Posted by Anthony F. Stephan on April 13, 2001, at 16:53:22
I was invited to view the discussion for Apr 8-10 regarding TRUEHOPE, the CNS brain disorder research taking place in Canada and the U.S. at four universities. (Researchers and scientists are participating from the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of Utah and Harvard University).
I lost my first wife to suicide 7 years ago. She was 40 years old at the time and was a wonderful person and mother. Her story is found at http://www.truehope.com/aboutus.htm She struggled with Bipolar disorder 1 with rapid cycling. Her father also suicided 16 years before she did. I have four children with bipolar. Today because of the Truehope program they no longer exhibit any symptoms of the disorder and require no medications(for two of them it has been over 5 years).
I am one of the founders of the research program and am driven with the rest of the Synergy Group of Canada Inc. to find lasting answers to the CNS Disorders of Clinical Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, ADHD, OCD etc.
We believe that we are finding those answers. All of the CNS disorders are related to neuro chemical balance issues. This has been well established in science lit. The Japanese are proving that neuro chemistry is precursored by enzyme catalysts http://www.genome.ad.jp/kegg/
Eg. The Serotonin precursor enzyme 126.96.36.199 (Aromatic-L-amino-acid decarboxylase)uses the elements(minerals)Phosphate and Iron in order to produce Serotonin. http://www.genome.ad.jp/kegg/pathway/map/map00380.html
We don't suffer CNS disorders because of a drug deficiency, prozac is never found in the natural neuro chemical equation. This research continues to prove that properly balanced neuro chemistry is based on nutrient intake in a balanced, bio-available format.
Have I lived the nightmare of mental illnes in my family?. Yes. My daughter Autumn was on five different meds (Haldol, Epival, Klonipin, Ativan and Cogentin). She was suicidal like her mother and grandfather. She was Bipolar 1 with rapid cycling. For the past five years she has been med and symptom free and has helped hundreds of others like herself to find normality.
We invite you to research for yourself.
Anthony F. Stephan
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