Brain Health

brain chemistry/Hormones

Brain hormones (neurotransmitters, a.k.a "brain chemistry") orchestrate thoughts, emotions, expression, and other essential functions for appetite, memory, sleep, energy, immune response, etc. In short, the brain runs it all.

The CMB Health Specialties nutritional program balances neurotransmitters to improve mood disorders, Parkinson's disease, and memory, for example.  


relationship to intestinal health

Food allergies, gluten and lectins, may adversely affect brain health through antibody reactions. Brain function can be altered by intestinal infections, adverse flora, mal-absorption of nutrients and toxins, which indirectly affect the production of serotonin and dopamine. There really is a “gut-brain” connection! Specific testing identifies imbalances and pathogens.


genetics

Genetic testing can identify risks for developing Alzheimer’s. Additionally, it can identify errors in detoxification (genetic SNPs) affecting brain hormones (neurotransmitters). Once identified, there is effective support for most genetic predispositions.


Nutrition and Medications

Good brain health is a reflection of overall good health. It is well known that many medications deplete nutrients needed for good brain health. Nutrient depletion depresses brain function.


lifestyle

The brain detoxifies and files information during sleep. Adequate, restful sleep is required for good brain health. Exercise improves brain oxygen. Balanced hormones support brain health. Eating that supports general health, supports brain health. Alcohol and sugar are both bad for brain health. Stress can physically damage the hypothalamus, an area of the brain vitally important for memory.