While most practitioners, conventional and alternative, focus on fighting heart disease, arthritis and cancer, there is growing concern over the silent epidemic of mental disorders that is becoming one of the most common causes of premature death.
Many things can influence bipolar disorder, such as imbalances in blood sugar and thyroid hormones, or lifestyle. Orthomolecular practitioners believe that lifestyle changes should only be attempted after chemical imbalances
Orthomolecular specialists such as the Pfeiffer Treatment Center in the US and the Optimum Nutrition Institute in the UK offer highly individualised treatment programmes based on nutrition and supplements. At these centres,
So compelling is the evidence for a nutritional approach to bipolar disorder that it’s a wonder why more physicians and psychiatrists aren’t flocking to learn more. But there’s strong official resistance to the idea that simple nutrients can help.
Along with nutrient imbalances, the Pfeiffer Center has found that an overload of copper and toxic substances also contributes to mental problems such as bipolar disorder. Depressives with high copper levels usually have a history of hyperactivity,
I should like to make some observations about your recent articles on depression, and relate something of my own experience with these disorders.