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Personal Stories

Thousands of people now successfully use EMPowerplus™. They say the micronutrient treatment effectively controls their symptoms of mental illness without medications or significant side effects. Here are just a few of their stories, in their own words.

Meredith’s story (Bipolar)

The best gift that I could give my child was a future with a healthy mom. I’m the mother of two beautiful girls, Kya who is almost three and Kathryn (Kate) who is three and a half months. When I was 19, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Shortly after this discovery I can remember […]

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Ms. Tachuk’s story (Panic Attacks)

I was a teacher, fifth grade, for four years before I accepted a corporate job out of my native state. My new job was highly stressful and I had a panic attack. I was rushed to the ER, as I nearly passed out. The doctor there told me that I was fine, that this was […]

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Bronwyn’s story (Healthy Newborn)

Joseph and I are pleased to announce the birth of our first child. Stefanie Kiara was born June 17 weighing 6 lbs, 14 oz. Her Apgar score was 10. From the beginning she has always been very alert and focused, a calm baby that doesn’t fuss and sleeps most of the night. Joe and I […]

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Cara’s story

My name is Cara and I was first introduced to EMPowerplus about eight years ago. At that time we had three small children and I was a full-time mom. All mothers struggle in raising little children and the things I had struggled with daily since the birth of our first child were no different than […]

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Deborah’s story (Bipolar)

After 49 years of continuous depression, anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts and actions, social phobia and escalating mania, interrupted by severe depressive episodes, I finally faced the possibility that I must have bipolar disorder. I knew nothing about the illness and, while researching it one day in January 2003, I came across “Bipolar Breakthrough” and […]

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Chuck’s story (P.T.S.)

My name is Chuck. I was an Engineer and my life-long hobby was weight lifting. The fact that I passed the test for the US Navel Academy was an exciting moment in my life. I received a Letter of Commendation from the Army for the work I did on the Bradley Tank (Desert Storm). In […]

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Nikki’s story ( Early Onset Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, OCD and ODD)

Since February 28th, 2006, the day which my six-year-old son Caden started the EMPowerplus vitamins from Truehope, our lives have changed in ways that are unimaginable. Caden was diagnosed at the age of three with Early Onset Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, OCD and ODD. Over the next three years he was prescribed an alarming number of […]

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Vicki’s story (Severe PPD)

I want to let others know there is hope from the pit of despair, which is where I came from. My name is Vicki, 35 yrs old, married for 11 years, with two children. I am a Radiological Technologist , but currently I am a domestic goddess. My husband and I have a son, 20 […]

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Kristy’s story (Bipolar)

My name is Kristy R., and this is my story of “True Hope.” I am 30 years old, and I have been taking EMPowerplus since the age of 24, when, after years of struggling to survive the misery of mental illness, I had run out of options for treatment. Try as I might, I could […]

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Peter’s story (Bipolar)

I’ve been taking EMPowerplusQ96 for a little over a year. Since then I have had no manic and no depressive episodes, and have discontinued all psychiatric medication including lithium and sleeping medications. And I keep feeling better and better, particularly more and more relaxed. I do not know anyone else who takes EMPowerplusQ96 but I […]

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Damon’s story (Bipolar)

(My wife) Shannon was prescribed, and struggled for years, on medications, which are typically just given to patients by psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists alike, who are trying to help those with bipolar disorder, like Shannon… then I found the Truehope website. I began to read the story of the product development for EMPowerplusQ96, as well […]

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Kim Newton’s story (Chronic low grade depression)

This is my amazing story of recovery using nutritional support. Sometimes it’s hard to relate to the person I was 4 years ago. April 2008 HEALTH, HEALING AND HOPE I am a 44 year old woman who for 23 years has suffered with chronic low grade depression. For 15 of these years I spent “hiding […]

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Kim R’s story (Bipolar)

When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder seven years ago, I never imagined how devastating it would be. I trusted that if I just took my meds, did what service providers told me and approached my treatment with a healthy attitude, I would be okay.I did not know that I would be forced to choose […]

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Jose’s story (Mental illness)

I’d start this off with “once upon a time,” but this is no fairy tale. This is a little story, a true story, about someone who is back on track, and you could be too. I’ve been dealing with mental illness as far back as I remember. It started with my father and later on […]

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Terrie’s Story ( Major Depression)

Dear everyone at Truehope, Today is my Truehope ten month anniversary. My new life began June 28, 2008 when I took my first dose of EMPowerplusQ96. It has been tough at times, due to protracted withdrawal and Candida issues, but compared to the medication side-effects it has been a walk in the park! My earliest […]

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Hugh’s story (Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) )

Since 1979, Hugh L. has suffered from what for him has been “a real nuisance”. Hugh was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), a condition where nerves in his face and jaw would “fire” randomly, causing him periodic discomfort and sometimes extreme pain. He said sometimes it was like he was “holding onto a hot sparkplug […]

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Mario Leon’s Recovery (From Schizo-Affective Disorder

“My name is Mario Leon and I am from San Jose, Costa Rica. I was medicated from 13 to 27 years of age with all kinds of psychiatric medications. I went through a long list of psychiatrists, each recommending a different drug or set of drugs for a different diagnosis. But of course in each […]

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Lu’s Recovery (From Bipolar Disorder)

Lu was diagnosed as a teenager with Manic Depressive Disorder (now called Bipolar Disorder). She experienced a lot of destructive behavior that affected her ability to work and her ability to provide basic needs for herself and her children. Through the years of her illness, family doctors and psychiatrists prescribed various medications. “They would give […]

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Amber’s story (ADHD )

Hi, my name is Amber and this is my “Truehope story”. When I was four years of age, I was diagnosed with ADHD and was prescribed Ritalin. I spent my whole childhood, youth and young adult life on medications. I was told that I would always be on some sort of med for the rest […]

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Sarah’s story (Bipolar)

I’m the youngest of three, with two older brothers. I don’t remember much of my youth but I do recall my mother’s breakdowns—sobbing in a heap on the floor. It was very sad for us to see her like that, and I didn’t understand what was going on. One day we woke up and found […]

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Babies’s story (Healthy babies)

Dear Truehope: I thought that I would like to send you a picture of the three T’s from Nevada. These are my beautiful children: Giselle (6) Keiran (5) and Addison (2). I had the opportunity to be introduced to EMPowerPlusQ96 just before I became pregnant with my first child Giselle. I understood that was EMPowerPlusQ96 […]

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Nichole’s story (Depression)

For the first time in my life I feel in control of my mind. The way I felt before can be compared to a person running to catch up to a car, trying to control it from a distance, but it’s always out of reach and doing things independent of me before I can catch […]

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Andy’s story (Depression/Anxiety)

This is the story of a miracle— my miracle. Ever since I was young I always knew I was different than my friends and family. How was I different? I had absolutely no patience, didn’t like myself, and felt extremely insecure. I would get depressed even when things were going great. I had anger problems […]

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Baby Anna’s story

Some would say I am a miracle others would just call me cute. My name is Anna and I came into this world on February 12, 2005. I was 9lbs 12oz and had an apgar score of 10. Now you might think it funny that I would be so proud to mention my apgar score […]

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Gayle’s story (Bipolar)

My name is Gayle and I live in Pennsylvania USA. I have been struggling with Bipolar Disorder for over 20 years. For years my symptoms were managed by Lithium and Risperdal. This kept me from repeated trips to the hospital. For most of those years, although on the previously stated medications, I struggled with deep […]

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Albert’s story (ADHD)

Albert’s story We would like you to know how EMPowerplus has helped our son Albert. We as parents noticed signs early (pre K) that our son had attention span problems. He was professionally diagnosed with ADHD before the start of first grade (year 2001). It was “highly suggested” that we medicate our son, or risk […]

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Sabine’s story ( obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD),

I suffered many years before my illnesses were diagnosed in the early 1990’s. But my suffering would not end there. My illnesses went on to take the precious time of Medical and Psychiatric Doctors and countless visitations for treatment. I was diagnosed with rapid cycling manic depressive disorder (bipolar depression), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), borderline […]

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Suzanne’s story (Bipolar)

I’m a daughter, a sister, a wife and a mother. I’m a worker, taxpayer, a student, a friend and I’m bi-polar. If you were to see me on the street you would not know that I have struggled with a very real and devastating disease. I’m attractive, successful and ambitious. I love to laugh and […]

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Joleen’s story (Depression)

Joleen’s depression set in during grade 8. In grade 10 she contracted an infection that left her chronically ill and unable to complete her high school education. The darkness of depression and chronic illness took her to a state of utter desperation. When prescribed medications failed to help her, Joleen turned to cutting herself and […]

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Juan Luis’s story (Chronic Depression)

“My name is Juan Luis Martin. I’m 46 years old, married with two children, and I want to share my story so that people who suffer from some type of mental disorder may see a ray of hope in their painful illness. My story begins, 13 years ago, when I was 33 years old and […]

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Kolbe’s Story (Anxiety Disorder, ADHD, OCD, Bipolar)

I would like to tell you a little bit about our family struggle with mental illness, specifically with my eighth child, Kolbe. Mental health issues run in our family and extended family. My husband and I have nine children and Kolbe has by far been our most difficult challenge up to this point. When Kolbe […]

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Ron’s Story (Bipolar type one with rapid cycling)

LIFE IS GOOD… When I was in my thirties, life was good. I was healthy, I was lean, I was fit, I ran marathons (2 in 1982 in the month of May), and I had money. In 1986, I met a girl, and fell in love. After dating for a year or so, we moved […]

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