Monday, November 5, 2012

"Mental Illness...Not All in the Mind."

       Many people are diagnosed with mental illnesses. Some illnesses are more complex than others; some can be controlled by avoidance of environmental situations; and some are controlled with drug treatments. 

None the less people are suffering from depression, anxiety, fears, and phobias. Only until recently there hasn't been an Alternative to the unpleasantness of potential side effects of drug treatments.
       Linus Pauling was the first to cue in on the treatment of disease with nutrients, which is considered, “The Orthomolecular Approach”. This approach consist of "eliminating". Eliminating poor diets of junk food overloads and supplying the body with large doses of essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc…
      In 1952, H. Osmond and A. Hoffer were two psychiatrists; who pinpointed and implemented mega vitamin treatments. This worked well for schizophrenic, LSD, and amphetamine psychosis patients, who were given large doses of niacin (B3). However; understanding that the orthomolecular approach takes months to receive the best results, the doctors realized that this approach would not be very useful in the treatment of pain, sleep disorders, headaches, and acute depression. This approach should be primarily used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
       Mega nutrients (or) mega vitamins treats chemical imbalances that exist within, whether from their biological make up or caused by their environment. Orthomolecular medicine is very instrumental in teaching awareness; it helps in both preventative and corrective care.        

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