Step 1: Balance the Brain

NeuroFit Nutrition specializes in helping clients balance their brain using functional medicine protocols that address neurotransmitter imbalances. 

WHAT IS BRAIN CHEMISTRY?

The human brain is one of the most complex and profoundly intricate structures in the known universe!  Consisting of tens of billions of neurons, using chemical messengers called neurotransmitters, that decide when the heart beats, how deeply to breathe and when to digest.  Out of balance neurotransmitters have a direct effect on our mood, sleep, concentration, and weight fluctuations. It is estimated that over 85% of Americans have neurotransmitter levels that are unbalanced, mostly due to uncontrolled stress, poor diet, exposure to neurotoxins, genetics, and drugs (including alcohol and caffeine).   

Neurotransmitter examples:

SEROTONIN is inhibitory with a stable, calming, happy effect on our mood. 

GABA is the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter; generally low in depression. 

DOPAMINE is both excitatory and inhibitory and is involved in focus, motivation and rewards.

NOREPINEPHRINE is excitatory and involved in euphoria, hyperactivity and panic attacks.

EPINEPHRINE is excitatory that is released in “fight or flight” stressful situations. 

HISTAMINE is excitatory and is related to allergy and inflammation with links to depression.

AMINO ACID THERAPY

The proteins we consume in our diet provide the amino acids our bodies convert to neurotransmitters. For instance, tyrosine upregulates the production of catecholamines, a group of neurotransmitters that includes dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine. Protocols that involve amino acid therapy can help to balance brain chemicals and other disease states. Nikki Drummond, CCN offers complete, customized amino acid protocols and expert functional medicine counsel. Click on Get Started today and set up an appointment right away. We’re looking forward to seeing you!