Check out our new site
that was launched November 11/27/2011. The site features a blog written
by Chris and me and also two new books published in February 2014 in
hardback, paperback and ebook.
The first book that discusses Truehope's EMPowerPlus solution for
bipolar disorder that has worked for thousands.
"Four years ago I heard you lecture in Ashland,
Oregon. During the break I asked you what to try first for my bi-polar. You
said EmPower Plus though it doesn't work for everybody. I did and I am one of
the lucky ones. I am now 3 and a half years with no symptoms and no drugs,
and I am enormously grateful that I went to hear you speak on that day, and
for the email exchanges that we had around that time."
Seven of ten stable without drugs!
Temper tantrums stopped!
Preview book here; order below
Need to find better
YOU CAN get off that roller coaster....
This site has some ideas that may help, but first...
There is no cure-all, no simple answer for all..
|That is because so
called mental disorders are not the same for everybody,
even those who have the same diagnosis like bipolar disorder.
|Here are some amazing 'tip of the
iceberg' facts about bipolar
other mental disorders you will find in my book:
Mania, depression, psychosis can be
TRIGGERED by antibiotics, stress, infection, diet.
Mania, depression, psychosis can be STOPPED with
dietary changes and the "two-minute 24-hour mania
Episodes can be PREVENTED by reducing
stress, proper diet, nutrients.
There are many external factors that can
influence your mental health such as mercury, aspartame, pesticides, molds, glutamate,
even milk and bread, and yet the environment isn't the whole picture.
How you individually respond to your environment is also important.
There are tests that can point to
solutions. There are
professionals who can find solutions for you.;
I worked as a mental health professional for 28 years in the Air Force as
a licensed clinical social worker (Alaska). I
worked in emergency rooms assisting people in crises, counseled
individuals and family members devastated by mental illness. Back then all I
could do was facilitate hospitalization and encourage folks to stay on their medications and survive crisis
after crisis. I was a part of the mental health delivery system, the same
system that failed my father and is failing my son..
My father had been subjected to the ups and down of bipolar disorder
throughout his life.
It looked like my son was going down the same path. His doctors were unable
to help him. Some even made him worse and none were able to stop the hypomanic
behavior between manic episodes. I looked and found less traveled paths. You
Should you try that herb that was recommended by a friend? How can you tell if a
charismatic healer is more interested in your pocketbook than your health? How
can you or a member of your family avoid the infamous American Gulag that awaits
the outliers of society? How can you assess the science behind differing
perspectives? How can you turn failure into success? Here is what Dr Bryan Kolb has to say.
Behavioral disorders are undoubtedly the most complex and personally
debilitating of all human conditions. As a neuroscientist, perhaps the most
difficult part of understanding behavioral disorders is that we simply do not
understand how the normal brain works so that our understanding of how it fails
to work properly is mostly based upon hunches and promising leads. As a result,
the available treatments are often crudely described as treating a "hangnail
with a hammer." Such a characterization is perhaps an overstatement but it
captures the futility that both patients and family feel when behavioral
disorders are treated with powerful psychotropic drugs. David Moyer poignantly
captures this in his personal tale of his father and son who suffer from bipolar
disorder. But there is more to the book that a study of two people. It is also a
perceptive study by the author into the nature of drug discovery and the
difficulty in finding nonmedical treatments that not only make sense
scientifically but have valid scientific support. As a neuroscientist I was
impressed by his scholarly and objective analysis of the "parallel" universe of
treating behavioral disorders both inside and outside mainstream medicine. This
is a book that deserves to be read by clinicians, scientists, as well as the
families of people suffering from behavioral disorders stemming from all sorts
Bryan Kolb, PhD,
FRSC, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Canadian
Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB,
Learn how nutrients reduce symptoms with an 80% effect size.
That is saying quite a bit.... Why?
Because a 30%
effect size is the best most expect in research.
And what is this about a "two-minute 24-hour mania
Yes, it is true. It stops mania in just two minutes! How do I know? It has been
documented in the medical literature and it worked on my own son for 12
hours. Sounds too far out? Actually it is an accepted medical procedure, though
not currently used for mania.
OK, you say, but what about 70% of bipolar patients being
symptom free without drugs by taking supplements?
Unbelievable? Yes! True? Yes!
Supplements discussed in the book actually work, but not
for everybody. They may work for you.
This is an opportunity you won't want to miss.
|You can learn about these historical discoveries as
you read Too Good to be True? Nutrients Quiet the Unquiet Brain.
First a perspective and then a plan. It is time to move beyond the "chemical
wrote a review on Amazon for the book, Surviving Manic Depression by E.Fuller Torrey and Michael Knable. Surviving is a certainly a worthwhile
goal, especially when you consider that up to 20% of individuals who suffer
from mania and depression commit suicide. But we can hope for more than just
survival. Let's change the discussion from surviving to thriving. Let's talk
about women being able to get pregnant without medications or psychosis;
boys, girls, men and women being able to think clearly without a
"tranquillizer psychosis," otherwise known as Neuroleptic Induced Deficit Syndrome (NIDS).
Too good to be true? Those with a history of psychosis and their loved ones
know the consequences of delusions. Being a special prophet from God or the Cosmos
does nothing but provide an admission ticket to psychiatric hospitals where
drugs and restraint are the primary treatments of choice. No, we are NOT
talking here about hope through denial and delusion, but hope through
scientific studies, personal experience and carefully reasoned discussion.
We are talking about hope from a fuller understanding of one of God's most
complex and mysterious creations, ourselves. We don't need to retreat into
magical thinking. We can now easily access through the Internet data we
couldn't access before such as peer reviewed professional publications. We
can learn from amazing case histories. The answers aren't all in yet, but we
can act on that part of the story we do know. And lest you think, those who
would have you just withdraw from all your meds have the right idea, think
again. Some question the biological origins of mental disorders and they
view medications as harmful. Some think that therapy and compassion can undo
the trauma that is presumed to cause mental illness. Stress is only a part
of the picture. Mental illnesses are physical disorders that require
physical treatment, not just psychotherapy. But does that biological
treatment necessarily have to include medications? Sometimes, but not
always. Give a broken brain what it needs to function and it will, more
often than not.
Can I guarantee that you or a loved one can be free of
Nutrients MAY reduce your need for drugs entirely, but...
No one can guarantee that and no one suggests you try on your own.
The book offers a perspective to help you and your health care professional
to make a plan. We all know the consequences of going off medications. We
also know the reluctance of many professionals to help you explore
responsible options. Fortunately, the number of doctors open to new
approaches is growing. Find the right professionals and you may find the
specific answers you are looking for. See what reader Linda Norman has to
Do you remember Steinbeck's "Grapes of
Wrath"? This book actually reminds one of the award-winning novel. Steinbeck
writes a chapter about the Joad family, then a chapter on the "big picture".
Moyer does a similarly exemplary job of interweaving the personal with the
general in a way that is really quite captivating.
Moyer discusses his family history. We learn
about a malady that appears to have effected distant relatives, his dad, and
finally his son. We learn how it can impact a family. We learn about a
health care system that too often is ineffective and, at the same time,
lacks respect for the patient and loved-ones. We also learn about the
incredible complexity of bipolar disorder, brain chemistry, and the myriad
of potential solutions to the disorder. It is this last aspect that offers
hope to those impacted by the disorder.
This is a book that both touches and educates
us. A hearty thumbs-up for both a moving and informative work.
|Let me tell you some secrets that are slowly getting
into the mainstream. Current use of antipsychotics is associated with a
3-fold increase in risk of
cardiac death. Extrapolation data from a recent study in Europe predicts
that 6,000 people will die in the US this year as a consequence of taking
noncardiac QTc-prolonging drugs that include drugs for the GI tract and
Heart J. Posted online May 11, 2005).
atypical antipsychotics increase risk of death in the elderly. Psychiatric drugs increase the
risk for diabetes. Little publicized reactions like withdrawal akathisia can
be deadly. And who hasn't heard of the increased risk for suicide among some
youths taking anti depressants, like
Weise, the Minnesota student who went on a
shooting rampage killing himself and nine of his classmates? Shortly before
the shooting, Weise's doctor had progressively increased his Prozac to 60 mg
a day as his symptoms were getting worse. There is a chapter in my book
about how that can happen. It is called "More of the same gets you more of
the same." Then there is the shooter at Columbine who was taking Luvox and
who displayed manic delusional thinking before that massacre.
Sometimes these medications are the only option and, in
spite of the risks must be taken. However many today are living
normal lives that would have been thought to be impossible not that many
years ago. How can they do that, you ask? They are taking nutritional
supplements. Margo Kidder has not had a
psychotic episode since her tragic episode in Los Angeles years ago. She
takes supplements available in any health food store to maintain her mental
Also, they are being treated for the biological causes
of their symptoms. For example, best-selling novelist
Amy Tan has publicly spoken
out about seeing things that weren't there. Psychiatrists call these
experiences hallucinations. But these were not from a psychiatric disorder.
No, these were caused by Lyme disease. When she was treated for the Lyme
disease the hallucinations disappeared. Here is what psychiatrist Virginia Sherr has to say:
"A gripper of a classic. ...an education in the humanity required to help manage
|Friends, you deserve to know some better ways to deal with not only bipolar
disorder but other CNS disorders that we currently call mental illness.
Frankly, it is easier to just follow mainstream medicine. If you are content
with the results of your treatment or the treatment of a loved one stay with what
works. If you are not happy with the results read on to see what Dr Melvyn R. Werbach,
M.D, Author, Nutritional Influences on Illness says about the book.
"While drugs are the focus of treatment in mainstream
medicine, there are many less-known options - options that are far safer - for
those who are determined to discover the best treatment for
themselves and their loved ones. This intriguing book documents one man's
journey in his effort to help his son, a victim of bipolar disorder. In his
candid description of successes and failures, the author shows us how much
more is out there, if we are willing to make the effort."
A quote from Rumi in the 13th century.
When water gets caught in habitual
Dig a way out through the bottom to
There is a secret medicine Given only
to those who hurt so hard They can't hope.
David Moyer, LCSW, Lt Col USAF, Ret.
Summary of Site Contents:
This site introduces Too Good to be True? Nutrients Quiet the Unquiet Brain and other related books. It explores leading edge emerging views from the author's investigations into the effects of infections like Lyme disease
and Bartonella on manic-depressive illness and other psychiatric disorders. Other topics include the latest reviews and reader comments; book related events such as book signings; the latest research on the restorative power of nutrients and the possibly debilitating effects of gluten, casein, chronic infections; original music that reflects creativity and the bipolar experience; and finally, links which you may find helpful, whether you are a client, a friend, or a loved one on an odyssey to help yourself or others to better cope with central nervous system disorders.
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