Nutritional Health Care Consultations
Our Nutritional Consults deal with correcting errors to the core biochemical pathways of body and brain function...the so-called Biochemical Heart of Life. This involves the neurotransmitter balance in the brain and body of such neurochemicals as serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, melatonin, GABA…. It includes normalizing the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis of neurohormones. Our nutritional recommendations enhances the methylation and detoxification pathways of sulfur containing amino acids. These nutritional protocols also addresses the melanin-cytokine pathways that control inflammation.
We address Relative Nutritional Deficiencies caused by Neuronal Bundle Damage in the brain or genetic errors of cellular transport in the digestive system. These are neurotransmitter based imbalances which require nutrient and herbal supplements guided by special lab tests run on urine samples. The process is called Monoamine Transporter Optimization. It is highly effective and scientifically validated for correcting the underlying cause of a large number of conditions. For a list of these conditions click on "Test Yourself" at the top of the right hand column.
What Are Neurotransmitters?
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that convey electrical signaling between nerves. They are essential for human life. Examples are: Serotonin, dopamine, glycine, melatonin, GABA, norepinephrine, epinephrine.
Causes of Neurotransmitter Imbalance and Biochemical Disruption:
Neurotoxins such as pesticides, alcohol, nicotine, amphetamines
Medications such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Sinequan, Meridia, Dexatrim, Ritalin, Imitrex, Amiltriptyline, Wellbutrin…
(Warning!!! If you are now taking any of the above medications or are exposed to the noted neurotoxins it is important to be, at the very least, taking a Level One dosage of neurotransmitter replenishment nutrients to minimize the depletion that is on-going, establish a foundation for detoxification, and to help with the effectiveness of any medications. Contact our office to obtain the appropriate supplementation.)
Weakened nerves in the brain due to genetic predisposition or damaged nerves due to physical trauma, stress, poor diet, or chemical contamination from neurotoxins can cause an increased need for neurotransmitters so that the damaged or weakened nerves can function normally. This means there is an increased need for the nutritional precursors for the production of higher levels of neurotransmitters. This is termed a relative nutritional deficiency. Your body and brain need more nutrients than what can be gained in diet to sustain these higher levels of neurotransmitters so that the damaged nerves can function optimally. Often the nerve damage is permanent so that increased nutritional needs are also always going to be present. Your body also has to have a regular supply of sulfur-containing amino acid nutrition for the primary detoxification pathways to work properly.
Restoring Neurotransmitter Balance
The most scientifically sound way of restoring neurotransmitter and biochemical balance plus improving the conditions caused by distorted neurotransmitter levels in the brain is with targeted, specific nutritional supplementation guided by Monoamine Transporter Optimization. Providing the right ratio of nutrients that establish optimal brain neurotransmitters, given at specific times of the day is the key to restoring health for these problems. Databases on clinical effectiveness show 100% response in depression, 95% success rate with migraine headaches, and 99.5% improvement of fibromyalgia. If a person has any condition that is typical of neurotransmitter imbalance and is not properly replenishing the brain’s reserves of these neurotransmitters with the essential nutrients they will suffer eventually. Proper diet, Chiropractic care, and improved stress management can also be extremely helpful, depending on the individual case.
For more Information
Up-dated, scientific, news stories of recent advancements in addressing neurological conditions by natural means can be found at Health Blog .
Detailed explanations of the various aspects of Monoamine Transporter Optimization can be found by clicking the files on the right hand side of the Health Resources page of this website.
For scientific papers and detailed discussions about neurotransmitter balancing from the medical group that has the largest database on patients using nutritional supplementation to correct the imbalances go to Neuro Research.
Another site with information about specific diseases that are dealt with nutrition can be found Neuro Science Myths.
Neurotransmitter Replenishment Protocols Available at Our Clinic
Here at Thomas M. Collins Chiropractic, Inc. we use the most advanced protocols for establishing proper brain neurotransmitter function with nutritional supplementation. We provide the testing kits if needed and consult with the expert physicians when necessary with difficult cases. Call 707-566-7396 for an appointment today and start on your path to wellness.