How about you?
Let's face it - candy is candy and kids love it.
If you feel the way I do and would like kids to be able to have some treats once in a while, but prefer that they be healthier options, then check out TruJoy sweets. I also love Yummy Earth brand sweets for kids. And aside from holidays and birthdays, I try not to have sweets available in the house.
How about you?
Image below: A common brand of Candy Canes VS. TruJoy
BUT... Of all the articles I’ve read lately discussing depression and bipolar, one very KEY item has been missing .
That key is the nutritive approach to healing mental afflictions.
Depression and bipolar (even cases of severe mental illness) have been treated successfully with the nutritive approach. Nutrition is still a very little known method for approaching and treating such disorders, yet the evidence and case studies are mounting by the day (See resources at the end of this article). It is my hope that healing through nutrition will quickly be accepted by our culture, because the statistics on depression and suicide are staggering.
Consider the following from the Huffington Post:
I suspect that there will come a time in the not too distant future, when we will all look back and say, “Of course bipolar can be eradicated with nutrients. Who doesn’t know that!?!?” Just as Rickets and Scurvy were successfully treated with Vitamin D and Vitamin C respectively, mental health afflictions have their foundational remedy in nutrition as well.
We also learned this past week (in a statement released by Williams’ wife) that besides depression, Mr. Williams had been suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s. This further compounds the evidence that essential nutritional elements were missing as cases of Parkinson’s are also being rehabilitated with the nutritive approach. Again, this is not mainstream knowledge yet (not by a long shot), but the conversation has begun. A handful of leading edge doctors and individuals are confirming the incredible degree to which micronutrients can heal - over 900 afflictions to date have been successfully treated with optimum micronutrient intake.
Because I want to get Nutritional Healing information into the hands of as many people as possible, NGD is sponsoring a BIG book giveaway. I am arranging for 10 paperback copies (minimum) of Med-Free Bipolar by Aspen Morrow*, to be delivered into the hands of selected NGD subscribers who comment on this information. Med-Free Bipolar shot up to the #2 book out of 7000 on the topic following Williams’ death, and #1 in Amazon’s rankings for alternative treatments for mood disorders.
This book was written by a woman who has survived the ravages of bipolar and has thrived through nutritional treatments to share the journey - and the healing protocol- with others.
Please, if you know of anyone suffering from similar afflictions, educate yourself! Pass the information on to their loved ones. Sometimes a depressed brain cannot help itself, even with the right information. Once the brain and spirit is “broken”, it needs all the support it can get to begin functioning optimally again. This support usually comes from friends and loved ones, education, and appropriate treatment.
If you are interested in spreading awareness or would like to learn more about the nutritive approach to optimal mental health, please leave a comment below, indicating that you would like a paperback copy of Aspen Morrow’s book, Med-Free Bipolar. Alternatively, feel free to post your thoughts and feelings about Robin Williams’ passing, or share thoughts to honor and remember someone you’ve known who has suffered from any sort of mental affliction.
The world can’t afford to lose another beautiful soul to this illness.
Let’s learn from this!
And... If you find the information presented here helpful, please share it!
In loving remembrance of those we have lost, and in hope to help those who remain afflicted to reclaim their health,
*Aspen's career as an international investigative journalist ended abruptly in a hospitalization to a padded cell with a drain in the floor. Told she should apply for disability and not have children due to her mental illness, at age 22, Aspen had given up hope life would ever be normal again. Speaking out for the first time, she shares how she beat the odds and recovered fully. From food stamps to business woman of the year, Aspen has spent the past ten years putting her investigative skills to use to bring to light the latest and greatest natural remedies in mental health care. Learn how thousands have recovered, step by step, in her first book in the Med Free Method™ Book Series: Med Free Bipolar. (Aspen's micronutrient supplement of choice is Q96, found here: www.medfree.myqxlife.com . Learn more about the creation of Q96 in healing mental illness from the bestselling book "A Promise of Hope", written by Autumn Stringam, daughter of the Q96 blend's founder, HERE.)
Arnold, Carrie. (August 21, 2013). Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach-The right combination of stomach microbes could be crucial for a healthy mind. Web Article.
Melnick, Meredith. (August 11, 2014). Robin Williams' Death Reveals How Hard It Can Be To Climb Out Of Depression. The Huffington Post. Web Article.
Morrow, Aspen. (April 11, 2014). Med-Free Bipolar. Pottenger Press, Boise ID. Get the Book.
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences. (May 28, 2013). Changing Gut Bacteria Through Diet Affects Brain Function. Web Article.
Entry period ends Sept. 20, 2014
While engaging in uplifting activities such as those depicted above have been proven to enhance happiness, sometimes a "broken brain" (ie: one that is not receiving enough micronutrients to function optimally) finds it difficult to access motivation to engage in activity. It's imperative in this situation to get as many micronutrients to the brain as possible and allow them to restore joy naturally. This will happen gradually once the proper nutrients have been obtained.
(If you need more information on getting micronutrients to the brain, please see the NGD report "Super Hero Formula" and learn how to get them into your diet. The report details how even extreme cases of mental illness and bi-polar have been reversed and healed with micronutrients.)
Now... How will YOU increase your happiness today?
I hope the activity chart and good-mood recipes help take your "happy quota" up a notch, and that you share with me below your personal favorite activities for cultivating more joy.
In Health & In Joy,
This giveaway in includes the powerful supplement known as Q96 (so named because of the 96 hours it takes to grind the nutrients into small enough particles to get absorbed by your body. It is backed by scientific studies at major universities in four countries and is published in peer reviewed medical journals).
One winner will also receive the book A Promise Of Hope, written by Autumn Stringam, the daughter of Q96 creator Tony Stephan. This family's story of tragedy and triumph will leave you inspired as you learn how the disease of mental illness and suicide had plagued the family until the discovery of micronutrient support (through what is today Q96), saved the lives of not only their own surviving family members, but also those of thousands more around the globe.
I personally use Q96 to help rebuild my immune system after the ravages of a biotoxin illness (black mold exposure) and cannot say enough about what it has done to improve the quality of my life.
No matter what ailment may be plaguing you, or even if you don't have an ailment but simply realize how deprived of nutrients our soil and produce is today and know you could use optimum nutritional support, please leave a comment below telling us why you would love to win this giveaway!
Yours in Health,
Here's one thing the average person doesn't get enough of in
their diet: CELERY!
Bread: What to Eat, What to Avoid
I hope this post encourages you to learn more about what's in your food.
Special thanks to Vani Hari for her awesome work to continually expose real vs. fake food!
Here's to keeping it real,
Actually, we have two winners!
Congratulations to Rubiena Duarte and Sandra Sandmeyer - You each won an inspirational mug from Jenna at In It For The Love and Natural Girl Diary.
Two things have inspired me to continue a ripple of kindness that's been brewing lately.
#1. Recent snow storms and record low temperatures have provoked some truly awesome acts of kindness across North America, and here are some examples:
#2. I'm celebrating being mentioned on the blog of Kelly Rae Roberts as a "Kindness Warrior".
(Kindness Mission #3)
Kelly will be featured in the Oprah whole-hearted living series with TED talk sensation Brene Brown as part of her e-course on "The Gifts of Imperfection". This was such a fun surprise and inspired me to pay it forward by honoring other Kindness Warriors.
Here's how to participate!
#1. Subscribe to the NGD Newsletter (if you are already subscribed, ignore step 1)
#2. In the comments below, share an act of kindness that you have either committed, witnessed, received, or read about. You can tell the story, share a link to one that inspired you, or even nominate someone you know. A couple of story contributors will be chosen at random to receive something fun for participating.... (Hint: It has something to do with a favorite new find of mine :-)
Thanks for sharing the loving kindness,
I'm crazy for these mugs! And because of that, I'm going to include some as gifts to two lucky winners who participate in my "Kindness Warrior" giveaway. YOU can help me prepare for that giveaway by casting your vote in the comments section below, letting me know which are your favorites.
What They Say:
#1. Top: Shine Your Light Share Your Love
#2. Middle Left: Today I Am Grateful For
#3. Middle Right: Someone Is Silently Loving You It's Probably Your Mom But Still
#4. Bottom Left: Love Speaks Volumes Turn It Up
#5. Bottom Right: Boom. You Just Got Loved
If you'd like to see more designs, be sure to check out the full line by Jenna on Etsy at: InItForTheLove!