SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4 Is nutrition a feasible cure for mental health? The 1st Annual Micronutrients for Mental Health Conference, held in San Francisco at Hotel Monaco December 4th and 5th, 2009, will specifically explore this shifting paradigm.
According to researcher Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, Ph.D., "If substantiated in controlled trials, the normalization of the mentally ill via nutrient supplementation would be the most significant breakthrough in the field of mental illness since the beginning of time."
Peer-reviewed authors and experts from Harvard, Mt. Sinai Hospital, The University of California, and The Oakland Research Institute will discuss the vital role of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids in mental health as well as various protocols of nutrients currently being used to maximize mental health far beyond what they had previously seen using only medication.
These researchers have discovered a powerful compound of nutrients that have effectively treated symptoms of bipolar disorder and depression with a success rate exceeding that of medication at 80%. They have also proven effective treating OCD and schizophrenia.
First created in Canada, the unprecedented efficacy of the micronutrient compounds caught the attention of Harvard psychiatrist Charles Popper who brought the treatment to hundreds of patients. Today, thousands of documented Canadians and Americans are well on their path to freedom of mental illnesses.
Currently micronutrients for the treatment of mental health are also being formally studied at the University of Calgary and the University of California. Several peer-reviewed articles have already been published to date.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Joyce McCann, Staff Scientist in the Nutrition and Metabolism Center at the Children's Hospital, Oakland Research Institute and Dr. Bruce N. Ames will discuss their critical review articles on the causal relationships between micronutrient deficiencies and brain dysfunction.
Researchers Bonnie Kaplan Ph.D. from the University of Calgary and Julia Rucklidge, Ph.D., will be presenting peer-reviewed and published research on the efficacy of the most thoroughly researched formula.
Harvard and McLean Hospital's Charles Popper M.D., child and adolescent psychiatrist and psycho pharmacologist, will share the "Practical Application of Micronutrient Protocols in the Clinical Setting."
Scott Shannon M.D., author of "Please Don't Label My Child," will be presenting on "Micronutrient Treatment in Pediatric Cases."
Carol Banyas M.D., Ph.D., author of "Geriatric Depression," will discuss "Micronutrient Treatment in Adult Cases of Bipolar and Depression."
Dr. Daniel S. Smith, D.C., founder of The Genesa Center for Optimal Health, will present "The Role of Amino Acids in Mental Health."
Katherine Falk, M.D., of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, will present "The Role of the Adrenal and Thyroid Glands."
David Hardy and Anthony Stephan, founders of Truehope Nutritional Support, will discuss "The Shifting Paradigm for Mental Health Treatment."
Teresa Kolpak, Chief Professional Medical Consultant for Truehope Nutritional Support, will discuss "Practical Application and Possible Limiting Factors."
For more information, please visit the Micronutrients for Mental Health website at http://www.mmhforum.org or call Teresa Kolpak at 1-866-397-2209.
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