A Pictorial And Musical Preface
The Picture Below is of my son Willy showing off his muscles in February 2008, when he was about seventeen and a half years old. Willy generated the Leading ADHD and Bipolar Recovery Story In the World Between the Summer of 2004 and the Summer of 2009. It is Still the Leading Recovery Story in the World in these regards. What my son Willy and I Discovered in the Alternative Medical Arena threatens the collapse of Pharmaceutical Medicine Worldwide. It is Absolutely A God Given Miracle that I am Still Alive. Allen D
1) Andy Cherry – Our God’s Alive
2) Bruce Springsteen – Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
This Bruce Springsteen Sunny Day Video is a Real Treat If You Have Not Seen It Yet! Even if you have seen it—> It is Still A Real Treat! Thank You Bruce! Allen D
Dear Fellow Americans:
I am all better now, perhaps just a little tiny bit fatigued from an 80 hour straight work block (with no sleep at all) that was voluntarily undertaken by me in regard to blogging Critical and Time Sensitive Patriot Movement Educational Material with WordPress.
All you have to do in order to Adequately Control Manic Tendencies and/or a Problem with Getting To Sleep is to swallow a few dozen wisely chosen nutritional supplements or so!and drink a glass of practically anything but milk or hard liquor (beer is fine for most).
I drank Coca Cola tonight with my Supplement Regine because I needed the acid in it to break down some tablets that I had, instead of the capsules I normally use. I should perhaps note that my stomach does not make enough stomach acid. I am chronically deficient in this regard unless I take stomach acid supplements to make up for this deficiency.
Within five minutes or so of my taking the supplements that I needed to be able to go to sleep, I slept like a stone for about 3.25 hours. Upon Wake Up I felt Just Fine! as a result of swallowing a small handful of inhibitory nutritional supplements.
It’s like hitting the Reset button on Your Brain to do the above.
It’s >>So Incredibly EASY!<< 2 >>Accomplish the Above when you know what you are doing.
This Is All No Surprise to me (the above)—> for I have personally used very similar methodology hundreds of times on myself in the past sixteen years or so (since the Fall of 1997).
I sure as hell do know what I am doing when it comes to this stuff because—>
I have Led the World (#1) in this Particular Area of Understanding (knowing how to use inhibitory nutritional supplements to maximize therapeutic results) since early September of 1997.
I learned much of the above the hard way—> by repeated life experiences and repeated life mistakes—> the latter of which I learned how to resolve better and better over time.
A Very Closely Related Blog—>
I am a person with a bipolar diagnosis. I have had at least a few hundred episodes each of mania and depression since 1963, the year of my bipolar onset. (I am currently 58 years old; my bipolar onset occurred when I was age 11.)
I was heavily symptomatic of bipolar disorder from 1963 until the fall of 1997 (at which point “I got much better” as a result of self-applied alternative medicine). My bipolar symptoms had become more frequent and more severe as I got older (until I got better, of course).
As early as my teenage years I knew that “there was something wrong with me”, but I had no clue what it was. Nor did I seek professional help for any of my problems.
After over twenty five years knowing “something was wrong with me”, things finally got so bad I knew I needed help.
In 1992 I began to see a psychologist to try to sort out my life problems. After about a year of seeing this psychologist every month or two, she referred me to a psychiatrist so that I could receive medication for depression. (I was misdiagnosed as a unipolar depressive at this time.)
I was first correctly diagnosed with bipolar disorder in June 1994. This occurred as a result of voluntarily admitting myself to rehab center in Syracuse, NY while I was in a state of mania.
After an eight month trial on lithium, I gave up on it, and threw it in the garbage. Lithium greatly dulled my mental acuity, and my hands still shook “such that I could not sign my name on a check”, despite taking only 900 mg. of lithium. Lithium did nothing to help my depressive episodes at all. (Depakote did not work for me as a mood stabilizer either. My manic states “blew through it like it was water”.)
My bipolar condition got to the point where I could hardly sleep for almost two years unless I took some sort of medication.
In the fall of 1995, I was prescribed first Ambien. I was very disappointed with Ambien. It only gave me about three to three and a half hours of sleep. Sominex, an over-the-counter sleep medication that I had been taking for months prior actually gave me a bit more sleep than Ambien did.
When I saw my psychiatrist again, I asked him for a sleep medication that was much stronger than Ambien.
The first medication that I took for sleep that worked for me such that I got six to eight hours sleep was Xanex. This medication was first prescribed to me in February 1996.
Within a matter of weeks of my first taking Xanex, after steadily moving up in dosage of it due to the fact I was becoming tolerant to it, I had “blurred vision” in one eye when I woke up. And this blurred vision did not go away for quite a few hours. I immediately called my psychiatrist. He told me that I was having an adverse reaction to Xanex. And he told me to immediately stop taking it. This adverse reaction occurred despite the fact I was only taking .875 mg. of Xanex (less than one milligram) at this time. (I am sensitive to benzodiazepine medications.)
For a few weeks after having an adverse reaction to Xanex, I took nothing for sleep. For these few weeks I was seriously manic for the entire time.
In April 1996, I got my first prescription for Klonopin. This was a medication that I requested from my psychiatrist. He was a bit hesitant about giving Klonopin to me, due to the fact I had had an adverse reaction to Xanex, which was another benzodiazepine medication. I was a bit insistent for a prescription for Klonopin, and my psychiatrist wisely relented and gave me one.
After having an adverse reaction to Xanex, I had decided to learn as much as I could about medications myself. I learned about Klonopin by reading some books about medication in March 1996.
I had become tired of my psychiatrist making all of my medication choices for me. He had prescribed a number of different medications to me in the past two years. Only one of these did I feel had really done me any good (Zoloft). The rest of the medications I had been prescribed in these two years either did not help me, or their side effects were intolerable. So I decided to see if I could make some better medication choices myself.
Klonopin worked well for me in the beginning, just as Xanex did. I could finally get some sleep. In the beginning, I got about five hours of sleep (or sometimes even six hours of sleep) with Klonopin. (I was admittedly also smoking pot at night when I was taking Klonopin. For over a decade pot had helped me somewhat in regard to sleep.)
Then the same thing happened, just as the books that I had read had told me it would. I built up a tolerance to Klonopin, just as I had built up a tolerance to Xanex. I needed more and more Klonopin to go to sleep, just as I did the Xanex. And smoking pot at night before I took Klonopin was just not enough for me to get enough sleep.
After I got up to 2 mg. of Klonopin within a few months of taking it (I had started on .5 mg), and began to feel that I needed even more, I thought to myself “enough is enough”. I decided “I am not going to just keep taking more of this stuff”, like I did with Xanex.
As I did not know quite what do to at this point, I sought professional advice. I did not go to my psychiatrist for this professional advice. I went to see a person that I considered an expert on drugs. This person was an ex-heroin addict that repeatedly claimed to have taken “every drug under the sun”, both legal and illegal. And he was a person that I highly respected.
I asked Billy (not his real name) “What should I do?” “I need more and more Klonopin to go to sleep.” “Would it be better for me to keep taking more Klonopin, or would it be better for me to drink some alcohol with the Klonopin so I can go to sleep?” Billy would not give me a direct answer. He said to me over and over “What do you think?” But you could tell what he thought by reading his face… he thought “You dummy, of course drink some alcohol with the Klonopin if it helps you to sleep rather than keep taking more of that s…t.”
So that is what I did. I began to drink a few bottles of beer, along with taking my Klonopin and smoking pot.
I was on Klonopin and pot, and then Klonopin, alcohol, and pot for almost eighteen months straight. Sometimes I got four hours of sleep. Sometimes I got five hours of sleep. It was infrequent that I got any more. Eighteen months of this.
I knew I was in deep trouble at this point (throughout most of 1996 and 1997). I knew that my Klonopin, alcohol, and pot routine for sleep could not last forever. I knew I had better find a better answer to my problems with sleep. And I knew “I was fighting for my life”.
In August of 1997 I began to add the amino acid taurine to my sleep regime. By the first week of September, less than a month after adding taurine (and other amino acids) to my sleep regime, I was off both Klonopin and alcohol completely. And I no longer needed pot to go to sleep.
By the end of October 1997, about two months after taking four amino acids (taurine, tryptophan, GABA, and glycine) every night to go to sleep (with some vitamins and minerals as well) I was getting the best sleep I could remember… going all the way back to the late 1960’s.
In September and October of 1997, I also did a number of other things besides take amino acids, etc. for sleep in order to overcome my bipolar diagnosis. I took a wide range of nutritional supplements daily. I cleaned up my diet. I got a series of colonics. (These helped me enormously.) I identified and eliminated a number of hidden food allergens. And I corrected my gut flora with probiotics and anti-candida measures.
Two supplements that I added to all of the others that I was taking in October of 1997 had an immediate and absolutely profound effect on me. They slowed down my brain just like lithium did… but without any negative side effects whatsoever. These two supplements made me drive slower, made me think slower, and made me talk slower. They also substantially lowered the volume of my voice. These two supplements were L-carnitine and phosphatidyl choline. I soon found that the more phosphatidyl choline I took, the slower my brain fired. This was a huge breakthrough for me. I had finally found the answer to my lifelong problems of often having “racing thoughts”, “fast speech”, and “speech much louder than normal”.
The specifics of my using L-Carnitine and phosphatidyl choline are as follows:
I took a 500 mg. capsule of L-carnitine in the morning. (Sometimes, but not often, I used acetyl L-carnitine instead of L-carnitine. I did not notice a difference here.) I also took three, and sometimes even four, capsules of phosphatidyl choline in the morning. Each capsule contained between 420 and 460 mg. of actual phosphatidyl choline. I took this L-carnitine and phosphatidyl choline with my other supplements in the morning. These “other supplements” covered the entire vitamin and mineral range. They also contained some capsules of essential fatty acids.
I knew deep in my heart in the fall of 1997 that “I had found most of the cure for bipolar disorder”. Not just for myself, but for the rest of the world.
In looking back at this time from where I stand today in 2010, I feel that I only made a few mistakes in what I had learned thirteen years ago. (None of these mistakes were critical in regard to my beating manic depression.)
In deciding to use the four amino acids of taurine, tryptophan, GABA, and glycine for sleep in 1997, I now know I could have done better in regard to the four amino acids that I had selected. Today I only use three amino acids for sleep. These are taurine, tryptophan, and histidine. If I was to use a fourth amino acid for sleep, it would be GABA. Glycine has always been a very weak sleep aid for me.
My standard night baggie for sleep for years contained the following:
1. Three 500 mg. or 600 mg. capsules of taurine.
2. Three or four 500 mg. capsules of tryptophan.
3. Three 500 mg. capsules of GABA.
4. Five 500 mg. capsules of glycine.
5. One 50 mg. capsule of vitamin B complex.
6. Three 1,000 mg. capsules of vitamin C.
7. Three capsules of calcium/magnesium/vitamin D.
I took somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,200 to 1,500 of the above night baggies between September 1997 and August 2002, when my access to substantial fiscal funds ran out.
Since August 2002 I have only been able to supplement myself on an off-and-on basis. My best guess is that since 2002 I have taken perhaps another 500 to 750 night baggies as per the ingredients listed above.
Sometimes I did add three 500 mg. capsules of inositol to the above baggies, as I felt it this supplement belonged in them.
A few years ago, I discovered that an author that I had repeatedly read (Robert Erdmann) was right about histidine. This amino acid is one that is quite sleep helpful for me. I now place more importance on histidine for sleep for me than either GABA or glycine.
My current night baggie, and one that is very effective for me for sleep, contains the following:
1. Three or four 500 mg. or 600 mg. capsules of taurine.
2. Three or four 500 mg. capsules of tryptophan.
3. Three or four 500 mg. capsules of histidine.
4. One 100 mg. capsule of vitamin B complex.
5. Three 1,000 mg. capsules of vitamin C.
6. Three tablets of magnesium.
Sometimes I also add one tablet of a quality vitamin mineral preparation to my current night baggie as well. I do this because I never want to miss an opportunity to get more essential nutrition into my body.
If my experiences in regard to slowing my brain down or getting a good night’s sleep are any indication of the truth, it would be foolish for any person with similar problems to ignore what I have learned.
Using drugs to treat “functional nutrient deficiencies” is nuts! This is not being done because it is “the best science available”… it is being done for the money it makes those persons that are making and prescribing the drugs.
I may not be here to tell stories such as the above that much longer. This is due to the fact that it has become quite apparent to me that some portion of the pharmaceutical drug industry is aware that (1) “I have found the cure for bipolar disorder”, (2) “I have found the cure for schizophrenia”, and that (3) my knowledge in regard to how to properly treat a depressive state has been world leading for over a decade.
I turned 58 on September 17, 2010. Let’s hope I live to see 59.
Four other blogs on inhibitory nutrients and/or sleep that are related to this one can be found at:
Two egroup posts on inhibitory nutrients written in 2003
Taurine and other inhibitory nutrients
An egroup post on using lithium vs. raising acetylcholine
An egroup post I wrote in 2005 on sleep
The Original Copy of this material is here>http://nutrientscure.wordpress.com/2010/09/29/how-i-slowed-my-brain-down-and-got-off-sleep-medication-2010/
My son Willy’s original recovery story was widely posted to the Internet in June 2006. A little over a year later, in August 2007, I widely posted “Willy’s Three Year ADHD/Bipolar Recovery Story” to the Internet as well.
It has been almost two years since “Willy’s Three Year ADHD/Bipolar Recovery Story” was posted to the Internet. Quite a few significant events have occurred since then.
My goal in this blog is to delineate the above-mentioned events, as Willy continues to progress, and these events represent anecdotal proof of such. These events also represent anecdotal proof in regard to the tremendous therapeutic power of broad based supplementation taken all at once (which I often refer to as “Willy’s Baggie”, and now “Willy’s Baggie II”, which is an improved formula).
For those of you not familiar with Willy’s recovery story, and for those that might wish a brief reminder, the gist of this story is as follows:
Beginning at age thirteen, and with only a little guidance from me (a non-custodial father), Willy began self-applying nutritional supplements and other natural measures to himself in order to overcome his rather serious learning disability (for which he received an ADHD diagnosis, and took Ritalin for about four and a half years). Willy’s academic success (an 89/90 average, with numerous high 90’s New York State Regents Exams test scores over the past three years), and the numerous awards that he has received prove that Willy has come a long way from where he was in the seventh grade (prior to supplementation), a grade in which he still had quite a bit of difficulty in regard to being able to read.
In doing what he did to overcome his learning disability, Willy also profoundly overcame a history of being a weak and sickly child throughout his childhood. Willy’s health, strength, and stamina are nearly that of a world class (Olympic) athlete, as evidenced by a recent VO2max test (explained below), and what he can do with weights.
Willy is now eighteen years old, and he is graduating high school this month.
One event that occurred recently involved an award that Willy received. I had the pleasure of attending the senior award dinner for the high school seniors that attended New Hartford High School in New Hartford, NY on June 3rd, 2009. At this senior award dinner Willy won the award for being the graduate who had “most overcome adversity” in his academic career. This was the first year this particular award was given, to the best of my knowledge. It was apparently created with Willy in mind, and it came with “a much appreciated check attached”. (I deeply appreciate the person or persons involved in doing this for my son. I cannot thank this person, or these persons, enough.)
Another event that occurred recently is rather amazing. This event concerns a VO2max test. The particulars are below.
Willy recently took a VO2max test with a number of other athletes from his high school. On this test he scored 69 ml/kg/min.
To explain a VO2max test for those that are not familiar, according to Wikipedia, VO2 max (also maximal oxygen consumption, maximal oxygen uptake or aerobic capacity) is the maximum capacity of an individual’s body to transport and utilize oxygen during incremental exercise, which reflects the physical fitness of the individual. In sports where endurance is an important component in performance, such as cycling, rowing, cross-country skiing, swimming and running, world-class athletes typically have high VO2 maximums. World-class male athletes, cyclists and cross-country skiers typically exceed 75 ml/kg/min and a rare few may exceed 85 ml/kg/min for men and 70 ml/kg/min for women.
Given the fact that Willy is only eighteen years of age, and the fact that he is more of a weightlifter than anything else, Willy’s score on this test is nothing short of amazing. The persons that administered this test to Willy told him that NO ONE THAT THEY HAD EVER TESTED WITH A BODY TYPE SUCH AS WILLY’S (THAT OF A WEIGHTLIFTER) HAD SCORED SO HIGH ON THIS TEST.
When I saw Willy’s brother Maxwell (Max) recently, I asked him if he had heard about Willy’s VO2max test results. He told me “No”. I told him that Willy beat everyone that went for this test. I also told him that the person that scored closest to Willy was a cross-country runner that scored 65 ml/kg/min. At this point, Willy came in the room. Max asked him who was the cross-country runner that he beat. When Willy told Max who it was, Max immediately said “No way. He’s a state champion” (runner). Even Max was surprised at this. And it takes a lot to surprise Max, believe me.
Weightlifters typically do not score that high on this test. Long distance runners and other forms of endurance athletes do, or are supposed to.
Although Willy is a weightlifter, he admittedly also runs. For years he typically ran for two to four miles at a time as part of his self-imposed training regime. Then he found he could run six miles without becoming excessively tired. And then he found he could run more. About six or seven months ago Willy found that he could run fourteen miles without becoming excessively tired. (He told me “Dad, I found that I just had the energy to run fourteen miles”.) So for the past six or seven months Willy has often run fourteen miles once (or sometimes twice) a week, in addition to all of his shorter runs, and all that he does to regularly train with weights. (Weightlifting is where Willy’s heart lies. The running he does is secondary to this.)
Another event, which occurred recently, is that Willy came very close to bench-pressing 325 lbs. He did so on what he said was “a bad day for him” (he just did not feel “peak”, but wanted to see what he could do that day). Willy got to the very top of the lift of 325 lbs., and decided for the last little bit that it was wise to get a little help, as he was straining so much, and he does not want to risk a career ending shoulder injury.
Willy has been bench-pressing 315 lbs. for quite some time now. He can do two full repetitions at this weight, and almost complete a third. (Willy knows that his maximum for bench pressing is higher than 315 lbs., due to the fact that he can do multiple repetitions of this weight. However, he also knows that if he is too aggressive and tries to go “too far to fast” he can tear his shoulder out, and this ends his competitive lifting career altogether. I could not agree with Willy more in regard to being cautious with bench-pressing such high weights, especially in light of the fact that he only weighs 180 lbs. himself.)
Willy recently showed me that he can lay on the floor, head near a wall, with his hands on the floor on either side of his head, and then can pick his legs up and “keep on going”… such that he is then doing “push ups” against the wall, with his legs suspended in the air. He did 28 of these “wall push-ups” once. Willy tells me that no one that he knows can do as many of these “wall push-ups” as he can, or come even close.
As I reported a few months ago, last fall Willy did one hundred and twenty-two (122) “uphill sit-ups” on an inclined plane with a fifty pound plate on his chest. A person at his health club told him this was either a New York State record or close to it, assuming that the Internet reference that this person found was true. I mention this again here, as it is an event that occurred since Willy’s last recovery story was written in 2007.
Another event that occurred only a matter of a week or so after Willy’s last recovery story was written is rather incredible as well. In mid-August of 2007, Willy’s first year on the football team, soon after football practice began he tore his ACL. This injury involved a full tear, and not a partial one. A full tear of the ACL ligament needs to be operated on for the ACL to reattach to the knee.
This operation was never done, in part due to the fact that Willy healed from this injury so well and so fast. The people treating Willy for this injury were amazed at how well Willy recovered from this serious injury. (Willy reported to me repeatedly that his “Willy’s Baggies” of supplements helped tremendously in regard to healing.) By late September, perhaps five weeks after Willy tore his ACL, he was running miles. In early or mid-October, six or seven weeks after being hurt, Willy told me that he was up to leg pressing 200 lbs. on a repetitive basis (about half of the weight he was doing prior to getting hurt).
Normally, a full ACL tear that is not operated on means the absolute end of one’s football career. Despite both Willy’s football coaches, and the doctor that gave him a physical for football in his senior year, knowing that Willy had a torn ACL, he was allowed to go out for football. Willy fully participated in football practices and played in many of the games, He made it through the season without having any problems with his problematic knee whatsoever. (His team won the Sectional title, a game played in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY.)
For a person in high school to get a full ACL tear injury, not have it operated on (such that the ACL is still unattached), and still be allowed to play football the very next season, is unheard of, to the best of my knowledge. Willy simply carries on as though this injury “never happened”… despite the fact that it did, and the damage was never surgically repaired. If this is not a testament to the power of “Willy’s Baggies” of supplements, I don’t know what is.
Another event that occurred recently is that the health club Willy attends offered him a job as a physical trainer. This is not a job he asked for, it is a job that was offered him due to the knowledge that he has, and he accepted it. Willy has in a sense now become a professional trainer, as he is being paid for what he knows. (Willy has read a number of weightlifting books. He also learned about physical training from his high school coaches and some persons at the health club that he goes to. However, Willy has been “his own trainer” over the years for the most part.)
And lastly, an event of very minor significance compared to the rest, is that Willy is one of only two young men that were asked to pose for the art class in high school, due to their physique, and the fact that the four major muscle groups in their upper legs were so well defined.
I have a great deal to thank Willy for in regard to his insistence at age thirteen “Dad, just put all of the supplements that helped you together, and I will take them all at once” (thus “Willy’s Baggie” of supplements was born). This simple-to-implement approach, along with daily supplementation with probiotics, mealtime supplementation of vitamin B complex, vitamin C, and digestive enzymes, and some allergic food avoidance (especially milk and eggs) has resulted in an absolutely profound change in Willy’s physical and mental health.
Willy’s “combined supplement approach” has also resulted in “a big part of a solid chemical answer” for depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and other illnesses being discovered, assuming that the anecdotal evidence generated thus far holds up when being used with other many persons. (I firmly believe that this will be found true some day.)
Willy will be going to college in the fall. He intends on attending a community college in Utica, NY, and then transferring to a four year school. Willy’s goal is to become a high school physics teacher. (This may be a wise career choice in today’s unsound economy. It may also be a wise career choice for anyone that intends to become a parent, as one has “the summer off”.) As a minor, Willy is considering learning how to be a physical trainer, as he is doing this already, and he enjoys “teaching what he knows”.
Who knows what Willy can do in the future if he gains a little more knowledge, and has a little more time? It’s anyone’s guess at this point. I am betting on Willy, as he has certainly shown that he has the discipline and work ethic to achieve even more than he has achieved thus far.
And who knows what Willy can do in the future both athletically and academically if he supplemented with “Willy’s Baggies” of supplements (or “Willy’s Baggie II”, the next generation of our knowledge) every single day, instead of every other day, as he has been doing for years (due to the expense involved).
Regardless of what may happen in the future… Hoorah Willy!!! I am so proud of what you taught your teachers, your fellow students, and “the rest of us” in regard to what can be self-achieved in regard to mental and physical health recovery. Keep up the great work!
This blog is being written for those that have not heard “the story of Willy” over his 8th to 12th grade years yet.
There are three versions of my son Willy Darman’s recovery story (and soon to be a fourth). One version was written in June 2006, one was written in August 2007, and one was written in June 2009.
The blog below has a before and after picture of Willy at 10.5 and 17.5 years of age.
For those persons that are not familiar with Willy Darman
My son Willy became an original discoverer of great healing truth when he was a thirteen year old child. Willy hit a home run for the entire world in the summer of 2004 when he insisted “Dad, just put everything together supplement-wise that helped you to get better, and I will take it all at once”. (Willy re-invented the decades old wisdom of a pioneer nutritionist named Adelle Davis when he said this.)
Willy worked hard on his recovery for years… putting forth effort in school, effort at home and in a health club lifting weights, and effort in regard to running. This hard work proved the validity of his simple yet profound discovery (of putting a wide range of nutritional and natural supplements together) in an anecdotal sense.
Willy taught the world a number of great lessons in regard to what health and health recovery is all about.
Willy proved that all essential nutrients matter, as far as one’s mental and physical health goes.
He proved that gut floral health matters.
He proved that avoidance of food allergens matters.
Willy proved that the simple measure of eating an apple or two can be an effective gut purge after ingesting some food allergens.
He proved that even a thirteen year old child can learn how to adequately correct malabsorption in himself.
He proved that one part of a supplement regime in order to heal should consist of the entire nutrient range taken all at once (assuming such is taken in an adequately complete and an adequately balanced fashion in which to do so).
Willy proved that even a thirteen year old child can effectively supplement himself (or herself) without any adult supervision other than guidance from afar. (I am a non-custodial father.)
Willy proved in a rather profound manner that drug-oriented medicine’s current chemical answer to either ADHD or bipolar disorder is absolutely nuts.
Most important of all, Willy proved to the world that even a thirteen year old child can understand most (if not all) of the fundamentals of the human body that are needed to be understood in order to be able to cure oneself.
In May 2010 Willy was asked “how long could he hold his breath underwater?”. He jumped in the pool to find out. He was underwater for five and a half minutes. From a weak sickly child all throughout his childhood Willy at nineteen years of age held his breath under water for five and a half minutes… on top of all of the other remarkable feats of strength or endurance he has accomplished.
Willy went from a weak sickly child throughout his childhood to “one in a million” his age and weight in regard to overall health, strength, and endurance. He overcame ADHD. And he overcame bipolar disorder. Willy did so despite the fact he ate what I consider a very mediocre and imperfect diet.
Willy is soon to begin his third year of college, and is doing very well.
Willy is proof by single anecdotal case that Willy’s Baggie, some gut biology correction, and some food allergy avoidance can have an absolutely profound effect on one’s mental and physical health.
The anecdotal case of Willy’s recovery (from an ADHD diagnosis, classic bipolar symptoms, and sickly childhood health) threatens the collapse of drug-oriented medicine. As many times as they have tried to kill me since January 2010, make no mistake about this.
Willy Darman’s Baggie of synergistic supplements is so broadly healing that it dooms Big Pharma. It dooms Big Pharma unless its bribery of FDA officials succeeds in taking numerous healing nutritional supplements away from the general public (as they are trying to do now).
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Preface dated 8/21/2013
Below is a Picture of My son Willy Darman at about ten and a half years of age, after being on Ritalin for about four years for an ADHD diagnosis and classic bipolar symptoms that began at six years of age.
At this point in his life Willy was not very happy, and he had both Compromised Mental and Physical Health.
Below is a Picture of My Son Willy taken in February 2008 when he was about seventeen and a half years old, and after he had been applying Nutritional and Natural Therapies >to himself< for about three and a half years. No More ADHD! No More Bipolar Disorder! and No More Weak and Sickly Childhood Health!
What My Son Willy Did Between August of 2004 and February of 2008 Exposed the Hoax of Drug Oriented Medicine, if the Truth Ever Became Known!
Via their monitoring of the Internet in general, and their monitoring of my Internet Activity in particular, the U.S. Federal Government is Fully Aware of my son Willy’s Amazing ADHD/Bipolar Recovery Story, but they choose to ignore it in favor of the status quo – drug oriented medicine.
Willy’s Darman’s ADHD and Bipolar Recovery Story is Another Case of Alternative Medical Suppression by the U.S. Government, one of many over the years.
There is something really wrong with the United States Federal Government… a government that mandates ONLY the use of Pharmaceutical Drugs for all illnesses… even those that are clearly caused by broad essential nutrient deficiency due to one or more common (and correctable) malabsorptive causes.
Sadly, in repeatedly trying to share over the Internet what my son Willy and I learned in regard to how to cure ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression and schizophrenia naturally with my Fellow Americans, as many attempts as there have been to kill me since January 2010 I am extremely lucky to still be alive (No Thanks to the U.S. Government, which will not intercede to help me in any way).
Conclusion to this Preface
All Patriotic Americans Need To Learn that Pharmaceutical Medicine is Bankrupting Both the Health and the Wealth of America.
All Patriotic Americans Also Need to Learn that the U.S. Government is ultimately responsible for the above via the FDA mandate stating “ONLY A DRUG Can Diagnose, Prevent, Treat and/or Cure ALL Diseases”.
All Patriotic Americans Need to Learn that about eight months after my son Willy’s Original Recovery Story was widely disseminated on the Internet in June 2006, the FDA tried to push through a Guidance Document on short public notice that would have Labeled Every Single Nutritional Supplement on the open market “A DRUG”… to be Controlled by Medical Doctors… such that they were no longer available for sale to the general public.
The Most Basic Human Right, One That Precedes All Others, Is THE RIGHT TO ACHIEVE HUMAN HEALTH Without Governmental Interference. This Most Basic Human Right is Being Continually Violated by the United States Federal Government, simply To Enrich those persons whose pockets are lined by the hoax of pharmaceutical medicine.
Unless the United States Government Begins To Recognize By Law the Tremendous Therapeutic Power of Nutritional Supplements And Other Natural Measures to Heal, and Begins To Recognize By Law the American Public’s Free Rights of Access to Such instead of mandating pharmaceutical medicine as per Obamacare, a Justifiable Second Revolution in America appears to be “The American Public’s Only Choice”.
Written in August 2007
My son Willy was diagnosed with ADHD at six years old, and began taking Ritalin for this diagnosis about a year later. Unfortunately, things were even worse than this, as Willy exhibited classic bipolar symptoms at this age as well. Not only did he think about suicide at the tender age of six, he could talk non-stop at a very rapid pace for over an hour despite four other people being in a car. Although never diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Willy was likely to be third generation bipolar (my mother, myself, and then himself).
Willy was a sickly child throughout his childhood. He was much smaller than most other children his age. He also exhibited “easy bruising”, he had very soft teeth, he had chronic nosebleeds, and he was so sensitive to cold that I even bought him a wetsuit to go swimming with during the summer.
The biggest part of Willy’s learning disability was that “he just could not read”. Year after year he would be passed on to the next grade without the ability to read. Although his verbal comprehension was always fairly good, his reading comprehension was not. Even as late as seventh grade, Willy would often rely on his brother to read a few words on a computer screen for a video game he was playing… and Willy never read books at home on his own.
Willy’s mental and physical health today is a much different story.
At the end of ninth grade attending New Hartford Junior High School last year (2006), Willy won the Principal’s award (only four children out of about 200 received this award). He also won three other academic awards, got an 89 and a 91 on two Regents exams, and made the Honor Roll for the first time in his academic career.
This past year Willy’s academic progress continued. He repeated making the Honor Roll last November, he got a 98 on a midterm Regents exam in January, and he got a 95 on the only Regents exams he took this June. Willy also received two academic awards for effort at the end of tenth grade this year. All of this from a child that had failed third grade, was on Ritalin for about four and a half years, and was considered to be severely reading impaired as late as the end of seventh grade (June 2004).
And the best news as far as I am concerned is that for the past few years Willy can finally read books, and he reads what he is interested in on his own. He still needs to improve on his spelling, but Willy has come so far these past three years that I am sure he will be able to spell well eventually.
Willy’s change in physical health over the past three years has been no less than miraculous. Willy was only able to bench press sixty pounds about four times in August 2004. At the end of ninth grade last year Willy could bench press 250 lbs., despite only weighing 151 lbs. himself. Willy now weighs about 175 lbs. and is only sixteen years old, but he can bench press 300 lbs., leg press 400 lbs. over 25 times, do one arm pull-ups, and do twenty five or more sit ups “uphill” on an inclined bench with a fifty pound plate on his chest (he tells me that no one that goes to his health club can do this). Willy recently won an informal weightlifting contest at the health club he attends in New Hartford, a contest in which he was competing with some persons that were both much older and much heavier than himself. In essence, Willy went from almost the weakest child in his class three years ago, to one of the strongest young men in his entire school, and he did so on his own, without any parental pushing at all.
Despite Willy having mood swings and classic bipolar symptoms throughout most of his childhood, beginning at six years of age, Willy is now “rock solid mood stable”… and he will almost certainly be so throughout the rest of his natural life. Willy simply knows far too much about “how to cure himself”, and how to remain very healthy, to ever suffer from “bipolar” mood swings again.
Willy’s amazing turnaround in both physical and mental health began on a camping trip in the Adirondack mountains in New York State three years ago. On this trip I had brought over $500. worth of nutritional supplements with me as a result of Willy having repeatedly expressed an interest to take them. Willy had told me for months prior to this camping trip that “I want to get better the way you got better”, even though he knew his mother (my ex-wife) was adamant against the use of such. (I am a non-custodial father, and I have no legal right to intervene with Willy’s health care decisions. However, when Willy began to ask for my help in 2004, despite what the law said, as a father I really had no choice but to help my son.)
When I began to tell Willy on this camping trip that “you should take these supplements in the morning, these at lunch, and these at dinner”, Willy immediately said “No way! I have to hide all of this from Mom. Dad, I can only sneak in supplements once a day.” So I did something very unusual, which was to combine over 60 capsules or tablets of nutritional and natural supplements in a plastic baggie for Willy to take all at once. I also gave him a bottle of probiotics to take on the side. (Willy was only thirteen years old when he first began to supplement himself in this way.)
About five months after Willy began to apply nutritional and natural supplements to himself at home, “we” got caught. In December 2004 I was asked to attend a meeting at New Hartford Junior High School in which I had to admit to my ex-wife and to some school officials what Willy and I had been doing. Thankfully, Willy had already come so far in his recovery that my ex-wife wisely relented her stance against the use of nutritional supplements. At this point she let Willy and I continue to work together without interference.
Although Willy said he felt great for about four days from the very first baggie of supplements that he took, I never thought Willy would come as far as he has from such a simple to implement approach involving a wide range of nutritional supplements taken all at once every other day or so, with some vitamins, digestive enzymes, probiotics, etc. taken in between. I sure was wrong in this assumption, as Willy’s recovery these past three years has been rather substantial, to say the least. He just keeps getting healthier and stronger month after month, and he has no symptoms of either ADHD or bipolar disorder whatsoever. Willy is simply a happy and contented young man, and one that tries his best at all times.
I first discovered the wisdom of alternative medicine in the summer of 1997. As a result of this, Willy did have laboratory tests taken of his mineral and amino acid levels (www.metametrix.com) in the fall of 1997. Dr. Charles Gant, an alternative doctor, administered these tests. The test results showed that Willy was low in all essential minerals tested, with the exception of copper, which he was high in. They also showed that Willy was low across the entire amino acid range.
Unfortunately, Willy’s pediatrician, a conventional medical doctor, totally ignored the abovementioned test results of many essential nutrient levels. These test results were not acted upon for almost seven years, until Willy began to supplement himself in August of 2004.
Sadly, essential nutrient levels simply don’t matter at all to the conventional medical system and conventional medical doctors in the United States. By FDA mandate (law), ONLY A DRUG can be used to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and amino acids are not drugs. Doctors actually face being brought up on charges before a medical review board, and the potential loss of their license to practice medicine, if they effectively address nutrient deficiencies in ADHD children rather than use drugs (such as Ritalin, Concerta, Adderall, etc.). In addition to this, doctors cannot make money by prescribing nutritional supplements, as any member of the public can simply buy what they need off of the Internet or in a health food store.
The sad truth is that pharmaceutical money controls and directs medical reality. As a result of this doctors continue to treat serious nutrient deficient states (such as ADHD, bipolar disorder, autism, etc.) in persons with drugs. These drugs never actually cure such illnesses, but only mask (hide) one’s symptoms. Doctors and medical researchers continue to ignore the fact the therapeutic use of nutrients and other natural measures can cure people of ADHD and bipolar disorder (the anecdotal evidence is absolutely overwhelming in these regards). Only drugs matter and essential nutrient levels don’t matter at all. This is how backward (corrupt?) the conventional medical system in the U.S. actually is.
The use of nutrients to deal with ADHD and bipolar disorder is only common sense. Early on in his recovery I taught Willy the basics of the human body as follows: if one takes the water out of an average human body, the remainder by weight would be about 70% amino acids, 20% fats, 5% minerals, and a small amount of vitamins and toxins. I also taught Willy that there are roughly 100 known neurotransmitters, and that 99 of these are primarily amino acid based, with various vitamins and minerals often needed in their production. From my own experience, I knew that supplementing with vitamins, minerals, and broad based free form amino acids readily increases almost all neurotransmitters. Increasing neurotransmitter levels can have a profoundly positive effect on mood, brain function, and brain performance.
The single neurotransmitter that is not amino acid based is a major neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. I had also learned in my recovery that acetylcholine in my brain could be rather readily increased by supplementing with the nutrient combination of phosphatidyl choline and L-carnitine (in addition to other supplements that he would be taking). I told Willy that the nutrient combination of L-carnitine and phosphatidyl choline would probably slow his brain way down, such that he could focus much better and not be hyperactive (it did just this for Willy, just as it did for me).
There are only four classes of essential nutrients; vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids. Willy’s baggie contained them all. In loading Willy’s baggie, I used a quality multi-vitamin/multi-mineral tablet readily available in many health food stores, or on the Internet. To this I added more vitamin B complex, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and zinc, as I felt this tablet just did not have enough for Willy’s needs. I also used broad based “good oils”, to include capsules containing coconut, fish, cod liver, flax, borage, evening primrose, and olive oil. And to cover the last class of essential nutrients, I added over twenty capsules of free form amino acids that covered the entire amino acid range, as I had found these so incredibly helpful in overcoming bipolar disorder in myself. (Twenty capsules of amino acids may seem excessive to some people, but this equates to only 10 grams of protein, or about an egg and a half’s worth.)
In addition to supplementing Willy with the entire range of essential nutrients, to his baggie I added the “supergreens” of chlorella, spirulina, and super blue-green algae (we humans just don’t eat enough greens, like chimpanzees do), quercetin (a food allergy mediator), L-carnitine and phosphatidyl choline (to cover the key neurotransmitter amino acids miss), milk thistle (a detoxification aid), grape seed extract (an antioxidant found helpful for ADHD), and some powerful digestive enzymes (all persons diagnosed with ADHD and bipolar disorder lack digestive enzymes, at least some of the time). Essentially I took every supplement that I had found to be helpful to me in overcoming manic depression in myself, and combined them in a baggie for my son, hoping for the best. I could not be more pleased with the results, nor can Willy.
Malabsorption was the reason why Willy was so deficient in essential nutrients, such that he lacked health and his brain “did not work quite right”. I taught Willy that the use of supplements is not the whole story as far as his recovery was concerned. “It is not just what you eat, or what you supplement with, it is what you digest and absorb into your body that is important”. Many essential nutrients simply get pooped out into the toilet a day or two later in persons that are absorbing well, and I told Willy that he was one of these persons, just as I was for years until I discovered the wisdom of alternative medicine and how to fix malabsorption in myself.
Alternative medicine has done a great job over the years in identifying the common factors that cause essential nutrient malabsorption in ADHD children. Dr. Doris Rapp and Dr. William Crook are two notable pioneers in this regard. Both of these doctors identified hidden food allergies and candida (a common problematic yeast in the gut) as being two of the largest factors underlying nutrient malabsorption in ADHD kids. They taught us that malabsorption due to unrecognized hidden food allergies and candida is actually the cause of ADHD in most children that receive this diagnosis. I found in my own recovery that the resolution of hidden food allergies and candida applies rather heavily to the correction (cure) of bipolar disorder as well.
On the critical issue of hidden food allergy, I taught Willy what to look for in regard to food allergens, and he has learned how to identify and at least partially avoid a number of food allergens in himself. Eggs seem to be Willy’s most serious allergen, as they are mine. Willy does not drink milk, he knows that he reacts negatively to popcorn, pizza, ice cream, and he avoids sugar, for the most part. He also eats more fresh fruits and vegetables than most children his age. A bit surprising to me is that Willy tested allergic (www.metametrix.com again) to both wheat and dairy in 1997, yet he has remarkably recovered despite not strictly avoiding these foods. Willy tells me that his baggie of synergistic nutrients has helped to reduce his food allergy reactions. He also tells me that eating a few apples or other fibrous food helps to clear out his gut after he eats allergic foods. However, Willy knows that he is wise to avoid certain foods, or he will pay a price for a little while in not feeling that well.
Willy was chronically constipated as a child, and sometimes severely so. Constipation is strongly indicative of a low amount of good gut bacteria known as probiotics. Probiotics are scientifically known to be absolutely necessary for human health. An adequate amount of probiotics (and over 95% of people are woefully inadequate in this regard) are also known to be necessary in order to keep candida, a yeast which is present in everyone to some degree, from overgrowing in the gut such that it eventually becomes problematic to one’s health.
I gave Willy various probiotics over the past three years, starting with the best I knew of (Primal Defense Ultra), and then switching to various others due to its cost. I continually harped to Willy about the critical importance of probiotics in order for him to recover. I told him repeatedly that supplementing with probiotics daily was almost as important as taking all of the supplements in his whole baggie. I also told Willy that that he should dose up slowly with probiotics (to avoid a die off reaction) to the point he was having at least one good sized bowel movement a day (and that two would be even better).
[Perhaps worthy to mention here is that a double blind study in regard to the use of probiotics by autistic children collapsed last summer due to the fact that parents refused to give their children placebos vs. probiotics, and pulled their kids out of the study, when they saw how much that probiotics had improved the autistic children that were receiving them. This study, one in which the major media in the U.S. was strangely silent on, was done by Glenn Gibson in the UK. (see http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=1308572006)]
Incidentally, probiotics are killed by antibiotics. Willy had multiple rounds of antibiotics for ear infections as a child. Antibiotic use almost certainly caused Willy to have low probiotic levels in his gut, as well as high candida levels (one heavily relates to the other). It is inevitable (inevitable because it is the truth) that antibiotic use will be found to be a common contributory causative factor of ADHD, bipolar disorder, and autism. This is a situation that the current medical model virtually has to turn a blind eye to and completely ignore… due to the likelihood of a massive class action lawsuit against it some day, once the facts that (1) antibiotics decimate probiotics, and (2) probiotics are critical to maintaining human health (both mental and physical health) become much more widely known.
In general, Willy’s ADHD and Bipolar recovery was comprised of three basic parts: (1) Apply a wide array of nutrients that may be lacking (as his lab tests in 1997 showed), (2) while resolving all common factors that block such nutrients from adequately arriving into the body (hidden food allergies, low levels of probiotics in the gut, candida, a lack of digestive enzymes, under hydration, a lack of exercise such as walking, etc.) at the same time… and then (3) let God/Nature/the wisdom of the body (whatever term you prefer) do the rest, as far as healing is concerned.
It certainly appears that, in a very big way, the brain is simply “a secondary target organ” to “primary gut events”. Heal the gut of any problems it may have, avoid hidden food allergens, take in an adequate amount of essential nutrition in food and supplement form, and the brain will invariably follow suit (heal as well). This general principal not only seems to apply to the brain, it seems to apply to every other organ and cell in the body as well.
As well as Willy has become in the past few years, he continues to strive for more. A few months ago, I suggested to Willy that he should try a detoxification substance called zeolite to remove some of the deep toxins that may still reside in his body and brain, as the result of being chemically compromised for so many years as a child (a lack of nutrients leads to weakened detoxification ability, as all detoxification pathways in the body and the brain are 100% nutrient dependent). Willy has been slowly dosing up with zeolite drops these past few months, and reports to me that “this is real good stuff”. Not only has it cleared up some acne issues he had, he feels somewhat better from taking it (which means it is very likely to be removing some toxins that still resided in him).
Other than my own personal experience, the knowledge that I used to help my son came out of books written by Dr. Sherry Rogers (www.prestigepublishing.com, “Depression Cured At Last”, “No More Heartburn” – two “must reads”, etc.), Dr. Doris Rapp, Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Dr. William Crook, Dr. Priscilla Slagle – a free “must read” ebook called “The Way Up From Down”, and a very good beginning at conceptual understanding despite its being a bit out-of date, at www.thewayup.com, Jordan Rubin, Bernard Jensen, and others. I cannot thank these and other alternative medical authors enough; first they saved me from over thirty years of bipolar symptoms, and then they saved my son from a severe lack of health. (I cannot recommend enough that you read at least one book from all of the authors mentioned.)
Lastly, Willy, I would like to say a few words to you. You have taught the whole world something very significant about health, and about health recovery. Perhaps some day the world will have the wisdom to thank you for what you did to cure yourself, beginning at age thirteen. And son, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Not only did you teach me a great deal, the baggie of nutrients that you insisted upon three years ago has greatly simplified my own chemical correction… and for the past few years it has profoundly helped me.
And Willy, it appears that your baggie of synergistic nutrients, in one form or another (as it becomes refined by others), when coupled with an adequate degree of “gut correction”, may be destined to help millions of people some day. (Willy and I believe that the very broad based and adequately balanced nutrient approach that we are using would help many people that suffer from depression. This is especially true after Willy’s baggie, some raw vegetable juice, and some allergic food avoidance got a person receiving ECT treatments for depression to immediately cease ECT. This person became substantially better from a longstanding depressive state in only a single day!, a timeframe similar to that in which the baggie helps me.)
I am a drinker with writing problems.Brendan Behan
The cure for alcoholism and the cure for bipolar disorder are one and the same. Both involve correction for multiple hidden food allergies, intestinal dysbiosis, and malabsorption.Allen Darman
There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.W. Somerset Maugham
There are three rules for Starting and Winning a Justifiable Revolution in America. I know exactly what they are. One is to make Google Corporate Aware of U.S. Government Suppression of Alternative Medical Cures… and U.S. Government Suppression of Energy Invention Discoveries… that have been found. Two is to Plant the Seed of Truth with Google Corporate that an Internet Woodstock Event of Some Sort is Absolutely Necessary to Wake the American Public Up In Adequate Numbers before the Federal Government Shuts Down Freedom of Speech on the Internet (as they fully intend to do). And Three is to Pray that Google Corporate will Bravely Act… And Act Soon… in Collaboration with Other Powerful Parties to actually Make an Internet Woodstock Happen Worldwide, whether I am alive to participate in this event or not (as the result of being killed for “knowing too much”).Allen Darman
This World Leading Knowledge in regard to how to correct depression via natural means was actually generated about three years before the 2003 date reflected on the document below.
I had my first “miraculous correction” of depression by the use of natural therapies in August of 1999. In August 1999 I resolved a two month long severe depressive state in a single day. I did this by the use of a high dose bentonite and psyllium purge, followed a handful of hours later by high dose probiotics and raw vegetable juicing.
Throughout the fall of 1999, I intentionally induced and then corrected at least a dozen states of serious depression using the knowledge I had stumbled into in August. These trials as “a guinea pig for the world” were performed for the purpose of learning, or for the purpose of validation (as best as I could) of what I had already learned.
In February of 2000 I added broad based free form amino acids to what I was already doing to correct depression naturally.
By April 2000 I had worked out the details of what I was doing to correct depression in myself to the point where I felt obligated to write Dr. Abram Hoffer (the longstanding leader of orthomolecular medicine, now deceased) and tell him that “I had hit a home run for the whole world”. By this I meant that I knew that I had stumbled into the most advanced understanding on earth of how to correct a state of depression naturally (in most so afflicted).
Unfortunately, Abram Hoffer could not accept what I had to say in the above regards, such that appropriate action was taken. What I was representing to him, although I knew it to be true, was just too far fetched for him to believe.
Since April 2000, I have intentionally either induced or aggravated perhaps close to a hundred episodes of depression in myself, and then corrected them naturally. My average time of correction of a depressive state in myself is about a half a day (twelve hours). This is true even for depressive episodes that are longstanding (months), or are deep enough to involve suicidal ideation.
For over thirteen years I have known deep in my heart that I have learned a number of things about the correction of depression that are important for the whole world. I have made repeated efforts to be heard in this regard. However, I have yet to find the collaboration or support that I seek to see that this knowledge moves forward as it should.
What I have learned in helping my son Willy to recover from childhood bipolar disorder improves on what was already a world leading degree of knowledge in regard to how to correct depression naturally. Willy’s baggie of synergistic nutrients represents a substantial improvement to my prior knowledge. I now use baggies to treat depression in myself, in combination with a number of gut correction and dietary measures as discussed in the material below.
In my opinion, the merge of Willy’s baggie with concepts in the material below (and some of my other written work) represents the highest degree of knowledge on the planet in regard to understanding and/or treating depression naturally (in most persons that are so afflicted).
Hopefully, my son Willy’s miraculous health recovery will help the world recognize “the great healing truths” contained in my prior written work.
I personally do not have the means to move the truths contained in this blog forward, such that they could help many millions of persons, as I know that they could.
I pray that someone in this world with adequate means to effect change will read this material, believe what I am truthfully saying, and then take appropriate action.
Concepts and Ideas to Treat Depression Naturally (2003)
The following material regards the use of amino acids and other natural measures to treat depression. Additionally, it discusses concepts that are often germane to the treatment of a depressive state.
The concepts and approaches suggested in this material certainly do not apply to everyone suffering from depression. However, many of the concepts and approaches discussed below may be germane to many, if not most, persons in a depressed state. These concepts and approaches certainly apply to myself. They have also applied to every one else that I have treated for depression (admittedly only about six persons).
Currently the medical model almost summarily uses various antidepressant medications in to treat depression. Simplistically stated, these medications operate to increase availability of, or the usage of, certain neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and/or dopamine. They do so to alleviate the symptoms of depression.
Many orthomolecular and naturopathic practitioners and books extol the use of 5HTP or the amino acid tryptophan to order to increase one’s serotonin level, and the use of the amino acids tyrosine, phenylalanine, or both to increase the dopamine level in the brain. They recommend this for the treatment of depression. Certainly, these amino acids, taken along with the necessary vitamin and mineral cofactors, do exactly as intended, which is to increase serotonin or dopamine in one’s brain. And certainly, doing so often substantially alleviates the symptoms of depression.
The substitution of antidepressants that work on the serotonin or dopamine axis with nutrient precursors that do the same represents “an allopathic conceptual approach” to depression.
However, depression, far more often than not, is not simply a lack of serotonin or dopamine or both. This is true even if raising the levels of one or both of these two key neurotransmitters often brings substantial relief to this state of mental and physical dysfunction.
Depression, far more often than not, is a broad deficiency state across most, if not all, of the entire neurotransmitter range… and there are about 100 known neurotransmitters. Once depression is recognized as such, it is profoundly treatable in an amazingly short time.
Incidentally, stress is often blamed for the onset of a depressive state. This fact skews the real truth here. It is simply the fact that stress is very biochemically depleting, and therefore depression is the end result. A depressed person is just not getting enough nutrients in which to deal effectively with stress as a result of malabsorption, an inadequate diet, or both. A nutrient replete person can deal with a rather inordinate amount of stress, even if this stress is felt on a chronic basis. However, as soon as a person under chronic stress falls short in the nutrient department, depression is the inevitable end result. And despite the same stressors being present, as soon as this same person under great stress becomes nutrient replete again, they are no longer depressed in any degree whatsoever. This I know for a fact as a result of hundreds of informal self trials of inducing and then correcting depression in myself within the past four years [fourteen years now as of April 2013], and as the result of a great deal of research and other experience.
In my recovery from manic depression, I began to use tryptophan, tyrosine, and phenylalanine in mid 1997, with very substantial and positive mood effect. I initially used tryptophan, taurine, and GABA daily for brain inhibition and to assist with sleep (this regime is very similar to what Julia Ross suggests in her book “The Mood Cure”). I also used the key nutrient combination of 500 mg. of L-carnitine in the morning and phosphatidyl choline throughout the day to slow the spontaneous rate of neuronal firing in my brain, an effect that was very similar to lithium. In addition to this, to treat depression in myself I used both tyrosine alone and/or a tyrosine/phenylalanine combination on a fairly regular basis from May 1997 until February 2000. The use of tryptophan, tyrosine, and phenylalanine did substantially help me to alleviate depression in myself, and I learned a great deal from the use of these amino acids.
I later found that just increasing my serotonin and dopamine levels, as helpful as this was to my mood and well being for a few years or so, was a rather weak approach to treating depression in both myself and other persons vs. increasing the levels of all of my neurotransmitters all at once.
One must realize that out of the roughly 100 known neurotransmitters, 99 of them are amino acid based, and the key exception here is acetylcholine. Assuming that all of the vitamin and mineral cofactors are present for all neurotransmitters to be produced, the entire amino acid range, choline (or phosphatidyl choline, it’s more active form), and L-carnitine (an often key accessory nutrient) represents precursor loading of the entire neurotransmitter range, for all ostensible purposes.
In February of 2000, I began to experiment with taking broad based amino acids, rather than simply taking a few individual ones to treat depression in myself. Almost immediately, by a process of trial and error, I found that a mixture of two readily available blends of amino acids, along with added tryptophan, carnitine, phosphatidyl choline, and vitamins B complex and C, would boost me out of any degree of depression that I was in and/or keep me out of depression entirely if I took it in adequate quantity often enough.
Specifically, the two blends of amino acids that I am referring to here are Pure Form 20 and WAC blend from http://www.jomarlabs.com. After trial and error of a number of Jomar Laboratories blended amino acid products in early 2000, I settled on a 50/50 mix of these two specific blends to affect mood change in myself. [Years after this blog was written I found that a 50/50 mix was not the best mix for many. Most persons do better on a 2 to 1 or 3 to 1 mix, Pure Form always being the larger amount.] These two blends are quite reasonable in cost, reasonable enough for most persons to be able to afford in quantity. Pure Form 20, which is 20 different amino acids, costs only $11.00 for 125 500mg caps, $38.60 for 500 500 mg caps, and $120.60 for 1000 grams (one kilogram) of powder. WAC blend costs only $28.30 for 505 450mg caps. or $88.00 for 1000 grams (one kilogram) of powder. I would commonly get a kilogram of each blend in either powder (the powder does not taste too good! yuck!) or capsule form and take between 30 and 50 grams or more in total of these blends on a daily basis (15 to 25 grams of each blend). To these amino acid blends, I would add some tryptophan, for which I had a prescription, and ALWAYS add carnitine and phosphatidyl choline as well (if I did not add choline I would get a bit of a headache if I took too large a dosage of these two blends). I would also always take vitamins B complex and C at the same time, along with lots of water.
The effect of my using the broad based neurotransmitter precursor approach discussed above on my mood and well being was, and still is, absolutely awesome!, compared to my prior approach of just using tryptophan, tyrosine, and phenylalanine in order to effect mood change in myself.
A crucial catch to my taking amino acids and other nutrients orally in order to change my neurotransmitter levels was that I had to be adequately absorptive in my gut for enough nutrients to be absorbed. Being adequately absorptive in the gut is not always the case in a person that is depressed. The reverse here is almost invariably true in myself, i.e. when I have become depressed, I am seriously malabsorptive as well. Depression and a serious degree of malabsorption are nearly synonymous.
As the result of literally hundreds of informal self-trials since late 1997, I have found that the absorptive rate in my intestines could, and often did, vary widely from day to day and week to week,depending on a number of common variables (and I have become very familiar with them all). I have found that a serious degree of malabsorption in myself can be rather readily corrected, once I learned what to do in this regard.
To give the reader a bit better idea here, on a scale of one to ten, I could, and often was, absorbing a degree of “8″ one day (good) and a degree of “3″ the next (poor), and vice versa. Even a single exposure to a rather small amount of a food that I was allergic to could substantially impair my intestinal absorptive ability for days, assuming that I did not recognize this and intervene. I also learned that if I was bloated in my abdominal area to any significant degree, it meant that I was malabsorptive to some degree… and that the more bloated I was, the more malabsorptive I was as well. In addition, I learned that if I was exposed to a lot of allergic food, that I could quite easily get to the point where I could not even absorb water well, much less almost any nutrients at all, until this situation was resolved. And lastly, I learned how to massively correct my nutrient absorptive rate within a matter of hours.
Once I learned how to correct my nutrient absorptive rate within a matter of hours, I could effect absolutely profound change in my mood and well being a handful of hours after this as well, as I could get a high quantity of essential nutrition into my body. I have found that it does not take the brain that long to build a lot of neurotransmitters, once it has adequate nutrient raw material to work with. Even four or five hours can be extremely significant in this regard.
Once I put the above concepts together, I realized that I had gained complete and profound control of any and all states of depression in myself, as well as I could avoid such states entirely if I so wished to do so. This is a fact that has been true for over three and a half years. It is also a fact that I fully expect will remain so for the rest of my life, as long as I have access to the supplements discussed here (which is sometimes not the case due to inadequate fiscal means).
I can quite literally correct a state of very severe depression with suicidal ideation in myself within a single day. I have intentionally induced and then corrected such a severe state of depression many dozens of times in myself in the past five years within the timeframe specified. I have also corrected well over a hundred states of serious depression that were simply not severe enough to exhibit suicidal ideation during this same period of time as well. These corrections of depression represent a very profound degree of mood change within amazingly short time. They also represent a degree of mood change that no one else in the world is able to perform as quickly as I can in regard to either them self or anyone else, to the best of my knowledge. I am not stating this for any ego need; I am stating this because it is the truth.
Incidentally, for over four years I have tried to find some party involved medical research anywhere in the world that would take a solid look at what I am doing to treat depression in myself to determine its validity, and then determine how applicable what I am doing is in regard to other bipolar persons. As a layman, I am fully aware that my ability to bring forth the many important truths in this document is almost nonexistent. This entire situation is a real shame, for in essence it may mean that a number of truly revolutionary concepts are at a complete standstill in regard to the most effective treatment of a depressed state in the majority of bipolar persons. However, it is my opinion that the seeds of truth represented here will eventually move forward, even if it takes decades in which to do so. These seeds of truth are just much too valid and far too important to be ignored forever, even if their primary discoverer was a layperson that had a history of mental illness.
A number of realizations came about as the result of my performing the above on myself on a repetitive basis over the past four years, as well as my treatment of a few other persons.
One realization that I had, and clearly the most important, was that the human brain is far more protein dependent than most persons realize. Everyone knows that their muscles need protein, but few know that that their brain, as small as it is, probably needs, uses, and uses up more protein that all of their muscles put together, despite the fact that their muscle mass is far greater than their brain mass.
A second realization that I had is that it is often very helpful conceptually to think of a state of depression as just a protein deficient state that has “tripped over to the point of body and brain dysfunction”.
The third realization that I had is that when the above occurs (a state of protein deficiency that has gone too far), it is extremely common for a person to crave “cheat fuels” such as sugar or alcohol, rather than protein, which is what they really need. Cheat fuels only make things worse, not better. Often, just the simple measure of eating a large piece of broiled fish instead of getting that box of ice cream or that bottle of vodka when you first sink into a state of depression represents very powerful and effective chemical intervention. This measure is even much more effective when a powerful digestive enzyme such as DigestEnz is used to assist in the protein breakdown of protein foods. EVERY depressed person should be using such a digestive enzyme at every single meal when they are depressed.
The fourth realization that I had, and one of the many reasons for this post, was that I realized that the common naturopathic approach of using the amino acids of tryptophan (or 5HTP), tyrosine, and phenylalanine to treat depression was a flawed conceptual approach that was probably the result of copying the medical model approach to depression (which is simply monkeying with serotonin and dopamine levels in order to alleviate depression, for the most part).
The fifth realization that I had was that I found that other persons responded to the amino acid blends of Pure Form 20 and WAC in dosages that were often much different than that which I often needed. I found that some depressed persons responded quite well to as little as eight grams total (four grams of each blend) of the two amino acid blends I was using, some responded quite well to fifteen grams total of these blends, and for some persons fifteen grams total was way too much, etc.
The sixth realization that I had was that if these amino acid blends were taken in dosages that were too high for one’s biochemistry at the moment, that they could quite easily become hypomanic or manic on these blends, similar to a bipolar person taking too much tyrosine, phenylalanine, or aspartic acid at once. One ALWAYS needs to “slowly dose up” with these blends, being cautious to not become too manic if they are bipolar (or even if they are “normal”), the same as when they are taking tyrosine or other excitatory amino acids. Another idea that might help here is to add some taurine to these two blends, as taurine is almost always inhibitory, such that the resultant mixture might be more balanced in regard to excitation and inhibition.
The seventh realization that I had in taking these two blends and the additional nutrients that I mentioned, was that the hair on my head grew in both thicker and faster and that the muscles on my arms and legs both grew noticeably and became firmer, despite the fact that I was not exercising at all. These were both unexpected side effects, and most welcome ones.
Protein, in the form of free from amino acids, enormously helps me, both physically and mentally. Protein, in the form of steak, fish, etc. also helps me greatly, but not nearly as much or as fast as free form amino acids do. This appears to be true even though I have recognized and treated a severe deficiency of HCL (stomach acid) in myself. I need, and I take, as many as 20 to 25 625mg. HCL capsules when I eat a large meal, and 7 or 8 capsules of HCL for even a single small can of tuna fish. Digestive enzymes do help my mood and well being when I eat high protein foods as well, due to the fact that they break this protein down better such that it can be absorbed into the body. However, the use of digestive enzymes coupled with eating protein foods does not help me nearly as much as when I am severely depressed as the taking of amino acids as I am suggesting here does.
The eighth realization that I had, a realization that came a bit later than those above, is that it is ALWAYS wise to add fish oil and the other “good oils” to one’s regime when they taking high dosage free form amino acids such as I am suggesting here. Don’t neglect these good oils when you are using amino acids, and try to take some the same day. The brain is 60% fat, and fat is clearly important to its proper function.
The ninth realization that I had is that correcting floral status in the gut is often CRUCIAL to the correction of a state of depression. “Good bacteria” in my gut does seem to help me substantially when I eat high protein foods. Adequate good gut bacteria appear to me to play a key role in protein utilization for reasons that are unclear to me at this time (I use the probiotic powdered Primal Defense for this).
The tenth realization that I had is that the repetitive juicing of raw organic non-allergic vegetables ought to always be used to treat a depressive state (and eat some of the fiber as well, don’t throw it all out). Juicing is mineralizing, it is alkalizing, it is “gut healing”, it does not need either digestive enzymes or HCL to help someone tremendously (even if they are in deficient in these secretions), and it contains a powerful array of essential and easily absorbed nutrients.
The eleventh realization that I had is that alternative medicine is close to putting together an intervention for depression that would be so powerful and so fast acting in enough persons that it could revolutionize the treatment of depression worldwide in a matter of a few short years. Unfortunately, they just do not realize this at all yet, despite my stating this to many persons in this movement for the last few years. Alternative medicine did teach me most of the puzzle pieces reflected in this material. Alternative medicine just has not coupled these pieces together well such that they can generate the amazing results that I know from a great deal of experience are possible. In my opinion, it is only a matter of time before alternative medicine does couple these puzzle pieces together. As a result of what I know, I am morally obligated to do all that I can for the rest of my life to be a catalyst in this event occurring.
Nothing that I have done (and I have tried much) has done more for me both physically and mentally than adequately correcting my gut absorptive status (within a matter of hours) and taking the free form amino acid blends and the necessary added nutrients that I have mentioned here have done for me, both mood-wise and otherwise, or is even close. These necessary added nutrients I am speaking of here are tryptophan, phosphatidyl choline, carnitine, EFA’s, and the entire vitamin and mineral range for the most part.
Quite obviously, the use of an amino acid such as glutamine can increase one’s intestinal absorptive rate substantially. Therefore some dosage adjustment may need to be made when preceding the use of broad based amino acids an hour or two before with glutamine. The use of glutamine to heal the gut and increase absorption in a person that is depressed is perhaps always wise trial intervention. However, the use of glutamine, as it increases absorption, will cause difficulties if the issue of hidden food allergy has not been properly dealt with. Glutamine can, and often does, result in greater absorption of food allergens, at least temporarily.
Much less obvious than the above, if not quite rarely known, is that the usage of a high dosage bentonite/psyllium/water combination prior to taking glutamine can “unblock” a number of common problematic issues in the intestine within a matter of hours, and thus allow one to substantially increase their nutrient absorption rate as well (assuming the use of such a combination is not contraindicated for some reason). High dosage bentonite/psyllium/water acts as a “gooey sticky plug” that travels down the intestines, cleaning out a number of common problematic issues as it does so. This “gooey sticky plug” can, and does, very effectively remove yeast, many “bad bugs”, undigested food, allergic food residue, excess mucous, etc. from the gut. In the proper dosage for one’s gut size and gut status, high dosage bentonite/psyllium/water is a gut cleansing routine that is unparalleled, in my opinion. However, if there is any bleeding in the stomach or intestines, any ulceration, any serious gut abnormality, any allergy to psyllium, any severe constipation, and/or any stricture (see Bernard Jensen’s “Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management”) in the gut, the use of such a gut cleansing routine may be contraindicated.
When I take a high dose of bentonite/psyllium/water to purge my gut, I know that I am going to need to replace my good bacteria as well. I have found that if I only wait 4 to 6 hours after taking a very high dose of bentonite, etc. that I can take an unusually high dose of a good probiotic and experience no serious die off reaction whatsoever, despite the fact I was high in candida and/or bad bacteria before I took this cleansing routine. It took me years of playing with this stuff to really know what I needed to do here, and what dosages, etc. worked well for me.
I have also found that if I waited until the next day before I took a high dose probiotic after gut cleansing, that I would get a pretty serious die off reaction (I reach for high dose vitamin C and lots of water on a repetitive basis when this happens, and it helps enormously). Apparently, candida and bad bacteria proliferate very quickly in the gut (I once saw a reference stating that candida can double in 20 minutes in the gut, and my feeling here is that bad bacteria can proliferate very quickly as well).
The keys to do the therapy that I am suggesting here effectively are both proper timing and proper dosage of the substances taken, or for someone to at least be in “the right ballpark” in these regards. However, there is some latitude for error here, and this latitude is sometimes quite substantial.
It took me quite some time to work all of the above out in myself. This was because I was in entirely new and uncharted territory in regard to many of the concepts and substances used, as well as the dosages of these substances. The effort I made here was well worth it. I gained a profound degree of control over depression in myself, after having regularly suffered recurrently from depression and severe depression for over thirty-five years. It also appears likely to me that what I am doing to treat depression in myself may ultimately represent a very important breakthrough in the understanding and treatment of depression the world over. And yes, I am fully aware that the aforementioned, despite it most probably being the truth, is perhaps still a decade or two away from being realized, if not longer. This long delay is due in part to the fact that there is very little motivation by the current medical model to replace their current treatment methodology of using anti-depressive medication to treat depression, as well as there is a great deal of fiscal and other motivation for them not to do so. This delay is also due to the fact that there is not anywhere in the world at the current time for a bipolar person “to go be heard by medical research” if and/or when this person discovers something of substantial importance about his or her illness.
I do suggest that if you are a practitioner using amino acids to treat depression, that you consider using ideas similar to that which I suggest here vs.simply just using tyrosine, phenylalanine, or a combination of both to treat depression in a person. In my opinion, simply suggesting tyrosine and phenylalanine for the treatment of depression is quite outdated, despite the fact that it is still recommended by some persons in the alternative health movement. However, this is a very simple approach, and it often gives enough results to get the patient far more interested in using amino acids and other nutrients to correct depression. Perhaps these are its greatest values.
I do suggest using great caution in the beginning in regard to the dosages recommended, as well as getting the patient fully involved in this issue of dosage from day one. The lines “I can give you a great deal of help steering you in the right direction as far as what nutritional substances to use to effect profound mood change in yourself, but only you can determine the proper dosage for your biochemistry” and “dose up slowly, monitoring the effect in yourself, being cautious to not take too much that you become manic” puts the burden of “what is the proper dosage?” on the patient, where it should ALWAYS lie anyway.
I also cannot recommend enough that if you are using excitatory amino acids with your patients that you first assist them in defining an effective inhibitory nutrient regime for themselves before using any excitatory nutrients whatsoever. This takes a huge amount of the risk out of the above excitatory nutrient regime in regard to it’s making someone too manic, as an answer will already be in place for this. This should really be a must. I refuse to teach any person how to use excitatory nutrients until they learn how to use inhibitory ones, ESPECIALLY if they are bipolar.
In addition, I highly suggest that before any practitioner recommends the above to other persons, that they personally experiment with this regime themselves. A single bottle of 500 caps each of Pure Form 20 and WAC blend costs a total of only $66.90 plus shipping, and tryptophan, carnitine, phosphatidyl choline and the other necessary cofactors will not break anyone’s piggy bank. This stuff will not hurt a “normal person”, and it could teach them a great deal about what amino acid therapy is truly all about.
Never forget the two most common causes of recurrent depression in anyone. These are the issues of the likelihood of multiple hidden food allergies and the likelihood of intestinal dysbiosis. Usually when some one has one of these problems, they almost always have the other as well. These two common problematic issues always ought to always be assessed and/or addressed in any person that suffers from either bipolar disorder or recurrent depression. A possible lack of digestive enzymes and stomach acid ought to be always be assessed and/or addressed in this population as well, especially if the person in question is over 40 years of age.
Lastly, I am not representing that a 50/50 mix of Pure Form 20 and WAC blend from http://www.jomarlabs.com along with added tryptophan is an ideal amino acid blend for the treatment of depression or anything else. It is simply the best and most affordable amino acid mixture that I have found to date, without someone being priced out of the market if they are taking this stuff regularly in the dosages that I am suggesting here. I am quite sure that, at some point in the future, someone is going to develop a better, more balanced, and perhaps equally affordable broad based amino acid mixture for the treatment of depression than that which I have proposed here.
[After the above document was written in 2003, I continued to learn more. In 2004, I learned that some persons respond better to a 2:1 or 3:1 ratio of Purform to WAC blend vs. the 1:1 ratio suggested in the above material. In 2004, I learned from my son Willy that it was far better to combine a wide range of nutrient and supplemental co-factors with broad based free form amino acids, and “take them all at once”, to achieve the greatest healing effect. In 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2009, I learned a good deal more in regard to adding other individual amino acids and other supplements to that which I was doing prior. In essence, as knowledge grew from the above document in regard to depression that was written in 2003, first “Willy’s Baggie”, and then “Willy’s Baggie II” and “Willy’s Baggie III”, were born.]