Natural Cures for Mental Illness and Addiction


Natural Cures for Bipolar Disorder – 


  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) – In one study, N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) was administered to bipolar patients at 1000 mg twice daily for 24 weeks. At this dose, NAC significantly improved general mood and functioning.



  • Lithium OrotateMost doctors will recommend that patients with bipolar disorder take lithium carbonate, a synthetic prescription pharmaceutical that can cause side effects such as tremor, acne, fatigue, and damage to the thyroid and kidneys. Prescription lithium must be administered in very high doses, while natural lithium orotate can be taken in doses ranging from 5 to 20 mg daily. Lithium orotate is available over the counter.


Natural Cures for Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders – 



  • Chlorine Dioxide Solution Cure for AutismChlorine Dioxide has been used for used by experts like Kerri River to cure autism. This substance works by releasing oxygen into the blood which is then able to bind with toxins and pathogens in the body that may be causing autism symptoms. 



  • Molecular Hydrogen as a Natural Treatment to Reduce Brain Inflammation in AutismHigh concentration molecular hydrogen water is produced with a special machine that can be purchased for home use. Molecular hydrogen is a powerful antioxidant that is non-toxic and extremely safe for use for a variety of health problems that involve inflammation. Molecular hydrogen can have miraculous effects in counteracting brain inflammation, but be sure to administer high concentration molecular hydrogen water (also sometimes known as “Kangen Water”) 2 to 3 times daily or have your child nebulize the molecular hydrogen.





Natural Cures for Depression – 



  • Mucuna pruriens as a Cure for Depression Mucuna is a bean plant that contains high levels of a dopamine precursor that can help restore depleted levels of this essential “feel-good” neurotransmitter”. 



  • 5-HTP – 5-Hydroxytryptophan or 5-HTP is derived from a flower. It is a natural precursor to serotonin in the brain which means that it can increase production of serotonin in depressed patients. Some people with depression benefit from having additional serotonin while others may feel like 5-HTP makes them feel sleepy. Never take 5-HTP with prescription SSRI’s or MAOI’s.


  • St. John’s Wort – Taking 5-HTP with St. John’s Wort is a powerful combination that can be used as a natural alternative to prescription anti-depressant medications.



  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) – A study of N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) in depressed patients showed that NAC at 1000 mg administered twice daily was able to improve general mood. It also significantly improved functioning in clinically depressed patients.


  • Lithium Orotate – Lithium orotate, a non-prescription, natural, over-the-counter treatment for depression can be taken as a prophylactic against depression. Whereas lithium carbonate, the prescription form of lithium can cause serious side effects like thyroid or kidney damage, lithium orotate is taken in much lower doses at 5 to 20 mg daily that cause no side effects while still promoting a positive mood and blood sugar balance in the brain.


  • Molecular Hydrogen as a Cure for Depression – Molecular hydrogen can be inhaled or administered as drinking water to cure depression without prescription medications. It should be administered for 45 minutes daily as an inhaled treatment.


Natural Cures for Anxiety – 


  • Molecular Hydrogen as a Cure for Anxiety – Molecular hydrogen can be inhaled from a special machine or it can be administered as drinking water to cure anxiety. It should be administered for 45 minutes daily as an inhaled treatment.

Natural Cures for Traumatic Brain Injury – 


  • Molecular Hydrogen to Reduce Inflammation in Traumatic Brain Injury – Molecular hydrogen can be inhaled from a special machine or it can be administered as drinking water to cure traumatic brain injury. Molecular hydrogen works as a cure for traumatic brain injury because it has very strong anti-inflammatory effects on the body. It should be administered for 45 minutes daily as an inhaled treatment.


Natural Cures for Cocaine Dependence – 



  • Mucuna pruriens as a Cure for Cocaine Dependence- Mucuna pruriens is an herbal remedy for addiction. It can safely be used to treat all types of amphetamine addiction. Take 6000 mg in divided doses (1500 mg four times daily) for 5 months before lowering the dose. Ideally, the addict should also take NAC at 2400 to 3600 mg daily to detoxify the brain and body and reduce withdrawal symptoms. Using this protocol, many cocaine addicts are able to breeze through the withdrawal process without relapsing. 



  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) as a Cure for Cocaine Abuse – NAC was studied for its effects on cocaine dependency. Participants in the study who received 3600 mg of NAC daily were able to either significantly reduce their use of cocaine or discontinue use of cocaine altogether. NAC’s effects could be seen in individuals with cocaine dependency within only 3 days of beginning administration.


  • 5-HTP as a Cure for Cocaine Dependence – 5-HTP may or may not be a valuable natural cure for cocaine addiction depending on a number of factors. People who are addicted to cocaine should take Mucuna pruriens as a cure for addiction for at least a week before taking 5-HTP because 5-HTP should not be taken with cocaine should the addict relapse. But 5-HTP can be a valuable addition to an anti-addiction protocol if the addict has been taking Mucuna pruriens at 6000 mg daily for at least a week and feels confident that he/she won’t relapse.


  • L-Tyrosine as a Cure for Cocaine Addiction – L-Tyrosine is an amino acid treatment for addiction and can be used as an alternative or even as an adjunct treatment with Mucuna pruriens. Take 1000 mg up to 6 times per day. 


Natural Cures for Trichotillomania – 


  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) as a Cure for Trichotillomania – NAC regulates the glutamatergic system which is related to reward-seeking behaviors and repetitive movements and behaviors. And studies have shown that NAC treatments can be significantly improved or cured entirely with 1200-3600 mg daily of NAC (in divided doses). Another study has shown that 2400 mg daily of NAC (in divided doses) was able to cure trichotillomania within 10 weeks or less. 


Natural Cures for Nicotine Addiction – 



  • Mucuna pruriens as a Cure for Nicotine Addiction – 



  • L- Tyrosine as a Cure for Nicotine Addiction – L-Tyrosine works much more slowly than Mucuna to cure nicotine addiction, but it is still a powerful medicine and can be used an alternative to Mucuna for those who cannot obtain Mucuna pruriens where they live. L-Tyrosine is a powerful amino acid treatment for addiction. Take 1000 mg up to 6 times per day. 



  • Nicotinic Acid / Vitamin B3 – Nicotinic acid is molecularly very similar to nicotine. As such, high doses of nicotinic acid can sometimes take the edge off a nicotine addiction. Take 500 mg twice daily. If the “niacin flush” bothers you, choose an extended release capsule.


  • N- Acetylcysteine (NAC) –  One study looked at nicotine-dependent smokers and examined the effectiveness of NAC at overcoming nicotine addiction. NAC was administered at 2400 mg daily in divided doses. At this dose, NAC was able to help smokers reduce the number of cigarettes they smoked daily.


Natural Cures for Pathological Gambling – 


  • Mucuna pruriensMucuna pruriens is a bean that contains high amounts of a natural dopamine precursor that provides the brain with fuel to make good decisions on the basis of experience. When dopamine is lacking in the brain, people develop compulsive reward-seeking behaviors such as compulsive gambling. Taking 3000-6000 mg per day of Mucuna pruriens can cure gambling addiction particularly if the gambler takes the Mucuna in divided doses daily for at least 6 months along with N-Acetylcysteine (NAC). Mucuna should be taken along with vitamin B6 (25-50 mg), zinc (20 mg), and selenium (200 mcg) for best results.


  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) -In one study of 27 pathological gamblers, N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) was administered for 8 weeks at 1500-3000 mg daily. NAC was able to significantly reduce symptoms in 60% of those who took NAC.


  • L-Tyrosine – For those who cannot find Mucuna pruriens, L- Tyrosine is an amino acid precursor to dopamine that can help restore dopamine levels in those who are addicted to gambling. Take 1000-6000 mg daily in divided doses.


  • L-Phenylalanine – L-Phenylalanine is another dopamine precursor that can be used to cure gambling addiction. Take 1000-6000 mg daily in divided doses.


Natural Cures for Alcoholism – 


  • Kudzu as an Herbal Cure for Alcoholism – Kudzu is a root that’s related to Mucuna pruriens. It is particularly effective when used prior to a drinking binge. Studies have shown that even alcoholics who don’t want to quit drinking will drink 20% less when they’ve been given 1600-2400 mg of Kudzu about an hour before the binge. It works by regulating blood sugar levels. 



  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) – Alcoholics who take 3600 mg of NAC daily in divided doses have better outcomes than those who don’t. 



Natural Cures for Heroin Addiction – 


  • Mucuna pruriens as a Cure for Heroin AddictionMucuna pruriens is a bean that naturally raises dopamine levels in the brain. When dopamine levels are high and fully stocked, people do not exhibit addictive behaviors. As such, Mucuna is one of the most important natural cures for heroin addiction. Take 6000 mg daily in divided doses for at least 6 months along with at least 25 mg daily of vitamin B6, 20 mg of zinc, and 200 mcg of selenium to ensure that your brain can convert the Mucuna into dopamine. 


  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) – At 3600 mg per day in divided doses, studies have shown that NAC can reduce heroine withdrawal symptoms and reduce relapse rates.


  • Kratom to Cure Heroin Addiction – Many heroin addicts successfully “switch addictions” to kratom, which is a much safer and more legal alternative. By switching addictions, they are able to take a step away from heroin, which is empowering and it allows heroin addicts to gain some control over their lives. To prevent addiction to kratom, heroin addicts should switch from red vein to green vein and then to white vein kratom daily. 


Natural Cures for Pathological Skin Picking – 


  • Mucuna pruriens as a Cure for Skin PickingMucuna pruriens is a bean plant that restores natural dopamine levels in the brain. It can help reduce any type of addictive behavior including pathological skin picking. Take 2000 mg daily in divided doses for at least 5 months. 


  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) – At 1800 mg administered twice daily, case studies have shown that pathological skin picking can be cured or significantly reduced after approximately 4 weeks of treatment. 

Natural Cures for Nail Biting – 


  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) – One study involved administration of NAC for bipolar disorder wherein the patients were nailbiters. In this study, patients stopped biting their nails at 1000 mg administered twice daily. In another case study, a woman who had been biting her nails for years was able to quit nail biting at 1000 mg twice daily after four months of treatment. Patients who bite their nails often need to take NAC for up to 7 months to stop nail biting behaviors.


Natural Cures for Schizophrenia – 


  • N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) as a cure for Schizophrenia– Studies have shown that administering 2000 mg per day for 60 days to patients with schizophrenia improved mismatched negativity. Another study showed that administration of NAC at 1000 mg twice daily improved both positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia as well as general functioning. 


Other Important Links:

How to Cure Addiction: Scientifically Supported Self-Treatment Options to Kick Stimulant Addiction, Opioid Addiction, and Alcohol Addiction

Kratom, Akuamma, Iboga, and More for Addiction Treatments

Supplements and Amino Acids for Addiction: Kick Any Habit Easily without Withdrawals

How to Stop Drinking So Much: Alcohol Addiction Treatment Medicine

Is Meth Addiction Curable? The Mucuna pruriens, NAC, and 5-HTP Protocol for At-Home Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment

5 HTP / 5-Hydroxytryptophan for Addictions

Eat Your Beans: Mucuna pruriens Depression Cure

How to Reduce Neuroinflammation in Autism Spectrum Disorder



Suramin and Pine Needle Essential Oil: Natural Treatment for Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder



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