Nutrient Therapy for Balancing Brain Chemistry

This blog was written for Village Green Apothecary by Dr. Kevin Passero, ND, who has worked closely with us for a number of years.

brain-chemistryScience has made many great advances in the understanding of complex brain processes, especially when it comes to treating mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and attention deficit disorder. Using natural methods such as advanced nutrient therapy for balancing brain chemistry is becoming a very promising alternative to conventional treatments. By determining the unique biochemistry of each patient, clinical practitioners experienced in nutrient therapy (vitamins, minerals and amino acids) can maximize outcomes without side effects commonly associated with psychiatric medications.

As a Naturopathic doctor, I am passionate about uncovering the root cause of illnesses and providing personalized medicine. Each individual has innate biochemical factors that influence personality, behavior, mental health, as well as immune function. And, it is this unique biochemistry that results in diverse nutritional needs. Genetic differences influence the way our bodies process foods and certain nutrients, causing some people to have nutrient deficiencies while others have an excess of nutrients. Both can cause problems in neurotransmitter balance. Testing patients allows me to determine if a person has abnormal absorption, metabolism, or storage of key nutrients. With this knowledge, I can tailor treatment plans based on individual needs. Continue reading “Nutrient Therapy for Balancing Brain Chemistry”

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