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Archive for the Category ◊ Bipolar Disorder ◊

• Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

You are initiating a journey whose path many of us have trod for more than a decade. Orthomolecular medical researchers say the future of psychiatry is in nutrition because nutrition has such a long, safe and effective history of correcting many mental problems.

First, we always suggest consulting your physician. If they fail to cooperate, find another physician! And we always recommend a simple but abundant daily nutrition program that has proven to be effective in making many of the symptoms of what is called “mental illness” disappear without a trace, and without benefit of medication. Sometimes these symptoms need to be addressed with nutritional supplementation. That is why we created QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements.

Doctors report that mental health problems including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, anti-social disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorders have a common cause: Insufficient nutrients in the brain. The reason one nutrient, or in this case one synergistic combination of ingredients, can cure or stabilize so many different illnesses (disorders) is because a deficiency of a single nutrient can cause many different illnesses.

Chemistry professor and vitamin researcher Roger J. Williams, PhD, a Nobel Prize winner, stated that each individual has different nutritional needs and responds differently to nutrients. Because we cannot assess the needs of every potential customer, QuietMinds, LLC provides a combination of ingredients that have been proven to help the all of disorders mentioned above, and many more, for most of the individuals, most of the time. Additionally, it has been specifically determined that with the additions of certain amino acids the QuietMinds formula may be helpful for other disorders such as eating disorders, autism, alcoholism and addictions. With more than a decade of experience we have learned that, in some cases, augmentation of certain vitamins or amino acids above and beyond the amounts contained in QuietMinds is necessary to greater success. If you are in that relatively small group of QuietMinds users, our support staff is available to assist you and your doctor to determine the appropriate level of augmentation. Just contact us, toll-free, at (877) 601-7363.

If you are tired of being depressed, suffering from anxiety, paying mammoth bills for prescription drugs that may produce side effects more horrendous than the disease, or medications that don’t solve the problem, stop right now. We suggest that you consider QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements. We offer a nutritional protocol that can bathe your brain and your nervous system in natural nutrients. If given the chance, it may produce the results that have been reported to us by hundreds and hundreds of customers before you.

And, here is the pay-off: The cost of trying QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements is less that the cost of a typical doctor’s office visit. Experts repeatedly proclaim the safety of QuietMinds ingredients. And taking QuietMinds is convenient: A dose with each meal and another at bedtime.

There are no secrets in the vitamin world. Vitamins are not a patentable commodity. You can purchase the contents at any good health food store. We know . . . we tried. But insuring the exact consistency and the critical synergy of all of the ingredients, establishing appropriate dosages and dispensing them in an orderly and timely manner was nearly impossible. Considering waste, sanitation and correct nutrient balance, it is much less expensive and far more convenient to take QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements.
Good health demands proper nutrition. Whether restoring the health of the brain, the body or both, the ultimate solution must be nutritional . . . not pharmacological. After all, every cell in every person on the earth are made exclusively from what we drink and eat . . . not a single cell is made from drugs!

Rest assured that the high-quality ingredients contained in QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements are safe in the recommended dosages. And when you consider the alternatives, they are inexpensive and convenient.

• Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

A vitamin dependency occurs when there is a defect in the binding of the vitamins-related coenzymes to its apoenzyme. The resulting dependency is only correctable by increasing the intake of a particular vitamin to levels greater than could be achieved from the dietary sources alone. This is the basis for the original formula for QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements. We studied the research papers and scientific evidence which established that, for the majority of mental illness, there are certain vitamins, minerals and amino acids that appeared to be deficient or eliminated from an overwhelming majority of persons with such diseases.

Jonathan E. Prousky, in his Clinical Experiences with a Vitamin B3 Dependent Family, stated his belief that the most common vitamin dependency among patients with mental illnesses is Vitamin B3. In fact, recent postmortem biopsies of brain tissues showed defects in the ability of mental patients to generate adequate amounts of vitamin B3 coenzymes from tryptophan. Prousky goes on to explain that families share similar genetics and environmental factors and, thus, likely share in varying degrees an ability to synthesize adequate amounts of vitamin B3 coenzymes.

The medical profession believed for decades that biochemistry and emotions were separate. But today, growing numbers of medical practitioners are realizing that all of our human emotions also have a biochemical basis. Thus diet and nutritional supplements affect the population in a manner which can greatly improve mental health. The body (physical) and the mind (mental) are intimately related to each other.

Charles Darwin observed that mankind seemed to have an inborn genetic mechanism which governed emotions that he translated as a universal chemistry for emotions. Linus Pauling, the Nobel prize winner, stated in 1968 that, “mental disease is, for the most part, caused by abnormal reaction rates, as determined by genetic constitution and diet, and by abnormal molecular concentrations of essential substances.”

Pauling described how mega-vitamin therapy would be necessary for the optimal treatment of mental disease because the saturating capacity would be much greater for defective enzymes that have a diminished capacity for their respective substrates. Therefore, by increasing the concentration of its substrates, an enzyme-catalyzed reaction could be corrected through the use of ultra high dosages of vital micronutrients.

That is exactly what QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements attempts to provide, by meeting most of the nutritional needs of most the people suffering mental disorders, most of the time. Obviously we have also introduced many of the amino acids that research has found helpful and essential. Molecules of emotion originate as amino acids. Hence, it takes little more than casual observation to note the disadvantage we experience when we are denied amino acids.

Amino acids alone, or by their transformation into neurotransmitters and peptides, supply us with the chemicals needed to generate pleasure, alleviate pain, protect against radiation and combat the process of aging. These same amino acids perform healing miracles in treating depression, anxiety, memory loss and many more seemingly psychological disorders. If one traces the connection between amino acid deficiencies and changes in the brain’s equilibrium, one quickly recognizes the correlation. When the body is seriously depleted of essential amino acids, it likely is associated with mental disease. It is called mental illness, and within orthodox psychiatry will be labeled mental illness. And within that line of reasoning, mental illness requires DRUGS to relieve symptoms.

Concurrently, thousands report that they have been stabilized on a much safer approach such as QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements, believing that these supplements supply the right amounts of natural chemicals to the brain that usher back an endurance of mental health into their lives. This growing body of users have concluded that the QuietMinds Nutritional Supplement alternative is far more certain and secure than using foreign, synthetic and often toxic substances to try and duplicate nature.

• Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

When we first began marketing QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements, we considered using the Greek tragedy/comedy masks, traditional symbol of the acting profession, as our logo.

In ancient Greek theater, actors would exchange masks to mark a change in character. Unfortunately, for someone suffering from ever-changing emotions that are characteristic of bipolar disorder, these changes are a reality and not a temporary state.

What are common bipolar symptoms?

Bipolar symptoms can take a person through alternating states of depression and elevated mood or mania, that are experienced in a repeating cycle. These cycles may take place either slowly or rapidly. One mood often predominates while the other is experienced infrequently.

Typically, elevated moods manifest in increased confidence and well being. A desire for pleasurable activity, higher energy levels and a decreased need for sleep can progress to racing thoughts, excessive talking, flights of ideas, distractibility, impulsivity, impaired judgment, irritability, and risk-taking behaviors.

The depressed phase includes fatigue, sadness, and pessimism. A person may feel hopeless, with lowered self-esteem. Life loses its glow and loss of pleasure or lack of interest in activities formerly enjoyed makes struggling through symptoms of bipolar very challenging. Thoughts of “ending it all” are common.

It may be difficult to understand how someone can go from feeling so good to not caring if they get out of bed in the morning. The easiest way to understand bipolar symptoms is to realize that the emotions and moods experienced at the time are real to the sufferer.

What can be done to balance or correct symptoms of bipolar? Prescription drug treatments include lithium carbonate, valproic acid, carbamazepine, and lamotrigine. Additionally, anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic medications may be necessary to counter other effects of the prescription meds.

Or you can consider QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements!

Research is shedding insight into brain disorders and as our understanding of mood disturbances and cognitive deficits grows, an increasing correlation is seen between deficiencies of nutrients and brain imbalances. In fact, it has been discovered that people with bipolar symptoms are more vulnerable to nutrient deficiencies.

Many people who have become loyal QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements consumers were seeking complementary therapies to treat both body and brain, recognizing that these two are inseparably linked. Nutrients are the building blocks for sound physical and mental health, and, indeed, the brain is the most nutritionally sensitive organ in the body, needing raw materials in the form of QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements for synthesis of chemical messengers. High-dose multivitamins such as those found in QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements may improve mood.

In a recent trial, patients were put on a nutritional supplement like QuietMinds in conjunction with their prescription medications. Symptoms of bipolar depression and mania were significantly reduced and most of the patients were able to decrease their medication dosages by 50%. This research is not unlike the hundreds of reports that pour into our offices at QuietMinds, LLC.

A nutritionally-oriented practitioner or a holistically trained doctor or nutritionist can provide valuable insights into appropriate uses for QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements. It is important to discuss any treatments with your doctor. Management of bipolar symptoms is important so that you can return to the person you were meant to be.

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• Thursday, April 15th, 2010

What does Bipolar disorder cost a person?

Perhaps a clarification is in order. What does BP cost a person when it is unacknowledged and untreated? What does it cost when admitted to and effectively treated?

The costs of treating BP can range from paying a deductable or co-payment if a person has medical insurance for medication and doctor visits to wading through the side-effects of so-called “regular” or official medicines for this condition.

The cost of treating BP with a natural cure can cost a person less than $80 a bottle for QuietMinds Nutritional Supplement.

The costs generated by untreated BP are countless. The price paid in that scenario is too high.

I know this from personal experience.

Coming from a deeply religious background, it was hard for me to accept the diagnosis of BP. The fields of psychology and psychiatry have been looked at with deep misgivings in some parts of the Christian world. This was certainly true when I was in college at a prominent Christian liberal arts university in Southern California in the 1980’s.

Bipolar disorder has cost me countless relationships and opportunities. Of course, I can’t blame all of my heartaches on this disease, but BP makes every little personal character flaw and struggle in a person’s life that much worse and that much harder to deal with.

There are three areas or bases to cover when something is persistently going wrong in a person’s life. There’s the counseling base, the spiritual warfare base, and the physical health base.

A person really needs to cover all these bases in an organized fashion to correctly diagnose and address deep and persistent personal struggles. Call this a type of “three-legged stool” approach to healing.

BP has cost me severely. And it’s time to quit paying the exorbitant “fees” generated by untreated BP.

This is why I use QuietMinds. The cost for not doing so is too high for me to continue to pay.

• Tuesday, April 06th, 2010

You are quick to call this mental illness
a chemical imbalance or a brain disease,
but have you ever thought to check me for
an allergy or a vitamin deficiency?

You are anxious to point out my anxiety
and label me with PTSD, OCD or BAD,
When what I really need is to eat my vegetables
and exercise to increase my BAT*.

You are happy to prescribe me an antidepressant,
so I take my chill pill every day as you requested.
Just remember this next time you write out that slip:
I am a child of God not a subject to be tested.

My parents tell me to “listen to the doctor”,
but which one might that be?
The one who profits off of drugs or the
doctor who teaches vitamin therapy?

“Take your medication” they all chime in —
my parents, my siblings, my friends,
but what they all neglect to realize is the
the drugs are a means to an “end”.

My parents tell me to “listen to the doctor”,
but which one might that be?
The one who sentences me to ill health,
or the doc who inspires me to be free?

You know labels do more harm than good,
yet you stick me with this “brain disease”
and now that I am tagged I will have to
spend the rest of my life being teased.

I am not alone you say, there are many others
“like me”; the list goes on and on you see.
There’s Vivien Leigh, Patty Duke, Kay Jamison,
and more, the latest being Jane Pauley.

Sadly, many people are woefully misdiagnosed,
such as Frances Deitrick, who had a brain tumor.
Physical problems masquerade as mental problems,
and others are tragically diagnosed according to rumor.

I see the likes of me portrayed on television,
in the media, and on the silver screen,
yet Hollywood can’t get past those old reflections
of the “Golden Era” that are just plain mean.

I’m no genius and I’m no freak, but
I may have some creative tendencies.
Those gifts originate from God alone,
not generated by some brain disease.

(*BAT = Brown Adipose Tissue)

Copyright 2006 by Denise Fletcher dmf4303@yahoo.com
(Reprinted with permission of the author.)

• Tuesday, April 06th, 2010

The following is exactly what the title states…suggestions. You control your own destiny. Ultimately, you’re responsible to one person… you.

Whether you are bipolar, clinically depressed, ADD, ADHD or something else, you did NOT just become ill with a central nervous system disorder. It took time to get the way you are. It will take time to reverse it.

Here are some things that are going to help speed your stability and recovery. The more of these suggestions you implement, the faster the turn around. It’s in your hands.

Avoid:

    • Fried Foods
    • Red Meats
    • Sugar & artificial sweeteners
    • Processed flour and white rice
    • Dairy products
    • Wheat products including pasta and cereal
    • Peanuts
    • Soft drinks and sweetened juices
    • Street drugs
    • Alcohol
    • Tobacco

Eat “good foods”:

    • Chicken and turkey
    • Fish (no raw shellfish)
    • Beans, lentils and peas
    • Whole grains, except wheat
    • Tofu, tempeh and soy cheese
    • Eggs
    • Vegetables, 4 or 5 per day, 2 raw
    • Fruit, 3 per day
    • Nuts and seeds
    • QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements, minimum 16 per day (4X4)
    • Omega 3, 2000 mg per day (1000mg X2)
    • Olive, canola and walnut oil for salads and marinating
    • Lots and lots of water, herbal teas, green tea, vegetable juices and water diluted fruit juice (½ and ½).

If you suspect you’re allergic or sensitive to a particular food

Eliminate it from your diet for three weeks. Then abundantly enjoy it three times for a single day. Monitor how you feel over the next couple of days. Be alert for abnormal fatigue, headaches, stiffness and other unusual maladies. Do not do this with foods to which you already know you are allergic!

• Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Discipline of QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements

Following a particular protocol seems like any easy thing to do if the protocol is simply presented and understandable. But the dirty truth that no one tells you is, when you suffer the effects of a central nervous system disorder such as a bipolar disorder, discipline is the thing furthest from you mind. So…no secret, it takes discipline to follow the protocol for QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements, with their key anti-oxidants and other ingredients.

A central nervous system disorder sufferer trying intently to follow a single thought for more than five minutes can be a monumental chore. For someone with a bipolar disorder, ADD or ADHD, Clinical Depression and Anxiety to attend classes or to punctually appear on the job and stay “inside oneself” when others around are emotionally at their limits, takes a special perseverance.

Ned Bishop, founder of QuietMinds, LLC, has repeatedly been quoted that QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements are the final option for hundreds of people who felt they had run out of chances as they suffered central nervous system disorders, until they found QuietMinds Supplements. The inscription on the Statue of Liberty, “Give me you tired and huddled masses” seems to always apply to the QuietMinds participants.

For this reason the discipline needed to follow the QuietMinds protocol becomes easier when one is confident that taking these nutritional supplements may end, or at least minimize, the suffering of ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, Clinical Depression, Ausberger, Bipolar Affective Disorder and many mental disorders. Meanwhile, hundreds have told us that just the relief from the horrendous side effects resulting from prescribed medications was reason enough to try a alternative treatment for mental illness through nutritional supplements.

The QuietMinds protocol is simple:

  • Ingest QuietMinds Supplements 4 times per day, as recommended. Meals and bedtime are good dividers of the day to help one remember to take their supplements.
  • Discontinue all street drugs and alcohol.
  • Try to avoid tobacco for 180 days
  • Eat sensibly. Eat protein earlier in the day, carbohydrates later in that day . Lot of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables are recommended, (avoid tubulars) and will serve you best.
  • For 180 days, remove, or dramatically reduce gluten, from you diet.
  • Substantially eliminate processed sugar from your diet. Remember, soft drinks contain sugar. A can of soda pop contains XX Tbs of sugar, so avoid soft drinks.

    As QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements get into your body and commence to marginally balance your system, work to establish normalized sleep routines. Call. QuietMinds, LLC. We’ll help.

Remember…You didn’t acquire your disorder overnight. It took months and years to develop. Be patient. Give QuietMinds Supplements an opportunity to reverse your condition. People from around the world believe QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements, given the opportunity, can help with Behavioral Disorders or Mental Disease. But, give it time.

• Saturday, February 27th, 2010

QuietMinds, LLC continues to hear from happy customers who are learning about the positive effects they regularly receive from occasional augmentation to the QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements.

As an example, anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders in the United States today. They present as agitation, irritability, fearfulness, nervousness, shyness and feelings of “impending doom.” Such feelings are dramatically debilitating. Anxiety disorders can disrupt one’s ability to engage in a full or functional life.

It is quite common for the QuietMinds staff to hear that QuietMinds Supplements, have efficiently addressed bipolar disorders, ADD, ADHD or depression, but those also suffering from anxiety disorder are less likely, or more slowly, to respond to QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements.
With these reports ringing in our ears the QuietMinds investigators began to search for orthomolecular answers. QuietMinds constantly reminds it’s customers that QuietMinds Supplements is not an end- all, or cure all for any mental disorder. However, the claim that QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements have substantially stabilized bipolar disorders and the other mental disorders is unbelievably high. But, customer claims that QuietMinds alone, are as effective for customers with anxiety disorders are not as high. Why?

Soon, QuietMinds researchers found an interesting study by the chief medical officer and associate professor of clinical nutrition at Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Jonathon E. Prousky. He suggested that, “It appears that niacinamide has similar anxiolytic properties to that of benzodiazepines”. He goes on to present evidence offered by Mohler H, et al, who concurred in a 1979 article written for Nature, that “niacin is pharmacologically similar to benzodiazepines due to its presynaptic inhibition. ”

After reviewing twenty-three other articles and studies which indicated the same primary conclusions, QuietMinds customers were informed of the findings. Many subsequently began to augment QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements with dosages of niacin (Vitamin B3). Their responses have been generally been very positive, with many expressing their feeling that for the first in years the anxiety disorder is manageable and the other disorders much more stable. Obviously, there are many customers who proclaim that the combination of QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements in conjunction with additional Vitamin B3 has insured their reason to proclaim themselves stabilized. QuietMinds, LLC makes no claim, but simply reports the responses.

• Saturday, February 27th, 2010

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

Thomas Edison 1902 1902

Conventional physicians and psychiatrists treat chronic disease such as mental disorders with expensive pharmaceuticals that may temporarily relieve painful uncomfortable symptoms, often with agonizing side effects which can prompt additional serious problems. But, too, drugs do nothing to resolve the underlying cause.

Because nutrition affects the body’s immune system, organ function, hormonal balance and cellular metabolism, many of these chronic emotional disorders and mental conditions can be traced to nutritional insufficiencies. When the deficiency is not corrected, symptoms begin to appear and lead to the presentation of an emotional disorder or other mental illness.

QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements have been developed as a high quality supplement that can be used to deal with nutritional deficiencies. Orthomolecular psychiatry and its treatments for central nervous system disorders such as bipolar, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, eating disorders and other addicitions have been with us for generations. However it was Dr. Linus Pauling, a two time Nobel Prize recipient, who first coined the phrase Orthomolecular in 1968.

Pauling’s definition was, “Orthomolecular Psychiatry is the treatment of mental disease by the provision of the optimum molecular environment for the mind, especially the optimum concentrations of substances normally present in the body.” Orthomolecular Medicine was expanded to be defined as “the preservation of good health and the treatment of disease by varying the concentrations in the human body of substances that are normally present in the body”. He sometimes appended, “and are required for health”, to this definition, and later noted, “the adjective orthomolecular is used to express the idea of the right molecules in the right concentration”

Many pharmaceuticals can be effectively replaced with multivitamin supplements under the administration of a good physician. QuietMinds, LLC works in conjunction with, and under the direction of, doctors who wish to make use of a pre-compounded, broad spectrum nutritional supplement, designed to assist in the orthomolecular stabilization mental disorders.

There is a misconception by some that nutritional supplements such as QuietMinds Supplements are not regulated. Before 1994, dietary supplements fell under the same regulations as food. But today, with the passage of the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) in 1994, the Food and Drug Administration has been granted authority to ban products that are proven to be unsafe, and does.