Nutritional Therapies for Mental Wellness

Today (4-4-18) is the one-year anniversary of the launch of this free informational website that focuses on non-medical modalities for mental health! To celebrate, I’d like to share this excellent article from Nutrition Journal that details specific nutrients for OCD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. Please click on the link below to read the article in full:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2248201/

Here are some highlights from the conclusion:

“Here we have shown just a few of the many documented nutritional therapies that can be utilized when treating mental disorders. Many of these studies were done in the 1970s and 1980s, but were soon discontinued because they were underfunded. Nutritional therapies have now become a long-forgotten method of treatment, because they were of no interest to pharmaceutical companies that could not patent or own them. Instead, the companies that funded most clinical research spent their dollars investigating synthetic drugs they could patent and sell; these drugs however usually caused adverse side effects.

There is tremendous resistance to using supplements as treatments from clinicians, mostly due to their lack of knowledge on the subject. Others rather use prescription drugs that the drug companies and the FDA researches, monitors and recalls if necessary. However, for some patients, prescription drugs do not have the efficacy of nutritional supplements and they sometimes have far more dangerous side effects. So for clinicians to avoid these supplement therapies because of a lack of knowledge and unwillingness to use treatments not backed by drug companies and the FDA, they are compromising their patients’ recovery due to their own laziness or selfishness.”

If you would like to share your story of how you improved your mental health without the use of pharmaceuticals, please send an e-mail to HolisticHP@gmail.com.

Cheers!

 

 

 

 

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