January 23, 2017

When Bipolar Meds Aren’t Working, Follow Your Gut

Follow Your Gut

In my opinion, people with bipolar and depression tend to have unhealthy diets due to their illness. We are constantly trying to make ourselves feel better, and food is one way to do that. Moreover, most of us have energy and motivational issues, which result in behaviors such as less exercise and less cooking of fresh food.

“All diseases begin within the gut.” Hippocrates 460-370BC

Almost all “mental illness” is simply gut illness and poor dietary intake in disguise. Do you have digestive problems like bloating, flatulence, diarrhea, and constipation?  Do you suffer from frequent headaches, fatigue, mood swings, depression or bipolar disorder? These symptoms brought on my poor eating habits are part of your overall gut health.

Bipolar disorder always involves a gut that needs to be “cleaned out” or fixed as soon as possible before malabsorption of essential nutrients becomes severe.  Excess toxicity is also a part of all mental illness, affecting your mood and overall state of wellness. A pathogenic yeast, candida albicans, is a prime agent in many emotional and physical problems.

A Little Yeast Works A Long Way

The yeast connection is a term to indicate the relationship of superficial yeast infections in your digestive tract to fatigue, headache, depression, PMS, irritability, bipolar disorder and other symptoms that can make you feel “sick all over.”

Eating certain foods poor in adequate vitamins and minerals may increase your risk of candida overgrowth.  Antibiotic use, mood stabilizers and other chemical drug cocktails could lead to candida yeast overgrowth.

Yeast can become a hardy fungus and has an aggressive appetite. Minor increases in intestinal yeast are usually not a problem, but if yeast overgrowth is left unchallenged it can cause intestinal permeability and leak toxins across the cellular membranes. This can cause a disruption in the absorption of nutrients and nutritional deficiencies that can lead to reduced immunity and weaken the body’s defense systems and contribute to mental illness problems.

Cleansing the Body

Without proper nutrition, the body can’t heal or regenerate its tissues and if you cannot digest and assimilate food, the tissues will eventually starve. Cleansing the body and taking probiotics, and other anti-candida measures is a step toward healing.

You should consult a Naturopathic Doctor, a nutritionist that has treated bipolar disorder beforehand or an orthomolecular medicine doctor to help cure candida. Here are some steps to take to cleanse your body of unwanted candida yeast:

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Vincent Van Gogh: Tortured Talent and Suspected Sufferer

Old Man in Sorrow by Van Gogh

Scientists have for speculated that genius may be linked with madness. The link was strongest among those who studied music or literature, the two disciplines in which genius and madness are most often linked in history.

Vincent Van Gogh, a Dutch post-Impressionist painter known for his vivid-colored and rendered artworks, was a brilliant artist in the late 1800s with as many as 873 paintings and 1049 drawings credited to his brief career, celebrated for his unique content and use of color. Sometimes bright, sometimes blue is the world of legendary artist Vincent Van Gogh. His feverish production of art is said to have come with sustained enthusiasm and manic episodes, followed by exhaustion and depression.

Throughout his life, Van Gogh had had an eccentric personality and unstable moods, suffering from psychotic episodes during the last 2 years of his extraordinary life. Many physicians have ventured a perplexing variety of diagnoses of his illness and various biographies describe him as suffering with epilepsy, depression, psychotic attacks, delusions and bipolar disorder.

Due to Van Gogh‘s extreme enthusiasm and dedication to first religion and then art coupled with the feverish pace of his art production many believe that mania was a prominent condition in Van Gogh’s life.

One hundred and eighty-nine paintings he executed in one incredibly manic twelve-month run: haystacks, harvests, cafes, portraits, self-portraits – all these works he poured his soul – and ultimately his sanity – into, which only stood in mockery to his extraordinary gift, without a single buyer to be had.

Think: If you were possessed of the talent of Vincent Van Gogh and no one on this planet recognized it, wouldn’t you, too, go mad?

In December 1888, he experienced a psychotic episode in which he threatened the life of Gauguin, his fellow artist and a personal friend, and cut off a piece of his own left ear before offering it as a gift to a prostitute.

However, these episodes were always followed by exhaustion and depression and ultimately suicide. Therefore, a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or manic depression makes sense with the accounts of these episodes in Van Gogh‘s life.

The self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh is haunting – the sharp nose and sunken cheeks, the desperate eyes peering from hollowed sockets. Face and beard are slashed by violent almost bloody diagonal strokes that clash with the blues elsewhere on the canvas. We have seen the image a thousand times and we know it as the portrait of genius and madness.

It was mania that throttled his creative engine and depression that extinguished it. Some have speculated that genius is fired by madness. Sure, it is most likely that the manic episode phase of his illness provided the power surge he needed to complete an incredible 400 or so paintings in the last three years of his life. But that same madness also brought his work to a complete stop, first temporarily, then permanently, eventually committing suicide at the age of 37.

Thankfully, you don’t have to be bipolar to be a genius – but it might help.

The stereotype of the tortured artist shows up often in popular culture, not just in history. Along with that stereotype comes an assumption, that the hyper highs and crushing lows that we witness in some of our celebrities is a sign of bipolar disorder. Please open up below about your struggles with bipolar disorder and reveal how you cope, artistically or not, with the inevitable highs and lows of this challenging condition.


Bipolar Product Recommendation: TrueHope EMPowerplus Capsules

What do you do after you’ve “tried everything?”

Should you consider omega-3 fatty acids, or other approaches for which there is some but only a little evidence that they “work”, and very little evidence to go on as far as risks one takes in trying it?

You have probably had lithium, depakote or topomax to name a few, or even all at the same time and with an antidepressant.  In fact, since your doctors are just now figuring out that antidepressants carry substantial risk of inducing manic symptoms, I’d bet that most of the previous mood stabilizers you’ve had have been used with an antidepressant.  Now, the most of the treatments you’ve ever had would need to be repeated without the antidepressant.

You might feel you are closer to the beginning of the process than the end!  The U.S. mental health experts consider mood stabilizer and combinations of medications are pretty standard.  But, it is time for you to be in the front of the pack. Time for TrueHope EMPowerplus.

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Truehope EMPowerplus is a micronutrient treatment consisting of 16 minerals, 14 vitamins, 3 amino acids, and 3 antioxidants and is designed to address essential nutrient deficiencies in both children and adults. Although nearly all of these ingredients are found in the foods we eat each day, they are not in sufficient quantities or correct proportions in our food to address disease causing deficiencies.

Three trials and two observational reports in private practice have demonstrated statistically significant reductions in the symptoms of bipolar and other disorders. Studies in animals also suggest that EMPowerplus can increase the healthy characteristics of neurons.

The unique formulation of EMPowerplus allows the body to rapidly absorb and utilize these essential nutrients for optimum physical and mental health.

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