Brain is a very important part of our body. Hence mentally we should be in sound health. There are treatments available in Allopathy, but nutrition and supplements are most important for mental health. Since individuals vary, one has to experiment on himself about the combination of items, and their doses, as per the guidelines. Also the nutrients if taken together are best. Treatment by nutrition of some major illnesses only, is covered in this book. In eleven Chapters of this book the author covers thought disorder, cyclical affective disorders, mania, depression, symptomatic treatments etc. For schizophrenia, the patient needs B group of Vitamins. He may be having toxicity of Copper, for which fasting is one of the methods. It may be due to brain allergy caused by sugar, wheat or dairy products. A combination of Vitamins B1, B2, B6, Omega3 fat and zinc used in optimum doses, is useful in such cases. In affective disorders, stabilization of mood is required. In Allopathy Lithium Carbonate is main medicine, or in some cases Lithium Orotate. If these are not giving results, potassium should be tried, along with Multivitamin with minerals. Water and sea salt are also suggested for mood stabilization. In Mania the patients should have regular and proper sleep, walking and eating, so as to create stability of biological clock, side by side with chemical treatments. When Lithium carbonate is used, supplements of flax seed oil and Vitamin E are to be taken. For Depression, methylation process keeps the balance of the chemicals in the brain.
SAM-e is quick in helping for treating depression, without side effects. For the patients with schizophrenia along with depression, folic acid is recommended along with Vitamin B6.
Some times with a major treatment going on, another symptom develops, which also has to be attended on priority. These may be anxiety, agitation, aggression, negativism, sleeplessness etc. Some of them may be related to sugar level in blood, depression or blood pressure etc. Meditation is useful in this zone of problems. Sleeplessness is treated with natural tranquilizers. For causes of allergy, testing has to be carried out. Practically, use of supplements is easier than taking food items. Under stress, a person needs more nutrients. Vitamins and minerals are also useful in memory related areas, against allergic reactions, detoxification etc. This book provides information so that we can use it, to take our own decisions, with no intention of rejecting any treatment, or of curing any disease. Appendices provide details of the resources, references and bibliography for the benefit of the readers. Considering in an overall manner it is a very useful book.