How Nutrients Affect Mental Health

Though medical science has made significant advances in researching and treating mental health diseases and developed new drugs each year to control the conditions and symptoms, mental illness remains one of the most persistent issues in our society. It tops the #1 cause of disability.

Research into the root cause of mental health issues has proved promising solutions. Walsh Research Institute, for instance, has made significant breakthroughs in research to unravel the biochemistry behind mental disorders, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

The successful application of the research into nutrient-based therapy protocols and other alternative solutions is not only bringing hope to patients but is revolutionizing mental health care.

Advanced Nutrient Therapy 

The Walsh Institute research found that most mental health diseases are associated with the chemical balance of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. Patients with ADHD, depression, schizophrenia and various behavior disorders have an obvious chemical imbalance.


Advanced Nutrient Therapy, founded by Dr. Walsh of Walsh Institute, is based on the research data of over 20,000 patients with various mental health issues, all of whom have undergone biochemical mapping. Nutrient therapy provides nutrition-based therapy and gives people a deeper understanding of their struggles.

Perhaps most exciting is that such research is already resulting in new, nutrient-based therapy protocols and other alternative solutions that expand far beyond the realm of medication and psychotherapy.

And this is just the start. As the science behind biochemical mapping continues to improve, we may gain the ability to “dial-in” specific nutritive solutions for mental problems on a per person basis. Not only does this present a more cost-effective alternative, but it is potentially 100% natural or bio-identical as well.


Excessive Storage of Certain Nutrients Does More Harm Than Good

Excessive storage of certain nutrients in the body could be more damaging and cause serious health, especially mental health issues.

We can take copper, for example. According to research, elevated copper levels can drastically affect dopamine and norepinephrine production, leading to hormone imbalance. Various mental and behavioral conditions, like ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, poor concentration, learning difficulty, may be associated with copper overload.

When prescribing nutrient-based treatment, we tend to avoid “enriched” foods that might contain copper, such as spirulina and those that possess it naturally, like organ meats. Since our daily nutrient consumption ensures biochemical needs and function, many experts pave a direct path between what we eat and how we act.


Personalized Nutrient Therapy Is the Key

In recent decades, science realized over-generalizations in medicine and diet, nutrition, and medication recommendations.

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Through our growing understanding of epigenetics and biochemistry, we have learned that each person – identical twins notwithstanding – have their unique biochemical makeup and highly-personalized nutritional needs. When those needs are not met, it can impact our physical and mental health in various ways.

Due to the stark genetic differences in how our bodies process foods, following the traditional “food pyramid” or embracing any other “generalized” diet may cause a deficiency in much-needed nutrients in some people and overflowing in others.


About Nutrient Therapy at Yang Institute

Physicians and providers at Yang Institute have been seeking safer, natural solutions that incorporate advanced tools with integrative depression treatments. Since 2013, Yang Institute has applied the Walsh methodology to its biochemical therapies for mental illnesses, brain dysfunction, and chronic pain.

Trained in both eastern and western medicine, Yang Institute’s physicians and holistic care specialists conduct comprehensive and thorough evaluations in its offices in Philadelphia, Bryn Mawr, and Marlton. They then develop personalized, strategic plans to address your health and wellness needs.

Such individualized plans help activate the body’s inner healing—achieving ultimate wellness of mind, body, and spirit. Numerous patients have experienced reduced symptoms, reduced need for medications, improved brain function, productivity, and quality of life.

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