Bipolar Natural Treatment Suggestions and Causes
Bipolar is simply a name for a bunch of symptoms that standard medicine labels people with.
Bipolar, in my mind, is simply a matter of dysfunctional biochemistry. Replenish the missing nutrients and symptoms of 'bipolar' go away and stay away. It is a shame that millions suffer from this condition because it is easy to overcome when a physician understands that the patient is merely deficient in nutrients or contains an excess of disruptors (toxins, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides).
In this podcast, Dr Ben explains more in detail and gives some bipolar treatment suggestions. Do NOT stop your medications without conferencing with your prescribing physician first.
Supportive supplements which Dr Ben recommends for those experiencing Bipolar:
- Magnesium Plus: to support neurotransmitter production and establish a sense of ease and calmness.
- Ashwaghanda: to support an individual experiencing stress, anxiety and weak adrenal or thyroids.
- Whey Slim: to support neurotransmitter production and balance blood sugar
- Optimal Fish Oil Liquid or Optimal Fish Oil capsules to support neurotransmitter production, hormone production and decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- Vitamin D360 Liquid Vitamin D3 or Vitamin D3 5,000 IU capsules: low vitamin D3 is commonly found in those with depression, schizophrenia and other mood disorders.
- Pantothenic Acid: to support the adrenals which are key to balancing stress hormones, energy, thyroid and blood sugar.
- Active CoQH: this soy-free active CoQ10 in the form of ubiquinol is effective at restoring low levels of CoQ10. Research shows those with bipolar may be low in CoQ10.
- Optimal Multivitamin: this multivitamin is comprehensive, contains potent B vitamins along with the active form of 5-MTHF. Many with depression, actually 7 out of 10 people, have a genetic mutation in the folic acid pathway. It is crucial to obtain numerous nutrients in a comprehensive multivitamin as biochemical reactions in the body do not go forward without them.
- Taurine: has a calming effect in bipolar patients. It is actually being studied in a clinical trial. Results not yet released. The study is using 2 grams of Taurine twice a day. Given that it is calming, it is best taken on waking and before going to bed.
1) Ask your doctor to test you for the 5-MTHFR genetic mutation. If it is positive, then you need higher amounts of active folate which is 5-MTHF.
- HomocysteX contains high amounts of 5-MTHF along with active B12 and B6.
2) Ask to test for Reactive Hypoglycemia. This is not a fun test but many bipolar patients I have seen in the past have reactive hypoglycemia which further supports the importance of eating smaller, more frequent meals with protein.
If a person with 'bipolar', or anyone, experiences gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, this has to be fixed. If not, nutrients do not get absorbed.
Digestion must be fixed first before anything else otherwise you simply have expensive stool as the nutrients from food and vitamins go right into the sewer.
To improve the digestive system, consider taking:
- Pro-Digestion Intensive: 1 capsule with meals that cause gas and bloating. Increase to 2 capsules if a large meal.
- PreGestion: 1 capsule or more with main meals. Always take with food. Increase as needed. Do not take more than 4 at once.
- ProBiota 12 Powder: 1/4 teaspoon after dinner for 2 weeks and then 1/2 teaspoon until the bottle is gone. Then switch to 1/16 teaspoon after meals and stay on that or switch to ProBiota 12 capsules and take 1 capsule after dinner.
- Taurine: supports fat digestion in the liver so if have symptoms of constipation or diarrhea with fat ingestion, Taurine is a huge benefit.
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