Spolight on Natural Health: Author & Master Researcher, William Jiang, Natural Mental Health

William Jiang: So Digital Addiction to me is like the sum-total of all of the technology that has come out in the 21st century, things of that nature. So in the book, the most important book in Psychiatry, excuse me, also Psychology, in terms of diagnosing those disorders is called the DSM or The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the 5th Edition. So they had, Internet Addiction in there as well as one or two other sub-categories of Digital Addiction. I actually coined the term myself, that’s probably why you haven’t come across it before.

Quanta D: It’s a pretty amazing term though, please continue.

William Jiang: Sure, sure. A lot of people are addicted to their cell phones, the video games, the eCommerce, the porn, the gambling, the list goes on and all of these things encompass Digital Addiction and it’s quite common these days. Well, you can talk to anybody on the street and 1 out of 3 young ladies will keep their cell phone on, next to their bed, just so that in the middle of the night if an important phone call comes in, they want to be there, so it actually disrupts their sleep, to an extent. It’s too common-place and I feel very strongly that we need classes like hygiene, Digital Hygiene, yes it’s very important. They’ve shown also that Digital Addiction well, Computer Addiction, Video Game Addiction, affects the white matter of the brain much like heroin does in terms of it’s damaging affects so it‘s pretty serious.

Quanta D: Yes, that is pretty serious.

William Jiang: Yeah and also, in terms of Digital Addiction, in the United States, we have it pretty bad but in East Asia, like South Korea, China, it’s a much bigger problem among the youth, especially.

Quanta D: Well, China does seem to be on the forefront of technology, as well, so yes that is completely understandable, right away ,so Will? Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, my God. Mental Health? Now, in which ways do you feel, along with all of your knowledge, research, many years experience and expertise, obviously, in all of this with Mental Disorders, what’s your take on just overall General Natural Health, Natural Medicine having to do with alleviating. I’m not even sure if this can be stated but, or if it’s even medically possible to eradicate these painstaking diseases of the mind and just overall well-being. What is something that you can let the world know to do to prevent and/or alleviate symptoms of Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety and Schizophrenia? What can we do to prevent these things or hopefully, to heal ourselves from them because this is taking place a lot in society, whether we are diagnosed or not.

William Jiang: Right.

Quanta D: I’m seeing it almost everywhere.

William Jiang: No, you’re right. I would basically say, I’ve been wanting to say this to an upper-level Government person for a while, a Policy maker, So basically, I feel that if everybody took a little fish oil and multi-vitamin everyday, a good multi-vitamin, that would do so much for the Public Health on a macro-level. That’s just one basic thing that everybody could do, it’s very simple. Even if you’re Vegetarian, there’s no better source of Omega-3 than Omega-3 fish oil, even though it’s derived of a meat-like fish. That’s really my one gem, my one pearl of knowledge I would like to pass on. I would love if we could get a Recommended Daily Allowance of Omega-3 fish oil because we would save probably hundreds of billions, if not trillions, in the next 10 years, in terms of human suffering and medical costs and things of that nature. I mean, it’s just so important and you know, beyond that, you know I think Politics, the Policy needs to stand up for Mental Health Disorders and people with Mental Health issues because it’s everybody almost, 1 in 4 people in America and growing, the population is growing, has a diagnosed serious Mental issue so the prevalence is huge. Depression is, according to the World Health Organization, is going to be the number one cause of premature deaths and disability in fewer than 5 years. So anything we could do to you know, make like the entire society more healthy would be good, in terms of politics, right? So it’s political action that should be taken also economics. Basically, there’s this phenomenon where McDonald’s and really unhealthy foods usually gravitate towards the poorer neighborhoods, right? So we need to somehow, break out of that economic mold and have quality fresh fruits and vegetables and you know, grains, meats in poorer neighborhoods as well as the richer neighborhoods, economics needs to be behind the Mental Health movement, well, the Natural Mental Health movement.

Quanta D: I’m sorry, sorry to intervene, Will? But there is another, I mean, my own personal issue has to do with these places in tourists areas as well. It’s pretty high in tourists areas. I got a story having to do with India a long time ago but they were boycotting a KFC to be opened and that was some time ago, maybe about 10-15 years ago and if I remember correctly it was Delhi, I believe, but there was this massive boycott and protest to not open it. That worked for a long time but lo and behold, you go throughout India and you see a lot of fast food, the same KFC’s that they’ve boycotted and protested are opened along with other fast food places. I just wanted to point that out, that it seems to be expanded, it’s expanded way beyond you know, impoverished areas of this country, at this point in time.

William Jiang: Oh yeah, I a hundred percent agree, a hundred percent. And, I mean, it’s economics once again, right? It’s less expensive to feed people for example like, Coca-cola or ammoniated beef at McDonald’s or what have you, you know? Franken foods, so there’s a lot of technology behind it in terms of food. They want to make the most money on the dollar out of there investment so they feed us this stuff that’s not good for us but you know, makes our brains light up – Dopamine is released and we feel a little bit better with the comfort food, you know the junk food right? It’s very addictive and all that so that’s a whole different book that I’m working on, actually, right now you know so I don’t want to get too much into that.

Ms. J Spearman, Quanta D.

Quanta D. is a Multi-Media Contributor, Writer @ Small Business Trendsetters, Host of Business Innovators Radio syndicating the Online Radio of In.Indie, Spotlight on Natural Health, In the Business of Community. Former Your-Take Contributor @ USA Today.com, Independent Journalism entailing 7 Digital News and Publishing Portals covering; the Inspirational, the Unusual and Unique in Originality and Practice in Small Business, Community, Arts, Health, Real Estate, Personal Development, International and Non-Profit events.