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• Thursday, April 08th, 2010

Living with bipolar disorder can be a nightmare at times. The feeling of complete loneliness and isolation often times can make the fight to get through those highs and lows of a central nervous disorder almost unbearable.

No one, it seems, understands your pain of manic depression. No one understands the darkness associated with depression. No one understands the racing thoughts that torment you within a manic episode.

Finally, after you have weathered the storm and you reach stabilization, you out of the darkness and able to bask in the sun once again. But then you come to another hurdle – the stigma of society. Mental illness, including bipolar disorder, while discussed more openly now than in past years, is still looked upon with hesitation and judgmental eyes.

This can be all the more painful because it often feels as if the focus is misplaced. Instead of celebrating the victory, and recognizing the stress which you have fought through to get to this point in your life, those of us with mental illness are often forced to defend ourselves for the actions and behavior during our worst bipolar extremes. No one wants to hear about your psychotic life and how you became stabilized, but they want to discuss and dissect those periods of emotional stress and darkness from which each of us worked so hard to move away.

Do not get discouraged.

Focus on where you’ve been, what you’ve survived, and the journey of positive mental health and the emotional normalcy you now enjoy.

Accept that no one will truly be able to understand the path you have walked. You have fought your demons. You have conquered a chemical imbalance in your brain. Give thanks to those who have stood by you through the battle, continue to have faith, and put all negative influences and people behind you.
The climb out that deep chasm of a mental disorder is often arduous and painful. But through QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements you can finally become “normal,” and find stablity on the other side of the mountain.

• 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!