By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC, and Maria Cummings

What Dysregulates Brain Health?

The way we think about ourselves can greatly affect our overall well-being, but more often than not, most of us talk negatively to ourselves (in our thoughts mostly). Think about it for a minute, the things that we “think” to ourselves, we would never say to another person because it would be very hurtful. So, why then, do we do it to ourselves? Furthermore, chronic worrying or cursing also affect your brain health. Therefore, be mindful of your thoughts and what you say.

This type of thinking is negative, and it produces harmful effects like depression and dysregulates your neurotransmitters and other hormones. The good news is that the brain can rewire itself if you train it by being more positive in this type of situation.

Ways to Optimize Your Brain Health

*You can train your brain with a little cross training. Meaning that you should continuously keep your mind active by learning something new like how to play an instrument, learn a new language, or dance, and so forth.

*Reducing stress is vital because stress causes hormones like cortisol to kill brain cells and cause memory loss if stress levels are chronically high. Meditation, prayer and relaxation are excellent ways to battle stress.

*Your brain needs the proper amount of good quality sleep to stay healthy and to restore itself. For the people who are unable to rest or sleep, they could have imbalanced neurotransmitters. For example, low gaba or serotonin and high epinephrine or glutamate which can prevent the ability to calm down and thus prevent or interrupt sleep.

You may be wondering, “What is a Neurotransmitter and How Do I Balance it?”

A neurotransmitter is an important messenger of your nervous system. The brain uses neurotransmitters to signal your body to work. They signal the heart to beat, the digestion to function, and the brain to react a certain way. They also signal our moods. They help you feel good when there is a balance between the calming and stimulant neurotransmitters.

Anyone who suffers from these symptoms should highly consider testing their neurotransmitters with our Neurotransmitter Test.

• Anxiety
• Weight Gain
• Poor Focus
• Mood Swings
• Depression
• Insomnia
• Fatigue (mental and physical)
• Food cravings
• Trouble remembering people or things
• Low Libido
• Headaches
• Stomach Aches
• Trouble Focusing

The way we take care of ourselves plays a significant role in our brain health. However, sometimes we need a little more help and answers to restore the health of our brain. That is where our Neurotransmitter Test comes in to help! You are only one test away from optimal brain health!

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Medical disclaimer: Our Neurotransmitter Test kits and all tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.