Mental illness can be a real and serious medical condition. Sometimes medications to help control symptoms are very much in order and can be life saving. While that is true, there is often a lot we can do to naturally support mental health through diet and supplementation. Sometimes nutrition can even be enough to completely alleviate mental illness symptoms. Listen in as Tony, Will and Kinna dive deep into the body chemistry imbalances that can commonly contribute to bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. In this episode we highlight the work of Dr. George Watson and his discoveries connecting the dots between mental health, metabolism, bio-individuality and nutrition.
In this Episode You’ll Learn
- About the work of Dr. George Watson and his discoveries related to metabolic rate and mental health.
- Dr. Watson found that there are a few distinct metabolic types that are profoundly affected in specific, unique ways.
- Within these different metabolic types (slow oxidizers, fast oxidizers and sub oxidizers) mental and emotional health can be deranged.
- Dr. Watson discovered that certain nutrients that relieved symptoms of mental/emotional illness in the slow oxidizers actually increased symptoms in the fast oxidizers. Likewise, specific nutrients found to benefit the fast oxidizers would exacerbate symptoms in the slow oxidizers.
- Dr. Watson developed a nutritional supplementation and diet program to balance out each metabolic type and did so with remarkably impressive results.
- Oftentimes even patients in the midst of full on schizophrenic episodes could be brought back to a normal mental state within minutes through appropriate nutritional supplementation suited to their metabolic type.
- Other body chemistry imbalances can contribute to mental illness, especially the Electrolyte Deficiency Imbalance, the Catabolic Imbalance, the Anabolic Imbalance, the Sympathetic Imbalance and the Alkaline Imbalance.
- Digestive issues and inappropriate food choices can also directly and indirectly contribute to mental illness.
- How to evaluate your digestive function and assess your body chemistry to detect imbalances that may be present and contributing to bipolar disorder and other mental/emotional illnesses.
- What steps to take to start working on correcting your digestion and balancing your body chemistry to restore health and balance to your body and your mind.
- About tools and professional support resources you can tap into to help you work on balancing your body chemistry to restore health and balance.
Links Mentioned in this Episode
- Dr. George Watson’s book Nutrition and Your Mind
- Our Digestive Issues Course
- The Coalition for Health Education
Show Transcriptions – Bipolar Disorder
T.C. Hale is not a doctor and does not claim to be a doctor, licensed in any type of medical field. Don’t be an idiot and use anything heard on this show as medical advice. This information should be used for educational purposes only and you should contact your doctor for any medical advice. Now get off me.
Kinna: Welcome to Kick it Naturally. I’m Kinna McInroe and I’m here with T.C. Hale, author, natural health expert, producer and a bunch of other stuff. What’s up, Tony?
Tony: Hand glider!
Kinna: You can add that to the list now. Hand glider.
Tony: I can’t say it. I can’t add it to the list honestly, but I just want to add it to the list.
Kinna: Maybe it’s on the bucket list?
Kinna: Okay, cool. And to my left here you can’t see but it is Will Schmidt and he’s sitting in a tank top looking all brown and chiseled in his white tank top today.
Tony: We’re glad Will’s here today, we have a question for him.
Will: Oh yeah?
Kinna: What’s lithium oritate?
Will: Awe man, you guys.
Tony: No, no we, Will is a gym guy. He works in the gym, he’s a trainer so you know Kinna and I have a gym question.
Will: Oh wow.
Tony: Yeah. So we’re hoping you can help us out.
Will: I hope I know the answer.
Tony: Kinna had a problem in the gym today where she was dry heaving and gagging.
Kinna: Oh, yes.
Tony: And, and so did Nina and some of the other girls. So what do you do when someone smells like a homeless person but they’re in, not that I have anything against homeless people.
Will: What? Did Kinna smell like a homeless person?
Kinna: I might have been a little stinky but this was like over-stink. This was like you could smell…
Will: And you were dry heaving?
Tony: No. It was because of the guy, there’s a guy that he always…
Kinna: This guy smells soooo bad.
Will: Oh! Because of the smell. Oh, okay. I thought Kinna was dry heaving and smelly and I was like she sounds like an alcoholic.
Kinna: Yeah, yeah. No, I was about to vomit and I nearly did a couple of times in my mouth because his smell was so bad.
Kinna: And how do you tell somebody at a gym where you’re supposed to sweat.
Tony: But there’s etiquette to that. So how do you, how do you handle that?
Will: Well you have like, they usually have like vitamin waters in lockers or cool-aid, right? So you drink one really fast and then the next time he makes you dry heave you just vomit on him.
Kinna: Okay, okay.
Will: Cause it won’t be dry. It’ll just be splurred all over him and then he’ll have to go take a shower.
Kinna: Yeah. He drives a, I know what car he drives. I was gonna, thinking about putting a note on his car like “hey dude, you smell, put on some deodorant.” I don’t know.
Will: Oh. Well see it’s a passive, like that’s a mean way. He may take it offense. But if you, if he has vomit cool-aid all over him he’s gonna be like I gotta take a shower.
Kinna: “Oh I’m so sorry you smell so bad I vomited.”
Will: Because that, yeah but he’s going to get the hint every time he comes in and smells and you vomit cool-aid on him. Eventually through that like Pavlov’s law you’re going to get a different result.
Kinna: Well what is it, what is that scent? I mean you know, I know it’s toxins leaving our body and stuff. But…
Will: Stank? Yeah.
Kinna: We’re getting off topic now.
Tony: With, with this guy though it kinda smells like that his shirts have never been washed. It kinda smells like they just accumulate whatever he sweated onto it. And then when he comes back he wears it again.
Will: It could be just, yeah poor hygiene, repeat performance gym shirt thing. But if you guys ever saw this one awesome documentary called The Science of Attraction they, they do this gym shirt experiment where they have girls smell guy’s shirts and guys smell girl’s shirts after they sweat in them.
Will: And they found that like the healthier the guy’s immune system is the less pungent the smell. You can still smell that it’s like a guy. It’s the bacteria that’s on our skin that create the smells. So like their ferments is what we actually smell. So if you have a strong immune system you have healthy bacteria on your skin and it creates a particular like musk. But if you have like a weak immune system it’s a super stank.
Tony: So what we learned from that is that if you stink wear a purple shirt because Kinna’s going to drink cool-aid and vomit on you.
Kinna: Exactly, exactly. I have been told before by several people that ginger’s have a certain scent to them. Like, like where we live we just have like a certain odor. I don’t know, is that true?
Will: Interesting. I don’t know.
Kinna: I can’t smell it on me.
Will: You’re the only ginger I associate with so I don’t have a…
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Tony: So maybe, maybe we should have a show today I guess.
Kinna: About smell. Or we could change the show to smell. We won’t have any questions I’ll just come up with about 20.
Tony: Sounds great.
Will: It’s funny though like the guy who made a lot of insight about mental health that I’m sure we’ll talk about was actually studying smell when he discovered his key insights about psychiatric health.
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