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• Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Alcoholism is a progressive disease characterized by four primary attributes which include preoccupation (increase desire to drink), physical dependence, lack of self-restraint, and development of tolerance.
Over the years research has improved our general understanding of the devastating potential this disease presents for alcohol abusers. By analyzing current alcoholism statistics we see the effects of alcohol on behaviors and society.
• Alcohol dependence and abuse cost the U.S taxpayers approximately $276 billion in 2005.
• Alcoholism improves a drinker’s odds of developing cancer of the throat, larynx, liver, colon, kidneys, rectum and esophagus. It is believe to contribute to immune system disorders, brain damage, harming the unborn and cirrhosis of the liver.
• 43% of U.S. citizens are related to someone who is presently alcoholic.
• 13.8 million U.S. adults have personal issues with alcohol, while 8.1 million of that number, officially suffer alcoholism.
• It takes about 15 years for an adult to become a full-fledge alcoholic, but the process is sped up considerably in teens and young adults. In contrast with those who drink in moderation, people who abuse alcohol are estimated to spend from 1.5% to 18.7% of their total income on alcohol and alcohol related items. The large fluctuation is largely based on age and sex.
• One half million U.S. children aged nine to 12 are addicted to alcohol.
• Non-alcoholic members of alcoholic’s families use 10 times as much sick leave as families where alcohol is not a problem. 80% of these family members report their ability to perform work is significantly impaired as a result of living with an alcoholic abuser.
• Alcoholics spend 4 times the amount of time in the hospital as non-drinkers, mostly from drinking related injuries.
With the use of a good nutritional supplement, as those contained in the QuietMinds formula, augmented with other inexpensive vitamins, minerals and amino acids that can be purchased at the average vitamin outlet, people can stop alcohol cravings and restore themselves to good health.
Obviously, alcohol is a liquid sugar which is evident by looking at its chemical formula. Dr. Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD determined many years ago that biochemical individuality and sugar cravings contributed to alcoholism, especially if his patients had low blood sugar or problems metabolizing alcohol. As a biochemist, Hoffer reasoned that niacin (vitamin B3) could restore mental health, even after repeated episodes of drinking. He researched vitamin therapy for decades, found the practice safe and effective, subsequently helping thousands of patients recover and live well.
Realizing that most physicians don’t test for biochemical disorders, monitor nutrition and prescribe vitamins, Hoffer wrote a series of books for patients, families and caregivers in which he introduced biochemistry, summarized research and shared scientific and medical information about orthomolecular medicine. Prior to that Abram Hoffer had published his research in scientific and medical journals only to become disappointed and perplexed when the American Psychiatry Association refused to accept his research or conduct their own double-blind placebo-controlled study to confirm or disprove his findings.
Sometime around 1960 while doing his research, Abram Hoffer met and became friends with the co-founder of Alcoholic Anonymous, Bill W. Dr. Hoffer maintained his personal interest in alcoholism and had come to the attention of Bill W. who learned of Hoffer’s use of mega vitamin therapy for treating of alcoholics and “became very enthusiastic about it because niacin gave these unfortunate patients immense relief from their chronic depression and other physical and mental complaints.”
Hoffer described to Bill W. the positive results that he and his research partner, Dr. Humphrey Osmund, were experiencing with the treatment of schizophrenic patients, some of whom were also alcoholic. He recounts in his paper “Vitamin B-3: Niacin and its Amide” about which Bill W. was very curious concerning the vitamin and niacin research “and began to take niacin 3 g daily.” Within six months he was convinced that orthomolecular treatment for alcoholics was going to be helpful to alcoholics and gave niacin to 30 of his close friends in AA and persuaded them to try it. Twenty of them were free of anxiety, tension and depression within two months. He wanted to persuade members of AA, especially the doctors in AA, that orthomolecular supplementation would be a useful addition to treatment. “Bill became unpopular with the members of the board of AA International. The medical members who had been appointed by Bill, felt that he had no business messing about with treatment using vitamins.” They “knew” that vitamin therapy could not be therapeutic as Bill had found itl Hoffer concluded, “For this reason Bill provided information to the medical members of AA outside of the National Board, distributing three of his amazing pamphlets at his own expense. They are now not readily available.”
Hoffer findings followed the conclusions from scientific examinations of Nobel Prize winner Roger Williams, PhD, an American biochemist who named folic acid and discovered pantothenic acid. Williams was researching vitamins in the 1940s and observed that lab rats vary in their tolerance for alcohol. By experimenting with vitamins he recommended that vitamins could and should be used for treating alcoholism and developed the concept of biochemical individuality. Subsequently, in 1959 he released a stellar paper, Alcoholism – The Nutritional Approach. Since that time many other research documents have been released on the subject of treating alcoholism with orthomolecular nutrition, including other papers by Abram Hoffer, Humphrey Osmond and others. The most recent definitive work was released in 2009, The Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism. This concise 134 page book is authored by Andrew Saul, PhD, and Abram Hoffer shortly before his death.
What should the alcoholic do to stop drinking and return his or her body to a normally functioning one?
1. Commence QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements starting at the recommended beginning levels and graduate up to the eight capsules, four times per day, for a total of 32 capsules daily.
2. Take vitamin C to saturation, (on the order of 10,000 to 20,000 mg per day). The high doses of vitamin C chemically neutralize the toxic breakdown products of alcohol metabolism. Vitamin C also increases the liver’s ability to reverse the fatty acid build-up that are common in alcoholics.
Note: To titrate to saturation, take 1,000 mg. of vitamin C every hour. When saturation is reached, there will be a single episode of diarrhea; then reduce the dosage to 1000 mg. every four hours.
3. Augment QuietMinds formula with an additional B50 complex tablet/capsule, which contains at least 50mg of each of the B-vitamins, 6 times per day.
4. Augment the QuietMinds formula with three tablespoons of Lecithin, daily.
Note: This provides additional inositol and choline. Their functions are related to the B- complex above. Also, lecithin mobilizes fats out of the liver.
5. Augment QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements with 3000 mg of L-Glutamine, daily.
Note: L-Glutamine is an amino acid that decreases physiological cravings for alcohol. It is one of two primary energy providers that burn glycogen to provide fuel to the brain, while stimulating many neuro-functions. L-Glutamine is naturally produced in the liver and the kidneys. Alcohol harms the kidney and the liver, so supplementation is vital. Concurrently L-Glutamine reduces alcohol and sugar cravings.

After arriving at the recommended QuietMinds loading dose, faithfully continue the 32 capsule regimen for at least 16 weeks, or until stability is established and any craving for alcohol has thoroughly been eliminated.

Contact QuietMinds at: 1-855-KASSIDI (855-527-7434) or (720)-234-7739, for a specialist to recommend telephone counselors and therapists who are qualified to direct your recovery.

• Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

As with so many other conditions, alcoholism can be directly linked to malnutrition . . . specifically, to the insufficiency of certain vital nutrients in the brain.

Here’s a message from Abram Hoffer, M.D., Ph.D.:

“Ever since I met Bill W, the cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous and we became close friends, I have had a personal interest in the treatment of alcoholism. Bill taught that there were three components to the treatment of alcoholism: spiritual, mental and medical. AA provided a spiritual home for alcoholics that many could not find anywhere else and helped them sustain abstinence. But for many AA alone was not enough; not everyone in AA had achieved a comfortable sobriety. Bill recognized that the other two components were important. When he heard of our use of niacin for treating alcoholics, he became very enthusiastic about it because niacin gave these unfortunate patients immense relief from their chronic depression and other physical and mental complaints.

“Niacin is the most important single treatment for alcoholism, and it is one of the most reliable treatments. And it is safe, much safer than any of the modern psychiatric drugs. Niacin does not work as well when alcoholics are still drinking but in a few cases it has decreased the intake of alcohol until they were abstinent. This conclusion is based on the work my colleagues and I have done since 1953.

“I know of many alcoholics who did not want to stop drinking, but did agree to take niacin. Over the years, they gradually were able to reduce their intake until they brought it under control. Some alcoholics can even become social drinkers on a very small scale. I have not found many who could. But I think that if started on the program very early, many more could achieve normalcy. I suspect that treatment centers using those ideas will be made available one day, and will be much more successful than the standard treatment today. This all too often still consists of dumping them into hospitals and letting them dry out, with severe pain and suffering. When they are discharged, most go right back to the alcohol, the most dangerous and widely used street drug available without a prescription.

“Orthomolecular treatment is the treatment of choice. The following protocol for alcoholism outlines the importance of the nutritional factors that have been shown to be very successful on treating this condition. The treatment can be used alone but is best combined with dietary advice and additional nutrients.”

The late Dr. Roger Williams, a chemistry professor at the University of Texas and former president of the American Chemical Society, also wrote extensively on the alcoholism.[1] Dr. Williams recommended large doses of vitamins and an amino acid called L-glutamine.

What should the alcoholic do to help stop drinking and return his or her body to normal functioning? Supply the following nutrients to the body:

1. Vitamin C to saturation (on the order of 10,000 to 20,000 mg per day and more). High doses of vitamin C chemically neutralize the toxic breakdown products of alcohol metabolism. Vitamin C also increases the liver’s ability to reverse the fatty build-up so common in alcoholics.

To titrate to saturation, take 1000 mg of vitamin C every hour. When saturation is reached, there will be a single episode of diarrhea; then reduce the dosage to 1000 mg every four hours.

2. A B50-complex tablet (comprising 50 mg of each of the major B-vitamins, 6 times daily).

3. L-Glutamine (2000 or 3000 mg.). L-Glutamine is an amino acid that decreases physiological cravings for alcohol. It is one the two primary energy providers that burn glycogen to provide fuel to the brain and stimulates many neurofunctions. L-Glutamine is naturally produced in the liver and kidneys. Alcohol harms the kidneys and liver, thus supplementation is vital (concurrently reducing cravings for sugar and alcohol).

4. Lecithin (2 to 4 tablespoons daily). Provides inositol and choline, related to the B-complex. Lecithin also helps mobilize fats out of the liver.

5. Chromium (at least 200 to perhaps 400 mcg chromium polynicotinate daily). Chromium greatly reduces carbohydrate mis-metabolism, and greatly helps control blood sugar levels. Many, if not most, alcoholics are hypoglycemic.

6. A good high-potency multi-vitamin, multi-mineral supplement such as QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements, containing the antioxidants carotene and d-alpha tocopherol.

7. Magnesium (400 mg daily).

In summary, the alcoholic’s body needs the proper nutrients in adequate quantities to return to normal metabolic functioning. The above nutrients are safe, effective, inexpensive and available from discount stores or health food stores without prescription.

There is not even one death per year from vitamins. Pharmaceutical drugs, even when properly prescribed and taken as directed, kill over 100,000 Americans annually. Hospital errors kill still more.

Most illness is due fundamentally to malnutrition. This not only includes the chronic diseases, but also viral and bacterial acute illness, which are greatly aggravated by inadequate nutrition.

Supplements are not the problem; they are the solution. Malnutrition is the problem.

• Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The concept that supported the development of QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements is evidence that people who suffer many of the Central Nervous System Disorders (CNSD) are depleted of the brain chemicals necessary to make them feel “normal.”

These chemicals are many times stronger than strong street drugs like heroin. In fact, like street drug addiction, your body has to have them and you cannot function without them. Depression, tension, irritability, anxiety and cravings are all symptoms of a brain that is deficient of these essential calming, stimulating and mood enhancing chemicals.

The depletion of the biochemicals result from one or a combination of reasons. And in turn there are many common problems that can result from being depleted.

You may have inherited your lack of brain chemicals. Every day science learns more about the genes that determine moods and traits of personality. We know that some genes program the brain to produce certain quantities of mood-enhancing chemicals. However, many people have inherited genes that undersupply some of these vital mood substances. Obviously, this is why some people are not as balanced emotionally as others. The family members of these people often seem to possess the same emotional traits, so parents who are low in the naturally stimulating and sedating brain chemicals often produce children who are depressed or anxious.

Prolonged stress can cause the body to deplete huge amounts of natural sedatives, stimulants and pain relievers. This is amplified if the body has inherited only marginal amounts of mood enhancing chemicals to begin with. The reserves of precious brain chemicals can be used up if the body continually needs to use them to calm itself down. Eventually the brain cannot keep up with the demand and it has become deficient of the nutrients needed to be stabile.

The regular use of refined sugar and flours, regular use of alcohol or drugs, including some prescribed medications, have all been proven to inhibit the production of natural brain chemicals that cause pleasure. Any one of these substances can engage your brain and fill the deficient spaces . . . called receptors . . . that normally natural brain chemicals . . . the neurotransmitters . . . should occupy. So the brain senses that the receptors have been filled and consequently further reduces the amounts of neurotransmitters that it produces. As it does this, the amounts of brain chemicals decline.

In order to compensate, more and more alcohol, drugs and drug-like foods that stimulate or sedate are craved to fill the “empty spaces” in the receptors. This game of nutritional musical chairs continues until the artificial brain chemicals can no longer meet the requirements of the receptors. Now the brain’s natural mood resources, which were inadequate as a result of inherited deficiencies or prolonged stress, are now depleted more than ever. And the body continues to crave mood enhancing drugs, whether it is sugar, alcohol, cocaine or certain prescription drugs.

As Ned Bishop, QuietMinds founder, studied the drugged reactions to bipolar affective disorder medications by his wife Elaine and daughter Kassidi, it became apparent that chemical deficiencies and excesses affected their moods and temperaments. What resulted was the creation of a formula that supplements most of the elements missing in the diet of most CNSD suffers, most of the time. Containing vitamins, minerals and amino acids in mega dose amounts, QuietMinds has received hundreds of reports of amazing and spectacular results.
Whatever mood-enhancing brain chemicals you have in short supply, those excited reports adamantly insist they can be replenished quickly, easily and safely with QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements.

• 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.

• 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

The advertising people who work for the big pharmaceuticals and who are universally supported by the media, want us to think that vitamins have no ability to treat anything. We at QuietMinds disagree. But, if you buy into all of the media hype, you might even come to the conclusion that nutritional supplements are, in fact, dangerous.

Dr. Andrew Saul a prominent nutritional consultant (drsaul@doctoryourself.com) has pointed out that it would easier to find a fin or scale from the Lock Ness monster than to find a confirmed, vitamin-caused death. In light of the Federal Food and Drug’s pressing call to the world to report to its offices the slightest possibility of any problem with a vitamin or mineral supplement, the occasions should teem. Yet there are no such reports.

Constantly, Dr. Saul issues the defying question, “Where are the bodies? My own personal search of the medical literature has failed to find one death proven to be caused by the public’s use of vitamin supplementation”. “If you find one,” he challenges, “please send it on to me. Remember please that I am looking specifically for proven instances, not hearsay, I don’t want to hear such-and-such person, doctor, reporter, website or organization who makes a claim. Show me the coroner’s hard evidence.”

Meanwhile, with little effort QuietMinds editors found on the web that it is estimated that 44,000 to 98,000 deaths occur every year resulting from medical errors. (Institute of Medicine, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System”, 2000). “However, there are at least 100,000 deaths from pharmaceutical drugs each year in the USA, even when taken as prescribed.” (Lucian Leape, Error in Medicine, American Medical Association, 1994, 272:23, p1851.

Misprescribed medication is the cause of death in one out of every 131 outpatient deaths and 1 in 854 of all inpatient deaths a hospital report shows. And we at the offices of QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements found a Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine Australian study that suggests that between 2.4 and 3.6 percent of hospital deaths are due to a mismanaged medication event. It is estimated that as much as 69% of these were preventable. Glass houses?

In fact statisticians with the Orthomolecular movement report to QuietMinds, LLC that the American Associations of Poison Control Centers, which maintains the United States’ national data base from 61 poison control centers from across the country, indicates that even including intentional and accidental misuse, the number of vitamin fatalities is less than one death per year.

QuietMinds makes no claim of it’s efficacy or to the ability of the unique combination of vitamins and minerals and amino acids within QuietMinds to cure or treat any diseases or mental illness. Instead, we report the successes of Elaine and Kassidi Bishop and others. They remain convinced of the ability of the QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements too stabilize their bipolar disorders, as do hundreds of other people from around the world with central nervous system disorder, such as depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, bipolar and many other mental disorders.

An overwhelming majority of customers responding to the positive effects QuietMinds’ formula, relate no side effects from vitamins, amino acids and minerals, except better physical and mental health. And, most report feeling, generally much safer without the debilitating side effects which they have experienced from psychotic and psychotropic medications.

 

• 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.