2 Alcohol is not a good choice for bipolars. Virtually all studies show alcohol use significantly worsens bipolar outcome. And many bipolars (especially manics) will have a hard time keeping intake to the small amount EJD suggests as the mild GABA-increasing benefit wears off.
3 Some mania subgroups tend to improve with a few of the foods EJD warns against:
In histapenic manias, dark leafy greens can be useful, due to the high folic acid content.
In high thyroid manias, broccoli, and the sulfur-rich crucifer family, which reduces thyroid access to iodine, generally help reduce stimulation.
For descriptions of inhibitory aminos, bipolar subgroups, etc., see my book, Natural Healing for Bipolar Disorder.
Reminder: The material in this blog is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment recommendations. Treatment must be tailored to each individual's unique biochemical requirements, including contraindications. If you need treatment for bipolar disorder, or any other medical condition, consult a knowledgeable physician. In some cases, this will be an orthomolecular or other nutritionally-oriented physician.