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.
While someone is undergoing amino acid therapy for a relative nutritional deficiency that exhibits symptoms similar to a disease – such as depression, migraines or Parkinson’s Disease – they may find they have a loss of appetite and unwanted weight loss. This can be concerning; luckily, it can also be corrected.(more…)
Many people that are dopamine dominant require rather large amounts of mucuna 40% powder and/or tyrosine powder to optimize neurotransmitter function; this can be difficult for many people, as the powders often do not mix well. However, we have several tried-and-true methods that can help make this process much easier.
Almost every week I receive inquiries from people asking if they can use a mucuna product they found on the internet that claims to be standardized to 98% L-dopa. The easy answer is “NO”, as there are numerous issues with these products that makes them unacceptable substitutes during amino acid therapy. (more…)
Essential tremor is a nervous system (neurological) disorder that causes involuntary and rhythmic shaking that can resemble the symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. There is much debate about whether essential tremor is related to Parkinson’s disease and whether one can lead to or is a sign of the other. (more…)
Some people find that prescription SSRI medications, such as Lexapro, Celexa or Paxil, do not help them in the management of depression. Generally when this happens, one of three states is occurring, and each requires a different solution. (more…)