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Dr. George Goodheart—the father of Applied Kinesiology—presents an alternative therapy for the disease that combines upper spinal adjustments with dietary supplementation with Niacin/ Niacinamide. He details the “adrenochrome hypothesis” of schizophrenia, which proposes that the disease is caused by psychopathological metabolites of adrenaline that are degraded in normal individuals but remain unmetabolized in schizophrenics (and can be broken down by niacin). While medicine currently discredits the adrenochrome hypothesis, over the years many healthcare professionals have reported positive results in treating schizophrenia with niacin, suggesting that while the mechanism originally proposed by the adrenochrome hypothesis may not be entirely accurate, the therapy suggested by the theory is effective nevertheless. From The Digest of Chiropractic Economics, 1970.
Niacinamide B6 is in a base of Cataplex G (rich in riboflavin and niacin) so its function is much higher than Niacinamide alone. Due to its naturally occurring niacin, one may experience a slight niacin flush
B6 is used up in metabolizing Aspartame & artificial sweeteners and this is likely where a lot of the nerve problems come from, including memory loss and depression.
In every case of depression, Omega-3 levels are low. Inmates with lower omega-3 index are more aggressive and have higher ADD scores. Hostility and aggression in prisoners go down when more Omega-3’s are added to their diet.
The most studied Omega-3’s are EPA/ DHA. Our body selectively chooses to allow DHA to cross the blood-brain barrier and provide “ready-to-use” fatty acids for our brain. Low levels of DHA are a risk factor in cognitive impairment such as depression, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Research now links the level of DHA to our “feel good” neurotransmitter of Serotonin. In short, the more DHA we have, the more serotonin and the greater chances for a feel-good great mood!
For pregnant women, foggy thinking and feeling low may be symptoms of low levels of DHA. If pregnant women don’t have enough DHA in their diet, their baby can actually ‘steal’ it from the mother’s brain. It is really important for pregnant women to boost their DHA levels, particularly in the third trimester and in the first four months of life when the baby’s brain is growing at a phenomenal rate. Baby’s developing brain needs DHA, the same way as growing bones need calcium. The greatest risk for neonatal deaths is linked with Omega 3 status. Premature babies are lacking in DHA, eye, and brain development because they get most DHA from Mom in the third trimester.
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