“Today, more than 95% of all chronic desease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies, nutritional deficiencies and a lack of physical exercise.” ~ Mike Adams
Holistic medicine is an approach that addresses the whole self by incorporating nutritional, biological, genetic, emotional, and mental aspects. When dealing with mood disorders, a sometimes serious and debilitating disorder, all of these aspects must be taken into account. Understanding how to get to the root cause of your issues can be just the beginning of your journey to a better you. Starting with a cleanse of the organs and minor changes in diet and lifestyle is always my go to when feeling down, brain fog, over emotional or feeling dependent on caffeine to get through the day.
The Standard American Diet (SAD) is typically low in many of the nutrients our brain (and the rest of our body) needs to stay healthy. A diet high in processed carbohydrates, processed sugar, foods heavily sprayed with glyphosate, genetically modified foods and foods low in essential fatty acids is common among many people today. This way of eating may be impairing the quality of the mind and body in adults, teens, and children. Most people I speak with do not put the two and two together, that their diet may be a direct result of how they feel physically and mentally. Yet if they drive a sports car they understand that the quality of gas they put in the car has a direct affect on how the engie performs.
For having one of the most modern day advanced medical systems in the world our country is plagued with autoimmune conditions, long term chronic disease and mental disorders affecting children and adults alike. Psychotherapy and conventional medical therapies are often more successful when the patient is thinking clearly and is in a positive mindset (or “mood set”). By increasing certain nutrients and utilizing natural approaches mental health may be improved dramatically when combined with conventional therapeutic approaches.
Facts about Mental Health
Mood and anxiety disorders affect over 40 million Americans.
The annual combined costs of depression alone has been estimated to be as high as $52 billion.
As we age, we lose 30,000 – 50,000 brain cells every day.
Cognitive abilities — thinking, focusing, concentrating, remembering — can naturally begin to decline around the age of 40. Some people experience it as early as their 20’s and 30’s.
A study published in the January 2005 American Journal of Preventive Medicine reported that three hours of moderate exercise per week can enhance mood.
“For so many people, antidepressant medication either stops working or has too many side effects… If you look at the research on exercise for depression, it’s equal to or better than medication for depression — probably the best outright alternative treatment for depression.” ~ Henry Emmons, MD, psychiatrist and author of The Chemistry of Joy: A Three-Step Program for Overcoming Depression through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom
B12 vitamins – May provide protection against brain atrophy and cognitive impairment, especially in older adults.
VEGANSAFE B-12 is a certified organic blend of methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, the two most bioactive forms of vitamin B-12. Avoid anything with cyanocobalamin in it; it is industrially made, grown on black mold, and has cyanide molecules attached to it, hence the name cynacobalamin.
Vitamin B12 is among the most important vitamins when it comes to improving mental health and conditions like: depression, anxiety, fatigue, mental health and even psychosis.
B12 supports myelin, the sheath around nerve fibers, that allows for nerve impulses to conduct. When this vitamin is deficient it’s suspected to drive symptoms such as an impaired gait, loss of sensation, as well as signs of dementia (Alzheimer’s) and multiple sclerosis. Clinically B12 may be best known for its role in red blood cell production.
Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient that supports normal energy levels, cardiovascular health, and the nervous system. It is essential for cell growth and replication and DNA production. May support a healthy sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythm).
Fatty foods for the brain.
The Brain is a big piece of fat so feeding healthy fats gives it a source of fuel. In order to do this safely you should look into eating a healthy high fat diet that is low in healthy sugars and carbs, eliminating processed foods and complex carbs. Ketogenic meal plan provides just this.
Omega-3 fatty acids – Fatty acids, specifically omega-3 fatty acids, play a large role in brain health and may be helpful for improving mood.
Chlorella and Spirulina: These two superfoods together pack a serious punch and are and affordable supplement for every budget. Read my blog on both Spirulina and Chlorella to get a better idea of how powerful of a super food combo they really are.
Chia Seeds: 4,915 per 1oz. Rich source of calcium, manganese, phosphorus, all 8 essential amino acids and 4 grams of protein. Click here for more information.
Flaxseeds: 2, 338 mg per serving. Best if you but the whole seeds and grind them fresh before serving on a salad or in soups and stews, throw some in your favorite smoothie. They are very high in Vitamin E, fiber and magnesium.
Walnuts: 2,542 mg per 7 nuts. They are also high in copper, manganese and Vitamin E
Wild Caught Mackerel: 5, 134 mg per 3.5 oz serving. Commonly smoked and eaten whole. These tiny fish are incredibly rich in B-12 and selenium.
Alaskan Wild Caught Salmon: 4, 023 mg per 7oz fillet. This is one of the most nutrient dense sources of animal protein you can eat. High in protein, potassium, selenium, B-12 and magnesium. I order mine online from Great Alaskan Seafood to make sure I am getting the real thing.
Salmon Roe from wild caught Salmon: 1, 086mg per tablespoon. Caviar is high in choline and low in Omega-6 fatty acids.
Herring: 3,181 mg per 7oz fillet. High in Vitamin D and a good source of selenium and B-12.
Sardines: 2,205 mg per cup. They are packed full of nutrients and a rich source of Vitamin D, selenium and B-12.
Anchovies: 951mg per 2oz can. These tiny fish are a good source of niacin (B-6) and selenium
Oysters: 565mg in every 6 to 7 oysters. They are rich in Zinc, copper and
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Few things are important as your mental well-being. If your mood is off or stress levels are high, it slows down your energy, outlook, and nearly every part of your life. Lithium is a naturally-occuring, important, trace mineral with a long history of therapeutic use for supporting a healthy mood and overall mental wellness. When bound to orotic acid as lithium orotate, the result is specialized nutrition for a happy mood, healthy response to occasional stress, and normal cognitive function. Each vegetarian capsule provides 10 mg of elemental lithium.
Benefits to taking Lithium Orotate
1. Promotes a Healthy Response to Stress
Stress can make you feel fatigued, unmotivated, and down. Lithium orotate positively supports normal brain chemistry to promote a feeling of confident relaxation. Stop feeling on edge and start feeling what it means to be calm and collected.
2. Improves Mood
A down mood is like a dark room with drawn curtains; it’s time to let in the sunlight. Lithium orotate supports the production of brain-derived nerve growth factor, which not only has a neuroprotective effect but may also promote a positive, stable mood. Feel joy, happiness, and — most importantly — like yourself.
3. Sharpens Focus & Concentration
Maintaining consistent focus in a fast-paced world is a challenge. When demands pile up, it can be overwhelming and hard to stay on task. Lithium orotate helps brain receptors and neurotransmitters so you can concentrate your focus on the important things in life.
4. Encourages a Healthy Outlook
Life is full of ups and downs and sometimes the lows can make you feel discouraged about the future. The neuron-stimulating effects of lithium orotate can help you feel better equipped to deal with life’s extremes. Stay balanced and move past the thoughts and emotions that hold you back.
5. Promotes Restful Sleep
When the volume in your head doesn’t turn down with the lights, lithium orotate can help. Lithium orotate promotes restful sleep, all night long. Experience what it’s like to wake up happy, refreshed, and clear-minded.
Questions and Concerns about taking Lithium Orotate?
1. Should I get regular check-ups and testing while taking lithium orotate? Follow the advice of your healthcare practitioner. Once-a-year kidney function and thyroid function tests should be performed if you have known thyroid or kidney conditions or as recommended.
2. Does lithium orotate interact with other nutritional supplements or prescription drugs? Lithium orotate can interact with a number of prescription medications, including antidepressants, blood pressure medication, anti-seizure medications, NSAIDs, and diuretics. If you’re taking these, or any other prescription medication, consult your healthcare practitioner before adding any form of lithium to your routine. Additionally, lithium orotate can interact with some herbal and nutritional supplements, including, but not limited to, St. John’s wort, GABA, tryptophan, 5-HTP, and other supplements that affect neurotransmitters.
3. How long does it take notice the benefits of lithium orotate? Results vary but some people have reported feeling benefits in under an hour, while others don’t notice benefits for a few weeks.
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Medicinal Mushrooms for Brain Health
I only get my mushrooms from Paul Stamets, D.Sc (Hon.), the founder of Fungi Perfecti and Host Defense Mushrooms, and has been a dedicated mycologist for over forty years.
He has written six books and pioneered countless techniques in the field of edible and functional food mushroom cultivation.
Host Defense offers delivery method options to best match your lifestyle needs. Host Defense Capsules work well for daily convenience. If you’re seeking rapid absorption by the digestive system, then Host Defense extracts may be the way to go. Host Defense extracts utilize Paul Stamets’ comprehensive Double and Triple Extraction Methods.
To find more medicinal mushrooms read my blogs or for a quick description go to my Essential Nutrients page.
Lions Mane Medicinal Mushroom Extract
“Lion’s mane contains a unique group of compounds called erinacines and hericerins. These compounds regenerate the myelin on the axons of nerves. A Japanese researcher, Dr. Kawagishi discovered this in 1994. He postulated this as a treatment or a preventive measure against Alzheimer’s and muscular dystrophy.” – Paul Stamets
Lion’s Mane is an incredibly intriguing and unique nootropic (used to enhance memory or other cognitive functions) superfood that can modulate the immune system and would make a great addition to your supplementation regimen. Lions Mane has gained considerable popularity over the years in the nootropic community when it was found to affect Nerve Growth Factor (NGF). NGF is a neuropeptide that helps maintain neurons, which are the cells responsible for helping your brain process and transmit information.
it’s vital to the function and survival of nerve cells. Lion’s Mane has been shown to increase the amount of Nerve Growth Factor in the brain, which improves cognition by promoting neuronal growth, reducing inflammation, and supporting overall brain health and is now considered nature’s most powerful brain foods.
A mouse study that showed that lion’s mane was effective for significantly improving cognitive function in those with mild cognitive impairment when taken for at least 4 weeks. Another study also demonstrated that lion’s mane can help preserve photographic and short-term memory loss.
“I believe we should stacking psilocybin with Lions Mane and B-3 (Niacin), the advantage is that Niacin will help drive the neurogenic benefits of psilocybin erinaceums to the end of the peripheral nervous system. I am hoping to start a clinical trial on 30 patients by the end of 2017” -Paul Stamets
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Orgen-P®‡ (Pomegranate Extract) Pomegranate extract provides antioxidants that defend against free radicals and aging.
Organic Astragalus (root) Protects DNA and supports the body’s production of telomerase, an enzyme necessary for the production of telomeres. May also support the replication of macrophages, a type of immune cell.
trans-ResveratrolResveratrol, found in the skin of red grapes, is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. trans-resveratrol is pure, nature-identical to support the heart, brain, and muscles.
Bio-Enhanced® Na R-Lipoic acid As the sodium salt form of R-lipoic acid, Bio-Enhanced Na R-Lipoic acid is more stable, absorbable, and bioavailable to better protect mitochondria and support normal cardiovascular, brain, and nervous system health.
Coffee Fruit Coffee fruit is the red, cherry-like berry produced by the coffee plant. Its antioxidant properties support the brain.
Rhodiola Rosea extract A good source of the potent antioxidant salidroside, Rhodiola rosea is one of the best herbal adaptogens for supporting mitochondrial energy production and the body’s reaction to stress.
Orgen-GT®‡ (Green Tea Extract) Certified organic, all-natural green tea extract, Orgen-GT® is rich in some of the most powerful antioxidants to help promote graceful aging, DNA, and overall health.
CoQ10 (ubiquinone) CoQ10 supports the immune system and cardiovascular system.
Fulvic Acid Fulvic acid is a biological octane booster that speeds up reactions and promotes enzyme activity and equilibrium.
BioPQQ® (pyrroloquinoline quinone disodium salt) A potent antioxidant, BioPQQ® protects cells.
Trans-Pterostilbene Pterostilbene is found in berries and is similar to resveratrol.
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The #1 reason I created this Vitality “SHOT” was because everybody at some time or another needs more vitality—more physical energy and more mental motivation—to get themselves on a healthier program, to get what they want out of life, and herbs are a great way to get that needed VITALITY!
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Disclaimer: The strategies, suggestions and techniques expressed here are intended to be used for educational purposes only. The Author, Kira Miller, is not rendering medical advice nor is she trying to diagnose, prescribe or treat any disease, condition, illness or injury.
If you are under the care of a physician, it is imperative that you consult their advice before beginning any new exercise or nutrition program.
Kira Miller claims no responsibility to any person or entity for any liability, loss or damage alleged to be caused directly or indirectly as a result of the use, application or interpretation of the material presented here.