Level 2 Amino Acid Therapy Student Success Story

Level 2 Alumni Success Story

After completing your coursework and what I’ve learned, I am very much interested in shifting my focus to paranoid schizophrenia. I ordered The Natural Medicine Guide to Schizophrenia by Stephanie Marohn and I’m excited to read it.
 
I will most likely acquire all the books you’ve recommended in the program. I’m going to need a bookshelf!! 🙂 Upon looking back at my own medical records from the neuropsychiatric I used to see, I am quite certain this is what I had.
 
I no longer have those symptoms since I’ve been self-treating for 14 years. I have been using holistic nutrition as my primary treatment without even realizing the benefits of B6, B12, and zinc, especially for my treatment.
 
Reading the text and attending your program has really made things make sense in my own healing journey. With the exception of amino acids (which I now take), I was unaware that these nutrients were helping me heal. You have really helped me put this all together and I’m so grateful for you and what you have done to help me. I have not been having the same psychiatric issues as before since implementing everything I’ve learned.
 
I also don’t feel the need to take my aminos daily as my cravings for substances have almost completely disappeared. Every now and then the thoughts will circulate in my mind but they quickly pass. The uncontrolled spontaneous consumption of the addictive substances is turning into a distant memory.
 
For myself, I realized steps were needed in lieu of “cold turkey”. While weaning off substances, I did not allow myself to feel as if I had “relapsed” when consumption occurred because I was actually making responsible conscious decisions prior to engaging whereas before the urge and execution of consumption were unconscious. I wouldn’t even realize what I had done until after the fact. In addition, instead of feeling guilt, I focused on the positive fact that I made a conscious decision in the most responsible manner possible and focused on that. This allowed me to forgo any guilt and shame associated with it.
 
I feel very good about all this and I’m really looking forward to helping others in the same manner. I actually view my condition as a blessing for that reason. I remember what it was like to sit across from MDs and feel like they couldn’t truly help me because they couldn’t relate but I CAN relate to those like me and know I will be able to provide a sense of connection to those who I work with for that reason. 
 
I LOVE MY BOOKS!!!! THANK YOU CHRISTINA!!!!!!

Mental Health and Nutrition Blog

Calm Your Mind with Food: A Revolutionary Guide to Controlling Your Anxiety
Academy for Addiction & Mental Health Nutrition

Calm Your Mind with Food: A Revolutionary Guide to Controlling Your Anxiety

Are you ready to transform the way you think about anxiety? Bestselling author and nutritional psychiatrist Dr. Uma Naidoo, MD, brings you a groundbreaking guide beyond traditional mental health approaches. “Calm Your Mind with Food: A Revolutionary Guide to Controlling Your Anxiety” unveils a full-body

Read More »
Academy for Addiction & Mental Health Nutrition

Addiction Smashers Launches 3 New Courses

Addiction Smashers has burst onto the scene, driven by a mission to educate, motivate, and inspire families, addiction professionals, and treatment providers towards faster, more rewarding, and longer-lasting lives beyond addiction.

Read More »
Academy for Addiction & Mental Health Nutrition

Food and Mood: The Importance of Nutritional Psychiatry

In this article, we will explore the importance of mental health nutrition and nutritional psychiatry, and how our food can impact our mood and overall well-being, as well as our ability to successfully recover from addiction.

Read More »