Operation Get Free

Freeing Veterans from Major Depression, PTSD and Suicide

Lithium Orotate dosing for PTSD

PTSD as well as bipolar disorder are both conditions that may require greater dosing than other conditions benefited by by Lithium Orotate supplementation.

Typical dosing or average dose for PTSD is typically in the range of 8-10 tabs per day when you are just beginning the process.  However we have found through our research that approximately 30% of PTSD individuals need to take 14-20 tabs per day for 1 -3 months to achieve maximum results.

After you have found the right dose for yourself you will likely need to stay at that level for 1-3 months to achieve a level of healing of your nervous system before you reduce your dose to a lower level for maintaining the results you have achieved. The healing process appears to continue for 6-12 months during which time you will notice greater strengthening of the balance you have achieved and over time you will be able to continue to reduce your daily dose while maintaining the results you have achieved.

If you are going to take more than 10 tabs per day (approximately 50mg/day of elemental lithium) for more than a month, it is advisable to have your kidney function analyzed (for creatinine clearance) and thyroid function for TSH, free T3, free T4, reverse T3, and reverse T4.

If you take 20 tabs per day, split into 2 doses.

20 tabs per day = approximately 100mg of elemental lithium.  At this level approximately 5% of individuals will experience some measure of kidney and or thyroid dysfunction as well as some minimal signs of toxicity.  95% of us can utilize up to 100mg per day without significant side effects or disturbances of kidney and or thyroid dysfunction.

For further instruction you may contact Dr. Millar for a free 5 minute consultation.  email lithiumdoctor@live.com or call 480-282-1545

Sincerely,

Dr. Mark Millar  The Lithium Doctor™  http://www.thelithiumdoctor.com

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Leave your testimonial about Lithium Orotate here! To Read Lithium Orotate Reviews, Click “Comments” Below

We need your feedback regarding your experience using Lithium Orotate.  We want to hear about any positive changes as well as any negative changes or unusual symptoms you may experience with Lithium Orotate.  A few first time users experience an unusual feeling or a new symptom “pop-up” within a day or two of beginning their Lithium Orotate.  Normally this feeling or symptom will pass in 1-3 days as the body integrates the incredible healing benefit of Lithium Orotate.  If however this does not pass after a few days you may reduce your dosage until it does pass.  You may then increase your dosage to see if it returns.  You may be the rare person who only supplements with 1-5 mg of pure lithium daily.  Everyone is different in the dosage they require to get maximal relief of their symptoms.  Typical daily dosing is 1-8 tablets/day for children, adults and the elderly.

Symptoms of anxiety for example, are benefited by Lithium Orotate dosing between 5- 40 mg of pure elemental lithium, i.e., 1- 8 tablets per day.  There is 5 mg of pure lithium in each 120 mg of Lithium Orotate.  Occasionally and rarely, a few individuals do not get the maximal relief that they are looking for until they take 10-12 tablets = 50-60 mg elemental lithium (EL).  If you are taking 50-60 mg EL per day over the long-term we request that you have your thyroid function monitored to be sure that Lithium Orotate does not lower your thyroid hormones too much.  At this level  50-60 mg EL of Lithium Orotate we do not have any long-term analysis of thyroid function regarding Lithium Orotate so it is essential if you are taking  50-60 mg EL per day beyond a 30 day period that you monitor your thyroid function.  Additionally monitoring your kidney function is a good idea if you have any kidney disease.  According to Jonathan Wright, M.D.  and Stanley Olsztyn, M.D. doses up to 40 mg EL per day is safe for the kidneys and thyroid function, but we do not have long-term laboratory research above 40 mg EL.  So please help us do this research by sharing your lab tests with us.

Sincerely,

Dr. Mark Millar, D.C. aka the The Lithium Doctor

PS To leave your testimonial just click on comment below.

December 24, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 Comments

2nd letter to General Eric Shinseki, Secretary of Veteran Affairs

September 11, 2012

To:  General Eric Shinseki, U.S. Army, retired
Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

Re:  The certified letter I sent to your office November 11, 2011 (Veterans Day) inviting the VA to Monitor Our Study on the Breakthrough Remedy for Veteran Suicide and to announce the release of my E-book titled: Veteran Suicide Breakthrough.  This book brings to light, the beginning of the end to the veterans suicide epidemic.  Apparently the VA is unaware of the alternative breakthrough solution for the military’s combat veterans currently suffering with PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and how to prevent 80-90% of veteran suicides, as discovered by Harvard Medical School

Dear General Shinseki,

Why didn’t you or your staff reply to my 2011 letter regarding the Harvard discovered solution for 80-90% of veteran suicides?  If Lithium Orotate were to be prescribed to all veterans with suicidal mood disorders, all of the credible, well-documented evidence published in medical journals and by the American Psychologists Association, suggest and imply that Lithium Orotate would essentially shut down the present epidemic of veteran suicides! Is it possible someone failed to show you my letter?

As we indicated in the introductory letter to you last year, we are moving forward with our research to end the veteran suicide epidemic.  As I indicated in the original letter to you, if we did not hear from you regarding this mission, then we would naturally assume that the VA and you are part of the problem rather than the solution to the veteran suicide epidemic. 

We are now taking this mission to the Military Moms who will no doubt make sure that everyone understands the importance of this project and our ultimate success, to the embarrassment of the VA. 

We are very disappointed you have chosen not to assist in this endeavor, but certainly not surprised.

Sincerely,

Dr. Mark Millar

PS  We have sent this letter to you certified, with a return receipt to verify you have received it. IS IT REASONABLE FOR OUR VETERANS, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS TO LOOK FORWARD TO AND DESERVE YOUR WRITTEN RESPONSE; SO WE MAY POST IT ON OUR NEW WEBSITE?

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Excerpts of Letter to General Eric Shinseki, Secretary, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Finalized on Veterans day 11/11/2011

Mark Millar, D.C.
FREEING VETERANS
FROM SUICIDE

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November 11, 2011

To:  General Eric Shinseki, U.S. Army, retired
Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

Re:  Inviting the VA to Monitor Our Study on the Breakthrough Remedy for Veteran Suicide; and to announce the upcoming publication of my book titled: The Veteran Suicide Breakthrough.  This book brings to light, the beginning of the end to the veterans suicide epidemic.  Apparently the VA is unaware, of the alternative breakthrough solution  for the military’s combat veterans, currently suffering with PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and how to prevent 80-90% of veteran suicides, discovered by Harvard Medical School.  This breakthrough remedy has already been extensively clinically tested and laboratory analyzed and has been determined (without any doubt) to be absolutely safe and maximally effective, in the management of major (suicidal) mood disorders, i.e. (bipolar and major depressive dis0rders).  As such this suicide-prevention tool is ready for prime-time and immediate dispensation to your troops.   Using this over the counter nutritional supplement (no prescription required) we are administering test suicidal combat veterans, using double-blind, placebo-controlled methods. As you well know, almost twice as many off duty soldiers committed suicide in 2010, as compared to 2009.   Click here➨  “Civilian Soldier’ Suicide Rate Alarming”  Source (Greg Zoroya, USA TODAY, 11/26/2010) Review all references throughout this document by right clicking on the blue titles.

Dear General Shinseki,

After spending the last five years, (over 7,000 hours), exclusively researching and writing about the natural organic, essential trace mineral, lithium, let me assure you, all of the scientific facts that I am offering you have been well documented around the world, through various laboratory, university and pharmaceutical studies.

The alternative breakthrough I am referring to is not pharmaceutical lithium (Pharma-lithium), which requires massive doses to effectively treat major mood disorders, such as major depression and bipolar disorder.

This novel alternative is an over the counter, no prescription necessary, all natural, organic, non-toxic alternative to (Pharma-lithium). This nutritional product is called Lithium OrotateLithium Orotate is purported to be at least 10 times more absorbed intra-cellularly (within the cell) than Pharma-lithium and as such eliminates all of the toxicity and side effects associated with Pharma-lithium due to dosages of Lithium Orotate being typically reduced by 90%.

As you may know better than anyone, the horrifying fact is, at this moment in time, we are presently losing more troops, (from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom forces) to suicide, than from combat.  I will provide irrefutable evidence as to why this is still occurring, while veterans are in the care of the VA. You will see that the VA is rarely, if ever, prescribing lithium, except in the most extreme cases of suicidal veterans, and this it turns out, is potentially, the Veteran Administration’s downfall.

General Shinseki, why are soldiers not allowed to be redeployed if they are taking lithium? (Army Times 2010) Lithium is the only remedy for the suicide epidemic. Why are only 1 in 200 veterans with Major depression, (the leading cause of suicide),  receiving lithium? (Valenstein et. al., 2006) Obviously everything else the VA has tried thus far has failed. General Eric Shinseki, what are you prepared to do about this suicide epidemic that is demoralizing our troops and devastating tens of thousands of veteran families?

Andrew Tilghman. Any soldier can deploy on anything. Armytimes.com 3/17/2010 http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/03/military_drugs_downrange_031710w/

I am not suggesting that the VA should prescribe
pharmaceutical lithium to suicidal veterans.
That is very ‘old and toxic news’. 

Thankfully we have a “bona fide” solution (Lithium Orotate)
for the immediate-beginning of the end, to this never-ending dilemma.

What we will scientifically demonstrate (from published medical studies) beyond a reasonable doubt is that the VA has a brand new opportunity that ensures an end to this suicide scourge, upon our nation’s beloved veterans.

Lithium Orotate is the newest, cutting-edge-technology solution, for the intractable suicide plague that has infected the veterans of the U.S. and severely undermines the moral of our troops and their families.  Furthermore, Lithium Orotate (LO) as you will soon learn presents an unprecedented advancement, potentially enhancing the perseverance and stamina of our troops while on the battlefield, causing a profound mental and emotional strengthening of the soldier, actively defending America.   

Additionally, LO is quite possibly, the most effective solution in the prevention and treatment of PTSD, as well as major depression.  Finally, troops utilizing LO would be allowed to re-deploy, while utilizing this natural product, as there are no associated impairments, only enhancements, associated with its use.

Lithium Orotate is a total breakthrough for Major Depression as “…lithium augmentation is the first-choice treatment procedure for depressed patients who fail to respond to antidepressant monotherapy.”   Lithium augmentation in treatment-resistant depression: meta-analysis of placebo-controlled studies. (Bauer and Dopfmer 1999)

Finally, Lithium Orotate is a total breakthrough for PTSD as lithium has been shown to be effective for the treatment of PTSD symptoms of intrusive re-experiencing of past trauma and hyperarousal. (Fesler, 1991, Psychiatry Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1991) Valproate in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder.

Not only is Lithium Orotate a total breakthrough for Major Depression, PTSD and the suicide epidemic, Lithium Orotate is likely (as suggested by published medical research) extremely effective in managing the symptoms of many stress-induced medical conditions listed below and numerous other medical conditions with multiple causes.

Addictions
Anxiety disorders
Alcoholism
ALS aka Lou Gehrig’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease
Asthma
Back Pain
Bipolar disorder
Borderline personality disorder
Bruxism (grinding teeth)
Chronic Fatigue
Chronic Headaches
Diabetes Mellitus
Drug abuse and withdrawal
Epilepsy
Fibromyalgia
Generalized Anxiety disorder
Hip Pain
Hypercortisolism
Hyperthyroidism
Inflammatory Bowel disease
Insomnia
Ischemic  Heart disease
Liver disease chronic-cirrhosis
Migraine headaches
Multiple Sclerosis
Neck Pain
Obsessive Compulsive disorder
Organic Brain syndrome
Osteoporosis
Osteoarthritis
Pain syndromes
Panic disorder
Paralysis
Parkinson’s disease
Pathological gambling
Periodic Limb Movement disorder
Prostatitis
Restless Leg syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Schizoaffective disorder
Sciatic Pain
Self harm
Self Mutilation
Severe Mood Dysregulation
Shingles
Shoulder Pain
Sleep disorders
Social Anxiety aka Social Phobia
Spinal Cord injury
Strokes
Substance Abuse disorder
Tinnitus
Tourette’s syndrome
Transient Ischemic attack
Ulcers
Vascular disease
Viral infections i.e. (Herpes and HIV/AIDS)
Xenophobia

It is important to note, the only thing that Lithium Orotate has in common with Pharma-lithium is the lithium, which as it turns out is not a drug after all.  Lithium (Li) is an essential trace mineral (Li is #3 on the periodic table of elements). http://www.webelements.com/ The breakthrough of Lithium Orotate is the mineral transporter, Orotic acid; facilitating near 100% intra-cellular absorption of lithium and as such, dramatically reduces lithium dosing to well below non-toxic levels. 

Lithium Orotate at dosages approximately 1/10th of Pharma-lithium dosing are achieving excellent results in the management and treatment of major mood disorders such as Major Depression, bipolar disorder; and yes PTSD.  Furthermore all signs of lithium toxicity are eliminated at these low dosages. 

With Lithium Orotate there are no significant side-effects, adverse reactions, drug interactions or any significant adverse effects upon the kidney, thyroid or heart; as is so often seen with Pharma-lithium when dosages exceed 100 mg of elemental lithium.  This is the breakthrough of Lithium Orotate!  All the benefits of lithium supplementation without the toxicity associated with extreme doses of Pharma-lithium.

This complete absence of side effects and blood monitoring, dramatically increases patient compliance, as there are no longer any detrimental reasons for not taking this essential mineral.

Lithium Orotate (LO) creates the very real possibility of reducing veteran suicides by 90-95%.

The reason this possibility exists is that the patient is happy to be compliant, utilizing the product daily, as for the patient experience, there are no adverse effects, (including no kidney and thyroid malfunction) or contra-indications, regarding drinking alcohol or taking LO along with other medicines. Veterans prefer taking Lithium Orotate, because they don’t have to stop drinking alcohol with their comrades.  And lastly, they feel so much better, within 1-3 weeks, many can hardly believe it.  The prescribing medical and alternative holistic physicians treating them are equally impressed with Lithium Orotate as well.

While mainstream psychiatrists routinely prescribe 100-200 mg of elemental lithium, via Pharma-lithium (for maintenance treatment of Major Depression), alternative medical doctors are routinely prescribing 1/10 of the elemental lithium dose (10-20 mg of elemental lithium), via Lithium Orotate, for maintenance of similar medical conditions, such as Major Depression. (Ward Dean, M.D.)  Dr. Ward Dean’ article titled “The Safe, Unique Mineral with Multiple Uses” is located at the following internet address. http://www.onlineholistichealth.com/safe-mineral/

These facts are in keeping with Dr. Neiper’s assertion that Lithium Orotate (LO) is at least ten times more bio-available (absorbed) by the cells of the brain. Numerous medical doctors concur.

Dr. Hans Neiper is the inventor of Lithium Orotate and the physician who successfully treated President Ronald Reagan’s colon cancer.  Dr. Neiper made a monumental discovery during his ‘cultured cell experiments’ analyzing the absorption pattern of mineral salts.  Dr. Neiper discovered that ‘mineral orotate’s passed freely through the cell membrane, entering the cell plasma and releasing the mineral ions within the interior of the cell (cell plasma) to be metabolized by critical cell organelles, e.g., the mitochondria and the cell nucleus.  SEE http://teamcrown.net/newsiteb/2/Calcium%20Orotate–Nieper%20General.pdf

Research Findings:

1. Lithium has been shown to reduce suicide rates associated with bipolar, major depressive and schizo-affective disorders in the range of 80-90%. (Harvard Medical School and the American Psychiatric Association – Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Suicidal Behaviors (2003) (1-3)  Decreased risk of suicides and attempts during long-term lithium treatment: a meta-analytic review. (1)(Baldessarini et al. 2006) Harvard Medical School Lithium treatment reduces suicide risk in recurrent major depressive disorder. (2)  (Guzzetta et al. 2007) Harvard Medical School

“For suicide, lithium maintenance treatment was associated with an 80%–90% decrease in risk, whereas the reduction in suicide attempt rates was more than 90%.” American Psychiatric Association, Practice Guideline (2003)  See paragraph #4 titled lithiumhttp://www.psychiatryonline.com/content.aspx?aID=56792 (3)

The phenomenal effect of pharmaceutical lithium, to prevent suicides (amongst the patient populations with the most deadly suicidal mood disorders), has been demonstrated by Harvard Medical School meta-analyses (combined analysis).  The lithium suicide studies referenced here, span over 30 years and these studies have been meta-analyzed by numerous Harvard Medical School researchers, Lower suicide risk with long-term lithium treatment in major affective illness: a meta-analysis. (Tondo et al. 2001) Harvard Medical School  Lithium treatment and suicide risk in major affective disorders: update and new findings. (Baldessarini et al. 2003) Harvard Medical School

These findings are confirmed and published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA):  “Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Suicidal Behaviors” (2003) The APA states, “There is strong and consistent evidence in patients with recurring bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder that, long-term maintenance treatment with lithium salts is associated with major reductions in risk  of both suicide and suicide attempts.”    http://www.psychiatryonline.com/content.aspx?aID=56792    

The question that must be answered then; why is the Veteran Health Administration (VHA) only prescribing lithium in 1 out of 200 cases of major depression and 1 in 50 cases of treatment-resistant depression?  (Valenstein et al. 2006)          

2. The profound ability of pharmaceutical lithium to prevent suicides has been demonstrated in over 30 human lithium studies, many of which were randomized, placebo-controlled trials. “These benefits were sustained in randomized as well as open clinical trials.” (Baldessarini et al. 2006), Harvard Medical School Decreased risk of suicides and attempts during long-term lithium treatment: a meta-analytic review.

Now I will share excerpts from two of the most recent Harvard study abstracts, demonstrating lithium’s astounding ability to prevent suicide.

Study title: Decreased risk of suicides and attempts during long-term lithium treatment: a meta-analytic review.    (Baldessarini RJ, Tondo L, Davis P, Pompili M, Goodwin FK, Hennen J., 2006) International Consortium for Research on Bipolar Disorders, Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Results: “In 31 studies suitable for meta-analysis, involving a total of 85,229 person-years of risk-exposure, the overall risk of suicides and attempts was five times less among lithium-treated subjects than among those not treated with lithium.”

Conclusions: “Risks of completed and attempted suicide were consistently lower, by approximately 80%, during treatment of bipolar and other major affective disorder patients with lithium for an average of 18 months.”  The other major affective mood disorders in this meta-analysis were major depression and schizo-affective disorder. (Baldessarini et al. 2006) This meta-analytic study is equivalent to, a study of over 10,000 patients, conducted for a period of eight years.

Study title: Lithium treatment reduces suicide risk in recurrent major depressive disorder.
(Guzzetta et al., 2007) Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

It was discovered via a meta-analysis of 8 human studies (329 patients) that lithium reduced the risk of suicide and suicide attempts associated with major depressive disorder by 85-90% in accordance with similar findings of suicide prevention for bipolar disorder. “Overall risk of suicides and suicide attempts was 88.5% lower with vs. without lithium.” (Guzzetta et al. 2007)

3. These lithium suicide prevention findings are further validated, by significantly increased suicide rates seen in patients, who discontinue their lithium treatment.  On average, patients who discontinue their lithium treatment have increased rates of suicide at approximately, 5 times the rate of those who continue lithium for the long-term. Lower suicide risk with long-term lithium treatment in major affective illness: a meta-analysis. (Tondo et al. 2001)  Lithium therapy and suicide risk.  (Nilsson 1999)

The most common reason patients discontinue their Pharma-lithium therapy is due to significant intolerable side effects, i.e. neurological and sensory impairments. Factors associated with discontinuation of long-term lithium treatment. (Nilsson and Axelsson 1989)

It is critically important that you understand that lithium side effects and toxicity typically do NOT begin to express themselves until dosages over 100 mg of elemental lithium (EL) are administered.  With Lithium Orotate dosages typically in the 10-40 mg EL range, all toxicity and significant side effects are eliminated.  All mineral supplements have a toxic dosage limit and the essential trace mineral lithium is no exception.

4. A 70% reduction of suicide attempts has been scientifically demonstrated, even in lithium-treated patients that show little or no clinical relief of mood disorder symptomsDoes lithium exert an independent antisuicidal effect?  (Ahrens and Muller-Oerlinghausen, 2001)  This finding suggests that lithium should be prescribed (specifically for the prevention of suicide) even when the patient expresses no relief of depressive symptoms.

End excerpt of original letter to General Eric Shinseki.

See complete letter to General Eric Shinseki below.

September 11, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Operation Set Them Free has been launched. Go to www.OpSetThemFree.com to get your free report and download the E-book: Veteran Suicide Breakthrough!

May 31, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Contrary to popular belief, lithium is not a drug! “Lithium is not technically a drug but a mineral, similar to salt.” (VA Research Currents, 2008).

“Lithium is NOT technically a drug, but a mineral, similar to salt.” VA Research Currents (February, 2008). http://www.research.va.gov/resources/pubs/docs/va_research_currents_feb_08.pdf

Review all references throughout this document by right clicking on the blue links.

Jonathan Wright, M.D., author of  “The Importance of Lithium Supplementation”
http://mysite.verizon.net/res003jh/lithium-orotate/id13.html  “In fact,
lithium isn’t a drug at allIt’s actually a mineral-part of the same family of minerals that includes sodium and potassium.”

Mark Hyman, M.D.  Best-selling author of “The UltraMind Solution”  “Lithium is an essential micronutrient…” “It is present in all organs and tissues in the bodyLithium may support healthy brain receptor function and brain signaling cascades to maintain healthy mental function. N- acetyl-cysteine is a precursor to glutathione, the major antioxidant in the brain, and is added to this formula for enhanced protection of brain cell membranesLithium also plays a role in gene expression of natural detoxification enzymes in the brain…”

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Order The UltraMind Solution Now! – SEE: @ http://www.ultramind.com/  Lithium is an important element that plays a significant role in healthy mental function, including mood, emotion, memory and behavior.” Dr. Mark Hyman – Best-selling Author of “The UltraMind Solution”  This book will rock your foundation!
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The pharmaceutical industry would like us to believe that lithium is a drug (and preferably believing, a toxic drug as well), but in fact, “lithium is an essential trace mineral, often referred to as a micro-nutrient.  Lithium has never been demonstrated to be inherently toxic, or harmful in any way to humans, when consumed in reasonably low doses.”  Contrarily,  “Recent research suggests that lithium is the single most essential trace mineral aka micro-nutrient for overall neurological health.” (Dr. Mark Millar, 2011)  Herbspro.com carries the Lithium Orotate product I personally utilize  http://www.herbspro.com/64399/LithiumOrotate.htm Nci (dr Hans Nieper)

Lawrence Wilson, M.D., author of “Lithium”  Lithium is one of the most important elements in the human body.” http://www.drlwilson.com/ARTICLES/LITHIUM.htm

Al Sears, M.D. “Lithium itself is not  a drug…” Lithium Orotate is a safe and simple way to help beat the blues.” http://www.alsearsmd.com/merry-christmas/

Kerry D. Friesen, M.D., author of  “Lithium Orotate”  “Lithium is an essential micronutrient with some chemical properties similar to calcium and magnesium.” http://www.lipids4life.com/nutritional-supplements/lithium-orotate/

Lithium: Drug or Essential Trace Mineral?

According to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, a drug is defined as: a substance other than food intended to affect the structure or function of the body.

By this definition a drug, “a substance other than food” would include (vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbs and) all other nutrients that are sold as supplements. 

The pharmaceutical industry is committed to taking away our freedom to enjoy the benefits of supplemental nutrition. This is the mission of the Codex Alimentarius: By ultimately defining all supplements as drugs the Pharma-cartel is on the path to restricting the use of all nutrients unless prescribed by a licensed medical doctor.

Nutrients are NOT drugs and we cannot allow the Pharma-cartel to determine what nutrients we freely enjoy. To understand the Codex Alimentarius, SEE: http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/THE_FOUNDATION/Events/codex-beware.htm

“The Fight for Vitamin Freedom”

“Codex Alimentarius will be seen by future generations as the greatest threat to the basic human right of health. Never before in history has a special interest group, the pharmaceutical industry, so shamelessly tried to compromise the health of millions of people in order to maintain their billion-dollar markets for prescription drugs.” SEE: http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/features/codex_wto.html#eu_codex

This action is already in full swing in the European Union.  SEE: http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/features/codex_wto.html#eu_codex “The Food Supplements Directive was passed by the EU Parliament on 13th March 2002, and entered into law in the EU Member States on 1st August 2003. Its text and intent are remarkably similar to that of the Codex Draft Guidelines for Vitamin and Mineral Supplements , as its effect, when it becomes fully implemented on 1st August 2005, will be to remove large numbers of the most effective forms of nutrients from the EU market; set restrictive upper limits on the dosages of all nutrients permitted in the EU; and prevent the sale of all supplements for curative, preventative or therapeutic purposes within the EU without a doctor’s prescription. “ http://www4.dr-rath-foundation.org/features/codex_wto.html#eu_codex

The Illegalization of Nutrient Supplementation via Codex Alimentarius is Coming to America! 

“Vitamins, herbs about to be declared illegal” 
By medical author Jonathan V. Wright, MD
The Nation magazine Vol4, edition 11
  “About 5,000 natural health products are about to disappear from the shelves.”  See:  http://members.iimetro.com.au/~hubbca/codex.htm

November 14, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Is Lithium Orotate the Cure for the Veteran Suicide Epidemic? Critics are fact checking the following information as Dr. Mark Millar urges veterans and their families to order Lithium Orotate Now!

Most Americans have no idea what lithium is.  See Next Post to General Eric Shinseki, Secretary, Department of Veteran Affairs

Lithium is an essential trace mineral.  Lithium Orotate at dosages approximately 1/10th of Pharma-lithium dosing are achieving excellent results in the management and treatment of major mood disorders such as Major Depression PTSD and bipolar disorder.  Furthermore all signs of lithium toxicity are eliminated at these low dosages.  With low-dose Lithium Orotate there are no side effects, adverse reactions, drug interactions or any significant effects upon the kidney, thyroid or heart; as is so often seen with Pharma-lithium when dosages exceed 100 mg of elemental lithium.  You must understand this critical fact; lithium’ reputation for being toxic is due strictly to the fact that Pharma-lithium dosages typically exceed 100 mg of elemental lithium for the treatment of major mood disorders, i.e. bipolar disorder, major depression and schizoaffective disorder.  It appears from all the available evidence that I have reviewed that 100 mg of elemental lithium is the maximum amount that humans can consume (except for a few sensitive individuals) before mild side effects begin to emerge.

Why is this important? 

Because Harvard Medical School has determined that
lithium reduces the risk and rate of suicides by 80-90%! 

“Subjects with bipolar versus various recurrent major affective (mood) disorders showed similar benefits (95% vs. 91% sparing of all suicidal acts). Lithium treatment and suicide risk in major affective disorders: update and new findings. (Baldessarini et al. 2003) Harvard Medical School

“In 31 studies suitable for meta-analysis, involving a total of 85,229 person-years of risk-exposure, the overall risk of suicides and attempts was five times less among lithium-treated subjects than among those not treated with lithium…” Risks of completed and attempted suicide were consistently lower, by approximately 80%, during treatment of bipolar and other major affective disorder patients with lithium for an average of 18 months.” Decreased risk of suicides and attempts during long-term lithium treatment: a meta-analytic review. (Baldessarini et al. 2006)

“Overall risk of suicides and suicide attempts was 88.5% lower with vs. without lithium.” Lithium treatment reduces suicide risk in recurrent major depressive disorder. (Guzzetta et al. 2007) Harvard Medical School                                                                          

This incredible breakthrough was published in the American Psychiatric Association (APA) “Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Suicidal Behaviors” (2003) http://www.psychiatryonline.com/content.aspx?aID=56792

“Researchers worldwide agree that treatment involving lithium
is the best way to protect patients from suicide risk.”

(Pompili et al. 2009 Harvard Medical School)
See:  Assessment and treatment of suicide risk in bipolar disorders.

Additionally, Lithium Orotate is a total breakthrough for Major Depression as “…lithium augmentation is the first-choice treatment procedure for depressed patients who fail to respond to antidepressant monotherapy.”   Lithium augmentation in treatment-resistant depression: meta-analysis of placebo-controlled studies. (Bauer and Dopfmer 1999)

Finally, Lithium Orotate is a total breakthrough for PTSD as lithium has been shown to be effective for the treatment of PTSD symptoms of intrusive re-experiencing of past trauma and hyperarousal. (Fesler, 1991, Psychiatry Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1991) Valproate in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder.

The next and natural question is… 

Why is the VA NOT utilizing this breakthrough to end the veteran suicide epidemic?

Believe it or not; the Veterans Administration has never heard of the Lithium Orotate (LO) breakthrough for suicide prevention.  The VA is ill-informed regarding the safety and efficacy of Lithium Orotate.  In my professional opinion this confusion and ignorance surrounding the Lithium Orotate breakthrough has been perpetrated by design via pharmaceutical ‘operatives” for the express purpose of keeping the American public in the dark about the true nature of Lithium Orotate.

The few Americans who have heard of lithium, believe that lithium is a heavy duty psychiatric drug prescribed to bipolar patients.  These people believe that patients must  take their lithium medication at doses well over 100 mg (often over 200 mg in many cases) of elemental lithium, every day,  or the lithium will “not work”I must tell you, this is simply not the case with Lithium Orotate (LO).  5mg of elemental lithium via LO is a good starting point for many people (with mild stress-related conditions) because it so often gets results.  5-10 mg benefits many individuals and 10-40 mg of elemental lithium covers almost everybody else, with few exceptions.

The truth is lithium is not a drug!

Contrary to popular belief, lithium is not a drug. The pharmaceutical industry would like us to believe that lithium is a drug (and preferably believing, a toxic drug as well), but in fact, lithium is a trace mineral. Lithium is neither inherently toxic, nor harmful in any way to humans, when consumed in reasonably low doses. Recent research suggests that lithium is the single most essential nutrient for overall neurological health. (Millar 2011)

The Only Reason Lithium Has Ever Caused Toxicity
Is Due to Extreme Doses Being Ingested, Period!

Lithium (Li) is a trace mineral in the same class (alkali metals) as essential minerals, sodium (NA) and potassium (K). Lithium (Li) is #3 on the Periodic Table of Elements.  http://www.webelements.com/ Lithium is now considered by many doctors and nutritional experts to be essential for human health. Lithium: occurrence, dietary intakes, nutritional essentiality.  (Dr. Schrauzer 2002) See Dr. Schrauzer’ full report: @ www.jacn.org/content/21/1/14.full

Review all references throughout this document by right clicking on the blue titles.

Order Lithium Orotate Now!  For your first Get Free Action Step to free yourself from the devastation of Major Depression, PTSD, suicidal thoughts and actions:  Order Lithium Orotate Now!

Herbspro.com carries the product I personally utilize  http://www.herbspro.com/64399/LithiumOrotate.htm Nci (dr Hans Nieper)

For additional information on how to effectively utilize this product for Major Depression and PTSD, contact Dr. Mark Millar by email:  opgetfree@live.com

11/11/2011 – Veterans Day Announcement – In the eleventh hour of the eleventh day, in the eleventh month of the eleventh year of the 21st Century, a message of hope for the veteran suicide epidemic is sent to the Veterans Administration.  Will the VA take decisive positive action upon this critical breakthrough and save thousands of lives in 2012?

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Complete Original Letter to General Eric Shinseki, Secretary, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Finalized on Veterans day 11/11/2011

Mark Millar, D.C.
FREEING VETERANS
FROM SUICIDE

www.stopveteransuicides.com
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November 11, 2011

To:  General Eric Shinseki, U.S. Army, retired
Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420

Re:  Inviting the VA to Monitor Our Study on the Breakthrough Remedy for Veteran Suicide; and to announce the upcoming publication of my book titled: The Veteran Suicide Breakthrough.  This book brings to light, the beginning of the end to the veterans suicide epidemic.  Apparently the VA is unaware, of the alternative breakthrough solution  for the military’s combat veterans, currently suffering with PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and how to prevent 80-90% of veteran suicides, discovered by Harvard Medical School.  This breakthrough remedy has already been extensively clinically tested and laboratory analyzed and has been determined (without any doubt) to be absolutely safe and maximally effective, in the management of major (suicidal) mood disorders, i.e. (bipolar and major depressive dis0rders).  As such this suicide-prevention tool is ready for prime-time and immediate dispensation to your troops.   Using this over the counter nutritional supplement (no prescription required) we are administering test suicidal combat veterans, using double-blind, placebo-controlled methods. As you well know, almost twice as many off duty soldiers committed suicide in 2010, as compared to 2009.   Click here  “Civilian Soldier’ Suicide Rate Alarming”  Source (Greg Zoroya, USA TODAY, 11/26/2010) Review all references throughout this document by right clicking on the blue titles.

Dear General Shinseki,

After spending the last five years, (over 7,000 hours), exclusively researching and writing about the natural organic, essential trace mineral, lithium, let me assure you, all of the scientific facts that I am offering you have been well documented around the world, through various laboratory, university and pharmaceutical studies.

I have begun pre-release marketing of my book, Operation Get Free! (Freeing Veterans from the Torture of Major Depression, PTSD and the Epidemic of Suicide), and I wanted to give you the opportunity to take action on this opportunity before my book is released to the public.

Since you have not been the VA’s Secretary for very long, I trust that 90%, if not all of what I’m reporting, will be exciting new revelations to you, as well as all veterans and their families. After you read the enclosed reports, I am sure you will believe, as I do, that this information presents an incredible opportunity for the VA to conduct a formal double-blind, placebo-controlled study upon this breakthrough, for the prevention of the veterans’ epidemic of suicide, as we, my nationally prominent associates and I, do our formal testing.

The alternative breakthrough I am referring to is not pharmaceutical lithium (Pharma-lithium), which requires massive doses to effectively treat major mood disorders, such as major depression and bipolar disorder.

This novel alternative is an over the counter, no prescription necessary, all natural, organic, non-toxic alternative to (Pharma-lithium). This nutritional product is called Lithium OrotateLithium Orotate is purported to be at least 10 times more absorbed intra-cellularly (within the cell) than Pharma-lithium and as such eliminates all of the toxicity and side effects associated with Pharma-lithium due to dosages of Lithium Orotate being typically reduced by 90%.

“Now wait a minute,” you might be thinking, “We are already prescribing pharmaceutical lithium to suicidal veterans.”  Sir, I certainly realize this fact however that is not the issue. The real issue is whether or not the VA has been appropriately and preventatively, prescribing lithium for the prevention of suicide.  First, and with all due respect, I must inform you that, the VA study included in the attached document (FOR YOUR EYES ONLY) provides massive and irrefutable evidence to the contrary.

General Shinseki, the VA is presently, only prescribing lithium to veterans, after they have attempted suicide or have been identified, after the fact, as being actively suicidal; as you will soon learn from the attached document, this is far too late to begin prescribing lithium for the prevention of suicide.

The fact is, as many as half of all suicides may occur in individuals who gave no apparent signs of suicide risk. (Barraclough et al. 1974) http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/125/587/355.short

Indirect evidence of a lack of lithium prescription to veterans for the prevention of suicide is found stated in the Hearing before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation of the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, July 14, 2010.” http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-111hhrg58058/html/CHRG-111hhrg58058.htm

It was stated at this hearing that every day in America; approximately five more veterans commit suicide while in the care of the VADespite a massive, compassionate and concerted effort by the VA, suicide rates continue to climb. Something (Lithium) is clearly missing from the VA plan to reduce veteran suicides.

As you may know better than anyone, the horrifying fact is, at this moment in time, we are presently losing more troops, (from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom forces) to suicide, than from combat.  I will provide irrefutable evidence as to why this is still occurring, while veterans are in the care of the VA. You will see that the VA is rarely, if ever, prescribing lithium, except in the most extreme cases of suicidal veterans, and this it turns out, is potentially, the Veteran Administration’s downfall.

At this time lithium is the only, accepted and utilized medical solution that reduces suicide rates by 80-90%, as discovered by Harvard Medical School and published in 2003 by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

The APA is on record declaring in its Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Suicidal Behaviors”, (2003) essentially that pharmaceutical lithium is a total breakthrough for the prevention of suicide, related to bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder (MDD).

The APA states that “For suicide, lithium maintenance treatment was associated with an 80-90% decrease in risk, whereas the reduction in suicide attempt rates was more than 90%.”http://www.psychiatryonline.com/content.aspx?aID=56792  See Section titled: IV. Specific Treatment Modalities A. Somatic Therapies  2. Lithium

Review all studies throughout this document by right clicking on the blue study titles.

I am not suggesting that the VA should prescribe
pharmaceutical lithium to suicidal veterans.
That is very ‘old and toxic news’. 

Thankfully we have a “bona fide” solution (Lithium Orotate)
for the immediate-beginning of the end, to this never-ending dilemma.

What we will scientifically demonstrate (from published medical studies) beyond a reasonable doubt is that the VA has a brand new opportunity that ensures an end to this suicide scourge, upon our nation’s beloved veterans.

Lithium Orotate is the newest, cutting-edge-technology solution, for the intractable suicide plague that has infected the veterans of the U.S. and severely undermines the moral of our troops and their families.  Furthermore, Lithium Orotate (LO) as you will soon learn presents an unprecedented advancement, potentially enhancing the perseverance and stamina of our troops while on the battlefield, causing a profound mental and emotional strengthening of the soldier, actively defending America.   

Additionally, LO is quite possibly, the most effective solution in the prevention and treatment of PTSD, as well as major depression.  Finally, troops utilizing LO would be allowed to re-deploy, while utilizing this natural product, as there are no associated impairments, only enhancements, associated with its use.

Lithium Orotate is a total breakthrough for Major Depression as “…lithium augmentation is the first-choice treatment procedure for depressed patients who fail to respond to antidepressant monotherapy.”   Lithium augmentation in treatment-resistant depression: meta-analysis of placebo-controlled studies. (Bauer and Dopfmer 1999)

Finally, Lithium Orotate is a total breakthrough for PTSD as lithium has been shown to be effective for the treatment of PTSD symptoms of intrusive re-experiencing of past trauma and hyperarousal. (Fesler, 1991, Psychiatry Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1991) Valproate in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder.

Not only is Lithium Orotate a total breakthrough for Major Depression, PTSD and the suicide epidemic, Lithium Orotate is likely (as suggested by published medical research) extremely effective in managing the symptoms of many stress-induced medical conditions listed below and numerous other medical conditions with multiple causes.

Addictions
Anxiety disorders
Alcoholism
ALS aka Lou Gehrig’s disease
Alzheimer’s disease
Asthma
Back Pain
Bipolar disorder
Borderline personality disorder
Bruxism (grinding teeth)
Chronic Fatigue
Chronic Headaches
Diabetes Mellitus
Drug abuse and withdrawal
Epilepsy
Fibromyalgia
Generalized Anxiety disorder
Hip Pain
Hypercortisolism
Hyperthyroidism
Inflammatory Bowel disease
Insomnia
Ischemic  Heart disease
Liver disease chronic-cirrhosis
Migraine headaches
Multiple Sclerosis
Neck Pain
Obsessive Compulsive disorder
Organic Brain syndrome
Osteoporosis
Osteoarthritis
Pain syndromes
Panic disorder
Paralysis
Parkinson’s disease
Pathological gambling
Periodic Limb Movement disorder
Prostatitis
Restless Leg syndrome
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Schizoaffective disorder
Sciatic Pain
Self harm
Self Mutilation
Severe Mood Dysregulation
Shingles
Shoulder Pain
Sleep disorders
Social Anxiety aka Social Phobia
Spinal Cord injury
Strokes
Substance Abuse disorder
Tinnitus
Tourette’s syndrome
Transient Ischemic attack
Ulcers
Vascular disease
Viral infections i.e. (Herpes and HIV/AIDS)
Xenophobia

It is important to note, the only thing that Lithium Orotate has in common with Pharma-lithium is the lithium, which as it turns out is not a drug after all.  Lithium (Li) is an essential trace mineral (Li is #3 on the periodic table of elements). http://www.webelements.com/ The breakthrough of Lithium Orotate is the mineral transporter, Orotic acid; facilitating near 100% intra-cellular absorption of lithium and as such, dramatically reduces lithium dosing to well below non-toxic levels

What is Orotic acid?  Simply put (for the purpose of this discussion) it is the body’s (self- produced) supreme mineral transporter!  The human body produces Orotic acid (OA) within the intestines via intestinal flora and is ingested from many food sources.(1,2)  http://gut.bmj.com/content/33/10/1331(1)   “Vitamin B13 (Orotic Acid)”(2) For an in-depth discussion of Orotic acid please review the best document I have found on this topichttp://teamcrown.net/newsiteb/2/How%20Orotates%20Work.pdf  by Ed Sharpe  “As theorized many years ago by the pioneering German physician Hans Nieper, orotates are a component of a natural system of electrolyte carriers for distributing minerals throughout the body.”  “Either way—via enhanced diffusion or active transport—complexing a mineral with orotate results in increased uptake of both components of the complex by cells.” (Ed Sharpe)  http://teamcrown.net/newsiteb/2/How%20Orotates%20Work.pdf

Orotic acid has been discovered to act as a mineral transporter and actually ‘transports’ the mineral it is attached to, through the cell membrane into the interior of the cell. (Dr. Hans Neiper 1974)  http://teamcrown.net/newsiteb/2/Calcium%20Orotate–Nieper%20General.pdf

Lithium Orotate at dosages approximately 1/10th of Pharma-lithium dosing are achieving excellent results in the management and treatment of major mood disorders such as Major Depression, bipolar disorder; and yes PTSD.  Furthermore all signs of lithium toxicity are eliminated at these low dosages. 

With Lithium Orotate there are no significant side-effects, adverse reactions, drug interactions or any significant adverse effects upon the kidney, thyroid or heart; as is so often seen with Pharma-lithium when dosages exceed 100 mg of elemental lithium.  This is the breakthrough of Lithium Orotate!  All the benefits of lithium supplementation without the toxicity associated with extreme doses of Pharma-lithium.

Dr. Hans Neiper is the inventor of Lithium Orotate and the physician who successfully treated President Ronald Reagan’s cancer.  Dr. Neiper made a monumental discovery during his ‘cultured cell experiments’ analyzing the absorption pattern of mineral salts.  Dr. Neiper discovered that ‘mineral orotate’s passed freely through the cell membrane, entering the cell plasma and releasing the mineral ions within the interior of the cell (cell plasma) to be metabolized by critical cell organelles, e.g., the mitochondria and the cell nucleus.  SEE http://teamcrown.net/newsiteb/2/Calcium%20Orotate–Nieper%20General.pdf

Conversely Dr. Neiper witnessed in his cultured cell experiments that, the other mineral salts (such as lithium aspartate, carbonate and chloride salts) did not pass freely through the cell membrane, but in fact, the majority of the mineral ions became ‘trapped’ within the cell membrane and were metabolized within the cell membrane, NOT within the cell plasma.

Dr. Neiper states “Keep this in mind: different transporters go to different structures inside the cell.”  Dr. Neiper observed that only Lithium Orotate (LO) passed through the cell membrane in its entirety to enter the interior cell plasma. Lithium attached to any other mineral carriers, aka transporters, deposited lithium within the cell membrane, thereby minimizing the amount of lithium that enters the cell interior/plasmaLithium produces its primary therapeutic results within the cell plasma, not trapped within the cell membrane.  Dr. Hans Neiper asserts in his writings and public lectures that Orotic acid increases intra-cellular lithium absorption by at least ten times.

It is within the cell’s interior plasma that lithium is primarily therapeutic.

The key distinction between the pharmaceutical lithium salts, (Li-carbonate, Li-chloride) and Li-orotate is this; Orotic acid is added to Li-carbonate at the chemical processing plant and as such, is now referred to as Lithium Orotate.

Another way of stating this key distinction is that Pharma-lithium is unable to pass efficiently and freely through the cell membrane, thus requiring massive (toxic) amounts of Pharma-lithium to be ingested to ‘push’ the Pharma-lithium into the cell.  It is widely known by nutritionist and biochemist’s that mineral carbonates or mineral chlorides are poorly absorbed intra-cellularly.  “Mineral salts are poorly absorbed and often cause gastrointestinal distress.”  (Cellular Nutrition Guaranteed) http://www.cellular-nutrition-guaranteed.com/minerals.html

Modern day evidence of Pharma-lithium’s poor absorption is visualized through a form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies, called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).  MRS studies have verified that Pharma-lithium is only fractionally absorbed by the brain cells.  Brain lithium concentration by 7Li- and 1H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy in bipolar disorder. (Kato et al. 1992)

To recap, the primary difference between these two lithium salts (Pharm-lithium and Lithium Orotate) is how much lithium via each compound; a patient has to ingest, to get the therapeutic benefits. The defining issue is how much lithium is absorbed within the cells interior, i.e. the cell plasma, as opposed to being stuck within the cell membrane, or the bloodstream.  Pharmaceutical lithium is estimated to be absorbed (intra-cellularly), i.e. within the cell plasma, in the range of 10-30%, depending upon the source of the estimate. Lithium Orotate is estimated to be absorbed (intra-cellularly), within the cell, in the range of 95-100%, depending upon the source of the estimate.

Circumventing the toxicity challenge of prescribing Pharma-lithium to veterans, (due to its toxicity from such extreme doses of lithium), we have the breakthrough of LO for the mood disorders previously described.  LO has been demonstrated by the following study to be at least 3 times more bioavailable (absorbed) by the cells of the brain.

Keep in mind, Dr. Neiper suggested that LO is at least 10 times more absorbed (within the cell plasma) than Pharma-lithium.  So the question exists, “why was there only 3-times more Lithium Orotate within the brain?”

The study you are about to review made a massive error in analyzing Lithium Orotate (LO) by using amounts that are 10 times over the maximum typical LO dosage for humans and as such, was a toxic overdose. This leads me to believe, this massive overdose limited the LO absorption to 3 times greater because the cells were beyond their limit of absorption of the lithium ion.  Next we will examine this study by (Kling et al., 1978).

Study titled: Rat brain and serum lithium concentrations after acute injections of lithium carbonate and orotate.  (Kling et al. 1978, The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology)

“Eight hours after intraperitoneal injections of 1.0m 2.0m and 4.0m equiv Li+ kg-1, the serum and brain  lithium concentrations of rats were significantly greater after lithium orotate than after lithium carbonate….”  “Furthermore, the 24 hour brain concentration of lithium after lithium orotate was approximately three times greater than that after lithium carbonate. These data suggest the possibility that lower doses of lithium orotate than lithium carbonate may achieve therapeutic brain lithium concentrations and relatively stable serum concentrations.” (Kling, Manowitz & Pollack, 1978)

Three times more absorption by brain cells, facilitated by Lithium Orotate, allows for a reduction of total lithium within the blood stream, by approximately 70%, while maintaining therapeutic ‘intra-cellular’ lithium levels.  At these reduced levels, we find clinically that all previous contraindication for prescribing lithium are eliminated.

In other words, effective therapeutic dosing with Lithium Orotate has no significant side effects, adverse events, drug interactions, or organ dysfunctions; as such eliminates the need to monitor the blood lithium levelsThe clinical applications of lithium orotate. A two years study. (Neiper 1973)

Major researchers of Lithium  Orotate; Jonathan Wright, M.D. and Ward Dean, M.D. concur with Dr. Neiper’ conclusions.

This complete absence of side effects and blood monitoring, dramatically increases patient compliance, as there are no longer any detrimental reasons for not taking this essential mineral.

Lithium Orotate (LO) creates the very real possibility of reducing veteran suicides by 90-95%.

The reason this possibility exists is that the patient is happy to be compliant, utilizing the product daily, as for the patient experience, there are no adverse effects, (including no kidney and thyroid malfunction) or contra-indications, regarding drinking alcohol or taking LO along with other medicines. Veterans prefer taking Lithium Orotate, because they don’t have to stop drinking alcohol with their comrades.  And lastly, they feel so much better, within 1-3 weeks, many can hardly believe it.  The prescribing medical and alternative holistic physicians treating them are equally impressed with Lithium Orotate as well.

Perhaps the most amazing finding, from these Lithium Orotate prescribing, alternative-minded physicians is how little Lithium Orotate is required, to achieve maximum results.  The typical therapeutic range for dosing with Lithium Orotate for Major Depression is in the range of 10-20 mg per day, of pure elemental lithium; with the exception of treating the most extreme cases of bipolar disorder, in which alternative doctors are prescribing up to 55 mg elemental lithium, via Lithium Orotate in maintenance therapy, in order to achieve maximal, sustained remission from the mania of bipolar disorder.

While mainstream psychiatrists routinely prescribe 100-200 mg of elemental lithium, via Pharma-lithium (for maintenance treatment of Major Depression), alternative medical doctors are routinely prescribing 1/10 of the elemental lithium dose (10-20 mg of elemental lithium), via Lithium Orotate, for maintenance of similar medical conditions, such as Major Depression. (Ward Dean, M.D.)  Dr. Ward Dean’ article titled “The Safe, Unique Mineral with Multiple Uses” is located at the following internet address. http://www.onlineholistichealth.com/lithium-orotate-the-safe-mineral.html

These facts are in keeping with Dr. Neiper’s assertion that Lithium Orotate (LO) is at least ten times more bio-available (absorbed) by the cells of the brain. Numerous medical doctors concur.

While there is controversy surrounding the assertion of superior intra-cellular absorption by Lithium Orotate (LO) (due to erroneous laboratory analysis of LO) there is NO controversy regarding the effectiveness and superiority of LO amongst the medical doctors who are presently prescribing LO in their practices.

In support of the Lithium Orotate (LO) phenomenon, many alternative medical doctors are presently prescribing LO across the U.S. for major mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sleeping disorders and other neurological disorders with LO.  Due to concerns over potential FDA persecution, (for prescribing LO), most medical doctors have done so, covertly.  A notable exception is Dr. Jonathan Wright.

Jonathan Wright, M.D. is a well known and highly esteemed family practitioner, published author, public speaker and is one of the nation’s leading clinical researchers, of Lithium Orotate administration.

Dr. Wright is on record stating that, “Even at a quantity of two low-dose lithium orotate tablets, three times daily (for a total 30 milligrams of elemental lithium) patients serum (blood lithium levels), usually remains in the “non-detectable” or “below therapeutic” range, which means that they (the patients) are very safe.  In my 30 years of practice, I have never had a patient report of lithium excess.” http://mysite.verizon.net/res003jh/lithium-orotate/id13.html

Furthermore, in communication with me, Dr. Wright declared “After decades of clinical research and laboratory testing of LO on my patients, I discovered that LO, up to 40 mg per day of elemental lithium is completely safe (without significant side effects, or adverse effects of any kind, including heart, kidney or thyroid dysfunction) and absolutely effective in the treatment of numerous mental, neurological and physical conditions.”

Here is a list of high-profile medical doctors who are prescribing (or recommending) Lithium Orotate (LO). There are perhaps thousands more prescribing LO covertly to avoid potential FDA persecution.

1. Jonathan Wright, M.D. “The Importance of Lithium Supplementation”  “In fact, lithium isn’t a drug at all.  The amounts of lithium I recommend for brain anti-aging range from 10-20 milligrams (from lithium aspartate or lithium orotate) daily. http://mysite.verizon.net/res003jh/lithium-orotate/id13.html
http://tahomaclinicblog.com/lithium-the-misunderstood-mineral-part-1/
http://tahomaclinicblog.com/lithium-the-misunderstood-mineral-part-2/

2. Mark Hyman, M.D.  Best-selling Author “The UltraMind Solution”  “Lithium is an essential micronutrient…” “It is present in all organs and tissues in the body.”Lithium Orotate Purchase Source  http://store.ultrawellnesscenter.com/Store/Show/Brain-and-Mood-Support/743/Lithium-%28orotate%29,-5mg

3. Ward Dean, M.D. “Lithium Orotate: The Unique Safe Mineral with Multiple Uses”  “The lithium salt of orotic acid (lithium orotate) improves the specific effects of lithium many-fold by increasing lithium bio-utilization.”  “Lithium orotate has also been used with success in alleviating the pain from migraine and cluster headaches, low white blood counts, juvenile convulsive disease, alcoholism and liver disorders.” See: http://intelegen.com/nutrients/lithium_orotate_the_unique.htm  “…Lithium Orotate is extremely safe, with no known adverse side effects or drug interactions.”  “Lithium Orotate does not require blood tests to establish a “therapeutic” level, as the prescription forms do, nor is it toxic to the kidneys as the prescription forms are.  Prescription lithium is poorly absorbed by the cells, where it needs to be to do its job.  Because it is so poorly absorbed, blood levels need to be fairly high to “drive” it into the cells.  Unfortunately, these “therapeutic” blood levels are dangerously close to the toxic level.  That’s why patients on prescription lithium need to be carefully monitored.  Successful dosing with Lithium Orotate is measured by clinical effects on the patient, rather than by blood levels. Lithium Orotate will not cause weight gain, nor will it cause sedation or sleepiness.”  (Ward Dean, M.D.)   http://mysite.verizon.net/res003jh/lithium-orotate/id10.html  Who is Dr. Dean? See www.warddeanmd.com

4. H. E. Sartori, M.D. Lithium orotate in the treatment of alcoholism and related conditions.  Thirty-six of the 42 patients studied had been hospitalized at least once for the management of their alcoholism. “Lithium orotate proved useful as the main pharmacologic agent for the treatment of alcoholism. Ten of the patients had no relapse for over three and up to 10 years, 13 patients remained without relapse for 1 to 3 years, and the remaining 12 had relapses between 6 to 12 months. Lithium orotate therapy was safe and the adverse side effects noted were minor, i.e., eight patients developed muscle weakness, loss of appetite or mild apathy. For these patients, the symptoms subsided when the daily dose was given 4 to 5 times weekly. 

(This finding of mild side effects subsiding once the Lithium Orotate dosage was reduced, provides further scientific evidence that lithium has no toxicity when taken in small reasonable dosages). (Dr. Millar 2011)

5. Lawrence Wilson, M.D. “Lithium” “Lithium is one of the most important elements in the human body.” http://www.drlwilson.com/ARTICLES/LITHIUM.htm

6. Dietrich K. Klinghardt, M.D, PhD “Lyme disease: A Look Beyond Antibiotics” “Lithium-orotate or aspartate in low doses (15 mg/day) has been shown to protect CNS structures from neurotoxin damage.” See Page 4 – The Mineral Issue  http://www.samento.com.ec/sciencelib/4lyme/beyondantibiotics.html

7. Linda Fugate, PhD  “Lithium’s Potential Role in Preventing Alzheimer’s disease  “…lithium orotate- is a highly bioavailable form of lithium that is available as an over-the-counter dietary supplement.”   http://gordonresearch.com/Presentations/GRI_mar07/articles/lithium_potential_role.html

8. Dr R Stone, M.D. “Trace Mineral Salt Lithium Orotate to Treat Many Diseases of the Brain”   “Quantum brain uses Lithium Orotate for the treatment of kleptomania, schizophrenia, migraine, alcoholism, stress-induced memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.”   http://tracemineralhealth.com/trace-mineral-salt-lithium-orotate-to-treat-many-diseases-of-the-brain-brain-quantum-healing

9. Shaheen Lakhan, M.D. “Nutritional Therapies for Mental Disorders”  “Another form of lithium called lithium orotate, is preferred because the orotate ion crosses the blood-brain barrier more easily than the carbonate ion of lithium carbonate. Therefore, lithium orotate can be used in much lower doses (e.g. 5 mg) with remarkable results and no side effects.”   http://www.nutritionj.com/content/7/1/2

10. Ray Sahelian, M.D. “Lithium supplement and medication”  Available without a prescription – “Lithium orotate has been marketed as an alternative to lithium carbonate. As this natural supplement, lithium is joined with an orotate ion, rather than to a carbonate ion.”   http://www.raysahelian.com/lithium.html

11. Phuli Cohan M.D. “How I am Treating My Lyme” Lithium Orotate Personal Protocol  – Mood - “Lithium Orotate (4.8 mg) 2 pills three times/day (this is not the same as lithium carbonate used in bipolar illness) was also helpful.”   http://phulicohanmd.com/?cat=26

12. Garry F. Gordon M.D., DO, MD(H) “Dr. Gordon’s Personal Daily Protocol”Lithium OrotateBeyond Lithium (Lithium orotate – 4.8 mg) taken once nightly.      http://gordonresearch.com/Protocols/Personal_Protocol.html

13. Alice R. Laule, M.D. “Lithium”  “The form of lithium I have recommended is Lithium Orotate primarily…”   “Lithium is a trace element which has important functions in the brain, including protecting brain cells from various toxins, and reducing the ill effects in particular of an over abundance of certain neuro-excitatory neurotransmitters which are useful in balanced amounts but harmful in large amounts.”   http://www.futurevisionsfoundation.org/Lithium.htm

14. Al Sears, M.D.Lithium Orotate is a safe and simple way to help beat the blues.” “Lithium itself is not  a drug…”   http://www.alsearsmd.com/?s=LITHIUM+OROTATE

15. Kerry D. Friesen, M.D.  “Lithium Orotate”  “Lithium is an essential micronutrient with some chemical properties similar to calcium and magnesium.” http://www.lipids4life.com/nutritional-supplements/lithium-orotate/

16. C Norman Shealy, MD, PhDThe Shealy Protocol for Treating Depression and Fibromyalgia”  Lithium Orotate Dosage Page 2; (20-45mg elemental lithium per day) http://www.caycegoldengate.com/Flyers/Shealy%202%20Protocols.pdf http://www.iodine4health.com/overviews/clinicians/shealy_clinician.htm

17. James Howenstine, M.D. Lithium- “How to Enlarge Your Brain and Improve Brain Performance”  http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james11.htm

18. Jeffrey Dach, M.D.  “Lithium Orotate, on the other hand, is more bio-available, and safer than the Lithium Carbonate.” http://www.drdach.com/wst_page8.html

19. Hans D. Gruenn, M.D.  Lithium Orotate Purchase Source  http://www.drgruenn.com/store/all-supplements/lithium-orotate-60-capsules.html

All of these doctors report that LO is extremely effective and without significant side effects when taken in reasonable low-dosages.

These medical doctors are achieving excellent results with LO, at typical dosages in the approximate range of 10-20 mg of elemental lithium. This is compared to Pharma-lithium dosing of major mood disorders, in the range of 100-200 mg of elemental lithium. (Ward Dean, M.D) http://www.onlineholistichealth.com/lithium-orotate-the-safe-mineral.html

Without side effects from Lithium Orotate, long term patient compliance approaches 100%.  Due to dramatic increases in patient utilization of this breakthrough remedy, Lithium Orotate creates the very real possibility of reducing veteran suicides by 90-95%. (Mark Millar, D.C. 2011)

If Lithium Orotate, were to be prescribed to all veterans with suicidal mood disorders, all of the existing evidence published in medical journals, suggests that, Lithium Orotate would essentially shut down the present epidemic of veteran suicides. (Dr. Millar 2011)

Because low-dose Lithium Orotate causes no drug interactions, or sensory impairments of any kind, Lithium Orotate can be added to any pre-existing treatment regimen and troops would be able to redeploy while utilizing Lithium Orotate. (Dr. Millar 2011)

What follows next is an outline of the contents of this document. All references are provided in blue for easy access (with right click of mouse) to the studies presented here-in.

Research Findings:

1. Lithium has been shown to reduce suicide rates associated with bipolar, major depressive and schizo-affective disorders in the range of 80-90%. (Harvard Medical School and the American Psychiatric Association – Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Suicidal Behaviors (2003) (1-3)  Decreased risk of suicides and attempts during long-term lithium treatment: a meta-analytic review. (1)(Baldessarini et al. 2006) Harvard Medical School Lithium treatment reduces suicide risk in recurrent major depressive disorder. (2)  (Guzzetta et al. 2007) Harvard Medical School

For suicide, lithium maintenance treatment was associated with an 80%–90% decrease in risk, whereas the reduction in suicide attempt rates was more than 90%.” American Psychiatric Association, Practice Guideline (2003)  See paragraph #4 titled lithiumhttp://www.psychiatryonline.com/content.aspx?aID=56792 (3)

The phenomenal effect of pharmaceutical lithium, to prevent suicides (amongst the patient populations with the most deadly suicidal mood disorders), has been demonstrated by Harvard Medical School meta-analyses (combined analysis).  The lithium suicide studies referenced here, span over 30 years and these studies have been meta-analyzed by numerous Harvard Medical School researchers, Lower suicide risk with long-term lithium treatment in major affective illness: a meta-analysis. (Tondo et al. 2001) Harvard Medical School  Lithium treatment and suicide risk in major affective disorders: update and new findings. (Baldessarini et al. 2003) Harvard Medical School

These findings are confirmed and published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA):  “Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Patients with Suicidal Behaviors” (2003) The APA states, “There is strong and consistent evidence in patients with recurring bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder that, long-term maintenance treatment with lithium salts is associated with major reductions in risk  of both suicide and suicide attempts.”    http://www.psychiatryonline.com/content.aspx?aID=56792    

The question that must be answered then; why is the Veteran Health Administration (VHA) only prescribing lithium in 1 out of 200 cases of major depression and 1 in 50 cases of treatment-resistant depression?  (Valenstein et al. 2006)          

2. The profound ability of pharmaceutical lithium to prevent suicides has been demonstrated in over 30 human lithium studies, many of which were randomized, placebo-controlled trials. These benefits were sustained in randomized as well as open clinical trials.” (Baldessarini et al. 2006), Harvard Medical School Decreased risk of suicides and attempts during long-term lithium treatment: a meta-analytic review.

Now I will share excerpts from two of the most recent Harvard study abstracts, demonstrating lithium’s astounding ability to prevent suicide.

Study title: Decreased risk of suicides and attempts during long-term lithium treatment: a meta-analytic review.    (Baldessarini RJ, Tondo L, Davis P, Pompili M, Goodwin FK, Hennen J., 2006) International Consortium for Research on Bipolar Disorders, Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Results: “In 31 studies suitable for meta-analysis, involving a total of 85,229 person-years of risk-exposure, the overall risk of suicides and attempts was five times less among lithium-treated subjects than among those not treated with lithium.”

Conclusions: “Risks of completed and attempted suicide were consistently lower, by approximately 80%, during treatment of bipolar and other major affective disorder patients with lithium for an average of 18 months.”  The other major affective mood disorders in this meta-analysis were major depression and schizo-affective disorder. (Baldessarini et al. 2006) This meta-analytic study is equivalent to, a study of over 10,000 patients, conducted for a period of eight years.

Study title: Lithium treatment reduces suicide risk in recurrent major depressive disorder.
(Guzzetta et al., 2007) Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

It was discovered via a meta-analysis of 8 human studies (329 patients) that lithium reduced the risk of suicide and suicide attempts associated with major depressive disorder by 85-90% in accordance with similar findings of suicide prevention for bipolar disorder. “Overall risk of suicides and suicide attempts was 88.5% lower with vs. without lithium.” (Guzzetta et al. 2007)

3. These lithium suicide prevention findings are further validated, by significantly increased suicide rates seen in patients, who discontinue their lithium treatment.  On average, patients who discontinue their lithium treatment have increased rates of suicide at approximately, 5 times the rate of those who continue lithium for the long-term. Lower suicide risk with long-term lithium treatment in major affective illness: a meta-analysis. (Tondo et al. 2001)  Lithium therapy and suicide risk.  (Nilsson 1999)

The most common reason patients discontinue their Pharma-lithium therapy is due to significant intolerable side effects, i.e. neurological and sensory impairments. Factors associated with discontinuation of long-term lithium treatment. (Nilsson and Axelsson 1989)

It is critically important that you understand that lithium side effects and toxicity typically do NOT begin to express themselves until dosages over 100 mg of elemental lithium (EL) are administered.  With Lithium Orotate dosages typically in the 10-40 mg EL range, all toxicity and significant side effects are eliminated.  All mineral supplements have a toxic dosage limit and the essential trace mineral lithium is no exception.

4. A 70% reduction of suicide attempts has been scientifically demonstrated, even in lithium-treated patients that show little or no clinical relief of mood disorder symptomsDoes lithium exert an independent antisuicidal effect?  (Ahrens and Muller-Oerlinghausen, 2001)  This finding suggests that lithium should be prescribed (specifically for the prevention of suicide) even when the patient expresses no relief of depressive symptoms.

5. Lithium and Lithium Orotate have also been demonstrated to be highly beneficial in the treatment of PTSD.  This finding of high efficacy of lithium treatment for PTSD should come as no surprise to the VA, as it was the VA that first revealed these findings in 1991 at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, WA. (Fesler 1991) The author states, “The symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) suggest sympathetic nervous system hyper-arousal and hyper-reactivity.” Specifically, Fesler writes that lithium has been shown to be effective for PTSD symptoms of intrusive re-experiencing of past trauma and hyperarousal. (Fesler, 1991, Psychiatry Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1991)  Valproate in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder.

In a group of seven veterans that I consulted with, suffering with symptoms of major depression and PTSD; I witnessed near miraculous results for those veterans utilizing Lithium Orotate. As a group, the most profound relief was noted as significantly lifted spirits, dramatic reductions in hyper-arousal and anxiety symptoms and dramatically improved sleep, with a rapid and near complete resolution of nightmares.

6. Lithium (Li) is a trace mineral in the same class (alkali metals) as essential minerals, sodium (NA) and potassium (K). SEE  http://www.webelements.com/   Contrary to popular belief, lithium is not a drug. The pharmaceutical industry would like us to believe that lithium is a drug (and preferably believing, a toxic drug as well).  Lithium is neither inherently toxic, nor harmful in any way to humans, when consumed in reasonably low doses. Recent research suggests that lithium is the single most essential nutrient for overall neurological health. (Millar 2011)

Lithium is now considered by many renowned medical doctors and nutritional experts to be essential for human health.

“Lithium is an essential micronutrient…”  “It is present in all organs and tissues in the body.”  (Mark Hyman, M.D.) http://store.ultrawellnesscenter.com/Store/Show/Brain-and-Mood-Support/743/Lithium-%28orotate%29,-5mg

Lawrence Wilson, M.D. “Lithium”  Lithium is one of the most important elements in the human body.” http://www.drlwilson.com/ARTICLES/LITHIUM.htm

“Lithium is an essential micronutrient with some chemical properties similar to calcium and magnesium.” (Kerry D. Friesen, M.D.) http://www.lipids4life.com/nutritional-supplements/lithium-orotate/

Few Americans know or understand that lithium (proven in animal studies) is in fact, an essential trace mineral, (Schrauzer 2002).

While lithium remains unofficially declared as a human essential trace mineral, Dr. Schrauzer, an expert in the field of nutrition and lithium essentiality declared that the research and evidence, suggests that lithium is indeed essential for optimal human health and function. Dr. Schrauzer states years ago that, “The available experimental evidence now appears to be sufficient to accept lithium as essential; a provisional RDA for a 70 kg adult of 1,000 microgram/day is suggested.” (Schrauzer PhD., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, USA, 2002) See Lithium: occurrence, dietary intakes, nutritional essentiality.  (Dr. Schrauzer 2002)  See Dr. Schrauzer’ full report @ http://www.jacn.org/content/21/1/14.full

7. Lithium, a trace mineral, naturally occurring in municipal water supplies around the world, has been demonstrated to significantly reduce suicide rates (approximately 30% reduction) amongst the general population, (90% of which have a diagnosed mental disorder at the time of their suicide).  The amounts of lithium in the water, are approximately one thousand times less than pharmaceutical dosing, (100 micrograms vs. 100 milligrams) of patients with major mood disorders. Lithium in drinking water and the incidences of crimes, suicides, and arrests related to drug addictions. (Schrauzer and Shrestha 1990)

8.  Fox News broadcast the breakthrough Japanese research study, of lithium, (a naturally occurring trace mineral, found naturally in ground water), demonstrating that lithium significantly reduces suicide rates of the general population who consume the lithium-containing municipal water, containing minute amounts of lithium. http://www.lovethetruth.com/health/lithium_in_water.htm

Well meaning U.S. citizens have been publicly denouncing the Government for (considering) adding lithium to the U.S. water supply without citizen approval or knowledge. http://www.infowars.com/fox-news-covers-mass-drugging-of-society-with-lithium/ These whistle-blowers are simply brain-washed victims, of one of the largest MISINFORMATION PROPAGANDA campaigns ever waged against the American Public.

You see the Pharmaceutical industry wants Americans to believe that lithium is a drug and now, unknowing Americans have been duped into the belief that the Government is ADDING lithium to the drinking water.  This could not be further from the truth!  Lithium has NOT been added to the drinking water; Lithium is naturally occurring in aquifers that source municipal water supplies all over the planet. Mining of lithium occurs all over the planet in underground ‘brines’ (areas of high lithium concentration in underground water). See photo of lithium mining site @ https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSpHGiHSpUcUKto2YMlNn409mm6xg-iRsOwB8B3uIF8guJRqhhLyA

9. A total of three lithium-water-suicide prevention studies have been conducted and published in Texas, (1) Japan, (2) and Austria (3). Lithium in drinking water and the incidences of crimes, suicides, and arrests related to drug addictions. (1)  Lithium levels in drinking water and risk of suicide.  (2)   Lithium in drinking water and suicide mortality. (3)

The first published study was conducted in Texas and the researchers found that by analyzing 27 Texas counties, from 1978-1987, it was discovered that, the incidence rates of suicide, homicide, rape, drug abuse and felonious acts of crime were significantly lower in the 20+ Texas counties with underground drinking water supplies containing minute amounts of lithium; with water lithium levels ranging from 70-170 micro-grams/L.  Additionally this study found a significantly reduced rate of arrests the authors noted for drug possession of, “…opium, cocaine, and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, and codeine) …” Lithium in drinking water and the incidences of crimes, suicides, and arrests related to drug addictions.

These findings of significantly reduced suicide, in relation to minute amounts of lithium, naturally present in the underground drinking water, were later verified in a study conducted in Japan, (Ohgami et al., 2009) Lithium levels in drinking water and risk of suicide.   and most recently in Austria, (Kapusta et al. 2011). Lithium in drinking water and suicide mortality.

All three of these studies in Texas, Japan and Austria were massive studies, (analyzing millions of citizens) over very large areas and each study concurred, the research showed, lithium in minute doses, provides a profound effect upon significantly reducing suicide in the general population.

Perhaps the most amazing finding of these studies is that, lithium apparently provides suicide protection in the general population at dosages 1000 times less than pharmaceutical dosing of major mood disorders.

This finding suggests that very low-dose lithium supplementation will provide significant protection against suicide.  Finally, and perhaps most importantly, 90% of all general population suicides, (likely preventable by minute lithium in the drinking water) have a physicians diagnosis of mental illness, (Conwell et al. 1996). Relationships of age and axis I diagnoses in victims of completed suicide: a psychological autopsy study.

So it appears that, from even the smallest amounts of lithium orotate supplementation, veterans with major mood disorder diagnoses will be profoundly protected from suicide. (Millar 2011)

10. Lithium Orotate, according to laboratory analysis is apparently, at least, 3 times more absorbed intracellularly by the cells of the brain, (compared to Pharma-lithium) and as such allows, for dosing to be reduced accordingly. (Kling et al., 1978)

Study title: Rat brain and serum lithium concentrations after acute injections of lithium carbonate and orotate.

“Eight hours after intraperitoneal injections of 1.0m 2.0m and 4.0m equiv Li+ kg-1, the serum and brain lithium concentrations of rats were significantly greater after lithium orotate than after lithium carbonate….”  “Furthermore, the 24 hour brain concentration of lithium after lithium orotate was approximately three times greater than that after lithium carbonate. These data suggest the possibility that lower doses of lithium orotate than lithium carbonate may achieve therapeutic brain lithium concentrations and relatively stable serum concentrations.” (Kling, Manowitz & Pollack, 1978)

Three times more absorption by brain cells, via Lithium Orotate, allows for a reduction of total lithium within the blood stream by approximately 70%.  At these reduced levels, we find clinically that all previous contraindication for prescribing lithium are eliminated; in other words, effective therapeutic dosing with Lithium orotate has no significant side effects, adverse events, drug interactions, or organ dysfunctions. Veterans prefer taking lithium orotate, because they don’t have to stop drinking alcohol with their comrades.

Lithium Orotate (LO) creates the very real possibility of reducing veteran suicides by 90-95%.

11. Lithium Orotate has been black-listed from modern psychiatric medical practice, because pharmaceutical representatives constructed a sham Lithium Orotate study, demonstrating spurious laboratory findings. In this sham laboratory experiment the researchers gave the lab animals 20 times more Lithium Orotate (2.0 mmol) than is typically prescribed (0.1 mmol) by alternative medical and holistic physicians, for the treatment of major mood disorders.  Furthermore these amounts of Lithium Orotate analyzed in this experiment were 10 times the maximum amount of Lithium Orotate (2.0 mmol, equivalent to 400 mg elemental lithium) than is typically (maximally) prescribed (0.2 mmol, equivalent to 40 mg elemental lithium) by alternative medical and holistic physicians, for the treatment of major mood disorders.

As a natural result of lithium intoxication, the lab animals experienced acute kidney inflammation so the researchers concluded their sham study by stating, “It seems inadvisable to use lithium orotate for the treatment of patients.” (Smith and Schou 1979)

Here are excerpts from the sham and fraudulent research study abstract, demonstrating the spurious results that, has effectively suppressed Lithium Orotate for decades. This study was published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology (1979).

Study titledKidney function and lithium concentrations of rats given an injection of lithium orotate or lithium carbonate. (Smith & Schou 1979)

“A recent study by Kling et al (1978) noted the finding of higher lithium concentrations in serum and brain of rats after an intra-peritoneal injection (2.0mmol lithium kg-1) of lithium orotate as a slurry than of lithium carbonate in solution.  The authors suggested that lithium orotate might offer advantages in the treatment of patients.”  We repeated the experiments of Kling et al., but in addition examined the kidney function of the rats.”  “…The kidney weight and the lithium concentrations in serum, kidney and heart were significantly higher after injection of lithium orotate than after injection of lithium carbonate…” “It seems inadvisable to use lithium orotate for the treatment of patients.” (Smith and Schou 1979)

You must understand the following; beyond 300 mg of elemental lithium (EL) for daily human consumption is (almost never used, except for short-term extreme cases of psychosis) and 400 mg EL may cause a severe toxic reaction in the human brain. Severe neurological symptoms may commonly present at 1.5-2.0 mmol, equivalent to (300-400 mg elemental lithium (EL) and at levels above 2.0 mmol (400 mg EL) lithium can cause long-term potentially irreversible brain damage.

“Serum lithium levels of 1.5-2.0 mM may have mild and reversible toxic effects on kidney, liver, heart, and glands. Serum levels of >2 mM may be associated with neurological symptoms, including cerebellar dysfunction. Prolonged lithium intoxication >2 mM can cause permanent brain damage.”   (Dr. Young, W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey 2009)  Review of lithium effects on brain and blood.

Why then did researchers use such extreme lithium levels (400 mg of elemental lithium) to analyze the safety of Lithium Orotate, when medical doctors are prescribing 1/20th -1/10th (20-40 mg elemental lithium) of this level of Lithium Orotate? 

I suggest that they intended to portray Lithium Orotate in a dangerous way so as to scare people from utilizing this alternative product.

Given that the Pharma-industry’s researchers knew of Dr. Nieper’s assertions of verifiable, test results and his reported documentation that Lithium Orotate was at least ten times more absorbable than Pharma-lithium, it is highly probable they knew that by giving the lab animals amounts of Lithium Orotate, 10 times in excess of maximum therapeutic human consumption levels, it would obviously inflame the kidneys.  After all Mogens Schou, M.D. was, until the time of his death (2005) regarded as the world’s leading expert in lithium administration and he personally conducted more lithium studies than any of his peers during his lifetime.

12. Despite the obvious pharmaceutical backed, researcher’s apparent intention, to suppress Lithium Orotate, for consumption by the general public, alternative-minded medical doctors have been prescribing Lithium Orotate for decades and are achieving outstanding results. 

While seemingly rare amongst mainstream medical doctorsmany alternative medical doctors are presently prescribing LO across the U.S. for major mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sleeping disorders and other neurological disorders with lithium orotate.  These medical doctors are achieving excellent results with LO, at dosages in the approximate range of 10-20 mg of elemental lithium; compared to Pharma-lithium dosing of major mood disorders, in the range of 100-200 mg of elemental lithium. (Ward Dean, M.D.) http://mysite.verizon.net/res003jh/siteinfoinprintableformat/

Sadly due to the sham research produced by (Smith and Schou 1979) most mainstream medical doctors are too concerned by the analysis of Lithium Orotate to risk prescribing it to their patients; so they continue to prescribe toxic amounts of lithium via pharmaceutical preparations.   

Due to concerns over potential FDA persecution, (for prescribing Lithium Orotate), most medical doctors have done so, covertly.  A notable exception is Dr. Jonathan Wright.

Jonathan Wright, M.D. (a well known family practitioner, published author, public speaker and major clinical researcher of Lithium Orotate administration), is on record stating that, “Even at a quantity of two low-dose lithium orotate tablets, three times daily (for a total 30 milligrams of elemental lithium) patients serum (blood lithium levels), usually remains in the “non-detectable” or “below therapeutic” range, which means that they (the patients) are very safe. In my 30 years of practice, I have never had a patient report of lithium excess.” (Dr. Jonathan Wright, M.D.) See “The Misunderstood Mineralhttp://mysite.verizon.net/res003jh/lithium-orotate/id13.html

Furthermore, Dr. Wright he is quoted as saying “After decades of clinical research and laboratory testing of LO on my patients, I discovered that administering Lithium Orotate up to 40 mg per day of elemental lithium is completely safe (without side effects) and absolutely effective in the treatment of numerous mental, neurological and physical conditions.”

13. Because greater than 80% of psychiatric patient suicides, occur while patients are not medicated, or after the patient has discontinued taking their medications; (Mann et al., 2005 – JAMA) Suicide prevention strategies: a systematic review. (Henriksson et al. 2001) Suicides are seldom prescribed antidepressants: findings from a prospective prescription database in Jämtland county, Sweden, 1985-95.    (Lonnqvist et al., 1995)  Mental disorders and suicide prevention. this infers that of the 15% of lithium-treated patients who were not spared from suicide (most likely due to discontinuation of lithium therapy) an additional 12% could potentially be saved by LO, due to dramatic increases in continued, long-term lithium use, i.e. increased patient compliance.

14. If Lithium Orotate, were to be prescribed to all veterans with suicidal mood disorders, all of the existing evidence, published in medical journals, suggests that, Lithium Orotate would essentially shut down the present epidemic of veteran suicides. (Dr. Millar 2011)

As previously stated with low-dose Lithium Orotate supplementation there are NO significant side effects, therefore patients are very happy to continue taking Lithium Orotate indefinitely.

Without side effects from Lithium Orotate, long term patient compliance approaches 100%.  Due to dramatic increases in patient utilization of this breakthrough remedy, Lithium Orotate creates the very real possibility of reducing veteran suicides by 90-95%.  (Dr. Millar 2011)

How about that General Shinseki; a potential, near complete resolution, of the veteran suicide epidemic!

15. Because low-dose LO causes no drug interactions, or sensory impairments of any kind, LO can be added to any pre-existing treatment regimen and troops would be able to re-deploy while utilizing LO.

As you know at the present time soldiers utilizing pharmaceutical lithium, are banned from redeployment  http://www.newtimesslo.com/cover/2010/the-long-road-home/ by the Pentagon guidelines published in 2006, due to lithium’s potential toxicity and its potential to impair the soldier’s performance.

16. Furthermore, lithium has also been demonstrated to be significantly more effective than antidepressants, as the primary treatment of major depressive disorder, aka unipolar depression, when the number of recurrent hospital admissions were comparatively analyzed, (Cipriani et al. 2006)

This study was published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2006.

Study title: Lithium versus antidepressants in the long-term treatment of unipolar affective disorder.  
(Cipriani et al. 2006) University of Verona, Department of Medicine and Public Health, Section of Psychiatry, Verona, Italy

“Eight trials involving 475 people were included. Two of the studies included a mixed group of participants with either bipolar or unipolar disorder. Relapse was defined as admission to a hospital and when all kinds of relapses were considered (both depressive and manic) there was a statistically significant difference in favor of lithium.”

17. Dr. Husseini Manji, former Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Pathophysiology and Director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the National Institute of Mental Health, is on record stating,  “The use of lithium as a neurotrophic/neuroprotective agent should be considered in the long-term treatment of mood disorders, irrespective of the ‘primary’ treatment modality being used for the condition.”   Lithium up-regulates the cytoprotective protein Bcl-2 in the CNS in vivo: a role for neurotrophic and neuroprotective effects in manic depressive illness. 

In other words, Dr. Manji is suggesting that, regardless of the existing primary pharmaceutical treatment of veterans with mood disorders, treating physicians would be wise to prescribe lithium in all cases of veteran mood disorders.

Dr. Manji is one of the most lauded researchers in the field of lithium research.  His research discovered that lithium promotes the growth of new brain cells (neurogenesis). For a photo of the lithium-induced growth of new brain cells (neurogenesis) See PAGE 3; Title: Bipolar disorder  See photo’s of new brain cells stimulated by Pharma-lithium @ http://www.psycheducation.org/mechanism/11Reversible.htm

Furthermore, Dr. Manji’ lithium research has demonstrated dramatic increases in human brain mass, after just 4 weeks of lithium treatment.  Lithium-induced increase in human brain grey matter.

Due to lithium’s unique ability to promote nerve cell survival, function and growth (i.e. neurotrophic); and due to lithium’s nerve-protection (i.e. neuroprotection) of brain cells; (e.g. lithium has been discovered to protect brain and bodily cells against neurotoxins, such as aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury) (1-5) it is my opinion that Lithium Orotate should be seriously considered, as the primary treatment of all mood disorders for all American citizens and patients.

I repeat, lithium has been discovered to protect brain and bodily cells against neurotoxins, such as aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury) (1-5)

Protective role of lithium during aluminium-induced neurotoxicity. (Bhalla et al., 2010) (1)

Arsenic inhibits neurofilament transport and induces perikaryal accumulation of phosphorylated neurofilaments: roles of JNK and GSK-3beta. (DeFuria and Shea 2007) (2)

Lithium protects against toxic effects of cadmium in the rat testes. (Al-Azemi et al., 2010) (3)

Neuroprotection of lithium and the antagonism of lithium to toxic effects of lead on primary culturing cerebrocortical neurons in vitro. (Yang and Yang 2004) (4)

Mercury uptake by LLC-PK1 cells: dependence on temperature and membrane potential. (Endo et al. 1997) (5)

18.  Since I am launching an formal clinical trial, (double-blind, placebo-controlled) utilizing this over the counter (no prescription necessary), natural, organic lithium compound, Lithium Orotate,  I am inviting the VA to participate in this study, utilizing suicidal veterans diagnosed with major depressive disorder and PTSD.

Obviously, VA participation in this project would be a massive PR success for the VA; demonstrating its commitment to providing veterans with the most cutting-edge technology ever discovered, for the treatment of major mood disorders, PTSD and the prevention of the veteran suicide epidemic.

The research conducted by Harvard Medical School and published by the American Psychiatric Association in 2003 clearly illustrates that lithium is the Gold Standard of care for the prevention of suicide associated with major mood disorders.

It appears from all the evidence and research available, as reviewed in my book that lithium, in very low, non-toxic doses is a total breakthrough for the treatment of major depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and most importantly, in the prevention of suicide.  All of this research adds up to one simple conclusion: Lithium should be prescribed to all veterans with mood disorders.

Given the massive preponderance of evidence regarding the ability of lithium to prevent suicides, it is my opinion, after 7,000 hours of researching and writing on the topic of lithium administration that, Lithium Orotate should be prescribed to all veterans with mood disorders.  Lithium Orotate is the breakthrough that makes it possible to prescribe lithium to all veterans.

The preponderance of evidence, of the supreme efficacy of this essential trace mineral (in the treatment of major mood disorders, particularly in the prevention of suicide) is in my opinion, incontrovertible evidence that a VA sanctioned double-blind, placebo-controlled study of lithium orotate is immediately warranted.

But taking this action to research lithium orotate is only, a step in right direction. Instead of waiting another 7-8 years, for research results, to prove something that has already been proven beyond a reasonable doubt, by massive quantities of scientific studies; (Harvard studies combined, is the equivalent of 10,000 patients studied for over 8 years) we must act now!

To not take immediate action, to share this breakthrough with the public (veterans outside the Veterans Health Administration, (VHA) system) would be inexcusable.

We would be missing an ‘urgent calling’ to put an end to this epidemic of suicide in the near term.

I implore the VA, with the preponderance of existing evidence, coupled with the urgent epidemic of suicide, that, we act immediately. It is time now, to begin informing the 15 million veterans outside of VHA care, of this well documented and scientifically proven, superior absorption breakthrough, of Lithium Orotate, for the potential prevention of 95% of veteran suicides.

Having just recently discontinued the previous VA media campaign on television, the VA is in the perfect position to immediately prepare a similar media campaign for the dissemination of this new Lithium Orotate information.

This will show the masses of veterans and their families that, despite their belief that the VA would prefer that veterans commit suicide to save the VA money, the VA is totally committed, to ending, immediately, this scourge upon the veteran community.

Many of the physicians I am associated with are alternative medical doctors who have utilized lithium orotate in their practices for decades.  They have voluminous case files of evidence showing the remarkable efficacy of lithium orotate.  These individual doctors would be a powerful public relations tool, (if featured in the advertising), for the successful launch of the VA lithium orotate media campaign.  They also would, no doubt, have patients in their practice that would be excited to share their lithium orotate experience for the benefit of veterans and the public.

This powerful audio and visual testimony from doctors and their patients, who have already experienced the miracle of healing from lithium orotate, coupled with the findings of my book, would begin an avalanche of participation from veterans and their families.  This in turn would create an army of powerful testimonies from the immediate veteran participants themselves, who would no doubt wish to tell their fellow comrades, about this incredible breakthrough.

General Shinseki, through your immediate and decisive leadership on this matter, you will be the nation’s hero for saving the future lives of tens of thousands of veterans who would otherwise end their lives by their own depressed suicidal minds and hands.

Respectively submitted,

Dr. Mark Millar, D.C.

cc   U.S. Senator Patty Murray

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

All members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Commanders of all National Veterans Organizations

Leaders of the U.S. Senate and House Veterans Committees

All members of the congressional veterans committees

All national media

Veterans for Common Sense

Additional nationally prominent veterans, allies and friends

John Decamp author of: The Franklin Cover Up 

Kevin Trudeau author of: Natural Cures They Don’t Want You to Know About

 

November 8, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

National Guard Veteran Suicide Rates Nearly Doubled in 2010

National Guard soldiers who are not on active duty killed themselves this year at nearly twice the rate of 2009 

By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY 11/26/2010                                                                                                                         

“National Guard soldiers who are not on active duty killed themselves this year (2010) at nearly twice the rate of 2009… new Army statistics show.”  To review full article follow link  http:// www.usatoday.com/news/military/2010-11-26-1Atroopsuicides26_ST_N.htm

A recent analysis of younger veteran suicide rates ages (18-24) has found that this age group is committing suicide at rates 4 times the rate of the general population (non-veterans) of the same age group. To review full article follow link .  www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/11/national/main6083072.shtml

July 4, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

   

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