Sunday, February 28, 2010

Treating Mental Disorders Naturally

In last week’s blog I discussed the side effects of two medications, Zyprexa and Effexor. These medications are prescribed for various mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Today I want to discuss the natural alternatives out there for treating these disorders.

It has always seemed to be thought that schizophrenia is incurable – at least I always thought so based on my own observations and the word from pharmaceutical companies. It appears that this isn’t so. A book called Natural Healing for Schizophrenia and other mental disorders by Eva Edelman discusses various mental disorders including autism, learning disabilities, depression, fatigue and schizophrenia. The book talks about the role of histamine, copper/zinc balance, over and under-methylation, allergies, physical illness, mercury and other heavy metals to name a few. She quotes the works of MDs and PhDs that are experts in the field. The book covers the various nutrients and minerals (which include copper, zinc, magnesium, amino acids, folic acid & B12, essential fats, minerals and electrolytes, vitamins A, B6, C and D) that can help battle the above-mentioned disorders. She also discusses how nutrient deficiencies can cause other health problems such as candida and systemic lupus, which would make sense considering that most, if not all issues facing Americans today are a direct result of their diets and/or lack of the proper nutrition.

One of the people quoted in Eva Edelman’s book is Dr. Abram Hoffer. He states that schizophrenia could be cured by large amounts of...


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