With imbalanced brain chemistry, you may deal with learning disabilities, memory issues, mood disorders, or even psychosis.
Fortunately, there are ways to deal with brain chemistry imbalance.
1. Provide your brain with the amino acids and micronutrients necessary to maintain healthy neurotransmitter production and metabolism
Your hypothalamus is the gateway to all of the micronutrients, including amino acids that direct the production of neurotransmitters. Therefore, supporting your hypothalamus nutraceutically can help to balance your brain chemistry. I’ve had patients with anxiety disorders, depression, insomnia, brain fog, and learning disabilities be able to get their brain chemistry back in balance by using Genesis Gold® with extra Sacred Seven® amino acids.
It does take a minimum of three months to begin balancing your brain chemistry. Sometimes longer if your brain chemistry has been out of balance for more than a few months.
2. Be sure you’re getting other essential brain nutrients through diet
Vitamin D, which comes from sunshine and also from the skin of fatty fish, helps improve receptor site activity in the brain. Omega three fatty acids are also important to improve receptor site activity and neuron function in the brain. Making sure you’re consuming an adequate amount of protein for your lean body mass helps to provide amino acids for formation of neurotransmitters.
A plant-based diet with the majority of your calories coming from fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes allows your body to get enough micronutrients. Micronutrients fight inflammation which can adversely affect your brain chemistry.
Studies have shown that aerobic exercise can help balance your brain chemistry, especially levels of serotonin and dopamine. Doing a minimum of at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week is necessary to help keep your brain chemistry balanced. Doing something active every single day is even better.
4. Get enough sleep
When you’re sleep deprived, you’re much more likely to have imbalanced brain chemistry, resulting in super low levels of serotonin. This causes depression and memory issues. Try to get enough deep sleep by making sure you’re sleeping in a dark room, and not stimulating your hypothalamus and pineal gland with blue light after dusk. This means that it’s important to stay off of digital devices at night. Taking sleep aid supplements, like melatonin or GABA, for a short period of time can sometimes help to reverse depression caused by very low serotonin levels.
5. Learn stress reduction techniques
Deep breathing exercises with a focus on mindfulness helps to raise GABA levels, which helps to calm your brain and save neurotransmitters from being wasted.
If you have any questions regarding how to deal with imbalanced brain chemistry, please join me in our Hormone Support Group. You can access it through my free Hormone Reboot Training.