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July 20, 2017 by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD

Nutrition & Mental Health Fund Turning Donations into Long-Awaited Research

The generosity of people donating to both the U.S.-based and the Canadian Nutrition and Mental Health Funds is heartwarming. Both funds were established to support activities (especially research) in the area of nutrition and mental health.

I’m so pleased to announce the following:

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March 20, 2017 by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD & Julia Rucklidge, PhD

Discussing Nutrient Formulas Without Naming Them: Who Benefits?

We thank Dr. Rebecca Carey for her essay, so well-grounded in the scientific literature on gut and brain. With respect to her personal experience with her son, we are delighted that he is doing so well. The two of us could easily submit hundreds of other personal stories that are similar, describing lives transformed by broad-spectrum micronutrients (minerals and vitamins). But we won’t.

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February 10, 2017 by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD

Advancing nutritional psychiatry, donors jumpstart new projects

Celebrating our achievements and setting new goals for binational Nutrition & Mental Health Research Funds

nutritionandmentalhealthfundprogress_12317The generosity of people donating to these two charitable funds is heartwarming. Both funds were established to support research in the area of nutrition and mental health, and we are beginning to do just that.

I’m so pleased to announce the following:

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November 16, 2016 by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD

A Pioneer in Nutritional Mental Health Care

davidhardyDavid Hardy is gone, but will not be forgotten

Many of you know the story of how EMPowerPlus was formulated, and that David Hardy’s 20 years of knowledge gained from studying nutrition in farm animals guided the broad-spectrum micronutrient formula that became the focus of the company (Truehope) that he and Tony Stephan established together. Recently, David split off from Truehope (which is still run very capably by Tony Stephan and his colleagues, partnered with Q Sciences) to form Hardy Nutritionals, which produces its own broad-spectrum formula called Daily Essential Nutrients (DEN). So David’s expertise contributed to the formation of both companies, which have served as the bedrock of this entirely new line of research called Nutritional Psychology or Psychiatry.

Sadly, I am writing today to let you know that David had a serious stroke last week. The neurosurgeons were unable to control his brain swelling, and he died in Calgary, at the Foothills Medical Centre, on Sunday November 13 at the age of 66.

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September 29, 2016 by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD

Interesting Developments in the World of Nutrition and Mental Health

New Multi-Nutrient Research

I want to tell you about two interesting new publications on the use of multi-nutrient treatment for mental health challenges. The topic that unites these two studies is TRAUMA.

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September 27, 2016 by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD

Nutrition & Mental Health Research Fund receives its second $100,000 donation

nutritionandmentalhealthfundprogress_090916The new donation was given to further stimulate investment in this area of research thus far neglected by government funding agencies — the use of broad-spectrum micronutrients for the treatment of mental health symptoms.

Thanks to the commitment of another anonymous donor, the Nutrition and Mental Health Research Fund at the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care now has an additional $100,000 to further our knowledge of how nutrition influences mental health and also to support and cultivate young scientists working on this important topic.

The Nutrition and Mental Health Research Fund was established by Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, PhD in 2015 to support research and education on the ability of broad-spectrum nutrient treatments to reverse and prevent the onset of psychiatric symptoms, an area that has not yet been considered a priority by public funding agencies.

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June 1, 2016 by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD & Julia Rucklidge, PhD

Nutrition, Sleep and Mental Health

Bonnie-Kaplan-PhDThe two of us have had the honour recently of co-editing a special series on Nutrition and Mental Health for the journal called Clinical Psychological Science (CPS), one of the flagship journals of the Association of Psychological Science. The articles are just now beginning to emerge, and we would like to tell you about one of them because we think it is a landmark study.

Ever since Bonnie began studying the use of formulas that contain a very broad spectrum of minerals and vitamins (usually around 30 of them), and reporting (since 2001!) tremendous improvements in mood regulation, we have been challenged to find any negative adverse event attributable to the nutrients.

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May 3, 2016 by BONNIE KAPLAN, PHD & JULIA RUCKLIDGE, PHD

An Important Documentary: Letters from Generation Rx

Letters from Generation Rx is the second documentary from international award-winning filmmaker Kevin P. Miller about the challenges of treating mental health symptoms with psychotropic drugs. The film includes interviews with Robert Whitaker, Dr. Peter Breggin, Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, Dr. David Healy, and others whose work has defined decades worth of resistance to the blind assertion that psychiatric drugs cure mental illnesses. Aside from the aforementioned, however, this film also provides revealing insights from the “leaders” of the medical community, including a first-ever interview with Thomas Insel, MD of the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and officials at the FDA.

Letters from Generation Rx Trailer

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November 25, 2015 by Bonnie Kaplan, PhD

Think about mental wellness on GIVING TUESDAY

In the United States, the first Tuesday in December has been named GIVING TUESDAY, a day to remember to make your end-of-year charitable donations (to get the tax credits for that year). This year it is December 1.

If you have the financial ability to support others, I encourage you to donate to your favorite charities, especially those focused on improving mental wellness. I have one to draw to your attention, but I urge you to consider any that are important to you. Here’s the information on my favorite mental wellness charity:

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