Inflammation, Pain and Neurotransmitter Dysfunction

Everyone that has been in chronic pain knows that over time, it can get pretty hard to maintain a positive mood. Obviously, it can be pretty hard to remain upbeat when you hurt all the time. But recent research shows that beyond the obvious “I hurt therefore I feel bad” reasoning, chronic inflammation can cause disruption in neurotransmitter synthesis which can lead to numerous symptoms of neurotransmitter imbalance. Luckily, these neurotransmitter imbalances an be corrected. (more…)

Dopamine Fluctuations and the Melanin Steal – Part 1 of 2

It can be very confusing and concerning for a person to get a test back with a “Critical High” or some correspondingly high number reported for their dopamine value. Often times, this represents what is called a “dopamine fluctuation” and is actually a sign that something is stealing dopamine away from neurotransmitter synthesis that must be corrected. (more…)