I use the work being done by Dr. Marty Hinz and his team at NeuroResearch in Duluth, MN to help my patients balance neurotransmitters with nutrition.
And, you say, what is a neurotransmitter?
A neurotransmitter is a chemical released at the end of a nerve fiber that causes the transfer of an impulse to another nerve or muscle fiber or organ – it’s what your body uses to ‘transmit’ the signal.
If you don’t have enough of the signaling chemicals, the message doesn’t get across – like not having enough bars on your cell phone to get a message through. If you have the wrong blend of signaling chemicals it’s like being in an area without a tower that talks to YOUR carrier.
There are many illnesses caused by an imbalance or deficiency in neurotransmitters, and correcting the underlying cause keeps us from having to chase each issue.
Here is a partial listing of diseases and disorders that are related to unbalanced or inadequate neurotransmitter levels:
Adrenal fatigue or burnout
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Serotonin driven coronary artery disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Nocturnal Myoclonus (Restless Leg Syndrome)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Organ system dysfunction
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Social anxiety disorder
Traumatic brain injury
If you have any of these (and, especially, if you suffer with several) and are not getting satisfactory results with the treatment you are currently receiving, please consider working on the cause, instead of the effects.