Are your clients struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism? Are they frustrated with the brain fog associated with depression, anxiety, or ADHD?
Could your client have a neurotransmitter imbalance?
Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals that send information throughout the brain and body. They’re formed from amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. Without the proper levels of these amino acids, we cannot survive, because proteins are responsible for the building and functioning of our cells.
Under normal circumstances, a balanced level of amino acids is maintained through a healthy diet. However, the diet of an individual addicted to drugs or alcohol is rarely healthy. Drugs and alcohol tend to take the place of nourishing food. Not only does this lead to an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain but the addictive chemicals in drugs and alcohol also damage and destroy neurotransmitters.
Imbalances in neurotransmitter levels can create depression, anxiety, and ADHD, as well. These conditions are complicated by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Deficiencies like these prevent the absorption of nutrients through the intestinal tract, which impairs the body’s natural ability to create new neurotransmitters.