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ilinda - SURVIVAL HEALTH => SURVIVALIST HEAL THYSELF => Topic started by: Yowbarb on July 22, 2014, 09:58:53 PM

Title: Re: adrenal fatigue and lithium
Post by: Yowbarb on July 22, 2014, 09:58:53 PM
Modern culture doesn't know what to do with psychological distress. Neither the brain nor hormonal organs are considered, as if emotions and psyche have no physical components.
James Wilson's book Adrenal Fatigue was a real eye-opener for me. The adrenals can get shot. For one, they rely heavily on lithium to do their work. Unfortunately, today's soils are severely depleted of minerals [mainstream research!] and lithium deficiencies are common. When you run out of lithium and other minerals your body can't deal with stress as it should be able to.

Lithium orotate is a safe way to take it. Ironically, the only lithium that so-called psychological professionals prescribe are toxic. This in turn has created a mainstream idea that taking lithium is dangerous.

I once saw this documentary on this bloke who went out into the mountains for a few months and at the end he was crying all the time and he didn't know why. For one, lithium deficiency will do that to you. Other important mineral deficiencies [there are many!] don't help, especially magnesium and iodine, but lithium is especially important to the adrenals and the adrenals are the body's most important producer of hormones.

Everything in your body is regulated by hormones. They are built up of chemicals that are made out of minerals you eat or have stored in your body. This generation, therefore, is severely handicapped in all ways, for mainstream soils today have some 5 to 10% of the minerals they did 50 years ago. But it gets worse, for many essential minerals have been stripped from the soil for 100% [silver, selenium, etc.].

Courage and sanity help in situations of severe stress, but without the physical components to deal with it you are handicapped.

SocratesR excellent post. I had not thought very much about lithium as a dietary component, a nutrient. It turns out a lot of the foods I like do have a good supply of this nutrient. Thanks,
Barb Townsend  A couple of links:

Some sources of lithium -

There are several natural sources of lithium. Your lithium intake may depend on the foods you eat and the soil where these foods are grown. A study in the "Journal of the American College of Nutrition" states that lithium may be important for early fetal development, and for the proper functioning of enzymes, hormones and vitamins. This study states that a tentative RDA is set at 1,000 mcg per day for an adult who weighs 70 kilograms, or about 154 pounds. Lithium is also used as a medication to manage bipolar disorder. It decreases abnormal brain activity, according to Medline Plus.

Grains and Vegetables

Natural Sources of Lithium - excerpts

Lithium is naturally present in many grains and vegetables. According to a study published in the "Journal of the American College of Nutrition," grains and vegetables may comprise 66 to 90 percent of a person's lithium intake.  ...the amount of lithium varies, depending on the amount in the soil where the plants grow.

Dairy is a good source of lithium
A significant natural source of lithium is contained in all sorts of dairy products such as milk and cheese. Since lithium is a salt, it is absorbed by dairy cattle from their food and water and released into the milk.

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