You could say that mental health is just like physical health - everybody has it and we need to take care of it. Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you're frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse, much worse.
See what the medical experts say:
It seems that mental health is the poor relation of physical health, and is often poorly understood. Yet it can devastate lives. There are psychoactive pharmaceutical drugs available and these may be essential to rebalance those in a crisis or needing some longer term support. Whilst it is never advisable to stop taking such medications altogether, they often carry side effects. (You can check your drug’s side effects on this website: https://rxisk.org/)
Many people are looking to other methods whereby they might be able to reduce their medication. To meet this, many doctors and psychiatrists are beginning to look to ‘integrative psychiatry’ that incorporates lifestyle, psychotherapy, energy work and, especially, nutritional methods to assist with this rebalancing. Recent studies based on the micronutrient formula of Hardy Nutritionals have backed up the effectiveness of this approach.
Indeed, the recently published textbook by theAmerican Psychiatric Association, "Complementary and Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice" describes micronutrients as a “physiologically sensible approach” to treating mood and mental health disorders.
Check out the list of studies or take a look at the following video of Dr Julia Rucklidge of Canterbury University, New Zealand:
Or Dr Scott Shannon, here:
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See Frequently Asked Questions on the Hardy Nutritionals website for detailed information on using these products.