A Quick Action Plan for Mental Health Disorders
- Have yourself screened to rule out food and environmental allergies, hypoglycemia, and histamine and hormonal imbalances.
- Also screen for possible viral infections of the brain. Virus implicated in many cases of mental health disorders include cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein-Barr virus, human herpes virus 6 (HHV6), and infectious mononucleosis.
- Avoid psychiatric drugs due to the serious side effects they can cause, including suicide and homicidal tendencies. Instead, seek out the help of a holistic health practitioner who specializes in the treatment of mental health disorders using safe and natural methods.
- Eliminate all commercially processed foods and foods that contain chemical additives, colorings, flavorings, pesticides, and preservatives from your diet. Also avoid alcohol and caffeine, as well as refined carbohydrates, sugar, and artificial sugar substitutes, and minimize your intake of milk and dairy products.
- If you suffer from food allergies or sensitivities, eliminate the foods that trigger such reactions.
- Emphasize an organic, whole foods diet that is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, free-range meats and poultry, and wild caught fish. Also drink plenty of pure filtered water throughout the day.
- If you suffer from hypoglycemia, eat meals that are high in quality protein foods and low in carbohydrates. Remove all refined flours and sugars from the diet. In addition to eating three meals each day, also snack on healthy foods such as nuts, seeds, and raw vegetables every 2 to 3 hours between meals in order to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. A good rule of thumb is three meals and two snacks.
- Useful supplements include B complex vitamins, especially vitamin B1, B3 (niacin), B6 and B12, as well as vitamin C, calcium, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. Omega 3 oils and other essential fatty acids are also recommended.
- If you suffer from severe mental health disorders, seek the help of a physician trained in the field of orthomolecular medicine.
- Consider the use of Bach flower remedies and/or magnetic therapy, both of which are excellent self-care therapies for mental and emotional health problems.
- Useful herbs include chamomile, ginkgo biloba, milk thistle, passion flower, Siberian ginseng, St. John’s wort, valerian root, and walnut tea.
- Take steps to minimize stress and learn how to more effectively manage stress when it occurs.
Try keeping a journal, making it a habit to daily write down the issues that concern you in order to gain a better understanding of them.