Yesterday, 05:06 PM
Diagnosed bipolarity is a chemical problem not a psychiatric problem. Maybe if they were better off the gridders they might have been able to (or known that they should) stuff her full of chickpeas and lentils and such the like, all high lithium foods, all day every day ad infinitum. You can do high lithium plants off the grid. I think you get lithium in normal soil, but I am sure it would help to have a non-edible source of lithium in the soil somehow, with a little research you can probably leech most of the bad stuff out of some rechargeable batteries, pulverize the remaining guts and spread evenly into soil and grow lithium medicine out of that soil... It would be horrible soil for anything else except plants you are growing specifically to put lithium in the diet. But this stuff could totally be done off the grid.
I can understand why most people aren't going to know this stuff. I mean, I had to look up what foods carry the most lithium. I haven't seen the movie so I don't even know if this guy had access to or even understood the internet. But if I'm going off the grid, and I somehow conclude my wife is bipolar (probably not the most difficult diagnosis if you are rational and observant and she is your wife?), then the first thing I do is look for a natural source of digestible lithium. Take away the chemical imbalance and see if it takes away the erratic behavior and ideations.
Up to a point unreachable in any normal diet, lithium is harmless so even if I am wrong and nothing changes it just tells me the probem is somewhere else and not bipolar.