Questions: I have read a lot out there on depression, SSRI’s, BiPolar and lithium. I have found more of it not working, than working??
The reasons things like this happen is because depression is just not simple depression. According to Dr. Larson in Depression Free Naturally, causes of depression are:
a. NT depletion
b. EFA deficiencies in the brain
c. Vit and mineral depletion
f. Brain allergy reactions and food/env sensitivities
g. Systemic buildup of fungal molds in the body
h. Elevated histamine levels in the body
i. Build up of heavy metals in the brain
j. Brain damage from ETOH and drugs
So you can see, it is not so linear. So that is why drugs, among other reasons DO NOT WORK!
There is a lot research showing the manic-depressive people are highly sensitive to Actylcholine (carries messages to the brain). MD’s use lithium to decrease Acetylcholine transmission, but the side affects are endless. A natural substance that does the same things besides nutrition and lifestyle principles is Taurine. As well, bipolar people have been shown to have low B12, folic acid, slow uptake of inositol, are anemic, and have been shown to have higher levels of vanadium in their blood (research shows 80% of manic-depressive’s have these deficiences).
Not saying that I cure anything or anyone with mental disorders. What I use is lab testing to get to the bottom of why, nutraceutical grade supplements, herbs, mental/emotional techniques to healing self, as well as establish a line of communication with clients MD’s or Psychologists.