Are You Still Depressed or Anxious Even Though Your Taking Medications?
There are reasons why your depression won’t lift or your anxiety lingers. The latest evidence suggests chemicals called cytokines can create neuro-inflammation causing specific areas of your brain to slow down. Learn how to fix this problem and feel better again.
Looking for a natural approach to feeling your best, having motivation, enjoying you hobbies and relationships again?
Have you lost your JOY for life? Are you experiencing less pleasure from hobbies, relationships, things you used to enjoy? Are you distracted and anxious? Can’t sleep well?
There is natural help available!
Let face facts: some people don’t respond well to medications for depression or anxiety. You may also not like the side-effects of these medications.
SSRI’s, for instance, act on a chemical in the brain called serotonin. Serotonin helps regulate mood, but it also plays a role in digestion, pain, sleep, mental clarity, and other bodily functions. As a result, the SSRI antidepressants cause a wide range of side effects, including:
There are a couple of things you should know. There is no medication that can increase neurotransmitter production in the brain! That’s big news. These medications basically work by keeping these brain chemicals around longer but DO NOT increase production.
Why is that so important?
Simple, a healthy brain can produce what it needs.
Brain chemistry and function are complicated so I won’t go into too much detail here. Bottom line is you feel depressed or anxiety when your brains electrical signals become imbalanced.
Scientists having been gathering information over the past few years that points to chemicals called cytokines as the cause of depression. Cytokines are produced by the immune system and can cause inflammation.
The latest advancement in neurobiological research provided an increasing evidence that inflammatory and neurodegenerative pathways play a relevant role in depression.
Metab Brain Dis. 2009 Mar;24(1):27-53. Epub 2008 Dec 16
These findings suggest that targeting proinflammatory cytokines and their signaling pathways might represent a novel strategy to treat depression.
TRENDS in Immunology Vol.27 No.1 January 2006
We blend a unique combination of Brain-Based treatments along with Biomedical nutrition to give you well rounded natural advantage. By controlling cytokine production, reducing systemic inflammation and restoring the brains electrical balance we have seen our patients feel more balanced.
- It all starts with a functional neurological and metabolic evaluation to determine how the left and right hemisphere of the brain are operating. The left side of the brain is also known as the “Happy Brain” where generally more positive feelings are generated. The right side of the brain is also known as the “Cautious or Negative Brain” where more negative feelings are generated. See the picture below for more attributes.
- Next we want to understand as much as possible about your neurotransmitter balance by asking the right questions. There is no specific reliable lab testing to determine neurotransmitter levels in the brain. Questionnaires and history help shed light in this are. By discovering neurotransmitter influences (or combination of neurotransmitters) we can develop a natural, effective and safe approach to getting you back on track without side-effects. To learn more about neurotransmitters go to: Neurotransmitters – your key to feeling better.
In our office, we start with a comprehensive history and questionnaire that provides a starting point for care. We look at lab work for important neuro-inflammatory markers — Homocysteine, Highly sensitive C-Reactive Protein, blood glucose, serum fibrinogen, cortisol (rhythm and quantity) and hormones.
Imagine what it would feel like to enjoy your relationships again, or get out of bed refreshed and motivated to start your day! How about being able to handle the stress we all experience in a better way without feeling like you’re going to fall apart. Wouldn’t it be nice to have
If you would like to set up a “Case Review” to see what Brain Based Therapy and BioMedical Nutrition can do to help you (or someone you know), please call our office at 630-357-2299.
*Please note that natural nutritional and brain-based therapy does not take the place of conventional and established medical interventions including counseling and/or medications. We do not claim to treat or cure any psychological condition or disease. Our methods are also not meant to address, nor take the place of emergency medical needs. We do not suggest that you alter or discontinue any medications you may be taking.