Sunday, September 22, 2013

III. Bipolar Biotypes and Creativity

Biotype creative tendencies 

Doctors William Walsh, PhD, (2006, 2007) and Carl C Pfeiffer,  (1987, 1988), who have overseen nutrient-based treatment of approximately 20,000 psych patients each, have noted particular types of creativity associated with biotype.

Histapenia. Artistic or musical interest/creativity. (Pfeiffer 87, 88, Walsh 2006)

Histadelia.  Often perfectionist, competitive, compulsively productive and creative, highly accomplished (Pfeiffer); and frequently excels in science, business, and left brain activity. (Walsh)

Pyroluria. Pfeiffer has stated that pyrolurics are among his most original patients and that many great people were pyroluric, despite the mental anguish and physical deterioration caused by the illness.

For descriptions of these biotypes, corresponding nutrients, and relevance to bipolar, see my book, Natural Healing for Bipolar Disorder.
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This is the third in a series on bipolar and creativity.


  1. what is your take on gluten free and casein free diet. This is my facebook i.d

  2. Gluten and/or casein sensitivity seems to aggravate bipolar symptoms in many, but in most cases, does not seem to be the major cause of symptoms. In some people, the sensitivity reflects a lack of zinc. which is needed by small intestine enzymes which process these substances. Low zinc can result from biotype issues. That said, switching to gluten-free foods is often helpful in preventing reactions, and will spare the zinc for other uses. As to casein, it is important to make sure a person is getting enough calcium otherwise. This is particularly true for histadelics. Some people improve just by switching to goat instead of cow dairy.