Many people suffer from histamine-induced allergies. This represents a collapse of the catecholamine cascade which results in the person’s system being overwhelmed with histamine. Amino acid therapy may present a novel approach to rebuilding the catecholamine system and restoring balance that can lessen and even eliminate histamine-induced allergies. (more…)
People want to save money – I get it. I want to save money wherever and whenever I can.
However, it doesn’t save you any money if you can never get better. (more…)
In the process of optimizing a person’s neurotransmitter function, it is not uncommon for people to experience transient states of nausea. This is particularly common for those that are dopamine dominant. However, getting this nausea under control as quickly as possible is crucial for long-term success. (more…)
The sensation that a person’s heart races, often described as “heart palpitations”, after taking a dose of amino acids occurs in roughly 10% of the people we see that are following a dopamine dominant protocol. (more…)
I receive dozens of inquiries on a monthly basis about an amino acid protocol that people with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) can use to improve their mental and physical function. Some of these people are not (and have not) taken any conventional medications for PD, such as carbiodopa/levodopa; but many are taking some combination of conventional medications and are not receiving relief from their symptoms. The problem is, everyone’s needs are different, so there is no one protocol people can follow to achieve optimal function. However, here I will detail the general process that should be followed in order to find each person’s optimal amino acid dosing. (more…)
For those clients that are found to be dopamine dominant, including everyone that has restless leg syndrome (RLS) and Parkinson’s disease (PD), we often recommend that they avoid foods rich in the amino acid tyramine while taking L-dopa/mucuna pruriens and/or large amounts of L-tyrosine. This is because that in some people, this combination can cause an abrupt increase in blood pressure. (more…)