How a Father Found a Natural Remedy for Mood Disorders

Mood disorders range from just having the blues and feeling a sense of unhappiness to debilitating depression or bipolar disease. Many of us have the sense that we could feel much better. We may know people in our family who suffer with deep clouds of darkness over them.

The question is: are we just victims to this or is there any place to turn for hope? Do we have to be as miserable as we sometimes feel? Mood disorder is no respecter of people. It strikes widely in this stressful chaotic world and recent breakthroughs; supported by a growing body of scientific evidence, point to a surprising solution.

Harnessing the power of micronutrients can make all the difference in the health of your brain and, therefore, your well-being. We are talking, here, about a natural remedy for mood disorder.

That should come as no surprise, when we consider, how dependent the rest of our body is on proper nutrition. Up until 17 years ago, we just didn’t understand how important bio-available nutrition was for the brain.

When nothing else worked to help his severely depressed and bipolar children and after years of work, Tony Stephan turned to formulating micronutrients to help them.  Here is Tony’s Story …..

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How a Father Found a Natural Remedy for Mood Disorders

 EMPowerplus Q96 is a micronutrient and natural remedy for brain health and lifting the darkness of depression and other mood disorders. For more information click here. To see a list of empirical reports and clinical research on this product click here.  If you are interested in purchasing the product click here.

Have you ever suffered with depression, stress or any kind of mood disorder? Have you ever wished for more clarity and brain fitness? Do you, or someone you love, suffer from bipolar disease or other debilitating mental challenge?

If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, or if life is just getting you down, then the discovery made by Tony Stephan may surprise and astonish you. His situation was desperate because depression, anxiety and bipolar disease racked his family—and he decided he had to do something about it.

In seeking to help the ones he loved, he found a natural remedy for the broad range of mental challenges and mood disorders that face so many in this tense society.

Micronutrients can significantly reduce and even eliminate depression and a host of other mood disorders. Many journalists, doctors and scientists have called it a breakthrough in the treatment of mental health. Here is his story.

A Tormented Family

Tony had been married to Debbie for 23 years. She was his beloved, but deeply troubled. Years earlier she had been diagnosed with Bipolar Affective Disorder. She experienced extreme mood shifts and explosive behavior. “It was not something she brought upon herself,” said Tony, “but the family felt her pain.”

Then one day, she went into the woods, hooked up a tube to the car and killed herself by carbon monoxide poisoning. “Already, we had buried my father-in-law to death by suicide, and now my sweetheart,” Tony said. Yet the threat went further. Two of his children, Joseph and Autumn, had been diagnosed with the same bipolar disease.

Joseph, 16, was on a toxic dose of lithium, and Autumn was on five different medications, each with its own side effects. Sadly, nothing was working and Tony could see that his daughter was following her mother’s dark choice and also planning suicide. At 23, she was married, but was in a constant volley in and out of psychiatric hospitals and her husband was about to give up on their marriage.

For his part, Joseph was 240 pounds of fury, large, violent and out of control. All of the children in the family were afraid of him. Tony said, “I was going to school every second or third day because of his emotional meltdowns.” He had to be careful how he awoke him in the morning because he would be in the darkest depression and by the afternoon he would be in a raging mania. Joseph stockpiled weapons and threatened to burn the house down while his family slept.

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When Tony remarried his wife’s best friend, Barbara, she said it was like moving into an asylum. Though they had been to several doctors to try and help Joseph, nothing was happening. Medications did not help. At last, after months of waiting, they got an appointment with a well-known psychiatrist.

Tony said he sat down with the psychiatrist and began to spell out his story. The doctor answered, “Spare me the details. After working with thousands of patients, I already know them. So many families are living with this same nightmare.”

“There has to be an answer,” Tony pled. “Tens of millions of dollars are going into research.” Seeing his agony, the psychiatrist asked Joseph and Barbara to leave the room, and then she laid it out straight for him.

“Mr. Stephan, you need a wake-up call. You need to understand that what you see is what you get. It’s not going to get better. Do you see what it says here? This disorder becomes more chronic with age. As he gets older he’s going to become less functional. It is also a recurrent disorder. That means there is no cure for it. Sadly, I need to tell you this. There is a high chance that he is going to take his life.”

Tony said, “If I have ever experienced a loss of hope it was right there and then. She shattered any hope that I had that somehow these medications would bring him around, that he would become like the 5-year-old boy he used to be so compassionate and sharing. When he hit puberty, bipolar disease just what came upon him.

“That three-hour ride home was the longest trip of my life. We all have dreams,” he said. “We dream of our child going to college, marrying and having children, having a career, living with happiness. Now every dream was drying up.

“I’m not going to get an answer here,” he said, “But I thought, there had to be an answer. I didn’t believe that God would send his children into a world where there was no freedom of choice for them, where they had to exist like this.”  “I’m not going to get an answer here,” he said, “But I thought, there had to be an answer.”

Tony began searching for answers, asking everybody under the sun if they knew anybody who was bipolar and what they did for help. He heard story after story. “It was all tragedy, everywhere I looked,” he said. People told him tragic stories—spouses who locked themselves in their bedrooms and refused to come out of the house. Early deaths by self-inflicted wounds. Yet he felt that somewhere there had to be something that could bring his son around. He was on a quest.

Then one day he was walking down the hall at work and started talking to a man named David Hardy, telling him how bad this thing had been. David said, “I don’t know a whole lot about mental disorders. We’ve never experienced it in our home, so I don’t understand, but I spent 20 years formulating feed for the livestock industry.”

“I’m thinking, where is he going with this?” said Tony.

The man explained, “I looked after hundreds of thousands of hogs and we often saw a symptom called ear and tail-biting syndrome, where the animals became aggressive and hyper-irritable. We learned that if you didn’t pen the animals away from each other, you had a fatality. We also learned that we could nutrate away this disorder.”

“When he told me, I came to know what an epiphany was,” said Tony. “I don’t think there was a cell that wasn’t lit up in my body. I absolutely knew that was the answer.”

If you could change the mental disorders of pigs with vitamins and minerals, would it be possible to do something similar for people? Was nutrient deficiency part of the reason why so many suffered with mood disorders? It certainly wasn’t the usual solution for these problems from the medical profession, but for Tony’s family, nothing else had worked.

Tony began to put his son, Joseph, on different nutrient formulas—vitamin C, selenium, calcium, magnesium, zinc and so many others trying to get the right protocol and proper balance.

At first, it didn’t work, and then Joseph only got somewhat better, but Tony kept pressing and pressing to find the answer, the right combination and amplitude of micronutrients.

It meant at first that he was experimenting with giving Joseph many supplements a day, a fistful of pills that he had to gag down. Tony worked and experimented to refine the formula to find what gave Joseph relief.

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On January 17, 1996, Tony introduced Joseph to another nutrient formula and within 30 days, he no longer exhibited his bipolar symptoms. The quest Tony had pushed on for so long finally worked with remarkable results. Joseph became a new person. Symptoms dropped away. The violence and darkness that had marked his personality was shed.

Joseph said, “Where was I? What happened to me? Why was I so angry?” Tony believes that it all can be attributed to his neurochemistry being out of balance.

About a month later, his daughter Autumn came to stay at his home. She was at the point where she had to have 24-hour adult supervision or they were going to hospitalize her. “When she walked in the door, I just wept,” Tony said. “She was a shell of a person. This was a young lady who had excelled all the way to grade 7. She had been so gifted but had lost all of that in puberty when she began to exhibit all the attributes of bipolar disorder.

Tony tried to talk her into trying the micronutrient regimen, but she blew him off. One day, however, she had a major anxiety attack. A psychiatric nurse said, “We have to take her to the hospital. She has to be sedated.” Tony said, “No, you are not,” and then insisted that she begin taking the nutrients, too. She just got better and better and never looked back.”

Tony did not intend to do anything beyond help his own family with the micronutrients, but people began to get wind of his efforts to cure mood disorders. A neighbor down the street had a wife with schizophrenia who had hidden in her bedroom for 18 years. Two months later she had a job out of the home, thanks to Tony’s micronutrient formula.

On it went, until in the last 17 years Tony has helped more than 90,000 people in Canada and over 100 countries with his all-natural remedy—the right balance and proportion of micronutrients, designed to be bio-available for the body and particularly for the brain.

People have been helped with a broad range of mood disorders including depression, anxiety, stress, bipolar, ADHD and autism. People also discovered that taking the micronutrients helped them with serenity, clarity and overall good health. Tony’s micronutrient solution for over-all brain health was giving life back to people who had lived in gloom.

EMPower Plus Q96 is a nutritional supplement that consists of 14 vitamins, 16 minerals, 3 amino acids, 3 antioxidants. It works by giving the brain the right balance of vitamins d trace minerals on a regular basis.

Tony said that these vitamins must be in critical ratios and balance. “Had we been off 5%, it wouldn’t have worked.”

Tony notes that he gets thousands of emails every year from users that say, “You’ve changed my life. You’ve saved my life.”  What hits closest to home for him, however is to see his own children who no longer require any kind of psychiatric intervention. You can see Autumn talking about it in this video clip:

Scientific Studies

Journalists and scientists have called Tony’s micronutrient formula an astonishing breakthrough in mental health. This is significant because mood disorders and mental challenges fall across a broad spectrum from the severe illness like Tony’s children to those who are overwhelmed by the stresses in life to children who suffer from ADHD and autism. All of these can be ameliorated through the use of this supplement. This is not a small thing when reports suggest that 1 in 4 Americans are suffering from some kind of mental illness.

For those who simply want to have better brain fitness, EMPowerplus Q96 is also powerful.

What is impressive, especially for those for whom anecdotal evidence is never enough is the number of independent scientific studies  that verify that EMPowerplus Q96 can make a significant difference in mental health.

Forty-four researchers reporting in 22 medical journals on 20 studies (by next March there will be 27) have found the positive impact of these micronutrients on people with various kinds of mood disorders. An estimated $25 million dollars worth of research has been done on this product, all money and studies independent of the product itself.

Tony said that it is the most studied micronutrient in the world.

Journals reporting on the studies with the micronutrients include: Journal of Attention Disorders, New Zealand Journal of Psychology, Human Psychopharmacology. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and many more.

Dr. Charles Popper, a child and adolescent psychiatrist and psychopharmacologist who has been affiliated with Harvard Medical School has been pursuing the study of micronutrients to treat mental disorder and suggests that we might end up redefining how we think of mental illness—and that would be a huge change.

Dr. Stephen Kimberly, editor of Web MD, is the chief science officer for QSciences that produces EMPowerplus Q96.

Who would have thought that such support would gather behind a father’s efforts that began merely as an effort to save his children?

Tony says, “We are on a journey of love. We are on a journey of mercy and compassion. We are restoring people to who they truly are and not what their brain chemistry has made them. Do you know how many people pray day and night that they can get their life back?”

Now they can. If you are interested in this product click here.

To see a list of the empirical studies done on this product click here.

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