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Posted by Steven Sponaugle
Florida Detox and Wellness Institute routinely measures neurotransmitter levels or metabolites, in patients. The vast majority of our chemically dependent patients have deficient or suboptimal levels of 5 HIAA, the Serotonin breakdown product. We can usually increase Serotonin levels dramatically, using 5 HTP, magnesium and Pyridoxal 5 Phosphate, P5P.
Most Americans and practitioners are unaware that about 50 percent of adult Americans are lactose intolerant and lactose intolerance interferes with conversion of l tryptophan to Serotonin. This helps explain why Serotonin deficiency, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and insomnia are so prevalent. Magnesium is necessary for conversion of tryptophan to Serotonin and magnesium is the most common nutritional deficiency in the US, due mainly to impaired absorption more than inadequate intake.
Many of our patients are amazed to learn how relaxed they become and how well they sleep, after receiving Magnesium Sulfate IVs. The reduction of anxiety and insomnnia from intravenous magnesium, is difficult to describe in words, compared to personally experiencing the magnesium infusion.
You all need to drop the whole Seretonin focus and so on.
A biochemical imbalance has never been found in a human brain
and there has never been evidence found to prove that a lack of seretonin
is what causes "depression" (feeling down).
Even if "depression" (feeling down) was found to be the corresponding
effect of there being a lack of seretonin in the brain then all psychiatric drugs
would make the issue worse and disrupt normal function elsewhere in the brain
and body due to them being toxic!
If you ever want the FACTS about psychiatry and the pharmaceutical companies
then study Peter Breggin MD - The leader in the field.
Even all of the labels which psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies have assigned to normal human responses to the various issues of peoples lives i.e. depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bi-polar and so on are INVENTIONS!
Even 'Social Anxiety' is just that 'anxiety' which can be overcome with proper thinking strategies.
Regulate your body and mind with organic nutrition - living plant foods, and proper thinking strategies.
On a physical level it's nutrients which causes healthy cell growth, strong immune system and so on. The body has no need for any pharmaceutical chemical - if it did they would grow on trees-FACT!