Doctors have been treating serious mental health
problems with nutritional supplements for more than 50 years. While
lobotomies and shock treatments were going on, so were many doctors
realizing just how powerful food and food supplements were to mental
health, even schizophrenia.
Vitamins can compensate for our genetics, our
nutrition, stress, aging, and even help get over a bad, sad or
They can compensate for what nature hasn't given us or what life
has taken from us. And they can be used in higher doses as
powerful therapeutic agents.
Supplements can improve mental function, intelligence & memory.
Supplements can prevent suicide by treating
& preventing many mental illnesses including
- many types of depression
- mood & personality disorders
- anxiety, OCD, ADD etc.
- addictions, alcoholism
- even schizophrenia
Supplements can reduce stress, decrease
anger and literally
prevent homicides by decreasing domestic violence
- violent & aggressive behavior, irritability, unreasonable
behavior, moodiness, hostility & general bad temperaments
To me, it is a miracle that doctors & scentists
have discovered and/or created chemicals that are exactly like
or similar to the chemicals our body uses
- to create every thought and emotion
- to operate every body system
- and are the very chemicals that we need and get from foods.
Last but not least, once our depression is under
vitamin control, we will be glad to know that the same
supplements that help us with happiness, can help us live longer by reversing
& preventing many major health problems. Supplements
- prevent heart attacks
- strengthen arteries
- lower blood pressure
- lower cholesterol
- decrease our appetites for so many sweets
- treat & prevent diabetes
- prevent some cancers
- and actually help
us survive the damage of surgery and chemotherapy better
if we should get a cancer.
When we are young and not sick and things are
going well in life (or even if they are not), we can take so much
about our health and mental health for granted.
We are not used to the idea of being responsible
for our health or how we feel emotionally.
Everyone thinks it's a matter
of will or choice or mental strength - but even those are based
on the structure of our brains and our biochemical make up.
truth is, as we are discovering more and more today, whether
we want it or not, with good information, we really do have a tremendous
amount of control over our health and mental health.
With a few changes here
and there we can have more balanced moods, energy, thoughts,
emotions, behaviors & relationships - the stuff that makes life
And after all, what is life but how we f-e-e-l going
through it ?