It’s Not All In The Mind

Mental Health is About More Than ‘In the Mind’


It’s great that Prince Harry and Prince William are doing what they can to decrease the stigma about mental health and getting people to talk more.

Here’s some facts from www.mentalhealth.org.uk

  • Mental health problems are one of the main causes of the overall disease burden worldwide.1
  • Mental health and behavioural problems (e.g. depression, anxiety and drug use) are reported to be the primary drivers of disability worldwide, causing over 40 million years of disability in 20 to 29-year-olds.2
  • Major depression is thought to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide and a major contributor to the burden of suicide and ischemic heart disease.3
  • It is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem4

So what can we do?

Well first it’s important to realise that the brain is the most stress vulnerable, toxin vulnerable, energy dependent, and nutrition dependent organ in the body.

While most psychologists and mental health workers target stress, and also use drugs to modify brain behaviour, the 3 areas of toxins, energy and nutrition are almost universally neglected.

What does this mean?

It means that there are thousands, if not millions of people with mental health problems, that could be completely cured  IF they detoxed, where well nourished, and exercised in the right way.

I covered a lot of this last year:
https://www.thepainreliefcentres.co.uk/mental-health-awareness-week/

And here’s some of the latest research on the links between brain health, your gut, what you eat, and the environment:

https://www.sciencealert.com/now-we-have-a-study-saying-appendectomies-put-us-at-risk-of-parkinson-s-and-we-re-confused

 

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/newsroom/news-releases/broccoli-sprout-compound-may-restore-brain-chemistry-imbalance-linked-to-schizophrenia

https://www.naturalblaze.com/2019/01/air-quality-mental-health.html

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/chemicals-child-brain-disorders-cosmetics-furniture-plastics-effects-a8270781.html

https://science.news/2019-01-29-aspartame-increases-oxidative-stress-in-brain-tissue.html

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/professionals-worldwide-blame-aluminum-adjuvants-rise-neurological-conditions-chi

I don’t expect you to read all the above articles, but I do want you to realise that mental health is not all ‘in the mind’, it is actually all around us, and very much tied to our need to clean up our environment.

Many Functional Medicine practitioners around the world find adults and children with ADHD, depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, addictions, self-harming tendencies, memory loss etc. can improve with techniques and protocols that are natural, available to anyone, and have long lasting results.

This is urgent to share, and urgent to take action on.

If you’d like to discuss any of this with me then just ask.

I’m here to help Body and Mind.

Be Well

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Why Plants Are Awesome

This series of videos on ‘superfoods’ should convince you that eating a wide variety of pants is one of the keys to a long and healthy life.

Turmeric

Chlorella

Goji Berry

Pomegranate

Noni

Raspberries

Kale

Acai Berry

Super Seaweed

Mangosteen The Queen of Fruit

Acerola Side Effects

The Garden Nightmare Weed

Grape Seed Superfood

Black Cherries

What nobody tells you about Aloe Vera

Seven Simple Health Strategies

‘The Magnificent 7’

I first learned the Magnificent 7 health strategies from Dr Bob Rakowski, an internationally renowned functional medicine practitioner and teacher.

Dr Bob’s ‘Mag 7’ have helped ordinary people optimist their health, aided Olympic Athletes achieving Gold, and even saved the lives of people sent home from hospital with no hope.

I teach the full version of the Magnificent 7 to my coaching clients, and to those on my ‘7 Weeks to a New You’ program :

Get Your Health Back

And I’ve created an introduction series for everyone here:

‘Poop Right’ aka Detoxification

Sleep Right

Move Right

Drink Right

Eat Right

Talk Right

Think Right

Wrap Up

 

25 Years of Pelvic Pain Gone in 4 Weeks

Not just pelvic pain, but IBS, bladder dysfunction, recurrent vaginal infections and more!

All gone in just 4 weeks of the correct care (which we provide at the clinic).

Call us on 01707 662 704 today and  schedule a consultation to see if we can help you.

You can download the case study I’m talking about here: 25 Years of Pelvic Pain

And this is a related testimonial for a patient:

October 9, 2018

You Can Fix Your Brain part 1

Over the next couple of months I’m going to be sharing with you what I’m learning from You can Fix Your Brain by Dr. Tom O’Bryan.

I apologize for the quality, it was originally a Facebook Live broadcast.

You can request to join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thehealthlab7/

As well as watching the Facebook Live broadcasts I’d recommend buying the book, especially if there is a history of dementia in your family.

Just click on the picture if you wish to purchase from Amazon:

 

August 15, 2018

Transform Your Brain


This is something we’ve been teaching in Functional Neurology for 15 to 20 years.

It’s always surprising to discover that even neuroscientists need a ‘jolt’ to realise it though:

Her prescription is 30 minutes of exercise that gets you out of breath 4 x week.

One aspect missing from the research though is the effects of poor spinal function on brain health.  If the spine is not moving properly, then you can not get the full benefits of exercise.

So make sure your spine is fully mobile by getting it checked (you’ll also help prevent injuries).

 

Diabetes Type 2, Causes and Cures

Toxic Diabetes

Most people in the West die of preventable causes, like diabetes and heart disease.

However, you can only prevent these chronic diseases if you
a) know what you are doing to cause them
and
b) take steps to address the cause.

With diabetes type 2, if you ask most health experts like GP’s and nutritionists they will probably tell you its all about sugar and poor food choices.

They may also say there’s a link to obesity.

We certainly know that an extreme ultra-low calorie diet will reverse a ‘fatty liver’ caused by a poor diet, and that this then leads to a reversal of diabetes.  (I reported on the Fast Fix back in 2012 – https://www.thepainreliefcentres.co.uk/meditation-and-diabetes/)

However, it may be that it’s not the sugar itself that caused the fatty liver, it may actually have been something else..

Toxic Load.

Studies done a number of years ago revealed that it was toxicity and not obesity that was related to diabetes development.

Certain toxins increase the likelihood of diabetes by a huge 37.7 x

https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2015/jun/toxins-from-bacteria-could-cause-type-2-diabetes-98705712.html

Toxic Chemicals and Diabetes

The good news though is that this fatty, toxic liver can be cleaned up:

How to Detox

If you would like our help on cleaning up your liver, and lowering your sugar levels, call us on 01707 662 704 to schedule a free 10 minute ‘Metabolic Screening’.

Here’s some of my other videos about diabetes and blood sugar control you may find useful:

Supplements to Decrease Sugar Cravings

Diabetes Type 1 may have a cure soon:
https://youtu.be/dHIy-9_QxpwMTOR

How my father avoided Insulin:

Diabetes and Allergies:

 

June 19, 2018

Elbow Pain

Here’s my overview of what to do to fix common types of elbow pain, along with some great exercise and advice videos to help you further.

I love  Athlean-X

Some simple advice you can apply to any part of the elbow joint

I like the wrist flexibility exercise done on all fours

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health: Looking after the Muscle of the Mind

Modern medical psychiatry tries to understand the brain only in terms of gross damage (so nothing can be done) or single chemical imbalances.  This is a simplistic and somewhat foolish approach considering the fact that any neurologist, behavioural scientist or biochemist will tell you the brain is anything but simple.

For the brain to work properly it’s an interaction between the structures,  the chemistry, the electricity, and your lifestyle and social choices.

As you’re about to discover, preventing mental health issues is really very similar to preventing cancer, heart disease, obesity, and all the other chronic diseases of the West.

You’ll also discover there are more treatment options within our control.

These 5 videos are not intended to treat or diagnose any disorder.

I’m going to cover:

  • A surprising way to improve your memory
  • Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative conditions
  • Nutritional psychiatry
  • Stress
  • Movement and Brain Balance

A Surprising Way to Improve Your Memory (almost immediately)

Alzheimer’s Prevention (and a novel treatment)

If you have any of the following symptoms you should consider following the advice in the next video

  • Memory Loss
  • Confusion
  • Problems with words
  • Problems with writing
  • Withdrawal from work and social activities
  • Changes in mood and behaviour

The nutritional regime form the study mentioned:

For 2 Years:
0.5 milligrams of vitamin B12 (equivalent to 500 micrograms)

20 milligrams of B6

0.8 milligrams of folic acid (equivalent to 800 micrograms)

Name of the test: homocysteine

Nutritional Psychiatry (and Leaky Brains)

Stress

In this video I describe how stress aggravates mental health,  and share my favourite ways to switch stress of and save your brain and your health.

The resources I mention:

For ganoderma products worldwide (select your country flag in top right hand corner)  www.bodybycoffee.com

For a 7 day free trial of the BrainTap – http://braintapstore.com/freetrial/drcpickard

If you’re local – http://www.bodyinbalanceuk.com/stress

(or you can sign up just to get the stress articles)

Movement and Brain Balance

Balancing the brain is something NO DRUG CAN DO.

For instance, conditions such as ADHD and OCD can actually problems with the right side of the brain. Drugs work on BOTH sides, so you can never get a cure.  Depression can be just a left sided problem.

Today I’ll reveal how to spot if you have a ‘brain hemisphericity’ and what you can do about it.

7 Ways to Manage Stress

Americans are feeling anxious — a health risk, especially for older adults.

By: Janet Lee – Consumer Reports :: June 5, 2017

Whether acute or chronic, stress can affect you physically, changing your hormone levels and activating your body’s inflammatory response.

“There’s evidence that people under chronic stress are more susceptible to the common cold and flu, and are at greater risk of developing depression and coronary heart disease,” says Sheldon Cohen, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. “Under long-term stress, many of your body’s physical systems do not respond normally.”

And though older adults usually report less stress than younger ones—thanks to years of experience in developing coping strategies—age may make us more susceptible to the negative health effects of chronic stress.

This article shares 7 simple and highly effective ways to better manage stress levels including controlled breathing, practicing mindfulness, strong interpersonal relationships, connecting with nature, better sleep and taking more technology breaks.

Link to full article: https://www.consumerreports.org/mental-health/ways-tomanage-stress/

 

 

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