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Monday, September 19, 2011

Nutrition is Very Important if you are Depressed

Dear Ms A.B

I cannot imagine how the eggs worsen my mood and the cabbage helps me in getting red of depression hit much easier.


Good for you that you are finding out which foods are helpful for you.

Dear Ms Curtiss

Thanks so much for going with me all the way till I reached here with a better understanding of whats depression.

I still curious about the liquid that accumulates around the scalp of my head that causes me depressed and I have to get red of it by walking in order to feel much better.  

Once depression hits, this water start to accumulate unless I used a nursery reheme in order to stop this. 

I am still looking for help in this because hospitals did not help. 

I wounder if any one that you have connection with can help me in this.


One of the symptoms of depression and anxiety can be excessive sweating.
Depression is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain. Chemical imbalances in the brain are caused by chemical imbalances and nutritional deficiencies in the body. Anyone with depression should seek out a holistic health practitioner and nutritionist. Or a doctor of Chinese medicine. A. B.

Dear A.B Curtiss

I am noticing that depression hits decreases since I changed the type of food I eat everyday. I do not know if eating meat is one thing that help on getting depression hits. 

I am watching my food and see how it affects the number of depression hits everyday.


Dear R.

This is taking responsibility for yourself. Great work.

Dear Ms Curtiss

I made a blood iron test and the results was I am anemic and I have iron deficiency. I do not know if this is related to the symptoms   


It certainly could be related. What does your doctor say? A. B. Curtiss

Dear Ms Curtiss

I finally discovered the severe depression was mostly from iron deficiency for about 13 years. Whats left now is the depression hits three times a day 

and I get red of it through the books that I read.

My Q is can iron deficiency for this many years create cyclical depression like what I have. 


Dear R,
If the cells in our body do not receive the nutrition they need, depression can be the result.  Many people do not make the effort, as you did, to consult a nutritionist to make sure they are getting what they need to be a healthy person. If the cells get what they need you will have a sense of well being. 

I credit my own doctor of Chinese medicine for helping me out of a sick body to a well one after my bout with a back injury and taking too many drugs because of the back problem.  Took me six months to fully recover from all the side effects of the drugs I took but I have been totally well now for three months. The time and effort was well worth it.
A. B. Curtiss

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Your Book Had a Profound Effect on my Education

Dear AB,

We spoke during my graduate education at the University of Illinois,
where I was studying narratives of psychiatric treatment.  Your book
had a profound impact on my education & I've shared it with many
people since.

I'm writing for two reasons.  The first, is that I'm coming to
California at the end of October for a conference of an organization
that has been working hard to establish and disseminate more holistic
and hopeful interventions for mental illness.  I'm presenting at the
conference, and personally know the organizer.  I wanted to see if you
had any availability in your schedule to make it to L.A. to join us.
If so, in addition to being delighted to meet you, I would love to
introduce you to a number of people at the conference--and even
possibly have you say a brief word during my own presentation (see
attached conference flyer).

Secondly, I'm attending a symposium on the east coast at the end of
the month of an organization that funding for innovative
mental health projects.  Perhaps when I'm in California, I wanted to
talk with you about potentially collaborating in that.  Among other
ideas would be to secure funds sufficient to produce an
ongoing series of quality video shorts on individuals who have
progressed through your treatment and others like you--to illustrate
the powerful and enduring changes that can happen.

That's all.  I understand you will surely be busy already in October.
I'm hopeful we might be able to meet you--on at least one of the days.

With admiration,
-Dr.-J, PhD Research Director____________

Dear Dr. J.
 I shouldn't be too busy the end of October and I would be happy to make the
trip to L.A. if I possibly can. You would have to tell me what day. Speaking
of low cost videos. You may not know that I also write children's books and
I made a 17 min video of one of them for 9/11. A teacher asked me if I could
just send her an email of the text and I said I would and would think about
maybe scanning some pictures to send her. Then I got the idea of doing the
video. Very last minute as I did it that very night. It cost me $262.50
including putting it on youtube. Here's the link.  AB Curtiss
Dear AB

Nicely done!  (:  If my gut is right, this North Carolina organization
would give us enough to do some high-level profiles of people who have
had these changes. I think your profile would be exciting to do.  I
often share it during my conference presentations--'green frog, green
frog...'  (:

I would be thrilled to have you at the conference.  I'm not sure which
day I'm speaking, but perhaps you could decide based on the other
presenters.  Either day, I'll be happy to introduce you to a number of
like-minded people who would love your work.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Little Chapel that Stood--what happened on 9/11

The Little Chapel that Stood

 9 pm and I went over. We just shot it all at once, awkward pauses and all and hopefully it will get out there. Anything you can do to help pass the link along I will really appreciate. Thanks, Arline

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Little Chapel that Stood--what happened on 9/11

Life is so interesting. I've had plenty of these Little Chapel books enough to supply Barnes and Noble and amazon.com and I told them about Smithsonian Institution choosing it as the best book written for children about 9/11 and as the feature book in its interactive program about 9/11 to teach the history of that event for schools and libraries. And I told B&N and amazon about the story about me appearing in the Sept issue of Guideposts Magazine, but they only ordered a small amount. The demand was greater than they thought. And the hurricane slowed deliveries and my big chance for huge sales kind of melted away with the rain. Must be I'm not fated to be all that famous after all. Oh, well.

The Little Chapel that Stood has been around  since 2003 but  I guess everybody just heard about it this month because of Guideposts and the Smithsonian.  So what happened is that I've been inundated with calls from teachers and school principles trying to get the book by this Friday. There is no way I can do it.

Finally, this afternoon one teacher asked if I couldn't at least email her the text. I said I could do that and she could get some of the pictures on my website, abcurtiss.com . I thought to myself how sad that so many would not hear about the courage of the American people on that tragic day and be proud of the extraordinary history of the self-reliant and self-responsible and courageous people of this great country as evidenced by how everybody, young and old, responded to the events of that day.

Then I had an idea. So tonight at 10:30 I'm having someone videotape me reading the book and will put it on youtube. I won't sell a huge bunch of books but at least the inspiring and  historical message will have a chance of getting out. We should not forget what happened that day, and we should celebrate the extraordinary courage of the American people. I'll let you know how it comes out. Please wish me luck. A. B. Curtiss