The intriguing link between brain chemistry and human behavior

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brain-health(NaturalHealth365) In any given year, about 25% of all U.S. adults have a mental illness and nearly 50% of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime.  These statistics are staggering!  Yet, when it comes to brain health and behavioral disorders, Western medicine is clearly missing the point – in terms of an effective solution.

You see, conventionally-trained physicians – especially psychiatrists – are heavily indoctrinated with the notion that the only ‘reasonable’ treatments for psychiatric conditions are counseling and prescription medication. (But, that’s about to change)

Discover a nutrient-based therapy for anxiety, depression and other serious mental health issues. On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and nutrient-based psychiatry pioneer Dr. William Walsh explore the ways in which genetically-based nutritional imbalances affect our mental health and behavior. If you know somebody struggling with the challenges of ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, autism or any other behavior disorder, tell them about this hope-filled (scientifically-grounded) program.

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Fixing the brain: Nutrient therapies are the key to correcting neurotransmitter imbalances

Neurotransmitters – key chemical messengers in the brain – have tremendous influence on behavioral disorders. Unfortunately, ignoring the nutritional aspects of brain health, doctors merely ‘treat’ chemical imbalances in the brain with toxic drugs to (hopefully) normalize the activity of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine.

Neurotransmitters are produced in the body from amino acids, vitamins, minerals and other natural biochemicals. But: just as people have different innate genetic factors influencing personality, behavior and mental health, they also have differences in the way they process foods.

Simply stated, nutrient imbalances can alter brain levels of neurotransmitters and affect behavior and mood. Dr. Walsh maintains that individualized, nutrient-based therapy can treat psychological disorders by regulating the activity of neurotransmitters with natural chemicals – rather than molecules that are foreign to the brain.

“Nutrient therapy may replace psychiatric drugs as the treatment of choice for mental illness,” Dr. Walsh declares.

Join us, on the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, as we reveal a completely natural way to correct brain chemistry imbalances without the need for toxic drugs. (the science is amazing)

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What behavior disorders respond to nutrient-based therapy?

Dr. Walsh reports that anxiety and depression may be caused by being over-methylated, which triggers excessive activity at the dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin receptors. People with anxiety and depression often have deficiencies in folates and B vitamins.

In this case, says Dr. Walsh, selective serotonin uptake inhibitors such as Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft may not work – and may even cause unwanted reactions. A regimen of the proper nutrients can address the problem by normalizing activity at the neurotransmitter receptors.

On the other hand, low transmission of serotonin can cause disorders such as OCD and seasonal depression. Although patients with low serotonin may benefit from SSRIs such as Paxil and Zoloft, Dr. Walsh maintains that a more natural approach – treating with specific amino acids and minerals – can also be successful.

Another thing to consider – when trying to get well: A malabsorption of nutrients can cause deficiencies, Candida infections and mental health problems. In fact, Dr. Walsh reports that malabsorption affects over 90 percent of autistic people.

Bottom line: A good treatment plan depends on the type of malabsorption present, and may include the use of probiotics, specific enzymes and specialized dietary suggestions. Don’t miss our next highly-informative program about brain health and emotional wellbeing.

Get the best nutrient-based solutions for behavior disorders – Sun. Nov. 5

This week’s guest: William Walsh, Ph.D., F.A.C.N., nutrient-based psychiatry pioneer

William Walsh, Ph.D., FACN, is a key scientist driving the development of nutrient-based psychiatry. The owner of the Walsh Research Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing advanced biochemical therapy to people challenged by psychiatric disorders, he has been a pioneer in the development of advanced nutrient therapies.

With over 30 years of research and clinical experience, Dr. Walsh has written more than 200 scientific articles, reports and is the author of Nutrient Power – which provides a scientific foundation for an evidence-based nutrient therapy system. A Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, Dr. Walsh directs an international physician-training program in the United States and in Australia, teaching advanced biochemical and nutrient therapies used by doctors worldwide.

Sources for this article include:

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jonathan landsmanAbout the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host of NaturalHealth365.com, the NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show – and the NaturalHealth365 INNER CIRCLE, a monthly subscription to the brightest minds in natural health and healing.

Reaching hundreds of thousands of people, worldwide, as a personal health consultant, writer and radio talk show host, Jonathan has been educating the public on the health benefits of an organic, non-GMO diet along with high-quality supplementation and healthy lifestyle habits, including exercise and meditation.

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  • Regena Paski

    I think few of us knew the statistics. This is such a large number of people suffering with anyone of these conditions. To think as the diet of Americans deteriorates the number can increase. I will be interested in hearing what can be done for this problem.

  • Noah Cramer

    The opportunity to help someone suffering from depression without resorting to medications is wonderful. I believe that this is the only way since drugs have dangerous side effects and in the long run do not help. There is always a root cause that is never really addressed.

  • Rhoda Morley

    I have personally seen family members regress after treatments. The standard of care for those with any of the above conditions is dismal. The medical thinking is you can conquer all these conditions with pharmaceuticals. I have not seen real-life results that prove the person has been cured with the current treatments.

  • Mandy Parton

    Mental health should be a priority. Times have changed and due to diet changes and stress levels we need to protect ourselves. Depression is now a health concern for young people. Anxiety and panic attacks are now more common then ever before. We need to be educated on two things what is behind it and how do we cope with it. Better yet how do we change so we don’t have to contend with any of these conditions.