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• 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.

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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.

• Wednesday, April 07th, 2010

In 1995 Drs. David Benton, Rebecca Griffiths and Jurg Halier studied 125 young adult females for two months to determine if Thiamine (vitamin B1) had any correlation between the subjects and moods.

Benton et al provided each of the young women with a multi-vitamin containing 50 mg of thiamine or a placebo every day over the 60 day period. Before and after taking the tablets, mood, memory and reaction times were measured and monitored. They determined that there was a significant correlation between mood and thiamine status, as judged by transketolase activation.

What is particularly interesting is that all positive influences reported took place in subjects whose thiamine status, according to traditional criterion, was inadequate. An improvement in thiamine status was reported as being associated with being much more clearheaded, composed and energetic. It appeared, however, to have no effect on the improvement of memory. However, reaction times were reported to be much faster following the supplementation period.

This study is evidence that often first symptoms associated with a sub-clinical intake of micro-nutrients are psychological. It coalesces with a series of double-blind placebo controlled studies that report, in a least some of the population, that micronutrient supplementation is associated with improved mood, (Heseker et al 1990; Smidt et al 1991; and Benton et al 1995b).

The effect of supplements for increased scores on intelligence tests have been demonstrated by Botez et al 1984; Benton and Roberts 1988; Benton and Buts 1990; Benton and Cook 1991 and Schoenthaler et al 1991a,b. Nutritional supplementation has been shown to be effective for the improvement of memory by researchers Bonke and Nickel 1989 and Deijen et al 1992. While, Benton and Cook in 1991 established the importance of supplementing diet for attention deficits, Bonke and Nickel’s research in 1989 showed improvement in hand-eye coordination by reducing nutritional deficiencies through vitamin and mineral supplementation.

Certainly when considering vitamin deficiency, thiamine is one vitamin that must be acknowledged as extremely important for mood and cognitive function.

The human body stores only small amounts of vitamin B1. Therefore, there is great risk to mood stability and brain health if intake is reduced for only a few weeks . It is well documented that Korsakoff’s psychosis, a reflection of brain lesions caused by thiamine deficiency, is characterized by an inability to form new memories, apathy and emotional blandness. And, post-mortem brains tend to show that a deficiency of thiamine is sufficient to damage the brain similar to damage shown with Korsakoff’s psychosis in more instances than originally thought.

QuietMinds Nutritional Supplements addresses potential thiamine deficiencies by contributing 5mg of thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B1, in every eight capsule dosage.

• 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.