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Get power over anxiety, mood, voices, learning and memory issues, addiction, OCD, paranoia, etc. We look at root causes and triggers, biotypes, nutrients and herbs, allergies and sensitivities, metals and toxins, environment and epigenetics. We're talking nutritional psychiatry, integrative psychiatry, and functional medicine. Come join us for knowledge, stories, laughter, and serious talk about the brain: how it works, how it is nourished and cared for, and how mental health evolves. And if you want more, you can always look to my books here.
Note: What we say in this podcast is educational only. It is not medical diagnosis or treatment advice for the individual. If you suspect illness, see a knowledgeable physician.

Introduction

Nutrient-based approaches for anxiety, hyperactivity, depression, mania, voices, insomnia, autism, etc, from a functional perspective. We focus mainly on orthomolecular and integrative psychiatry, and nutrients like zinc, magnesium, niacin, other B vitamins, omega 3, antioxidants, etc, Also: methylation imbalances, pyrrole disorder, and various health factors, such as thyroid, allergies, malabsorption, Candida, metal metabolism toxins, blood sugar, and other health conditions.

Who we are. Eva Edelman, author/researcher, and Simone Jeanette, notorious bipolar. Listen for more.

History

The foundations of orthomolecular psychiatry: nutrient treatment of the anxiety, depression and psychosis in scurvy and pellagra. Dr Abram Hoffer’s niacin and vitamin C Megavitamin Therapy for schizophrenia. Dr Carl Pfeiffer’s histamine axis biotypes. The research on pyrrole disorder. Dr William Walsh’s methylation imbalances and applications to bipolar, autism, violence, etc. Nutritional psychiatry continues to evolve through the work of many noted researchers.

See also: http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1974/pdf/1974-v03n04-p223.pdf

Why nutrients?

The brain is made from, and runs on, nutrients. Enzymes, proteins, neurotransmitters, hormones, and all brain cells are made of nutrients. Nutrients protect the brain from oxidative stress and toxicity. Nutrients (and environment) determine genetic expression, regulating stimulating and inhibitory brain activity and other brain processes. All of which underlies the effectiveness of nutrients in schizophrenia, as per the outcomes of Dr Carl Pfeiffer and Dr Abram Hoffer; and in bipolar, autism, learning disorders, violence, and other mental health conditions, as per the extensive database of Dr William Walsh.

See also: https://www.walshinstitute.org/uploads/1/7/9/9/17997321/293801829-pyrrole-and-methyl.pdf