causes of bipolar disorder

Top causes of bipolar disorder

Do you have bipolar disorder?  The mood swing problem….

Symptoms of Bipolar

  • Mood swings (uncontrollable mood changes)
  • Manic Depression (serious shifts in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior.  From the highs of mania on one extreme, to the lows of depression on the other.)
  • Mania (periods of great excitement or euphoria, delusions, and or over-activity.)
  • Depression
  • Migraines
  • Anger
  • Sadness

About Bipolar

Bipolar disorder also known as manic depression is a mental disorder described by serve changes in mood.  Bipolar could be described as experiencing periods of depression followed by periods of elevated mood.  Those with bipolar are often unaware of the dramatic changes in their mood and how it affects them and those around them.  The good news is that there are a number of different causes of bipolar that can been found and treated naturally.

Causes of bipolar and or manic depression

There are a number of different things that have been known to contribute to bipolar disorder, often there is more than one of the below problems causing bipolar which makes it hard to diagnose the cause, this is why most people end up on medications to control their bipolar rather than finding out the cause and taking actions to resolve the problem.  Here are some of the major causes:

  • Genetic defects
  • Chlorine & or bromine toxicity
  • Blood sugar, food allergies & sensitivities
  • Dr Pfeiffer – Mental disorders nutritional
  • Nutritional imbalances & heavy metal toxicity
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Amino acids
  • Hormones

Genetic defects are often found to be causing conditions such as bipolar disorder.  Certain gene mutations such as MTHFR gene defects interrupt normal brain cognition that greatly affects mood balance and further interfere with neurotransmitters which makes it hard for people with bipolar to stay in any kind balance mentally.

Chlorine & bromine are commonly used chemicals in society, chlorine and bromine is used in our water and food supply, some people who have bipolar have allergic reactions to high levels of toxicity to these chemicals.  Having an electrolytes test can reveal if you have high chlorine levels.  Further those that have toxic levels of chlorine and or bromine often also have parasites that contribute to the severity of the problem.

Many moods swings are triggered by blood sugar imbalances or food allergies.  Some food allergies have a reaction in the brain itself, this can cause a trigger for bipolar.  The brain relies on a constant source of blood glucose to function properly, when this gets interrupted through blood sugar imbalances this can cause natural mental highs and mental lows when the blood sugar level drops, this can cause a bipolar reaction.  Testing for food allergies is a great place to look for culprit food sources that may be contributing to bipolar disorder.

Knowing your personal food & chemical sensitivities or incompatibilities can be a major advantage for those with bipolar, one test known as an Alacat test can confirm a large range of multiple foods, chemicals, moulds, pharmaceutical drugs & food additives that may be behind your bipolar.

Dr Carl Pfeiffer who’s main work helped discover that many mental disorders such as bipolar and mood swings could be traced back to nutritional imbalances and that each person was unique in their need for certain nutrients in order to prevent mental disorders.  The pfeiffer test or pfeiffer test extensive can help discover if you have important nutritional imbalances related to depression, bipolar and or schizophrenia.

Nutritional imbalances are a big factor often overlooked by those with bipolar, simple nutritional imbalances along with heavy metal toxicity can cause metabolic disorders, this leads to many of the normal processes in the body to shut down, often mental disorders can then develop over time as some minerals become deficient, while other minerals become excessive, these conditions lead to mental disorders and diseases.  A hair mineral analysis can play a big role in resolving bipolar and in the prevention of many mental disorders including schizophrenia.

Neurotransmitters are the chemicals of the brain that determine how you feel, any imbalances of these vital chemicals can result in bipolar, depression & or mania.  Having your neurotransmitters tested can be valuable in determining which brain chemicals are out of balance so that a customised nutritional program can be put in place to support and prevent bipolar disorder.

Amino acids are the building blocks or proteins that your body and mind needs to keep everything healthy, often in the case of bipolar there can be significant deficiencies of certain amino acids that support brain function, basic amino acid supplements are not enough for a person with depression.

In mental disorders like bipolar you need to know exactly which amino acids are out of balance and a specific dose needs to be prescribed for the individual once the results are known, this is because supplementing the wrong amino acids can make bipolar worse.  An amino acids test is the best way to approach the discovery of an amino acid problem related to mental disorders such as bipolar.

Hormones play a big role in how you feel and are often involved in mood swings which can result in bipolar disorders.  Hormones can play havoc with your mental health and with so many problems related to hormone disruption it pays to test for hormone imbalances.  Often women found to have polycystic ovary syndrome have to much of the male hormone testosterone which can contribute to bipolar disorder.

See test for female hormone here.

See test for male hormone here.

Restoring your mental health & balancing your mood

There is nothing more satisfying than finding out what’s behind your bipolar disorder and seeing the results of your progress once you find the cause and take the actions needed bring back balance to your mood. If you would like to know how to achieve this personally and you’re not sure were to start, simply ask one of our professional natural health practitioners here.

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