Relative Nutritional Deficiencies Identified
80% of Americans Suffer
New scientific research coming out of NeuroResearch Clinics identifies relative nutritional deficiencies at the heart of many previously recognized neurotransmitter diseases such as depression, Attention Deficit Disorders, Parkinson’s, Crohn’s Disease, fibromyalgia, chronic insomnia, anxiety, etc. NeuroResearch Clinics have hypothesized that as many as 80% of Americans may be suffering from one or more relative nutritional deficiency diseases. Most patients who suffer from one of these neurotransmitter diseases suffer from 3 or more of them…indicating that at the root of the health constellation is a common cause and that commonality is a nutritional deficiency that can only be remedied with very specific nutrient supplementation guided by lab tests.
Absolute nutritional deficiencies are like scurvy, beri-beri, iron-deficiency anemia, vitamin A deficient blindness, etc. These are more often found in impoverished third world areas where lack of food is prevalent. Better diet often solves the problem. Nutritional supplementation can help greatly also.
Relative nutritional deficiencies are present when food intake is sufficient to provide normal baseline levels of nutrients but the body needs more nutrients for extraordinary needs. Generally recognized relative nutritional deficiencies occur in burn victims and post-surgical patients. These increased needs can occur because of genetic predisposition, high stress, trauma, toxic contamination, or medications.
It is important to realize that medicine is undergoing some dramatic changes as science informs health care decisions. It use to be standard of care to prescribe anti-biotics for colds and earaches even though these are predominantly viral infections and unresponsive to anti-biotics. Now we know that we are creating the environment for super infections by prescribing to many anti-biotics.
The same is true with the prescription of reuptake inhibitors for depression or amphetamines for attention deficit disorders. There is no evidence that these medications for depression are any better for mild to moderate depression than placebo and in severe depression only have a short term benefit in 7-14% of patients. They have not shown any benefit in people over 60 years of age. These medications also do damage to the brain biochemistry by rapidly depleting neurotransmitter stores. Medications for attention deficits and hyperactivity are neurotoxic and have been found to have no long term positive impact on behavior or school advancement when prescribed for children.
There are now hundreds of clinics throughout the world using more advanced nutritional approaches for the resolution of these neurotransmitter diseases because they address the core relative nutritional deficiencies. For a simple explanation go to Brain Neurotransmitter Health. For a health consultation to address a particular issue with specific nutritional guidelines go to Health Consults. For scientific papers and detailed discussions on the subject go to NeuroSupport. For even more information go to Neuroscience Myths.