Have you ever heard of the term “advanced nutrient therapy” when it comes to treating mental health disorders? You may not have understood what that meant and may even be wondering if nutrients can really address chemical imbalances in the brain. We tell you more in this article.
Defining Advanced Nutrient Therapy
Making use of key vitamins, nutrients, amino acids and minerals to address neurotransmitter imbalances, advanced nutrient therapy is an increasingly popular tool for managing mental health conditions such as depression, ADHD, schizophrenia and more. These conditions can be caused by genetic predispositions, environmental stressors or both. Using nutrients to address the problem is much more effective and safer than using medications, which can come with undesired side effects.
How It Came About
Developed by Dr. William Walsh, advanced nutrient therapy has its roots in a study of death row felons and those who had committed violent crimes. In trying to identify the root cause behind their sociopathic behavior, an analysis was carried out on their hair tissues, which revealed unusual levels of certain chemicals such as copper and zinc. The same imbalance was observed in children with behavioral disorders.
Based on this knowledge, Dr. Walsh started treating patients by providing them with the nutrients they were lacking. The results proved that it worked and since then, Dr. Walsh has gone on to study other mental health disorders and develop nutritional therapies to target them.
Understanding Neurotransmitters and Epigenetics
To produce a neurotransmitter such as serotonin, both substrates and co-factors are required. Synthesized from an amino acid, co-factors such as vitamins and nutrients facilitate the necessary reaction to produce a neurotransmitter. When gene expression is altered by environmental factors, this phenomenon is known as epigenetics. Methylation is one way epigenetics can be put into practice to modify gene expression. Through methylation, gene expression can be brought back to a level that is unconducive for mental health disorders.
Types of Nutrient Imbalances
Nutrient imbalances in the brain can result in mental health disorders. Below are some common types of nutrient imbalances:
Copper Imbalance: An overload of copper can result in anxiety and depression, especially in women. Resulting in higher norepinephrine and lower dopamine levels, the ability to feel pleasure is reduced and panic attacks are heightened.
Pyrrole Disorder: When the body produces excess kryptopyrroles, levels of B6 and zinc go While all humans produce kryptopyrroles during the synthetization of hemoglobins, some are genetically wired to produce more during times of stress. When the levels of B6 and zinc in the body is reduced, negative effects such as mood swings, reduced appetite and nausea can occur.
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Start Advanced Nutrient Therapy with Yang Institute
Do you or a loved one suffer from a mental health disorder, but you are hesitant to rely entirely on medication? If so, try out advanced nutrient therapy. Targeting the imbalances in the brain in a safe, effective, drug-free and non-invasive manner, Yang Institute’s mission is to address the root cause of diseases. To this end, we specialize in a wide range of tailored treatments including herbal remedies, functional medication, neuromodulation and many more. If you have any questions or would like a recommendation, please feel free to contact us.