Monday night’s interview with Truehope co-founder, Anthony Stephan is now posted. This is very important and needs to be shared with all who suffer from a mental illness. Truehope is changing the paradigm of how mental illness is perceived – from a diagnosis and RX drugs to a biochemical imbalance that assist those who suffer to have a life filled with true hope.
My apologies for having the wrong date on this post initially. The wildfire ravaging the mountains west of Fort Collins has made this a very difficult and emotionally trying week. Thank goodness I am on Truehope EMPowerplus.
When Truehope co-founder Anthony Stephan ponders the future, he sees a world in which everyone who suffers from a
mental disorder has open and affordable access to a cure.
Join Leslie Carol Botha on Monday, June 11, on Holy Hormones Honey! when she interviews Anthony Stephan, co-founder of Truehope, a Canadian company that has developed a cutting-edge nutritional supplement for bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses. This is an important show for women with hormonal anxiety, PMS, PMDD or PPD – or even if you are fatigued and depressed. Science has proven that getting the right nutrients to the brain will heal the imbalances. The show will be audio streamed on KRFC FM – from 6 to 7 pm MST.
The story of Truehope and EMPowerplus™ began with a father’s desperate desire to save his children. Anthony Stephan’s wife, Debora, had bipolar disorder and committed suicide in January of 1994. Debbie’s father had done the same sixteen years earlier.
A year later, two of Anthony’s children were diagnosed with Bipolar I, the most severe form of the illness. Both had been given a variety of heavy psychotropic medications, but became progressively worse. Anthony feared he’d soon lose another loved one to the grip of bipolar affective disorder.
A father’s anguish
For a year after his wife’s death, Anthony searched medical journals, read books, and poured over everything he could find that might save his children, Autumn and Joe. When a specialist told him to give up and accept his children’s fate — that both would likely be ill, medicated, hospitalized, and possibly die young — Anthony started a new kind of search.
He believed that if there was something that could save his kids, God knew what it was. He prayed ceaselessly, hoping God would hear his cries and have mercy on his broken family.
A prayer is answered
When he least expected it, his answer came.
Anthony met David L. Hardy who was well educated in biological sciences who had spent 20 years as an animal feed formulator. Hardy said the bipolar behaviour of Anthony’s son, Joseph, sounded to him like a pig with ear-and-tail-biting syndrome. Hardy explained to him some farmers had successfully used a nutritional supplementation program to control the syndrome.
The nutritional approach
Using the pig feed supplementation idea, Anthony and David worked with scientists and manufacturers to formulate a human version of the regimen using human-grade supplements. Anthony’s children responded to the formula and were able to discontinue their medications.
As they recovered and began to resume healthy lives, word spread through the community. Anthony was happy to share his recipe and soon hundreds of people were trying this early version of what is now EMPowerplus™.
The success stories increase
Reports of success continued to pour in and Anthony knew there was more to do to bring this discovery to the world. In 1996, he formed a company to refine and produce the formula, a combination of various micronutrient treatments taken individually.
He sought to bring the results to the attention of scientists who he hoped would research this unorthodox approach. He realized he had stumbled on a clue that could lead to a new understanding of what causes mental illnesses and how to treat them.