Biochemical Individuality and Nutrition

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William J. Walsh Each of us has innate biochemical factors which influence personality, behavior, mental health, immune function, allergic tendencies, etc. Scientists tell us that the number of different genetic combinations possible in a child from the same two parents exceeds 42 million. It’s interesting to note that we do not possess a combination of […]

The Seratonin Theory of Depression: A Systematic Umbrella Review of the Evidence

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Joanna Moncrieff et al. The serotonin hypothesis of depression is still influential. We aimed to synthesise and evaluate evidence on whether depression is associated with lowered serotonin concentration or activity in a systematic umbrella review of the principal relevant areas of research … Two independent reviewers extracted the data and assessed the quality of included […]

Orthomolecular Treatment for Depression, Anxiety & Behavior Disorders

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Raymond J. Pataracchia Biochemical syndromes of importance in mood and behaviour disorders are those that ultimately influence neurotransmitter production, release, inhibition, and signal transduction. Various segments of the mood and behaviour disorder population fall into subgroups of distinct biochemical imbalance. We often see subgroups of essential fatty acid deficiency, inadequate nutriture, dysglycemia, food intolerance, digestive compromise, […]

Mental Health Treatment That Works

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Orthomolecular Medicine News Service Doctors report that mental health problems including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, anti-social and learning disorders, and obsessive-compulsive disorders often have a common cause: insufficient nutrients in the brain. Nutritionally-oriented physicians assert that the cure for these problems is to give the body the extra nutrients it needs, especially when under […]

Orthomolecular Psychiatry: Niacin and Megavitamin Therapy

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David R. Hawkins et al. Over the years a great many biochemical variations and abnormalities have been described in populations of schizophrenic patients. Despite the voluminous literature, very little of practical usefulness has emerged. Partly because of this, in recent years the work of Hoffer and Osmond and others have begun to attract attention, and […]

Emotional Health in the Age of Disconnection

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A Midwestern Doctor Many people believe the most significant issues facing the Western World are emotional in nature (e.g., anxiety is often termed the disease of the modern age). In turn, a common observation is how often the emotional patterns individuals carry end up controlling their lives (frequently causing them to make terrible decisions) and […]

The Façade of ‘Fact’ Checking

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Byram W. Bridle  I have now been ‘fact’-checked too many times to count. And the conclusion from each one that has been published was that I had disseminated so-called ‘misinformation’ or, at a minimum, ‘misleading’ information. I have often been asked why I apparently didn’t bother to respond to these. … Since these ‘fact’ checks […]

So Long “Covid”

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Mike Stone … is “long Covid” a clearly definable condition or is it the mere creation of media hype and fear propaganda preying on those who were already over-stressed and in a heightened state of fear? Were the symptoms that are now associated with “long Covid” either the exacerbation of pre-existing conditions that existed prior […]