and Brain Injury
I am not a doctor or health expert and do not recommend
or prescribe, just collect scientific research so you can
make a more informed decision based on scientific facts.
You must accept responsibility to study the linked reports
as well as other reports, then consult with you health professionals
before changing or treating any health condition. This newsletter
and Herb-Discovery web site is for education only.
Recently I discovered some fascinating information about
the brain to go along with what I already had. I hope it
will be as interesting to you as well. Did you know brain
injuries can cause OCD, depression and many unsocial behaviors?
Did you know that oxidative stress is reported to cause
There are several aspects of the brain that few are aware
of and not knowing these facts leads us to wrong treatments
and the false assumption that our thoughts are the only
cause of depression.
Depression can be the result of numerous diseases with
little or nothing to do with our thoughts. This is in contrast
to the popular beliefs that depression is strictly the result
of thoughts. It does not mean thoughts cannot cause depression,
it means that depression is a proven symptom of many diseases,
allergies, chemical reactions, injuries and even oxidative
We have all seen the new depression drug ads that state
only a small percentage of people are responding to present
drugs. Then they promote adding a new drug to the existing
ones. The problem is that the new drug is reported to treat
the same chemistry problem. There are numerous chemical
causes of depression and it is reported that none of the
existing dugs may treat more than one or two of the many
chemical causes. This is proven by the ads and other research
that claim only a fraction of people are being helped with
present depression drug therapy.
To make this condition much worse few realize that other
diseases cause depression and treating these diseases may
Another sad consequence is that many OCB "Obsessive
Compulsive Behaviors" are caused by brain chemistry
or injury problems. Instead of these people being offered
solutions they are ostracized and penalized by our justice
system. Food additives such as aspartame and others contribute
to these problems. see Hyper
Sexuality - Obsessive
Compulsive Behavior and
Caffeine for just a few causes.
Oxidative Stress reported to cause depression:
See Qizhu Tang PMID:
11379780 and Shengmai San "...formulation for treating
cardiac disorders, inhibited cerebral oxidative damage."
Celiac Disease and IB "Irritable Bowel"
or Malabsorbson reported to cause depression: "CONCLUSION:
Our results shown that anxiety is present as a reactive
form and personality trait anxiety has no effect in celiac
and IBD patients. With regard to depression, our data confirm
a possible link between brain functions and malabsorption."
See our page on Depression and
each of the items below for research reports to substantuate
the statements in this newsletter that depression is not
just our thoughts.
Toxicity Did you know aluminum
is in public treated water? It is reported to be the number
one cause of alzheimer's disease according to many researchers.
If you want to get healthy you may need to consider purified
water that removes aluminum and other harmful toxins.
A food additive that is one of the
greatest and most dangerous hoaxes causing depression
and many problems yet undiscovered. If you want to get
rid of depression and are drinking diet sodas or any diet
food with this additive you must first stop using it before
any other treatment may work!!! The more research I collect
the more I realize getting better health means first eliminate
things that cause it. No amount of drugs or herbs can
fully overcome the harm caused by things like aspartame.
Consider removing this from your
diet, it upsets the hormone balance in the brain.
Disease When I went on a celiac
diet 90% of my former depression left. If I inadvertently
eat any gluten, two days later I will be almost suicidal.
Mark Hyman claims 30% of european
descendants have celiac disease and do not know it.
Copper is grossly misunderstood
and is in almost every multi vitamin supplement. For many
who suffer from autoimmune problems copper is very harmful.
It can cause brain swelling, headaches and depression
symptoms for those who cannot tolerate it. It is unfortunate
that many who are taking multi vitamins to get healthier
are unaware they may be increasing their problems.
and Gut Problems Reported to
be the major cause of depression Heal the gut. "The
Ultra Mind Solution" by Dr.
If this protein in the body is not
in its proper balance one may not be able to eliminate
Metals This item is often overlooked
in treating depression and the brain
This can be low due to caffeine
and high dopamine.
Injury,concussions and strokes
- Fungus See Iodine
report the brain can be healed!! Few in
the medical community recognize that herbs can heal the
brain. In fact few realize any organ can be healed. This
is one of the many reasons I have built Herb-Discovery web
site. There are herbs that have scientific research stating
they can repair or heal organs. See our page on the liver
for an examle.
Below are some herbs reported to aid in treating depression.
I have not completed research on the items that are black
and offer them for your consideration. I have been working
on using most of these herbs on myself and find that one
or two such as St, John's Wort by its self is not enough
for me. Blue items contain research reports. Do your own
research by typing an herb into a search engine such as
google. I welcome volunteers
to help collect research.
St. Johns Wort
Almost everyone in the all the fields
are missing the importance of the correct form of selenium.
Researches and doctors report it is toxic at 400 icu but
few recognize that is only for the mineral version. Researchers
report the vegetable or organic version of selenium does
not work until it reaches 800 icu and has been tested up
to 1,200 icu.
Researchers report we may have plenty
of zinc but that it does not absorb unless we have sufficient
selenium. This makes the correct version or vegetable version
of selenium much more important.
Valerian Root Tea
Tea (Also called; Brigham Tea,
Cowboy Tea, Whorehouse Tea, Squaw Tea, Canyon Teawhore's
tea) may help produce CRH. CRH is reported to be the most
important hormone in the body to regulate the mind and the
whole body. Ephedra is better but the FDA has banned its
sale in the US.
I hope this information gives greater hope for anyone who
has depression or brain injuries. The first step in any
health condition is first discover what may be causing it,
then eliminate it from our diet or treat it. Too often we
look at a disease as a stand alone disease when it may be
interconnected to other diseases, oxidative stress, diet,
allergies or exposure to chemicals and even food additives.