew that I would react to negatively to some extent, and then I would test treatment methodology (clear this food out the next day or the day after by using high dosage bentonite and psyllium). And the third reason, and by far the most important one, is that if I stayed a 10 month after month, my ability to continue to learn by trial and error and my ability to test or refine better treatments for my illness was completely lost. I was, and still am, willing to sacrifice my optimal own wellness for the sake of learning and for the sake of others. Few persons understand or accept this, but that is their problem, not mine.

Since the fall of 1997, I have not been trying all of the supplements and natural measures that I have simply to achieve my own wellness. I have been attempting to learn all that I can about my illness in order to make a greater contribution to the general understanding of it. I have been willingly and intentionally sacrificing my own optimal health and wellness in order to help other persons that still suffer. For the past seven years I have often been intentionally sloppy with my natural wellness regime. I have intentionally ingested my known food allergens at least a few hundred times, if not more. I have often intentionally caused or aggravated intestinal dysbiosis issues in myself as well (by a high sugar diet). In doing so, I have intentionally caused manic depressive symptoms in myself, often to the point of severity. My goals in doing this were to test, validate, and/or refine my preexisting knowledge. As a concrete example here, I have intentionally induced and then corrected depression at will in myself within a day or two over a hundred times since August of 1999, the point in which I first realized that I could do so. I did not mind doing this at all, as it is my sincere belief that I was and still am developing a “world changing degree of knowledge”.

Since early 2000, I can quite literally create and then correct a rather incredible range of depressive symptoms in myself by using only natural means from within a matter of a handful of hours to a matter of three or four days. I can also create and then correct a significant degree of manic symptoms in myself by using only natural means within a matter of hours to a matter of days at will as well. Admittedly, despite the fact that I have been severely manic a few hundred times in my life between 1963 and 1996, it is extremely hard for me to become much more than seriously hypomanic at this point in time, and to do so can take me well over a month. I have simply corrected my biochemistry chemistry too much these past seven years or so to get severely manic any more without a great deal of time and effort. Although I can get hypomanic readily at will by taking a high dose of excitatory amino acids along with some vitamin and mineral cofactors, this state does not last longer than a matter of hours, and it appears to always be completely self corrective without any further intervention whatsoever. This is quite a contrast to my manic states years ago, in which my seriously hypomanic states had a strong tendency to continue to escalate to the point of severe mania. Conversely, I can simply eat right (which means avoiding my food allergens and eating a diet that is good for me), take care of my gut properly such that it is always absorptive and has a low level of toxins, and supplement my biochemistry as necessary. In doing so, I suffer no symptoms of manic depression whatsoever.

I have found few persons understand or accept what I am attempting to do in the above. I have also found that many persons are either awful quick to criticize me or they try to discredit me with others for not being completely well at all times. They either do not realize or do not accept that all of what I have been doing for a number of years and am still doing today in regard to my being well or my becoming sick is often intentional for the purpose of learning more about my illness. And if my being sick is not intentional, it is just that I have become too fiscally impoverished to be able to remain optimal at all times. I simply conserve my supply of costly supplements to be optimally well when the need arises. However, given adequate fiscal means to do so, and a valid reason (or reasons) to be optimally well, I can be such at all times. This has been the case since April 2000, if not a few months sooner.

If the truth was actually known, by any valid measurement whatsoever, I have quite literally “cured myself of over three decades of severe symptoms of manic depression”. I do not know it all about manic depression. Some persons are very likely to be more right that I am on some of the details concerning this illness. However, as a result of both my recovery and my research, it seems entirely possible to me that I have may have developed a “Nobel Prize winning level of understanding” of my illness. No, I do not expect to win this prize, and yes, such a thought does smack of manic delusion. I simply state such to give the reader a sense of where I honestly think I am here. Regardless of whether I am intentionally mildly depressed, severely depressed, of normal mood, hypomanic, or I happen to be a “biochemical 10″ at the moment, I have waken up each and every single day for more than four years knowing that the fact that I may have developed a “Nobel Prize winning level of understanding” of manic depression is very probably the truth. I do realize that no one as yet believes in either my representations or me personally. However, I also realize that it is extremely likely that no one on earth as yet has a clue as to how to methodically and adequately resolve a state of severe depression in his or her self in a period of time that averages as little as eight to twelve hours, assuming that they have an empty stomach prior to initiating treatment.

I have realized for quite some time that for many millions of other bipolar persons it is inevitable that medication use to control manic depression is going to be found pointless, if not seriously counterproductive to their true recovery. No medication ever invented can correct a substantial degree of essential nutrient deficiency. And fairly broad essential nutrient deficiency is clearly a very major part of what manic depression is truly all about. Medication, despite its ability to often successfully mask the symptoms of manic depression, is also successfully masking the real truth about the true causes and corrections of this state of biochemical imbalance, a state of imbalance that involves far more nutrient deficiency than nutrient excess.

Despite my saying the above, I am not entirely anti-medication. I am anti-symptom. Medication use is often a very valid steppingstone to true wellness. Medication use is still very justified until the new reality of how to cure manic depression via natural means is better worked out such that it can be widely and safely applied to other persons. Unfortunately, this latter event may take quite some time. This is because current medical research and medical practice is totally deaf to those of all of us that have either cured ourselves of this devastating illness or have made very substantial progress in this direction, and it has been deaf to us for years. It is perhaps far too much of an embarrassment to the current medical model that a number of fairly simple and fairly basic biological facts, when they are coupled together successfully as I have done, will often totally cure decades of severe symptoms of manic depression. Or perhaps this medical model and the pharmaceutical model underlying it is making way too much money, an income that they don’t want to lose if we all become well. Or perhaps persons will ask, “If manic depression is fully correctable with nutrients and other natural measures, what other illnesses can be corrected via similar natural means as well?”

If the real truth becomes known, perhaps almost every illness, both mental and physical, is going to be found to benefit far more from over the counter nutrients purchased in a health food store (or over the internet) than any medication that was ever invented. This latter truth has to scare modern medicine to death, as many doctors may lose their million dollar houses, their $50,000 cars, and anything else that may need their high incomes from dispensing medications, many of which are ultimately going to be found to be obsolete. This finding that the majority of medications are rather pale compared to the power of essential nutrients (applied properly) may take ten years to happen, it may take twenty years to happen, but it IS going to happen. The truth of the power of nutrients vs. the weakness of medication is a truth that is just far too powerful, and just way too obvious, to ignore much longer.

I know the real truth as represented in the above in a very real and deeply heartfelt way.

I know the real truth of the power of nutrients vs. the weakness of medicines partially as the result of my personally taking well over 120,000 capsules or tablets of various vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, probiotics, digestive enzymes, accessory nutrients, and other natural supplements since mid 1997. At least 80,000 of these were capsules of individual or blended amino acids… which happen to be “great teachers” of how both human biochemistry and the GI tract work from a practical standpoint. Such massive supplementation is not necessary to correct manic depression. However, this massive supplementation was necessary for me in order to perform many hundreds of informal self trials over the past six years as “a guinea pig for the rest of the world” in order to discover much of significance about my illness.

I also know the real truth partially as the result of my learning how to take mania right out of the equation in 1997/8 by the use of inhibitory nutrients on a daily basis. Part of the nutrients that I take to resolve mania also greatly helps me to resolve sleep onset, sleep quality, and sleep duration issues in myself as well. Very similar inhibitory nutrients to that which I am using have perhaps helped many hundreds, if not thousands, of persons to slow down, to resolve hypomania and mania, to resolve anxiety, etc. I highly suggest the book “The Mood Cure” by Julia Ross here. Although I disagree with Ms. Ross on her suggestions regarding excitatory amino acids, as I feel they are outdated, and I also feel Ms. Ross also misses a possibly key inhibitory nutrient combination of carnitine and phosphatidyl choline, my experience with using combinations of inhibitory amino acids almost mirrors Ms. Ross’s suggestions exactly. It appears that Julia Ross, Margot Kidder, the actress that overcame bipolar disorder in herself via natural means, and myself independently reached extremely similar conclusions on how to use inhibitory amino acids in the late 1990′s or so.

I know the real truth about the power of nutrients vs. medication partly as a result of discovering a nutrient combination in the fall of 1997 that acted just like lithium in me. This nutrient combination both slowed and steadied my rate of neuronal firing, just like lithium does, but without my having any adverse side effects whatsoever. This nutrient combination is l-carnitine in the morning and phosphatidyl choline afterwards. In my opinion, the nutrient combination of carnitine/choline simply begs to be researched in regard to its effect on manic depression. Perhaps inositol or other nutrients may either help or be necessary cofactors here as well, but no doubt about it, in combination with what else I was taking l-carnitine and phosphatidyl choline (in an adequate dosage, I use 500 mg. of carnitine and 3 to 5 capsules of phosphatidyl choline from Solgar) profoundly slowed down my “spontaneous rate of neuronal firing”, just like lithium does. It also lowered my speech volume and slowed my rate of speech remarkably. Unfortunately, since late 1997 my cries on this issue of research into carnitine/choline (along with a multivitamin multimineral preparation and some Omega 3 oil perhaps to cover any other unknown nutrient cofactors) and its effect on those bipolar persons that are primarily hypomanic or manic much of the time have failed. No one yet has looked at this possible breakthrough discovery that I made in the fall of 1997 in regard to what nutrients are often necessary in order to “slow the brain down”. The norm here, a norm that is unfortunately still true today, is that I am either labeled “manic delusional” for my claiming to have made any very significant discovery about manic depression (and I have made quite a few), or that I am just ignored.

I know the real truth partly as a result of my feeling at least 15 years younger physically than I did six years ago. My skin color is much better, my weight is 30 lbs. less, my muscles are and my skeletal frame are much stronger, and I have far more vitality than most persons who smoke cigarettes as much and as long as I have. My cigarette addiction I admittedly have yet to resolve. For me anyway, curing myself of manic depression is far easier that beating a heavy addiction to nicotine.

I know the real truth as the result of curing myself of both TMJ in my jawbone and also completely resolving a very arthritic and problematic back that bothered me greatly on a regular basis for almost 20 years. My back never bothers me at all now, a fact that never ceases to amaze me, as I had such serious back trouble for so long.

I know the real truth over the power of nutrients vs. medications partly as the result of my recommending a very similar nutrient regime to that which I use to control manic depression to help a person to resolve five years of fairly heavy heroin use, during which he nearly died three times (from overdose). What I gave this person nutrient-wise profoundly helped him from almost day one. Within a month he was a new man, with an aura of wellness and contentment that he hadn’t had in years. This event happened nearly two years ago.

And most amazingly, I know the real truth as the result of discovering in late 1999 of how to intentionally induce a state of very severe depression with suicidal ideation attached in myself at will within three to four days or so by eating common foods that I am allergic to, and then learning how to adequately correct this suicidally depressed state within a matter of hours to at most a single day in myself. For other persons this nutritive and natural therapy may take a few days to a week. However, I can’t imagine the fairly comprehensive and all natural anti-depressive therapy that I am using taking much more than a week to have an amazingly positive effect on both mood and general well being in all but a small minority of persons (the few that are truly very ill).

Every day for over three years, if not closer to six, I wake up to the reality that it is entirely possible that, as a result of relying on a great deal of foundation work of many other persons, I may have developed some of the most accurate conceptual and practical insight into how to correct depression and manic depression to date. I say this despite the facts that (1) I am not a doctor, (2) I have almost no formal education beyond high school (despite being gifted), and (3) I still smoke cigarettes rather heavily. I do not claim perfection to anyone, but I sincerely apologize to all for not resolving my cigarette addiction, as this seriously damages my credibility on any health matters whatsoever.

Unfortunately, I also wake up to the reality that after spending perhaps as much as $200,000, if not more, in a search for answers concerning manic depression since July of 1994, my access to any sizable funds ran out in August of 2002. I now have to live on less than $800 a month net. Yet I morally cannot, and will not, take “a regular job” for greater fiscal gain. Nothing in this world means more to me but to do my best to do all that I can to attempt to end the enormous suffering that manic depression and depression causes. A regular job for fiscal gain would just interfere with this goal, as it would take up too much of my time and energy, time and energy that I have been freely giving for years to help all humankind.

Despite the above, I am not here with my hand out to ask for or to take anything at all. Money means almost nothing to me. I was a self-made millionaire once in my life, and I was so depressed I almost blew my brains out. Now I am healthy both mentally and physically. Other than retaining my own health and well being, only one other single thing really matters to me. This “other thing” is my seeing that answers that I may have discovered as a result of extraordinary effort since my diagnosis of bipolar disorder in June 1994 move forward as they should… such that many other persons are ultimately cured of manic depression without having to take nearly as long and hard a road as I had to travel in which to do so.

I sure could use some solid help from other intelligent persons with in regard to the answers that I have discovered in regarding to correcting depression within a matter of days, if not a matter of hours, in most persons so afflicted. I have been asking for this help for years, both inside the medical model and within the confines of alternative medicine. Thus far, my pleas for help with discoveries that I know to be significant have been to no avail. I have been repeatedly ignored by both conventional and alternative medicine. The claims that I have been making since early 2000 in regard to the correction of severe depression in such a short time are perhaps just too extraordinary to be believed by anyone, yet I know in my heart that in essence these claims are absolutely true. Certainly, I might not be right about everything, and much of what I know could be easily improved on or refined. However, just as it stands the multi-stage natural anti-depressive therapy that I first discovered beginning in August of 1999 and had verified within months of its discovery is a very logical therapy. It is also a therapy that is based on much solid biological and scientific fact as well. In my opinion, this natural anti-depressive therapy has also been anecdotally validated well enough at this point be worth a solid look at by at least some person or organizational body. It would certainly help if this person or organizational body had the ability to effect real change, as I am powerless by myself in this regard.

We humans appear to be very odd creatures. I just don’t understand why I have been blessed with such extraordinary knowledge of how to correct depression and manic depression via natural means… and then I reach out to others for help to take a look at what I have discovered… and the end result is that I often just get either personally attacked or ignored… despite the fact that my heart is in the right place and I only want to help… and I have no agenda of enrichment or self aggrandizement whatsoever. I don’t mind a whit if my discoveries are plagiarized by others and/or I don’t receive either a dime or any credit whatsoever for them… as long these discoveries are validated and refined by a party capable of doing so… and then used to reduce much human suffering, as I am aware that they can.

Lastly, I pray that some day in the future the current medical model will not continue to ignore the overwhelming anecdotal evidence that has been generated for many years that the two biochemical issues of hidden food allergy and intestinal dysbiosis (which conventional doctors often actually cause by the prescription of antibiotics) are often primary causative factors in depression, manic depression, ADHD, schizophrenia, alcoholism (and perhaps other substance abuse as well), fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraines, and a whole host of other physical and mental illnesses. I also pray that some day lessons such as those that I have learned in my recovery from over three decades of bipolar symptoms are not only actually heard, but that they are acted upon appropriately by someone, as well as acted upon appropriately by modern medical science.

Allen Darman

Some Related WordPress Blogs:

My son Willy’s original ADHD/bipolar! recovery story (June 2006)

Willy’s Three Year ADHD/Bipolar Recovery Story (August 2007)

Willy’s Five Year ADHD Bipolar Recovery Story (June 2009)

Tweetable Link Web of this Particular Nutrientscure WordPress Blog:

Allen Darmans’ Natural Bipolar Recovery Story as of June 2004

When I was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder (manic depression) in June of 1994, I was told by the psychiatrist treating me that my being cured of this illness was impossible.  He told me that the best I could do to deal with my illness was to take medication on a daily basis for the rest of my life.

I would like to give the reader of the material that follows  “a big dose of hope” right off the bat.  About six years later (in the year 2000), I found out how wrong the this particular  psychiatrist was in his assumption that bipolar disorder is incurable.  Bipolar disorder is an ABSOLUTELY CORRECTABLE condition of biochemical imbalance.  And it is correctable by the very person that suffers from such.  (Yes!, you can cure yourself.)   If I did not prove this in my own personal recovery, a handful of years later my teenage son Willy profoundly did in his.  And Willy also proved how easy it is to do so.  (If a severely learning impaired teenager can learn how to cure himself of bipolar disorder without seeing ANY doctor whatsoever, or reading even a single book, perhaps almost everyone that is diagnosed as bipolar can do the same.)

via Allen Darmans' Natural Bipolar Recovery Story as of June 2004.

Malabsorption Underlies Mental Illness (9/23/2011)

Dear Friends:

In April 1997 I knew very little about nutrition, nutritional supplements, or any other alternative medical topic. I had been taking some vitamin and mineral supplements for almost a year. However, I really did not know much about what I was doing in this regard.

As a result of finding some information on the Internet, I began taking a 500 mg. capsule of the amino acid tyrosine in May 1997, along with the vitamins and minerals that I was taking prior.

I did not realize how powerful this tyrosine supplement was for me antidepressant-wise until the sixty capsule bottle of it ran out.

For about a week after I ran out of the bottle of tyrosine that I had I underwent a steady mood decline to the point where it was obvious (to me) that I was depressed.

I had no psychological reason whatsoever to be depressed at this time. Seven months prior I had bought a new minivan that I was quite happy with. A few months prior I had bought an older but very comfortable 14 X 70 single wide trailer in a mobile home park in Clark Mills, New York. (This mobile home had some beautiful trees on the lot, a long wooden porch with a roof over it, and a small creek in the back. I loved it.) I was involved in a longstanding process of extricating myself from a bad marriage, but this was not a major stressor, as I was GLAD that my marriage was finally ending. I had a girlfriend that I was quite happy with at this time. Money was not a problem. My life in general was more stable and content than it had been for decades. There was simply no reason for me to be depressed in July 1997 unless this depression was ONLY biochemical in nature.

In thinking things over on the evening of July 6, 1997 I realized that my taking tyrosine for the past two months MUST HAVE helped my mood substantially in some way. I wanted to go out and buy some more tyrosine, and immediately take some. However, it was Sunday and the local health food store where I could get some more was closed. (I would have to wait until Monday to buy another bottle of tyrosine.)

That Sunday night I also realized that I had another option in regard to getting more tyrosine into my system. I could take a multi amino acid supplement I had recently ordered through the mail, but had not opened the bottle yet. This new supplement did contain some tyrosine per tablet, along with a number of other free form amino acids. So I did the math (as per the ingredients listed on the bottle), taking enough tablets of this new supplement in order to take a little over 500 mg. of tyrosine. Soon after this I also took 2 mg. of Klonopin (a medication that I had been on for about fifteen months), and went to bed.

Eight hours later I woke up in a state of mania! I went from a serious state of depression to a serious state of mania simply by the oral ingestion of nine grams of an unbalanced free form amino acid preparation.

I was amazed at this experience; that I could switch mood states simply by taking a free form amino acid supplement. I repeated what I did a week later, and the same thing happened… I became manic simply by taking an unbalanced (too excitatory) free form amino acid preparation.

The above resulted in my becoming greatly interested in what nutrition, and what nutritional supplements, could do in regard to my curing myself of over three decades of manic depressive symptoms.

As I have been self-educated for my entire adult life, I sought out books that might help me in my quest for more knowledge at this time.

First I found the book “The Way Up From Down” by Dr. Priscilla Slagle. Despite its old copyright date (1987) and its simplicity, this book helped me enormously. (I read and reread this book perhaps a half dozen times over the next six months.) It educated me in regard to the fact that there are excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmitters. It educated me in regard to the fact that neurotransmitters are primarily made out of amino acids, but that vitamins and minerals were important in this regard as well. It educated me in regard to the fact that taking individual free form amino acid supplements can increase whatever particular neurotransmitter these free form amino acids make. It educated me in regard to the fact that B vitamins are needed to make many neurotransmitters. It educated me in regard to the fact that our American diet is often substandard and that food allergies and other malabsorptive causes can play a role in causing depression. It educated me in regard to the fact that ALL of these obvious and irrefutable biochemical issues are summarily ignored when treating depression, as “drugs and only drugs” are modern medicine’s ONLY answer to the same. And it educated in regard to the fact that modern medicine is criminally ignoring the biologically obvious, simply for the sake of the money it can make from doing so.

[The book “The Way Up From Down” is out of print. However, Dr. Slagle has generously made this book available free at her website, The whole book can be downloaded in Adobe.]

In the summer of 1997, I also found (the current edition at this time) the book “Prescription For Nutritional Healing” by James Balch, M.D. and Phyllis Balch. This book did have a prescription for manic depression, but I found it sorely lacking and somewhat in error. I could relate far more to the prescription it had for either alcoholism or malabsorption, as both of these prescriptions made far more sense to me for manic depression that the prescription for manic depression itself. Despite its errors, I am deeply thankful to the authors of this book. They introduced me to a much wider range of nutritional supplements than Dr. Priscilla Slagle did, and I began to experiment with a great many of them (to see how I felt after taking them).

Luckily, I lived only fifty miles from Syracuse, New York. Syracuse NY was where Dr. Sherry Rogers practiced medicine in 1997. Dr. Rogers had recently self-published her book “Depression Cured At Last”. I picked up a copy of it at a health food store in the Syracuse area called Natur-Tyme in September 1997. Dr. Sherry Rogers book “Depression Cured At Last” opened up a conceptual realm of alternative medicine that was enormously helpful to me. Dr. Rogers primary goal in all of her written work was to educate the patient to help his or her own self. Her biggest target in correcting depression was the GI tract (gastrointestinal tract), which I commonly refer to as the gut. (It would have taken me a lot longer to figure out the proper manner to correct bipolar disorder in myself if it was not for Sherry Rogers. In a very real way, I feel that I owe this woman my life.)

Sherry Rogers essentially taught me to “Forget about the brain when dealing with mania or depression in one’s self. The brain is only a secondary target organ to primary gut events. Fix the gut, and correct dietary issues (to include avoidance of hidden food allergens), and the brain will automatically fix itself”. Another thing that Dr. Rogers taught me is that orally supplementing with nutritional supplements, without addressing one’s malabsorptive status at the same time, is “just not wise”, as much of the nutritional value of such supplementation is lost (it is pooped into the toilet a day or two later). In my opinion, Sherry Rogers 8R program of gut correction, as first espoused in her book “Depression Cured At Last”, and later upgraded in her book “No More Heartburn”, is conceptually unparalleled. (All of Dr. Rogers books can be found on, and many of them can be found on as well.)

[Dr. Rogers only major blind spot in healing is in regard to the use of free form amino acids. To cover this blind spot, I used knowledge from three sources. I used knowledge that Dr. Priscilla Slagle taught me in her book “The Way Up From Down”. I used knowledge I learned from Robert Erdmann in his book “The Amino Revolution” which can be found on at And I used knowledge gained from my own self experimentation and self experience. I did not need amino acid knowledge from Julia Ross in her book “The Mood Cure”, as I had sent her via email the prescription of tryptophan, taurine, GABA, and glycine for inhibition in February 1998, and I later amended my advice on the same to include histidine, as per Robert Erdmann’s repeated suggestions in his book “The Amino Revolution”.]

At Natur-Tyme in September 1997 I also bought a few books by William Crook, M.D. at this time; one on yeast (candida) and one on food allergies and yeast being causative of ADHD. I also bought a classic book on the gut (that is now out of print) called “Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management” by Bernard Jensen.

These books helped me enormously as well.

William Crook’s written work, in conjunction with my own experience, made me realize that I had had an overgrowth of yeast from my childhood years onward, and that this yeast was a major causative factor in my being bipolar for over three decades. His written work, in conjunction with my own experience, made me also realize that I had multiple hidden food allergies from my childhood years onward, and that these food allergies were a major causative factor in my being bipolar for over three decades as well. [It is worthy to note that another doctor named Doris Rapp drew the same conclusions as William Crook in regard to hidden food allergies and yeast being the two primary causative factors underlying ADHD.]

Bernard Jensen’s book “Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management” prompted me to undergo a series of colonics in September and October of 1997. A colonic is a cleansing of the large intestine with water that is under gentle pressure. Normally a 45 minute colonic will clean out the large intestine, which averages about five foot in length. My first colonic did not even clean out one foot. (I could actually feel how far it got.) My bowel was encrusted with “many years old” feces, just as John Wayne’s bowel was when he died. (Some say John Wayne had 30 to 40 pounds of old fecal matter in his large intestine when he died.) The series of colonics that I got over a two month period of time removed a lot of old encrusted feces from me. One result was my mood lifted noticeably. Another result is that my skin cleared up in a manner that was quite noticeable to me as well. I felt a sense of peace and relief after this series of colonics was completed… a feeling that I never had felt before.

[Although “Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management” is out of print, a newer book by Bernard Jensen essentially replaces it. This book is titled “Dr. Jensen’s Guide to Better Bowel Care: A Complete Program for Tissue Cleansing through Bowel Management” and it can be found on at]

As a result of taking vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, probiotics, and other helpful supplements in September and October of 1997, I realized that most of them were substantially helping me. I could quite literally “feel the help” that these supplements provided me; no book had to convince me. (Incidentally, whenever I took certain free form amino acids along with vitamin and mineral nutrient cofactors this “help” was both fairly immediate and quite obvious.)

In the fall of 1997 I wondered why so many different supplements were clearly helping me. And I wondered why I was deficient in so many essential nutrients (such that my condition of manic depression was the end result).

I knew that many of the foods that I ate in my life came from depleted topsoil. I knew that many of the foods that I ate in my life were processed. And I knew that many of the foods that I ate in my life were cooked as well. From the reading that I did in the fall of 1997, and from reading Adelle Davis decades prior, I knew that (1) mineral depleted topsoils, (2) the modern processing of foodstuffs, and (3) cooking all contribute to essential nutrient depletion in one way or another.

However, it became clear to me that mineral depleted topsoil, processed food, and cooked food were not the only three reasons I was broadly essential nutrient deficient.

In the fall of 1997 it became clear to me that the largest reason that I was broadly nutrient deficient was that I was MALABSORPTIVE. I was clearly not absorbing ALL essential nutrients as well as most other persons were, going all the way back to my childhood years.

Orally taking free form amino acids over a period of time can teach someone a great deal about malabsorption in one’s self. This I know for a fact as a result of taking about 150,000 capsules of individual or blended free form amino acids since 1997. Amino acid supplementation, done properly and with adequate cofactors, can definitely be felt, as long as one is absorbing adequately.

[It is worthy to note that one’s absorptive ability can change from one day to the next, or even one meal to the next, depending on what foods one is exposed to. Even a single exposure to a food allergen can temporarily AND substantially shut down the gut from an absorptive standpoint. Free form amino acid supplementation (taken along with vitamin and mineral cofactors) over time, taught me this.]


Malabsorption clearly underlies mental illness, not only my particular case of mental illness, but that of millions of others.

Sadly, the two free form amino acid blends that I mixed together (in a two to one ratio) and heavily relied on for wellness for over a decade will most probably be taken off the market (or go way up in price) via current Big Pharma subterfuge in getting the FDA to change the law.

Sadly, a number of powerfully therapeutic vitamin and mineral supplements that help me and many others such as those found at or will probably be taken off the market or go way up in price as well.

And sadly, my son Willy Darman’s simple yet profound discovery to take a wide range of nutritional supplements all at once (which is BY FAR the best way to correct depressive, ADHD, bipolar, and schizophrenic symptoms) is soon going to be suppressed.

What kind of world do we live in? such that soon after real answers to mental illness are actually found, the FDA repeatedly acts to take these answers away from us, simply to protect Big Pharma and the hoax of drug oriented medicine.

Allen Darman

Some Related Blogs:

The Best Book On Food Allergies I Ever Read (9/23/2011)

FDA Trying To Control All Nutritional Supplements By Labeling Them “Drugs” (2007)

The FDA Will Mandate That Mental Illness Cannot Be Cured (9/19/2011)

Will The American Public Win The Race Against Big Pharma? (3-28-2011)

***Note dated 3-29-2011: This is the most important blog that I have ever written in my life by far. It has the power to topple Big Pharma someday, due to the fact that it may save free market access to supplements here in the U.S. I am going to spend a considerable amount of time in the next thirty (30) days making this blog the best that it can possibly be. My primary goal in doing this “much longer upgrade than expected” is to prepare this blog for its going viral on the Internet, as there is a strong chance of this occurring (sooner or later). (By viral, I mean that this blog is seen by many hundreds of thousands of persons, if not millions.) The “related blog links” section at the end of this blog is the only real section that needs a great deal of work. My intent for this “related blogs” section is to well organize EVERY useful and insightful blog that I have ever written, such that anyone looking for information on a certain topic can easily find it. The rest of this blog only needs some rather minor edits, corrections, additions, etc. When this blog is finalized and completed, these remarks will be removed. Allen Darman***

Dear Friends:

Much of the material in this blog (below) was written by Mike Adams of (Note: used to be, but it was still Mike Adams behind it.) It is an old article (2007) of his that I ran across and thought appropriate to repost below what I have written.

Mike Adams knows Big Pharma is a corrupt corporate entity that is inevitably doomed. I know that Big Pharma is doomed in a remarkably short time if broad based free form amino acids, and other nutritional and natural supplements, are finally recognized for the incredible healing agents that they truly are.

The above paragraph assumes that broad based free form amino acids are used properly (such as a Willy’s Baggie approach), and are used in conjunction with the rest of what some alternative medical persons and I already know in regard to malabsorption and the gut.

The above paragraph also assumes that Big Pharma is NOT successful in bribing federal lawmakers in the U.S. to take ANY critical healing nutritional supplement out of the general public’s hands. This point is not a given, believe me. Big Pharma has a “bribery chest” of billions, if need be. The drug industry fully intends to use this “bribery chest” in Washington, D.C. as soon as they possibly can. (Their goal of course is to outlaw free market access to healing nutritional supplements… thus ensuring a monopoly for their toxic, symptom masking, expensive, and NON-CURATIVE drugs.)

Thank God for my son Willy. Willy proved to the world!! how important broad based free form amino acids, vitamins, minerals, EFA’s, probiotics, hidden food allergy avoidance, addressing bad gut biology, addressing excess gut toxicity, and addressing malabsorption are when curing oneself of mental and physical illness. Willy also proved to the world!! that even a thirteen year old learning impaired child could begin to learn what he needed to (without even reading a single book!) IN ORDER TO CURE HIS OWN SELF.

In doing what he did, Willy forwarded human understanding “far enough and fast enough” such that humanity has a chance to stop Big Pharma’s “ultimate grand plan”. This grand plan is to outlaw ALL healing supplements worldwide before the general public of ANY country widely realizes their tremendous power to cure depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and poor mental and physical health in general.

Since June 2006 (when I first put Willy’s original recovery story on the Internet, and “when I began to get repeatedly hacked”) I have realized that “we are essentially in a race” vs. Big Pharma. Humanity needs to awaken in regard to the healing power of nutritional and natural supplements BEFORE they are taken away from us worldwide. This is the race I am speaking of.

The recent loss of public access to a myriad of herbal and nutritional supplements in the ENTIRE European Union (comprised of about 325 million people) due to Big Pharma’s shenanigans is not a good sign. The American public needs to wake up, and soon.

Some blogs that I have written in the past that back up this contention that “we are essentially in a race” vs. Big Pharma are as follows:

FDA Trying To Control All Nutritional Supplements By Labeling Them “Drugs” (April 2007)

[Important Note: The blog listed above means that Big Pharma has “telegraphed their intent” in the U.S. This event of the FDA trying to control all nutritional supplements by labeling them as drugs happened about four years ago. Although we won this round due to massive public outcry via the Internet, Big Pharma is most certainly going to try the same thing again. The fact that our Supreme Court ruled in early 2010 that corporations can contribute UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF MONEY to elect Congresspersons, Senators, and even our President means that Big Pharma can stack the deck against us the next time that they try to do the above.]

From the ANH: Dark Times for Herbal Medicine in Europe (3-1-2011)

All Therapeutic Supplements Banned In EU in April 2011 (2-18-2011)

An Alarm Bell Rung By Jim Mercola, M.D. Regarding Supplement Access (10-30-2010)

They Have To Take Our Supplements Away (8-25-2010)


I sure hope that the American public soon discovers the profound curative power of nutritional and natural supplements in regard to resolving depression, and mental and physical illness in general. And I sure hope this happens before Big Pharma uses its powerful influence on the FDA and our entire federal government to (1) take ALL therapeutic dosages of nutritional and natural supplements off the free market, or (2) succeeds in getting “all supplements labeled as drugs”… thus putting them in the hands of doctors (available “by prescription only”).

I sure hope that “we win this race” against Big Pharma’s evil agenda. God help us all if we don’t.

Allen Darman

The following material was written by Mike Adams of

Why health freedom will ultimately overcome Big Pharma mischief and FDA corruption (opinion)

Do you find yourself frustrated with the lack of progress in the fight for consumer rights against Big Pharma and the FDA? Take comfort, my friends, in knowing that even though we did not achieve the victory we wanted in this latest legislative effort in the United States, we did stand up and be heard. Hundreds of thousands of grassroots supporters of natural health contacted their senators and let their voices be heard. As a result, senators Hatch, Enzi and others are now on the record stating that Senate bill S.1082 will in no way restrict access to nutritional supplements. That’s a small but notable victory that would not have happened without the outpouring of support from natural health advocates like you.

What lawmakers now know for certain is that we will stand up and speak out against any threat to our collective health freedoms. We will contest every bill or amendment that favors corporate interests over consumer interests, and we will hit back with a wave of public protest that fills their phone lines, fax machines and emails with mindful comments and concerns from action-oriented citizens who demand real representation.

Our lawmakers now know that members of the health freedom movement will not remain silent when their freedoms are openly threatened. This very fact will make them think twice before introducing future bills that try to regulate dietary supplements, for example, or that limit the choices of consumers. I’m not saying they won’t keep trying to outlaw vitamins and expand the powers of Big Pharma and the FDA, but they’ve at least come to realize that we’re going to raise a racket each time they attempt to do so. The health freedom community is getting noticed in Washington.

Why natural medicine is winning

In the big picture, by the way, things are actually trending strongly towards naturopathic medicine. With this latest legislative event here in the United States, Big Pharma may have won a legislative battle, but they’re losing the war. Consider the following:

• The public opinion towards drug companies is at an all-time low. As the truth continues to come out about the predatory practices by Big Pharma, the public is increasingly disgusted with what they’re learning about fraudulent science, deadly drugs, the bribery of doctors, price-fixing schemes and so on.

• More consumers are abandoning pharmaceuticals than ever before and turning to natural treatments for diseases and health conditions. The number of ex-medicine users continues to rapidly expand.

• The truth about Big Pharma’s market monopoly is finally starting to gain traction among mainstream consumers. People are finally starting to get the fact that they’re being ripped off by a profit-minded industry charging them the highest prices in the world for medications that are neither safe nor effective. Once this realization hits the masses, the backlash will be unstoppable.

• The entire system of organized medicine is only years away from collapsing upon itself due to outrageous costs, fraud, corruption and criminal behavior by its proponents. On a simple economic basis, no state or national government can afford to continue doing business with Big Pharma in the long run. The scam is just about up. When cities, states and countries start to declare bankruptcy due to outrageous health care costs, the winds of change will blow stronger than ever. The clock is ticking against drug-based medicine…

• More consumers are choosing naturopathic medicine than ever before. The popularity of modalities such as homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, energy medicine, sound healing, massage therapy and mind-body medicine is at an all-time high… and it continues to rise! People are learning about what works, and they’re pursuing natural, non-invasive therapies in increasing numbers.

• Consumer demand for organic foods is skyrocketing. The truth about toxic synthetic chemicals in our foods, cosmetics and personal care products is finally starting to go mainstream. There are serious efforts now to promote green lawn care, green automobiles and green living. The trends are strongly in favor of natural, sustainable living!

Why Big Pharma is so desperate

In the context of these powerful trends, Big Pharma is acting out of desperation to protect a medical monopoly that will soon collapse in the United States. Think about this: The very reason Big Pharma has to bribe senators, buy off FDA regulators and pay the media to run its propaganda pieces is because Big Pharma has nothing left of value to offer the world.

There are no more solutions from Big Pharma that stand on their own merit. The whole health care scheme has degraded into propaganda, monopolistic control, discrediting the competition, and brainwashing consumers through television ads. These are not the tactics used by organizations that have legitimate solutions to offer the world; these are the tactics of desperate businesses grasping for one last measure of control before being swept away by a tidal wave of change.

Big Pharma is acting like a trapped, cornered animal, lashing out with its claws and raising the fur on its back to make itself seem more intimidating. But the truth is that to an increasing number of people, the whole system of conventional medicine is virtually irrelevant. We’re simply not buying pharmaceuticals or visiting doctors anymore. Through the choice of the way we use our dollars, we can economically starve this whole system of conventional medicine into its own overdue collapse.

Why do you think health insurance won’t cover naturopathic therapies? It’s because if consumers had a choice, almost everyone would now choose natural therapies instead of drugs and surgery! If consumers were actually given a choice right today, organized medicine would collapse tomorrow. The whole system is only propped up by limiting consumers’ choices, keeping them in the dark, and limiting access to natural therapies that actually work.

The hucksters running organized medicine today realize this! They know that consumers are tied to drugs and surgery by a single flimsy thread: Health insurance. If health insurance covered herbal medicine, acupuncture and naturopathy, we would witness a massive stampede away from doctors, drug companies and toxic cancer treatments.

Drug-based medicine is already obsolete

And so the big picture here becomes rather obvious. In the minds of most consumers, organized medicine is already obsolete. The Senate and the FDA remain hopelessly stuck in the past, arrogantly tied to a chemical medicine scheme that was outdated two decades ago. But the consumers who stay informed about these things are way ahead of the game. They know the future of medicine is all about preventing disease, supporting the patient’s healing process and nourishing the body with healing nutrients rather than chemically attacking it with synthetic drugs.

The Dark Ages of organized medicine are fast coming to an end. What you’re witnessing today with Codex, the FDA, drug companies and legislators around the world is simply the last desperate wave of convulsions from an industry that will soon follow in the footsteps of Big Tobacco to a well-deserved fall from power. Remember: for decades, doctors and the American Medical Association actually promoted tobacco as good for your health. Times change. And changes sweep through society faster now than ever before.

Things are trending in a positive direction on issues like natural health, sustainable living and organics. Sure, we have many skirmish battles to fight along the way, and we can never let our guard down against the corporate opposition, but overall, we are witnessing a time of tremendous change made possible by empowered consumers. And you know what’s key to that? The Internet. Without the internet, nobody would know the truth about Big Pharma, the FDA, and the dangers of organized medicine.

So feel good about what you’ve done so far, and keep yourself in a state of readiness to participate in yet more grassroots action that accelerates changes toward natural health and sustainable living. I believe we will live to see the demise of the FDA as it is currently structured. We will one day drive an electric car that’s refueled for free using solar panels on the roof of our home. We will live to see natural cancer cures embraced in North America, and if we live long enough, we will one day see historians describing our present times as a “Dark Age” of medicine that was ultimately overcome by a health freedom movement that refused to let the truth about natural medicine remain censored and suppressed.

The future of medicine will be very different from what has pretended to be health care in recent memory. A revolution in healing is at hand. Take care of your own health with herbs, superfoods and naturopathic medicine and you just might live long enough to witness it first-hand.

***End of copy written by Mike Adams***

The rest of the copy is mine.

Important Note #1: This material is not copyright protected in ANY way, to the best of my knowledge. (My copy is not copyrighted at all. I will soon check with Mike Adams in regard to his. If it is copyrighted, I will try to get a blanket release from him in this regard. Mike is a longstanding fellow warrior against Big Pharma… I am sure he would grant this. So would others, if I need such, or so I think. )

Assuming I get any and all copyright releases I may need, anyone and everyone may freely send this material to anyone they wish. In addition to this, anyone and everyone may put this material on their own website if they wish. (All I ask of persons that may use this material is that they do not charge other persons any money for it.) Everyone has my complete and irrevocable permission in which to do so. Signed… Allen Darman and Dated… March 28, 2011.

Important Note #2: For years drug industry hackers blocked many things I wanted to do in Myspace when it was the premier social networking site in the world. Then the same happened when Facebook took over as the premier social networking site. I have been blocked for years (to include the present) from posting my blogs to appropriate Facebook alternative health, mental health, health freedom, and health recovery groups. I would deeply appreciate it if anyone is able to use their Facebook account to spread any significant blogs of mine to places that are appropriate for them on Facebook (such that my “Facebook blockade” by the drug industry is circumvented).

Also, I deeply appreciate any person that spreads my material around the Internet in general (on places other than Facebook) for others to see. (In doing so, you are saving me valuable time in which to write more original copy.)

Important Note #3: I encourage everyone that truly believes what this blog is saying to mail a printed copy of it in its entirety to your elected representatives at the Federal level. And perhaps send a copy to your State Governor too. Please include a few personal statements of your own in this letter containing my material.

Our Congressional Representatives, Senators, and Governors need to become aware of information such as that which this blog contains.

And perhaps Obama deserves a copy as well.

We The Public need to know where our politicians stand in regard to the above (or similar) information, such that we can elect them in or out depending.

Our politicians need to be held accountable EVERY November if at all possible in regard to whether they are for Big Pharma or our true health. At the very least, they should become informed of the truth that drug-oriented medicine is a cruel and expensive hoax, and one that is bankrupting BOTH our nation’s health and wealth.

When you include a few statements of your own with this material, hopefully one of them will say “If you vote anti-supplement or pro Big Pharma in ANY way, I am voting AGAINST YOU in the next election… period”. And hopefully you will mention the suppression of (1) Bob Beck’s wisdom (the cure for HIV, some cancers, and some cures for other things), (2) Stan Meyer’s wisdom (the water powered car), and (3) Gary Vesperman’s compilation of “free energy’s” MAJOR discoveries as well.

Important Note #4: The primary “sister blog” to this one for Congressional or Governorial mailing purposes is the blog titled “Introducing the Concept of an “Educational Healing House” (2006)”. This blog can be found at

The above-mentioned “sister blog” admittedly needs a little editing. It also needs to have a little copy added, and Willy’s before and after picture(s) attached.

If there was to be “a secondary sister blog”, I think that the blog titled “A Critical Blog That Joins My Primary And Secondary Websites (3-1-2011)” would be the most appropriate. I say this due to the fact that this blog leads to so many others, and it helps with organization a bit as well. This blog can be found at

Important Note #5: Please don’t think that enough copies of these “sister blogs”, when put together, and then sent to our elected representatives with your comments attached, might not make a real difference some day.

If you cannot find the time or money to snail mail these “sister blogs” to your appropriate elected officials (with your comments attached), I suggest that you find a way to efficiently email this stuff.

A Final Conclusion

“Keyboard, mouse, and text warriors can change the world by awakening the pubic en masse”… many Arabic nations “just taught us this”.

Simply keyboard, mouse, or text your family and friends. In your own words tell people that you know and care about “to take a look at this” (I suggest you state this in your own words):

It may be that simple to stop Big Pharma’s evil agenda.

How can it be that simple?

It is that simple because Knowledge Has Power. This blog has Powerful Knowledge that could grant the American public A Very Big Stick in the voting booth some day.

Assuming that the material in this blog goes viral on the Internet sooner or later…

Big Pharma is going to have “an almost impossible time” carrying out their evil agenda.

The drug industry is going to have this impossible time when it INEVITABLY TRIES TO BRIBE OUR LAWMAKERS in regard to outlawing (or controlling) curative nutritional supplements a few years down the road.

All I have left to mention is some Thank You’s.

First off I’d like to say “don’t thank me”. I only did what I had to do from the standpoint of moral obligation. (I am no saint, by any means. Believe me, if there was any way out of the jam I seem to have gotten myself into with the drug industry, I would take it.)

Thank God (whatever God you may believe in).

Thank Many in Alternative Medicine who taught us so much from writing so many incredibly useful and insightful books.

And Thank my son Willy.

Thank Willy for coming up with the crazy idea to take almost seventy capsules or tablets of supplements “all at once” at the tender age of thirteen. (I sure don’t think your idea is crazy anymore. Willy, you were right… nutrients work in synergy with each other… when supplementing, it is best to take them all.)

Also thank Willy for putting his foot down, thus leaving me no other choice, by INSISTING in the summer of 2004 that he would do things “NO OTHER WAY!”. (The discovery of Willy’s Baggie almost did not happen… I sure tried to talk Willy out of doing things this way.)

Willy, because of what you did, you may have saved supplements for all of us! At the very least “you have given us a chance”.

As I wipe my tears away… Willy, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for achieving your amazing recovery, and for proving to the world that the miraculous can be easy! in this regard.

Lastly, Willy, I would like to say a few more words to you besides “Thank You” and the other things that I said to you in the above. Always remember “we did the right thing”. You did your part, and I did mine. I feel blessed to have learned what we have learned about Baggies (and other things). I know that this knowledge has the power to help tens of millions. I have no regrets, regardless of what happens to me. Neither should you. (You could have NEVER stopped me from fighting Big Pharma. And no one in the world has the power to protect me.) Willy, hold your head up high, no matter what. Son, I love you, and I am proud of you. And I feel the same in regard to Max, your brother.

Allen Darman

Some blogs related to this one in one way or another:

My First Website on the Internet (August 2001)

An old speech draft on bipolar; still a worthy read (2002)

An Introduction To Alternative Medicine For Psychiatric Conditions (2005)
(This blog is SORELY DUE for a major upgrade, to include the suggested reading list.)

Introducing the Concept of an “Educational Healing House” (2006)

A Critical Blog That Joins My Primary And Secondary Websites (3-1-2011)

Concepts and Ideas to Treat Depression Naturally (2003)

An Overview of Willy’s Baggie I, II, and III (March 2010)

What A Harvard Educated Psychiatrist-To-Be Said About Willy’s Baggies (2009)’s-baggies-2009/

Depression and Bipolar Disorder – Cured At Last! (August 2007)

One of Willy’s “baggies” of supplements… Wow! (September 2006)

From Four Hours Work A Day To Sixteen (3-25-2011)

An Anecdotal Case; Depression Resolved in One Day, Rv.2 (2007)

Willy’s Baggie II Shortcuts The Resolution of Depression
(Note: Willy’s Baggie III is superior to, and replaces, both Willy’s Baggie II and Willy’s Original Baggie. I expect there will be a Willy’s Baggie IV fairly soon.)

The Proper Chemical Answer For Depression Has Been Found 10-31-2010

A Real Cure For Schizophrenia Has been Found! (March 2009)

“Hearing Voices” Remission Within Hours From Supplement Use (March 2009)

My Bipolar Recovery Story as of June 2004

An Email I Sent A Bipolar Researcher in February 2004 (3-27-2011)

The Story of Darman Mfg. Company and Genius (2010)

Cambridge Who’s Who And A Synopsis Of My Situation (October 2010)

My son Willy’s original ADHD/bipolar! recovery story (June 2006)

Willy’s Three Year ADHD/Bipolar Recovery Story (August 2007)

Willy’s Five Year ADHD Bipolar Recovery Story (June 2009)

The same blog as the above with a different title (the copy is the same) and “a before and after picture” of Willy at 10.5 and 17.5 years of age on it can be found at:

An Update Regarding Willy’s Amazing Recovery (June 2009)

Doctors Helped Cause Willy’s Sickness

Willy’s Baggies And Candida (10-17-2010)

Willy’s Baggies and Malabsorption (10-27-2010)’s-baggies-and-malabsorption-10-27-2010/

The possible implications of broad based nutrition taken all at once (February 2007)

Is it possible that key knowledge known by Robert Erdmann over 20 years ago got lost?

An Adequate Dosage of Broad Based Amino Acids

Adelle Davis; a true pioneer (September 2007)

A Testimonial to Dr. Sherry Rogers

Probiotics and Their Effect on All Mental Illness (September 2006)

The End of Antibiotics (2008)

The Five Fundamental Rules To Correct All Mental Illness; It Is Time For Change (10-27-2010)

Governmental vs. Alternative Medicine; It Is Time For Change (8-17-2010)

Suppression Of Great Truth Is The Norm It Seems (8-30-2010)

Much of the above blog is Gary Vesperman’s material in regard to the suppression of numerous “free energy” discoveries by our government and the powers-that-be. This man is a real hero in my eyes. I cannot thank Gary Vesperman enough for writing what he did.

A Tribute to Bob Beck; A World Class Healer (5-21-2010)

This last blog ended with the following two paragraphs:

“As of this day, Friday May 21, 2010 it is known that ALL MENTAL ILLNESSES CAN BE READILY CURED VIA NATURAL MEANS, every single one.

Mr. Robert Beck, my hat is off to you. I felt honored to be in the presence of your greatness these past two nights. I love you dearly for what you did.”

[Is is no accident that within days of this blog on Bob Beck being widely posted on the Internet I had what I consider to be the second attempt on my life. (There have probably been four now.) At least some portion of the drug industry knows I have essentially figured out the cure for mental illness in general.]

An Email I Sent A Bipolar Researcher in February 2004 (3-27-2011)

***Note: This blog is going to be undergoing a substantial upgrade within the next few days. When this upgrade is completed these words will be removed. Allen***

Dear Friends:

The following email was sent on February 29, 2004 by me to the head honcho (at the time) of the Stanley research organization, a man named Dr. Michael Knable.

For those not familiar with the Stanley research organization this organization’s formal title is the Stanley Medical Research Institute.

I used cut and paste to take the following description of from their website at

“The Stanley Medical Research Institute (SMRI) is a nonprofit organization supporting research on the causes of, and treatments for, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Since it began in 1989, SMRI has supported more than $300 million in research in over 30 countries around the world. It is the largest nongovernmental source of funds for research on these diseases in the United States.”

The email below, and all follow-up contact by me in the following months to the same person and/or organization, were unsuccessful. No medical researcher that I contacted over the years (there were many) was interested in what I had to say, despite the fact that “what I had to say” was quite germane to a real cure having been found.

A copy of my blog titled “Concepts and Ideas to Treat Depression Naturally (2003)” was attached to the email below. (This blog can be found at This material represented world leading understanding when it was written, and it is still quite valid today.)

Incidentally, what follows is not the only time I tried to make contact with medical research. I had tried to tell numerous doctors and various medical researchers FOR YEARS BEFORE my email to Dr. Knable (below) that I was in an incredible place… “I had essentially figured out the proper manner to cure both depression and manic depression”.


The following email is proof that for over seven years I have been making some rather extraordinary claims in regard to knowing how to cure depression (and bipolar disorder).

These claims have all been true. They were then, and they are now. Only now I know how to cure ADHD, schizo-affective disorder, schizophrenia, and many other illnesses too.

Incidentally, my son Willy’s miraculous Baggie came out of the wisdom in “Concepts and Ideas to Treat Depression Naturally (2003)”. Willy’s Baggie was only icing on the cake. It simply made it easy to implement much of the wisdom in “Concepts and Ideas to Treat Depression Naturally (2003)” for other persons that wished to follow suit.

[Soon I will tell my 80 gram broad based free form amino acid baggie story, and an older 120 gram broad based free form amino acid baggie story as well. These stories, along with hundreds of others, anecdotally PROVE (without a doubt in my mind) that a state of biochemical depression is “a broad based amino acid functionally deficient state” MORE THAN IT IS ANYTHING ELSE. (Quite obviously depression is a state of deficiency involving many other essential vitamins, minerals, EFA’s, and non-essential nutrients too. Biochemical depression is a chemical state with malabsorption and “too toxic gut contents” as givens attached.)]

I sure hope that the world hears me before it is too late.

Allen Darman

Title: A grant proposal from Allen Darman to Dr. Knable personally

Sent to:
Copied to:;
Sent on: Sun, February 29, 2004 11:06:24 AM
Attached: Concepts and Ideas to Treat Depression Naturally.doc (47KB)

Dear Dr. Knable:

I am the person that contacted both your organization
and yourself personally in May and June of 2003,
offering to assist you in regard to the understanding
and treatment of manic depression. You suggested at
this time that I consider applying for a grant from
your organization.

Please consider this my formal grant application,
despite the fact that it is rather cursory in nature,
and it is not being made through normal channels. I
ask for your patience and understanding in these

Please realize that (1) I am only a layman without any
medical or substantial educational credentials
whatsoever, and (2) due to unfortunate personal
circumstances I am under considerable time constraint
to make the March 1st deadline for such grants from
your institution for 2004.

The entire budget for what I am requesting of the
Stanley Medical Research Institute is quite simple and
reasonable ($2150) as follows.

Grant Proposal:

I would like to propose to the Stanley Medical
Research Institute that I be granted the funds for the

1. Funds to travel by my own automobile from Utica, NY
to Gaithersburg, MD

2. Funds to stay for a period of two weeks in an
Extended Stay America motel in Gaithersburg, MD

3. Adequate means to afford the supplementation and
dietary measures that would be necessary for me to be
able to intentionally induce and then fully correct
two states of severe bipolar depression via solely
natural means.

4. Funds for return travel from Gaithersburg, MD to
Utica, NY

5. A compensation to me personally of $500 for the two
week period reflected in point (2) above.

Costs of Grant Proposal:

Estimated costs for the above are $75 for item (1),
$750 for item (2), $750 for item (3), $75 for item
(4), and $500 for item (5).

The total estimated cost to do the above is $2150. I
am prepared to strictly adhere to this estimate. I am
also prepared to cover any additional expenses that
may be incurred to do the above out of my own pocket.

Time to Effect Above Proposal:

Both parties should agree in advance of the two week
period for me to come to Maryland and work with the
Stanley Medical Research Institute. There appears to
be no necessity to propose a firm timeframe in this
regard at this time. Assuming this grant proposal is
accepted, I do request a month’s notice in advance to
come to Maryland and do what I am proposing here, if
such is at all possible.

Reasons For The Above Grant Proposal:

I have gained profound control over depression in
myself. This control is discussed at some length in
the attached document titled “Concepts And Ideas To
Treat Depression Naturally”. I intend to adhere to
the concepts and ideas discussed in this document.

It is my belief that what I am doing to induce and
then treat depression in myself is very significant to
the general understanding and future treatment of
manic depression.

In proposing the above to the Stanley Medical Research
Institute, it is my intention to perform two trials of
intentionally inducing and then correcting severe
depression in myself. Each trial will take
approximately one week. I would like to perform these
trials in very close proximity to persons associated
with the Stanley Medical Research Institute. In this
manner a person or persons associated with your
institute could monitor these trials by meeting with
me periodically to assess both my current mood state
and what I am doing to change such.

For over four years I have been stating to many
parties that I believe that I have developed a very
solid understanding of both bipolar disorder and
bipolar depression. By using this understanding, I am
able to intentionally induce and then profoundly
correct severe depression at will in myself. To date,
my efforts to be heard in this regard have been
fruitless. Therefore, I am now offering to show
medical researchers involved in the study of bipolar
disorder the extraordinary degree of control I have
gained over depression in myself. My goal in doing so
is to give such researchers as much information and as
many clues as I can in regard to the true causes and
best corrections of a state of bipolar depression.

Honestly, it does appear possible to me that much of
what I am doing to treat depression in myself may
represent new and very significant discovery. Perhaps
medical researchers such your institute represents are
best able to determine this by witnessing what I am
doing to intentionally induce and then correct a state
of severe depression in myself.

It is my personal belief that anyone that is able to
personally witness what I am doing may never feel the
same about depression again. This is because the
degree of mood change that I can effect in myself in
an amazingly short time is both rather massive and
rather obvious to any person that may witness it.

Assuming that I am granted the above, during my tenure
in MD, I am also willing to fully reveal to anyone
associated with the Stanley Medical Research Institute
all that I know about the true causes and best
corrections of manic depression. This information
would include my possible discovery of “the nutrient
equivalent to lithium” and much, much else. This
knowledge was borne from both a great deal of effort
and great deal of experience. It is also knowledge
that I have spent perhaps $200,000 in aggregate in its
acquisition since my initial diagnosis of bipolar
disorder in June 1994.


Allen Darman

***End of email copy that was sent to Dr. Knable in February 2004***

A final note: I should perhaps mention that at least some portion of the drug industry most certainly read the email above on the day that it was written and sent. My Internet usage being monitored by drug industry funded hackers goes back to the fall of 1999, to the best of my suspicions. This monitoring began to occur as a result of the solid connection I had made between residual gut contents, gut biology, and depression beginning in August 1999 via the usage of high dosage bentonite and psyllium, followed hours later by juicing, a high dosage HSO probiotic, etc. (I am not going to digress in more detail, as this is too long a story to tell here.)

Blogs somewhat related to the one above in one way or the other:

Governmental vs. Alternative Medicine; It Is Time For Change (8-17-2010)

The Five Fundamental Rules To Correct All Mental Illness; It Is Time For Change (10-27-2010)

The Proper Chemical Answer For Depression Has Been Found 10-31-2010

From Four Hours Work A Day To Sixteen (3-25-2011)

Adelle Davis; a true pioneer (September 2007)

An Overview of Willy’s Baggie I, II, and III (March 2010)

Is it possible that key knowledge known by Robert Erdmann over 20 years ago got lost?

An Adequate Dosage of Broad Based Amino Acids

The possible implications of broad based nutrition taken all at once (February 2007)

Willy’s Baggies and Malabsorption (10-27-2010)’s-baggies-and-malabsorption-10-27-2010/

A Testimonial to Dr. Sherry Rogers

My First Website on the Internet (August 2001)

Probiotics and Their Effect on All Mental Illness (September 2006)

The End of Antibiotics (2008)

Doctors Helped Cause Willy’s Sickness

Willy’s Baggies And Candida (10-17-2010)

My Bipolar Recovery Story as of June 2004

The Story of Darman Mfg. Company and Genius (2010)

Cambridge Who’s Who And A Synopsis Of My Situation (October 2010)

My son Willy’s original ADHD/bipolar! recovery story (June 2006)

Willy’s Three Year ADHD/Bipolar Recovery Story (August 2007)

Willy’s Five Year ADHD Bipolar Recovery Story (June 2009)

The same blog as the above with a different title (the copy is the same) and “a before and after picture” of Willy at 10.5 and 17.5 years of age on it can be found at:

An Update Regarding Willy’s Amazing Recovery (June 2009)

What A Harvard Educated Psychiatrist-To-Be Said About Willy’s Baggies (2009)’s-baggies-2009/

Depression and Bipolar Disorder – Cured At Last! (August 2007)

A Real Cure For Schizophrenia Has been Found! (March 2009)

“Hearing Voices” Remission Within Hours From Supplement Use (March 2009)

Important Note: This material is not copyright protected in ANY way. Anyone and everyone may freely send this material to anyone they wish. In addition to this, anyone and everyone may put this material on their own website if they wish. Everyone has my signed complete and irrevocable permission in which to do so. Signed… Allen Darman and Dated… March 27, 2011.