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  4. ksfijen@gmail.com' kjilk
    Oct 22, 2014 @ 02:36:42

    In some cases I think this would work but not all cases are due to nutrition deficiencies. Sure, it wouldn’t help it, but there are some people who are genetically predisposed to having a depressive/anxiety disorder. Not everyone is the same.

    Also, I think this article is biased and unscientific – very conspiracy theorist. A lot of Americans like to think this shit is because ‘Big Pharma’ wanna make more money. If this helps you, then do it and stop buying prescription drugs… But don’t go around telling other people ‘You have to do this! You have to do that!’ because what works for you might not work for another person.

  5. jericarlstedt@gmail.com' Jeri
    Oct 22, 2014 @ 07:20:53

    Where is the best place to purchase high quality B-8

  6. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Oct 22, 2014 @ 07:59:33

    Hello kjilk, thanks for your passionate comment! I do agree that there are many reasons for depression and anxiety… However, I respectfully disagree with your reasoning. There is “scientific data” regarding inositol and its effectiveness against depression. Furthermore, there is also “scientific data” regarding the ineffectiveness of most pharmaceuticals…in fact, research that has found the placebo is more effective than pharmaceuticals! So perhaps, in this case, you are being a bit bias against natural treatments? I find it ironic that you say, “A lot of Americans like to think this shit is because ‘Big Pharma’ wanna make more money”. Thank GOD I believed in all this “shit” (as you say)!! After being diagnosed with MS and suffering from anxiety for years, all I was offered by “researched medical science” were drugs that didn’t work, and a feeling of hopelessness. Since this is an “incurable” disease, their (medical doctors) advice was to learn to live with it and to accept it (go to a support group and wait for a cure). Well instead, I decided to find my own cure! After all, what did I have to lose? So, cleaned up my life! I stopped eating chemical-ridden foods (chemicals FDA approved), artificial food dyes and sugars (FDA approved), conventionally raised fruits, vegetables full of pesticides, and animal products full of hormones and antibiotics (all FDA approved), and only ate organic fresh foods, used mega nutrition, and changed my thinking to one that is more positive, hopeful, thankful, and open-minded. For me, this was the cure for an “incurable” disease. I am saddened by the ‘conventional medical conspiracy theory’ that nearly everyone is ‘genetically predisposed’ to depression, insomnia, pain syndromes, anxiety, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, autoimmune, and on and on. Where is the responsibility for one’s own health and lifestyle? I know too many people who were supposed ‘genetically predisposed’ to “this or that disease” and by simply changing their lifestyle (foods, diet, nutrition, exercise STRESS management) did not fall “victim” to it. People cure themselves from autoimmune (myself included), from cancer (even stage 4), diabetes (especially type 2), depression and anxiety (myself included), and even ALS!! Don’t take my word for it, listen to the MD’s and their patients who regained their life back by through nutrition…not drugs! (https://www.onlineholistichealth.com/als-does-not-have-to-be-a-death-sentence/) If there wasn’t a ‘conventional medical conspiracy theory’, then why are all of us who do CURE ourselves dismissed so easily? I thought the Hippocratic oath starts with “first do no harm”. That’s the real irony.

    Everything I post is “researched”, however since so many horrific pharmaceuticals are also “researched” (usually by the pharmaceutical company who makes it – more irony), but later recalled due to significant side-effects and/or deaths, one has to be a bit suspicious regarding the approvals of hundreds of new drugs each year by the FDA. Yet overall, people are sicker than ever despite them!

    “But don’t go around telling other people ‘You have to do this! You have to do that!’ because what works for you might not work for another person.” Thank you, but I will never stop sharing holistic health options along with my story of healing (and the story of others who also cured themselves)! If I had billions of dollars to waste like pharmaceutical companies, I would also have commercials every few seconds, but instead of advertising drugs, I would promote holistic options and the benefits – oh but wait, the FDA doesn’t allow that !

    I choose not to own any “health condition”, but instead own my health! You are right, everyone must make their own choices…all I am trying to do is offer alternative solutions. 🙂

  7. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Oct 22, 2014 @ 08:18:26

    Hello Jeri, Honestly, the best way to ensure the highest quality is by looking for supplements with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) label. I have used extremely expensive supplements that claimed were the only ones of high quality (thus the expense), and it was getting VERY expensive! Furthermore, these “high quality” supplements are also ‘out-of-reach’ for too many people. So, I set out to find if there are high-quality supplements that won’t break the bank…and indeed there are 🙂

    “There are other means to be assured the quality of your supplement. One such way is purchasing supplements from companies that comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), which has strict standards, and are certified as science backed quality. This ensures that each supplement is held to a level of quality that the consumer can rely on.” Read more about this at https://www.onlineholistichealth.com/supplement-brand-measure-standards/

    As long as this label is on your supplement product, the quality is what they claim it to be.

  8. angelaoffer@hotmail.com' angela coral eisenhauer (fb)
    May 07, 2016 @ 04:41:08

    Thankyou so much, it is difficult to find sites where people can post now. USA seems to be dominated by the Disqus fraud. That whole site is manipulated, and people who wish to post are banned, from posting. Thankyou for your article, it is much appreciated.

  9. ayafam@gmail.com' Rosa Ayala
    Jul 20, 2016 @ 09:33:47

    Hello, I just found your website. My friend has a 17 year old daughter who has suffered from severe depression for many years. They have tried several prescribed medications and none have worked. So sad that last year she almost took her own life. Would the inosotil help her and would it be safe at her age?

  10. lsamba01@baker.edu' Lindsy
    Sep 27, 2016 @ 13:55:32

    Where do you do your research? I only see references to this website.

  11. Dr. Michelle Kmiec
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 10:39:07

    Hi Lindsy! Yep I did reference the supplement inositol to another article on OHH for the readers convenience. As far as other references, I did reference Dr. Ann Blake Tracy, author of ‘Prozac: Panacea or Pandora and Dr. Joseph Glenmullen author of Personal Review: Prozac Backlash: Overcoming the Dangers of Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and Other Antidepressants with Safe Effective Alternatives. .

    Both are extremely interesting reads I hope you check them out!

  12. Dkmelch@gmail.com' Deanna
    Mar 01, 2017 @ 08:07:41

    Can you give me a list of every supplement that would treat depression and bi-polar disorder?

  13. drmichelle@onlineholistichealth.com' Online Holistic Health
    Mar 07, 2017 @ 09:18:19

    Hello Deanna!

    Per this article, inositol is extremely effective. Regarding bi-polar, check out this info about lithium orotate.

    Hope this helps!

  14. tracijl.tl@gmail.com' Traci
    Nov 11, 2017 @ 02:07:52

    Hi all.

    I haven’t tried inositol by itself but it is in a high strength multi B that I take. I didn’t notice any decrease in depression taking it though. Perhaps more than 75 mg per day is needed.

    Deanna:
    For bipolar I take taurine and nac (n acetyl cysteine) which eliminate hypomania and mixed states. I have had more trouble eliminating depression. I have had short term success only with tyrosine and l-phenylalanine (both were very good but only for a few weeks then no effect) I’m currently taking 5htp which so far has helped alot. I hope it lasts longer. Good Luck

  15. drmichelle@onlineholistichealth.com' Online Holistic Health
    Nov 15, 2017 @ 12:26:21

    Hi Traci!

    You are definitely not taking a high enough dosage of inositol to make a difference.

    “When using inositol, it is best to increase dosages slowly and to take in conjunction with choline and other B Vitamins. Typical dosages range from 100 mg – 1000 mg, with therapeutic dosages ranging from 10 – 20 grams.

    A dosage of 1000 mg – 3000 mg 1-2/day has been found to be helpful in the treatment of depression. Powdered inositol is preferred and makes supplementation very simple as it can be mixed in a glass of purified or filtered water. Inositol can be taken with or without food, though it is recommended that it be taken on an empty stomach.”

    Read More HERE

    Also, I have seen amazing results for bipolar with lithium orotate. If you are interested and would like to read more, click HERE

    Thanks for your comment and wishing you the best of health!

  16. lynettebeattie^@gmail.com' Lori
    Dec 05, 2017 @ 15:44:55

    Hi i suffer with anxiety and probably hormonal imbalance added now because of my age. i just nw 11:35am BC Canada time had a severe panic attack because i took 500mg’s of niacin and hadnt been taking it for several months or cant remember even if id started way back several months ago. ugh anyhow i went into a raging heated mess for approx 30-40 mins almost calling on my daughter to take me to emergency but i hate going into the hospital and seeing med doctors because they seem to only add to my anxiety. Anyhow ive finally come down from my shaking and severe flush from niacin and do feel exhausted. ugh i honestly thought i was dieing and was going to go to the er and thank God i seen this forum. i think id like to see a reputable holistic doctor as i prefer natural remedies because i was brought up this way but never learned how to gather roots and herbs from my grandparents (Native American FN). thank god i wasnt dieing lol. Anyhow is B3 and inositol ok to taken together or within the same day of each other ? Thankyou and do believe utterly in the holistic approach as it is common sense to me . thank you my dear for your professionalism!!

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