As far back as he could remember, Peter had felt fearful but he covered it up extremely well. Now married, he supported his family adequately, but felt shy and joyless most of the time. He drank beer occasionally to offset those feelings. Still, he seemed to become more of a loner with each passing year. Peter never considered himself a candidate to see a psychiatrist. He was simply living a life of quiet despair until we met.
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Meg was an excellent attorney with a very bright mind. Her facade was take-charge aggressive and few crossed her. Yet, at our first meeting she was in tears because of her angry erratic behavior. She had no idea why she seemed to exist in a state of high arousal ... This trait was hurting those she loved the most. She wanted to mellow out but knew her career couldn't afford the fog of prescription drugs.
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An exceptional designer, musician and musical director, Eric didn't have the emotional staying power to ignite his career into high gear. Despite his brilliance, his heart pounded with anxiety during his performances. He drank a lot of caffeine and smoked cigarettes heavily. His mood swings left him wiped out when he desperately needed extra energy. Ongoing psychological counseling did not change any of this. Now he was considering taking prescribed drugs for relief from his depression and anxiety. He summed it up the day we met, telling me, at age 42, " Some days my life feels entirely hopeless."
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Donna usually felt scattered. Her thinking was foggy, and her usual concentration problems were affecting her job. Memories of her childhood were of a pale listless little girl who had never felt the world was a friendly place. She had frequent childhood illnesses such as earaches, strept throat, and colds. Now as an adult, she still felt fragile. She told me she needed help to overcome her muddled thinking and get some joy in her life. But her number one priority was relief from bone-tired fatigue. For Donna, life was an uphill battle and it appeared she was slowly losing the war!
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I know it is the human condition to keep taking our own inventory and coming up short, but it becomes a lifetime calamity if these missing pieces continually prevent us from enjoying the fulfilling, stable life we deserve. If like Peter, Meg, Eric and Donna you are saying, "I wish I could feel better, track better, perform better" it is finally time to stop wishing and take heart! Depression Free, Naturally is meant to change your life.
Like the case studies I've just cited, you, too may be co-existing with an erratic nervous system or brain, and lack the energy, verve, joy and confidence that should have been your birthright. Speaking of "birthright", you may even find when you ponder your genetic history, some strong clues that these physiological glitches were a likely gift from a close relative.
We'll go into this later, so you can see how, despite determined psychological counseling, what we are often repeats the same snafus as Uncle Joe or Grandma Sarah. Unfortunately, marriage joins together many a biochemical mistake and the children live out their days wondering how close to certifiably crazy they might be.
The idea that a good therapist can solve these mistakes by talking to you has been the great bane of the twentieth century! Untold millions are filling the coffers of psychologists and counselors who listen to the tales of misery that such lives produce.
Fortunately, in the last few decades, biochemists and medical doctors have begun to pinpoint scientific explanations for behavior that used to be labeled "psychological."
These researchers have noticed:
- that many "psychological" symptoms often cluster in families
- that certain physical changes in the brain (and body) can create mayhem emotionally.
- that an internal invasion of yeast parasites may create full blown mental and physical illness.
- that food intolerances strongly affect our emotions.
- that airborne chemicals can alter our brains.
- that angry outbursts are predictable from a brain in a chemical state of high arousal all the time.
- that dozens of biochemical mistakes can result in bleak depression or anxiety,
- and that all of them are fixable, if only we can identify them!
A New Direction
In 1896 Sigmund Freud predicted "the future may teach us to exercise a direct influence by means of chemical substances upon the amounts of energy and their distribution in the apparatus of the mind." By 1927 he had become "firmly convinced that one day all these mental disturbances we are trying to understand, will be treated by means of hormones or similar substances." Today, we see how right he was! Science now knows it can address such "mental disturbances" biochemically. It is no longer believed that talk therapy and good counseling advice can relieve the agony emanating from a chemically disrupted brain.
Science has now taken off at a gallop in the direction of biochemical repair. One of the "way-showers" is a brilliant Canadian, Abram Hoffer, who is both a biochemist and a psychiatrist. He began in the fifties, to apply pellagra research to psychiatric patients. Vitamin B3 (Niacin) deficiency had been earlier established as the cause of pellagra, a disease that causes confusion, disorientation and memory disturbance. So here is a classic example of a natural substance that prevents a psychotic state. In fact, the prolonged absence of niacin in our bodies will ultimately result in death!
In 1962 Dr. Hoffer published the first double blind study in the field of psychiatry. He found that, of 98 schizophrenic patients receiving mega doses of niacin, the hospital readmission rate was 10% over three years, and NO suicides, while the placebo group had a 50% readmission and four suicides.
Hoffer then produced several more positive double blind niacin studies with very little applause from his psychiatrist cohorts. But a number of scientists did begin to value the ability of large doses of replacement nutrients in reversing psychiatric states.
In the sixties Dr. Hoffer treated about 25 ex-prisoners of war who had been imprisoned in Japanese concentration camps in World War II. He found 90% had developed a permanent need for large doses of niacin, in order to be free of the many physical and psychiatric symptoms (i.e. fears, anxieties, insomnia, depression) that they developed during their interment.
The Canadian Department of Health and Welfare also conducted a study to determine if the general chronic illnesses seen in their war prisoners from Japanese camps were present in their brothers who had served in Europe. The differences were remarkable! The Japanese-incarcerated men suffered from serious ongoing psychiatric and neurological diseases, as well as heart disease, premature blindness, arthritis, and a high death rate. None of this was present in their brothers. Clearly the starvation and stress endured by the Japanese incarcerations had created chronic illness. Yet, despite such damage, niacin (B3) was able to extend the lives and save the sanity of those fortunate solders whom Dr. Hoffer treated.
How To Program Insanity
You may not see a connection between starving prisoners and our own poorly functioning health ... Read on to understand how physical deprivation can trigger uncontrollable emotional behavior, all the way to madness. I expect you are protesting that you are not starving, by any means! (Three-quarters of the U.S. population is, in fact seriously overweight.) But because of your unique, individual biochemical requirements or because of some glitches in how you absorb nutrients, your brain may never get enough of what it needs. Then you are in the same boat as the young men I am about to describe:
During WW II, scientists in the United States also pondered the effects of starvation on our captured GI's living in Japanese prison camps. To provide them with answers, a six-month study was launched at the University of Minnesota, using healthy young male conscientious-objectors. This study produced some amazing results!!
These young men were deprived of more than half their normal food intake. Many severe physical and psychiatric changes took place over these six months and most of the disturbances lingered long after the experiment had ended.
In the beginning the men showed a high degree of tolerance and sociability with each other. Gradually they began to avoid group activities. There were frequent outbursts of anger and irritability and many grew deeply depressed. Some finally required hospitalization in a psychiatric ward. One chopped off three of his fingers in response to stress! Another became uncontrollably violent. Many expressed the fear that they were going crazy. Some talked of suicide. They cried a lot and displayed wild emotional disturbances. Because they felt increasingly socially inadequate, they now preferred to isolate themselves. Concentration and ability to comprehend became severely impaired even though IQ tests showed NO DROP IN THEIR INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES.
After the study ended, the emotional symptoms continued. In fact researchers noted that some of the men grew even more negative, depressed, and argumentative, directly after the conclusion of the project.
I think you realize what these studies are telling us: that "emotional" symptoms develop as a direct result of the unavailability of brain and body chemicals. These important chemicals create our stable emotions, behaviors, thoughts and sanity.
The Canadian prisoners of war study reaches this same truth. Think about it!
Of course at mid-century, scientists were only beginning to discover the many natural vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, enzymes, endorphins, and neurotransmitters needed for sanity and well being. Even today many people do not seem to grasp the equation that our emotional and physical health depends on our having the proper concentration of natural substances required in the body to sustain life and normal emotional balance.
Until the last few decades, little has been known about how brain chemicals influence emotions. Only a few scientists were dedicated to resolving chemically induced "emotional" problems by restoring adequate levels of the needed natural chemicals.
The growing awareness of the substances nature provides to create optimum brain functioning, should have aroused tremendous interest in the scientific community. Unfortunately, the concurrent worldwide development of the drug industry created far more lucrative rewards for researchers in another direction. Drug companies are only interested in paying university scientists generous grants to invent new artificial patentable chemicals. There is no profit in developing the array of promising non-patentable natural brain/body chemicals. Sadly, many of these artificial drugs create toxic side-effects because our bodies regard them as foreign invaders. Prescribed drugs are causing 140,000 deaths yearly, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and NO DRUG HAS EVER BEEN ABLE TO TOTALLY DUPLICATE THE ROLE OF OUR NATURAL BODY CHEMICALS.
Today the pharmaceutical industry is one of the most powerful and profitable businesses worldwide!
In every generation there are a few truly dedicated geniuses who care more for science and humanity than for building their fortunes. Linus Pauling will be remembered as one such giant. He had already won two Nobel Prizes, when in his sixties, he began studying mental disorders focusing on underlying biochemical dysfunctions. This new interest grew out of his compassion for humankind:
"I like human beings. I like to think about the possibilities of decreasing the amount of their suffering. When I remember that 10% of the American people spend some part of their lives in a mental hospital and that HALF of all hospital beds in this country are occupied by mental patients, I do believe that it will be possible to get an understanding of the molecular and genetic basis of mental disease (and) therapeutic methods that will lead to the effective control of a very large part of mental disease."
-Dr. Linus Pauling, Ph.D.
His interest in disturbed mental function focused on physiology not psychotherapy. He was the first to call mental disorders molecular diseases, the result of a biochemical abnormality in the human body. "The mind is a manifestation of the structure of the brain itself." (I hope you will reread this last sentence one more time.)
His involvement in brain research led him to coining his famous definition of orthomolecular therapy: "Orthomolecular psychiatric therapy is the treatment of mental disease by the provision of the optimum molecular environment for the mind, especially the optimum concentrations of substances normally present in the human body."
With that statement, Dr. Pauling gave a scientific identity to the role of nutrition in psychiatry. He challenged doctors to become aware of the overwhelming amount of information that has poured in from all over the world documenting the vital role that natural chemicals play in brain function and other medical disorders.
I'll bet you think that Pauling's advice to medical doctors seems obvious. A recent study of first year medical students who believed that a knowledge of nutrition is important to their career was 74% Unfortunately by their third year of learning how to match drugs to symptoms these numbers had fallen to only 13%!
What Linus is telling us is that the human mind cannot operate in a vacuum. Pauling's breakthrough reasoning may sound a bit complicated at first reading but it is the secret to your emotional recovery.
He is saying the human mind cannot operate in a vacuum because your mind is totally dependent on this organ, the BRAIN, and its molecular function, to create your emotional health. In the world of science, where two plus two always makes four, a sane, stable mind is possible only with an organically healthy brain.
The reward of getting the right chemicals into the brain at "optimum concentrations" is a joy to witness.
Last year a friend complained to me that his three year old autistic son, Seth, refused to welcome him when he came home each evening. Rather, he sat self-involved, shutting out the world. A therapist visited them twice weekly, but progress was poor.
I encouraged him to start Seth on B6 and Magnesium, both of which have been shown to work well for autistic children. Within two weeks I received an excited call to say that Seth was waking up to the world around him and starting to interact much more with his folks.
Weeks later, they stopped giving him these supplements thinking perhaps the therapist was really responsible for the breakthrough. It took very little time before Seth's autistic behavior reappeared, and his parents ran for his nutrients.
For this child, the B6 that prevents the loss of dopamine from his brain is critical, as is the magnesium. This is true for most autistic children. (It is speculated that the high upsurge of autism may be related to a modern medical practice. See Section 8)
Years after Linus Pauling pioneered this work, a group of neuro-scientists meeting at a Johns Hopkins Symposium, released a joint statement that I love:
"WORKINGS OF THE MIND BECOME SCRAMBLED
WHEN BRAIN CHEMISTRY GOES AWRY."
They note that specifically affected are:
How can we hope to act and feel normal if this "mental" balance is askew? Another genius, the late Dr. Roger Williams Ph.D., a University of Texas biochemist, discovered that actual optimal levels of natural brain chemicals can differ widely from person to person. This was an astonishing idea ... that any two persons' requirements of these molecular chemicals might be vastly different, and so, on the same RDA (recommended daily allowance) one person stays healthy while the other limps through life never feeling normal!
Dr. Pauling devoted much time to determining ideal doses of vitamins and other natural chemicals in the body. He concluded that there is great misrepresentation by some medical and scientific journals and in the media, about the toxicity and harmful side effects of nutrients higher than the RDA (recommended daily allowance.) He called it "a bias based upon a lack of knowledge." An example he cited was an episode of a toddler who swallowed the entire contents of a bottle of Vitamin A, and began feeling nauseous and headachy. He was treated and then released from the local hospital. Newspapers across the country featured the "POISONING BY VITAMIN A" story. Yet, every day children die from aspirin poisoning but these deaths go unreported.
Natural substances that belong in our bodies have remarkably low toxicity, especially when compared to drugs which, in general, are high toxicity and are sometimes prescribed in doses close to lethal levels.
An R.N. in her forties came to my office recently to discuss her fear that she was becoming disabled from prescribed drugs. Between her physician and her psychiatrist she took nine different drugs. Some of these were addictive and others were combining to create an unsafe level of toxicity. It was fascinating that her doctors were treating the side effects of her prescriptions with more drugs!
I was appalled that even a registered nurse had unwittingly found herself on a regimen where she ingested enough toxic substances daily to systematically worsen her health.
Fortunately there were alternative answers to her health problems that involved giving her body the nutritional means to heal itself. Our bodies are supposed to heal themselves. When we get an infection, the body is supposed to cure it. When we are injured the body is supposed to heal it. It does this innumerable times each day of our lives.
A great physician, Dr. Albert Schweitzer said it eloquently: "We doctors don't do anything except help the doctor within." Our bodies are orchestrated to be self-healing when given the optimum natural substances needed. Compared to drugs, these natural chemicals are quite safe. You may wonder why present RDA levels have been set so unrealistically low. Dr. Linus Pauling also asked that question and answered it himself. After studying these standards thoroughly this famous two time Nobel Prize winner concluded that the RDA's daily nutrient allowances are "enough to keep people barely alive in ordinary poor health."
Another Dedicated Genius
Once in a great while, a researcher with a Ph.D. in chemistry decides to become a medical doctor as well a lucky break for mankind! Carl Pfeiffer, Ph.D., M.D. was such a scientist. In the sixties he discovered that blood histamine levels were elevated in the lab tests of obsessive-compulsive patients, and as they improved, histamine levels dropped and their depression lifted. He found that his patients who had too low levels of brain histamine were likely to be paranoid and have hallucinations. Both high and low histamine patients had some degree of thought disorder and over arousal. True to his chemistry background, Pfeiffer began the search for what natural substances could make or block histamine in the brain. And of course, he uncovered the right answers. A later section on the The Ups and Downs of Abnormal Brain Histamine applies his valuable discoveries to your own needs.
So, are most psychiatrists systematically doing lab histamine tests thirty years later? Not yet!! Their prescribed drugs may be able to mask over symptoms, but what is broken, never gets fixed. And when key brain chemicals are not available, many body systems and organs are affected. You will see the array of abnormal histamine symptoms when you do the written screening tests for low/high histamine levels. You'll also learn what lab tests to take to confirm what you suspect, and lastly, how to repair this biochemical error.
It makes so much more sense to restore the proper natural levels of needed chemicals to re-create optimum balance. This organic equilibrium is called HOMEOSTASIS. From that state you have the best shot at reaching your potential in life! The role of drugs should be short-term, a bridge until proper natural balance has been achieved.
In the seventies, Carl Pfeiffer confirmed the presence of a "mauve factor" that occurs in the urine of some normal persons under stress, and is seen in many types of mental illness. He named it Pyroluria. A cluster of "psychological" and physical symptoms are identifiable in these people, not the least of which is a high level of inner tension and anxiety, that steadily worsens with age. Pyroluria appears genetic as it seems to run in families. Here is a description of an extremely pyroluric client:
Ted brought his mother with him to our appointment. His shyness was almost painful to behold as he let her answer my questions. This man was a computer whiz and a gifted classical musician. Still unmarried in his mid-forties, he had never had a sexual experience because he was just too fearful to date women. He had worked at the same job all his life and kept a low profile. He still lived at home.
Ted was adopted as a toddler and his mother blamed his deep-seated fears on that circumstance ... but my thoughts went immediately to pyroluria. Judging by his pale-complexion and his answers to a list of symptoms, I was sure of it. He seemed so miserable that it was hard not to blurt out that there was probably a biochemical answer to his anxiousness.
Two weeks later, his lab results confirmed my suspicions.
The consequence of being able to identify and correct this disorder is, for such people, wonderful to contemplate. Undiagnosed pyrolurics only dream of finally being free of their continual anxiety and stress.
If doctors looked for such biochemical mistakes first before loading their patients with benzodiazepine tranquilizer prescriptions, treatment centers across this nation would not be full of miserable patients powerfully addicted to Librium, Atavan, Valium, and Xanex, struggling to endure the long lasting, painful withdrawal symptoms.
Our Fat Dependant Brains
In the seventies, another door opened to our understanding of substances that are vitally essential to our sanity and health: We discovered the prostaglandins, which are made in the brain from Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids.
Researcher David Horrobin MD tells us "the level of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) is of crucial importance to the body. A fall in the level of PGE1 (in the brain) will lead to a potentially catastrophic series of untoward consequences including increased vascular reactivity, elevated cholesterol production, diabetic- like changes in insulin release, enhanced risk of auto-immune disease, enhanced risk of inflammatory disorders, and susceptibility to depression."
At Health Recovery Center, we have consistently seen suicidal depression completely lift in only one week by normalizing PGE1 levels in the brain. (I'll explain how in the section on Depression.)
Hyperactive children have long been involved in studies with the EFAs in several different countries. Dr. Horrobin describes one such study:
"About 20 children were treated with substantial benefit in about two-thirds of them. Some responses were dramatic! In one case a boy whom they had threatened with expulsion from school because of his impossible behavior was put on gamma linolenic acid without the knowledge of the school authorities. After two weeks on GLA, the teacher, who was unaware of the treatment, contacted the parents and said that in thirty years' of experience she had never seen such a dramatic and abrupt change for the better in a child's behavior. (emphasis mine) Some children do equally well no matter if the oil is given by mouth or by rubbing into the skin. In others, there is the distinct impression that skin absorption, which will bypass malabsorption problems, may have a better effect."
The Good Fats And Oils. Vol. II
In the last decade we have seen an avalanche of exciting studies on essential fatty acids. During that time I heard molecular biologist Donald Rudin, M.D. present his research at a Huxley Institute training session in New York City. He spoke passionately about the connection between Omega 3 EFA deficiency and mental illness. Omega 3 is vital because it provides the substrate upon which niacin and other B vitamin haloenzymes form the prostaglandin 3 series hormones that regulate all of our neurocircuits throughout the entire brain/body!!
He particularly urged using Omega 3 in the form of linseed oil to treat schizophrenia. Immediately he had my attention as I was then attempting to stabilize a middle-aged male, who was a "shout in your face" alcoholic schizophrenic:
Carl had been referred to our clinic by our county's chemical and mental health unit, and was busy terrorizing my staff to the point where we were ready to part company with him. As soon as I returned from the New York conference I began giving him large doses of Omega 3 EFA in the form of linseed oil (as per Rudin), along with mega doses of certain other nutrients.
What emerged was a soft-spoken brilliant minister, who told me that, as a young man his bishop had chosen him to study advanced theology in Switzerland because of his exceptional gifts. I could not believe the changes! At this time he lived on welfare, but said he was going to his bishop to ask for support to reenter his chosen profession.
Long story short, the bishop knew how schizophrenic Carl had been for so many years, and turned him away. After that, Carl's spirit seemed crushed, and having no money, nor support, he did not continue the Omega 3 EFA replacement therapy. A year later, he had regressed again into his schizophrenic world.
Since that time we have gathered and pondered on much of the Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids research and we have applied it to those clients who showed marked deficiencies. The results have been rewarding.
The Role of Amino Acids in Our Well-Being
The eighties brought another explosion of exciting nutrient knowledge to the public. Thanks to researchers like Doctors Eric Braverman and Richard Wurtman, amino acids emerged as powerful tools for psychiatry because they convert to, or are our brains' neurotransmitters. These precursor aminos and neurotransmitters create the chemical language of your brain: its memory, emotions, thoughts, feelings They stimulate your mind, control depression, produce sleep, create your energy, excitement, and all manner of human response.
I know some of this must seem annoyingly complex, but please slow down to take in the full meaning of that statement ... These natural brain substances are creating sanity and well-being. And now in many cases, such levels can be measured by lab tests and supplemented as needed.
The impact of amino research on psychiatry should be monumental. You would expect that scientists in every US college and university would turn their attention to these marvelous discoveries! Sadly, amino acids have the misfortune of being created by God, not man. They are all natural substances that cannot be "invented" by drug companies and sold for high profits. They cannot be sold on prescription because they are the real, life-giving substances that our bodies have used since birth.
Mother Nature has beaten the drug industry to the market!
There is little monetary reward for researchers who pursue the intricate secrets of amino acids. Rather, very odd situations have developed: The rush to artificially duplicate the work of the amino acid, tryptophan, (that converts into serotonin) has resulted in many prozac-type drugs that can't increase serotonin but can play with it in the brain. Prozac hot wires the serotonin neurotransmitter's firing mechanism to artificially speed up the pumping of serotonin into the brain. It also blocks serotonin from re-circulating back into the sending neuron as it was designed to do. The effect is that extra serotonin artificially remains within the brain and this increased level can then fulfill its job as an anti- depressant.
Interestingly, if the serotonin neurotransmitter were not running on empty, but was continually being loaded up by adequate amounts of the amino, tryptophan converting to serotonin, the anti-depressant effect in the brain would be the same. (That's how most of the human population does it!) It's almost always true that the firing mechanism works fine. But there is just little left to fire in certain people. What depletes it? Ongoing stress, genetics, alcohol and drugs are great destroyers of your natural supply of tryptophan and serotonin.
Sometimes Prozac-type drugs mis-fire in the brain. Only last week, a client told me he went berserk on this drug and felt compelled to smash up his car. He was nearly killed! There has been a Senate investigation over the many horror stories told by Prozac users. On the other hand, risks from taking natural tryptophan have been negligible.
So, the choice could have been a $26.00 bottle of L-tryptophan capsules or $200 a month to a drug company for a prozac-type drug. But, the FDA removed tryptophan from the United States market shortly before PROZAC made its' debut. (A supply of tryptophan had been contaminated by its manufacturer, Showa-Denka, several months earlier.) This was about 1990, as I recall. The rest of the world still could get tryptophan but it was pulled from to over-the counter status in the United States. Our doctor (and yours) could write prescriptions for it, but only certain pharmacies in certain cities could dispense it. The cost rose to $55.00 per bottle plus your MD visit. This is is an example of politics played for profit. It also sheds light on why you may have little awareness of what science really knows about the natural chemicals that are creating your emotions. The good news is that amino acid levels are measurable in our blood and urine and huge emotional improvements occur when we attain the proper brain balance of these powerful building blocks.
Discovering the Chemistry of Behavior
Many dedicated researchers have been burning the midnight oil for you. Through this website and the book Depression Free, Naturally you'll get to know their work and apply their scientific findings to your own problems. One persistent scientist who has successfully linked biochemical malfunctioning to behavior disorders is William Walsh, Ph.D. He and his colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois spent several years searching for possible biochemical markers to criminal behavior. They theorized that violence has an inborn biochemical component. This work is remarkable in that they have finally identified four (4) separate trace mineral patterns that positively identify:
- sociopathic violent individuals
- non-violent delinquent persons
- under-achiever types
- periodic Jeckyl and Hyde (tantrums/fights) personalities
Some of these studies involved the sorting of hundreds of unmarked hair samples into violent and non-violent categories according to chemistry markers. When the double blind was broken, these scientists had been right 98% of the time in identifying the violent prisoners from non-violent students and businessmen. Their 2% "error" came from identifying a few prison guards as "violent," according to their chemistry markers. (Think about that!) In the section on Anger and Sudden Violence, You can lwarb how to check out your own biochemistry against these patterns and how to correct the chemical imbalances that may reveal themselves.
Quirks or Chemistry?
We all live with a few or many "psychological" symptoms and psychiatric quirks. Some are serious enough to interfere with our happiness. In the pages ahead, you'll be helped to identify clues that point to CHEMISTRY, not personality, as the culprit causing your emotional woes. It's a pretty safe bet that you have never embraced this concept in your search for answers. And now you are in for a pleasant surprise. The studies and the formulas we have tested at the Health Recovery Center are in the links ahead. You will soon have the tools you need to help yourself back into balance.
That, in a NUTSHELL, is the purpose of Depression Free, Naturally and Health Recovery Center. This site shares much of that information.
Additional information on pre-screen tests, formulas, schedules, and optimal doses to achieve biochemical restoration/repair can be found in the book Depression Free, Naturally
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