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Mark Millar D.C. is a retired Chiropractor with a unique understanding of Lithium Orotate. The recommendations and materials on this site represent his opinion based on over 5 years and 7,000 hours researching and writing about lithium and Lithium Orotate administration. The information and material provided on this website are for educational purposes only and any recommendations are not intended to replace the advice of your physician. The information contained on this website has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. It is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. You are advised to seek counsel from a licensed medical professional regarding the application of any recommendations noted on this website with regard to your symptoms or condition. It is important that you do not modify in any way, any medication or treatment without first consulting your physician.
Mission statement: The purpose and mission of Operation Get Free, is to assist our veterans in reducing the severity and suffering of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and to significantly reduce the number of veteran suicides that has become an epidemic in this country. Lithium Orotate NOT Pharma-Lithium, is the solution to this unending veteran nightmare!
A recent CBS news investigation revealed the horrifying fact that every day in this country approximately 18 veterans take their own life (over 6,800/year) due to their inability to cope with the psychic pain that was permanently burned into their memory during extreme combat experiences. The overall rate of suicide present in the veteran population of all ages is over twice the rate of the general population. This daily rate of suicide (from all veterans, WWII forward to the present) is actually on the rise in recent years due to an extended 10-year war. A recent article in USA TODAY tells the tragic story!
“Civilian Soldiers’ Suicide Rate Alarming“
By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY 11/26/2010 http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2010-11-26-1Atroopsuicides26_ST_N.htm
National Guard soldiers who are not on active duty killed themselves this year at nearly twice the rate of 2009.
“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.” (Article excerpt)
Suicide Rate of Young Veterans Soars
A recent analysis of younger veteran suicide rates ages (18-24) has found that this age group is committing suicide at rates upwards of 4 times the rate of the general population (non-veterans) of the same age group.
CBS NEWS January 11, 2010
“The VA calculated the numbers using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers from 16 states. In 2005, the rate per 100,000 veterans among men ages 18-29 was 44.99, compared with 56.77 in 2007, the VA said.” CBS NEWS January 11, 2010 www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/01/11/national/main6083072.shtml
This is over a 25% increase in two years for suicides in this age group and represents a number that is over three and a half times the rate of suicide for the general population of the same age group.
The suicide rate for non-veteran men, ages 18-24, in the U.S. in 2007, was approximately 16/100,000, compared to 56.77/100,000 for veterans age 18-24. http://www.albany.edu/sourcebook/pdf/t31372007.pdf
To calculate the actual number of suicides of non-veteran men you must subtract 20% from the data, accounting for suicides by veteran males. In 2007 the total number of suicides in the U.S. for all male citizens (age 18-24) non-veteran plus veteran was 20/100,000 – 20% = 16/100,000. These are very old numbers that at this time are significantly lower than what is happening NOW!
This is a very conservative estimate due to the fact that the SUPPORT TROOPS have been averaged in with the COMBAT TROOPS in this analysis. Some analysts are suggesting (myself included) that the actual suicide rate (of high-impact COMBAT TROOPS) for this age group (18-24) is likely somewhere between 5-6 times the rate of the general population (non-veterans) of the same age.
The PTSD Epidemic
The VA is finally coming clean with the actual numbers of veterans who are suffering with PTSD. For the longest time the VA has minimized the numbers of veterans affected by PTSD on their return home from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the most recent article by Greg Zoroya of USA TODAY (the most prolific journalist on the subject) Zoroya reveals that the VA acknowledges that the problem is likely at least twice as bad as the VA has indicated in the past.
Previous reports by the VA were that only 10-15% of combat veterans were coming home with PTSD. Now the VA is acknowledging that the actual number is potentially over 30%. The following article excerpt tells the story.
“Rise in PTSD cases from two wars strains resources”
By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY
November 30, 2011
“Since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars began, 211,819 combat veterans have been treated by the VA for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) about 16% of the 1.3 million who fought. But the VA says it sees only about half the veterans from the two wars, because hundreds of thousands seek care elsewhere or not at all.”
It is ironic that so many of our troops, who have sacrificed everything for the cause of freedom in foreign nations, have come home with PTSD and MDD only to remain forever prisoners of war. For far too many combat veterans, chronic PTSD and MDD becomes a life-long degenerative condition with no hope in sight. MRI-like studies, called Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) now confirm that the brain actually shrinks with MDD and PTSD and lithium is the only nutrient ever discovered to restore the gray and white matter of the brain. Increasing brain mass, is just one of the many incredible properties of lithium.
Now there is hope however. Scientific research has found a solution!
My name is Dr. Mark Millar, and I am part of a small (but growing) group of medical and alternative doctors who have discovered a breakthrough natural, orthomolecular nutritional remedy for MDD, PTSD, and many other severe neurological and physical disorders. Orthomolecular medicine is the practice of providing patients with the “right nutrients, in the right amounts” to nourish the human body back to a state of balance (homeostasis).
My own journey with PTSD/Bipolar Disorder began in 1979 when I was struck head-on in an automobile accident, when a drunk driver crossed over the yellow line traveling at full speed (Police estimated our combined speed at 100mph) and gave me a severe closed head injury.
Within six months of that accident I was working on the deck of a King crab boat in Alaska’s Bering Sea, fishing for the “Deadliest Catch”. Life on the deck of a King crab ship is continuously a life or death situation, demanding intense survival like focus with chronically elevated stress hormones. I was in a pseudo-war zone, experiencing war zone-like levels of adrenaline. After 2 years of King Crab fishing I was completely revved up experiencing super-human levels of adrenaline that only got worse as the years went by. Eventually I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, aka Manic-Depression. As you will learn later PTSD and Bipolar Disorder are frequently co-occurring (comorbid) illnesses with virtually identical mental, emotional and physical signs and symptoms.
To make a long story short, after trying (for over two decades) and later giving up on pharmaceuticals, my condition continued to degenerate and ultimately spiraled into a hellish mess. This illness took virtually everything from me, including my ability to do my job as a Chiropractor. I eventually left my practice and voluntarily suspended my own license due to my inability to function as a professional. I was completely broken emotionally, physically and financially, and without hope that my life would ever be worth living.
Thankfully I have an incredible family that supported me throughout my journey even when I did not want to be supported. If it had not been for my discovery of this essential trace mineral compound, Lithium Orotate I would probably have taken my own life. I seriously considered that option. Lithium Orotate is the primary reason I am here today to tell this story.
Most Americans have no idea what lithium is. Many believe that lithium is a drug. Contrary to popular belief lithium is not a drug. Lithium (Li) is a trace mineral (Li is #3 on the periodic table of elements). http://www.webelements.com/
Li is in the same class of minerals (alkali metals) as essential minerals, sodium (NA) and potassium (K). As I am sure you know these two minerals Na and K are also essential to human physiology and must be ingested through the diet to maintain optimal human function and performance. The pharmaceutical industry would like us to believe that lithium is a drug, (and preferably believing, a toxic drug as well). Recent research has determined that lithium is neither inherently toxic, nor harmful in any way to humans, when consumed in reasonably low doses. On the contrary, recent research suggests that lithium is quite possibly the single most essential nutrient for overall neurological health. (Dr. Millar, 2011)
It appears from all the available evidence that lithium is essential to human health. See the section on this site discussing the evidence of lithium’s essentiality with links to the research on this topic.
This mission, Operation Get Free, is the culmination of over 5 years of research and writing on the subject of …..
The Breakthrough Mineral for Mental & Neurological Illnesses,
“They Definitely” Don’t Want You To Know About!
You may be wondering? Who are “They”?
They are the Pharmaceutical Companies who are doing the research on this miraculous Essential Trace Mineral. What are they doing, researching a mineral you ask? They have discovered the world’s most powerful essential trace mineral for overall health of the central nervous system.
From laboratory analysis of lithium’s chemical pathways, “They” are rapidly creating new and powerful drugs to treat the worst of the degenerative neurological diseases, known to mankind.
The reason “they” want us to believe lithium is a “drug”, and a potentially toxic one at that, is because “they” don’t want us to know that lithium is in fact an “essential trace mineral” that ameliorates, prevents or therapeutically highly benefits, over 100 human diseases or medical conditions, including some of the most deadly of diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease, Bipolar disorder, (ALS) Lou Gehrig’s disease, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) Parkinson’s disease, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Suicide.
THE ALZHEIMER’S BREAKTHROUGH
In a study of elderly psychiatric patients taking lithium on a long-term basis it was discovered that lithium reduced the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by approximately 90% when compared to a control group NOT taking lithium. Lithium and risk for Alzheimer’s disease in elderly patients with bipolar disorder. (Nunes et al. 2007)
VA researcher Dr. Seong Shim, M.D. PhD has evidence from pre-clinical research on animals that “clearly indicates that lithium is likely to work for Alzheimer’s disease.” See Dr. Shim’s comments on page 2, on the VA website: http://www.research.va.gov/resources/pubs/docs/va_research_currents_feb_08.pdf “Lithium is not technically a drug but a mineral, similar to salt.” (VA Research Currents 2008).
“Preclinical and clinical studies gave evidence that lithium could be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).” Increase of BDNF serum concentration in lithium treated patients with early Alzheimer’s disease. (Leyhe et al. 2009)
The lithium breakthrough for Alzheimer’s disease is just one reason why the pharmaceutical industry is determined to keep the American public believing that lithium is a dangerous and toxic drug that should be avoided.
PTSD like Bipolar Disorder frequently leads to severe depression that all too often leads to the desperate act of committing suicide.
Lithium has been proven in over 30 human scientific studies to reduce the risk of suicide by 80-90%!
“Researchers worldwide agree that treatment involving lithium is the best way to protect patients from suicide risk”. (Pompili et al. 2009) McLean Hospital – Harvard Medical School Assessment and treatment of suicide risk in bipolar disorders.
Study titled: Lithium treatment reduces suicide risk in recurrent major depressive disorder. (Guzzetta, Tondo, Centorrino, & Baldessarini 2007) Harvard Medical School.
Lithium reduced the risk of Major Depressive disorder (MDD) suicide by approximately 90%.
Quote: “Eight studies involved 329 MDD patients and exposure for 4.56 years (1149 person-years) with, and 6.27 years (1285 person-years) without, lithium. Overall risk of suicides and suicide attempts was 88.5% lower with vs. without lithium.” (Guzzetta et al. 2007)
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