There is still no medical cure for bipolar disorder; therefore, people with the disorder have been forced to look elsewhere for a cure.  The Internet has gladly stepped forward as a ready source for miracle (natural) cures for bipolar disorder.  I'm not saying that some of these cures do or do not help; all I'm saying is to remember the saying, "If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is."


Some advertisements offering these miracle (natural) cures may actually have harmful information, and this is what I caution you against the most.  Be aware of advertisements about herbs, vitamins, natural remedies and other alternative methods (especially if they use the word CURE) as treatment for bipolar disorder, and be forewarned if they encourage you to use these alternative treatments in place of your prescribed medication. 


Always check with your doctor before using anything other than your prescribed medication.  Using these other treatments in addition to your prescribed medication may be all right, if your doctor gives you the go-ahead; however, you must be aware of advertisements that encourage you to take any of these other alternative methods instead of your regular medication.


I hate those commercials that say, "You need to take this," or "You need to do that…"  They make me feel like if I don't do it, I'm being left out of something, or something bad is going to happen to me.  Then I shake my head out of the advertising propaganda and remember it's just that – they want me to feel that way.  It's just an advertising ploy to get me to buy something I don't really need or want.  I encourage you not to fall for this ploy.


I'm also realistic. I remember that what works for SOME, doesn't necessarily work for ALL!

That's why I'm so careful about what I put into my body, and what I recommend to other people.

I support a mother with bipolar disorder, and if there really were a miracle cure for bipolar disorder being sold on the Internet, I would have already bought it and given it to her!


There is another saying that goes, "If it isn't broke, don't fix it."  If your bipolar medication is working for you and you are stable (without symptoms or episodes), why are you looking for a miracle cure, anyway?  This is very dangerous, as some companies will try to take advantage of you, and many on the Internet are running scams when it comes to miracle cures for bipolar disorder.


Especially be careful of advertisements that promote personal testimonials more than they promote actual facts, or hide the ingredients of their product.  Think about this fact:  There is no, and I repeat, NO natural product, supplement, aid, or CURE for bipolar disorder on the market today that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)!


Joshua D. McDavid, M.D., M.P.H., Acting Director of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Washington in Seattle, says, "Thus it is not surprising that some individuals will seek unconventional treatments that emphasize macrobiotic, "holistic" or natural remedies. While keeping an open mind about new developments is a good general principal, we wish to emphasize strongly that the only scientifically proven treatments for bipolar disorder are pharmacologic and we similarly strongly discourage the use of such "natural" remedies, without the collaboration of a competent, board certified psychiatrist."


If you're looking for a miracle cure for bipolar disorder, you won't find one, as none exists, any more than a medical cure.  However, if you choose to take nutritional supplements to your regular diet, you MUST get permission from your doctor to make sure they will not interfere with the bipolar medication you are already taking.


In addition, you must understand that any supplements must be taken in addition to your current prescribed medication, and NEVER instead of your medication.  This is a very important point, as there are some unscrupulous companies that advertise bipolar "cures" or "natural remedies" on the Internet that might lead you astray