Dyskinesias – Different Types and Different Causes

Dyskinesias are abnormal, uncontrolled, involuntary movements that are often associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and therapies used to manage Parkinson’s disease. Many people assume dyskinesias are due to too much L-dopa/dopamine in the system. However, there are many known types of dyskinesias that require very different corrections. (more…)

Two Very Different Causes of Neurotransmitter Imbalance

Neurotransmitter imbalances are often at the root of many seemingly complex and distinct disorders, including depression, anxiety, migraines, insomnia, fibromyalgia, restless leg syndrome and even Parkinson’s disease. Neurotransmitter imbalances are not a simple case of ‘not having enough’; rather, it is a case of balance, and that balance can get thrown off by two very different processes, which require very different approaches to correct. (more…)

Summer is THE Time to Address ADHD

Summer is upon us; if you have a child or friend with ADHD, now is the time to try and address the underlying imbalances that inhibit the ability to concentrate and focus. While there are many probable causes of ADHD, one of the main underlying causes that needs to be addressed is neurotransmitter dysfunction. (more…)

Urine Testing to Optimize Neurotransmitter Function

Neurotransmitter testing gets a bad rap; unfortunately, it is well deserved, as many labs, and many providers, have misused it in a ill-fated attempt to help people achieve proper neurotransmitter function. In order to understand how it is possible to use urine testing to help with the clinical determination of optimal amino acid dosing, we have to first look at what is really being measured. (more…)

Transporters – What They Are, What They Do, and Why They are Important

amino acid therapy improves neurotransmitter functionAmino acid therapy is based on the fact that transporters regulate the flow of neurotransmitters and neurotransmitter precursors in the human body. However, most people don’t understand what transporters are or what they do. Here is the science behind what transporters are, what they do and why they are so important to the success of amino acid therapy. (more…)