We have been working with conditions associated with neurotransmitter imbalance for over two decades. During that time, we have learned a good deal about the most effective strategies to restore optimal neurotransmitter function. One of the most profound discoveries was determining the best way to address the different neurotransmitter systems in the body.
In 2014, Mary Hinz, MD, et al, published a paper that hypothesized that carbidopa depleted the body of vitamin B6 and that this decrease in B6 levels led to progressive neurodegeneration in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Two recent papers provide additional evidence that seems to support that assertion.
I’ve had several clients inquire about the amount of carbohydrates in the Mucuna powder that we use and whether that will affect their ability to follow a ketogenic diet and stay in ketosis, so I thought this an opportune time to address this issue in a post.
L-Tryptophan is the dietary precursor to serotonin production in the body. However, there are many reasons why dietary tryptophan may not provide an adequate supply of serotonin to optimize a person’s health.
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as a flavor enhancer in many foods. Unfortunately, research has shown that it can also lead to numerous derangements and even damage the brain, altering how our brains’ function. Therefore, it is vitally important that everyone knows how to properly identify and avoid MSG.
When working with people that have symptoms of a dopamine relative nutritional deficiency (i.e., those that are following a dopamine dominant protocol), elevated homocysteine is not an uncommon finding. However, determining the reason for this abnormal finding holds the key to resolving it.