understanding mental health

I do not normally take a public stand on many things, but I feel that this is something that the population needs to be aware of as it has major significance for all Canadians. There is about to be a major change in Natural Health Product Regulations with consultation in the federal parliament for these […]

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I can’t tell you how many kids I have had come into my office and through the meet and greet they would say, “am I smiling I can’t feel my face” or “I can’t sleep so I take a pill or “people get annoyed and I have sit still so I have to take my

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The journey of my health and wellness has been guiding me to where I am today.  We all have our stories and struggles through the medical system or know someone that has struggled through some health issues.  My story is, I had extreme fatigue, could fall asleep sitting up so I got into the habit

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One of my first blogs was about Methylenetetrahydrofolatereductase (MTHFR).  I am not sure I understand why but Canada has not adopted the knowledge on the medical side.  What is it?  It is an enzyme in the methyl cycle of the body causing different individual outcomes  such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, preeclampsia during pregnancy, glaucoma

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We don’t realize the significance in balancing blood sugar and the role it plays in mood and overall health.  Have you ever had the “Hangry Feeling”? That is probably blood sugar issues. Blood glucose chaos makes way for a pattern of reactive Hypoglycemia, a condition where blood sugar level drops too low in non-diabetic individuals. 

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Zinc Copper There are many nutrients that are effective in enhancing MT Function and limiting Pyrrole. Some of these nutrients are digestive enzymes, probiotics, trace minerals and essential fatty acids are often helpful.   First though it is recommended to contact a health care professional.  A part of the treatment that is important is the removal

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Metallothionein and Brain Health Metallothionein (MT) is a protein that plays an important role in mental health.  The protein was discovered in 1957 and it is known that MT has a role with zinc and copper homeostasis, but also protection against oxidative stress. Poor MT function has been associated with ADHD, autism, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and

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What is Pyrole & What Does It Have to Do With Mental Health? What is Pyrrole and what does it have to do with mental health?  Glad you asked, this is a condition where there are too many pyrrole molecules in your body, the increase of these cells can cause mood swings and there is

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Psychiatric Diagnoses with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual This next few months I am going to blog about different psychiatric diagnoses and thought it best to start with the 2013 update to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders, this manual is recognized and used in the United States and in Canada and serves

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