Everyone wants a better brain. We want a better memory, better focus, and want to prevent problems that may come on as we become older. One study showed that 86 percent of all who come to a doctor’s office are low in brain neurotransmitters.
The brain communicates by using certain normal body chemicals, such as dopamine, serotonin, acetylcholine, GABA, and others. Often these relate to amino acids.
Neurotransmitter depletion can be caused by stress, poor diet (including fatty acids, protein, etc.), toxins, electronic pollution, drug use, alcohol and caffeine usage, lack of sleep, and genetic predisposition.
The following conditions may mean neurotransmitter deficiencies: ADD, autism, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, migraine headaches, eating disorders, focus and memory, immune system disorders, lethargy, and mood disorders.
In many cases, these neurotransmitters can be replaced by using natural nutrients. First we should determine which neurotransmitters are low. Some questionnaires are available to help with this. More recently the Neurogistics group in Texas have a program whereby a urine sample is taken for analysis. This is probably the best way now. We at Nova Health are now a certified clinic to offer this for our patients. See the back side to find out more.
Brain Dominance Survey
This is way to determine the dominances of the “four brains” as defined by Ted Herrmann and his research in the late 1980s. He found that people are not just “left brained” or “right brained” but that there are four areas. The lower brain, or limbic part, constitutes the thinking patterns that are different from the top cerebral part. A person may be single-dominant, double-dominant, triple-dominant, or quadruple-dominant, and with various combinations thereof.
Their web site in on the next page.
Here is an example of attributes with the four brains:
Whole Brain Model (one example)
|(A) Upper Left||(D)Upper Right|
|(B) Lower Left||(C) Lower Right|
For the Brain Dominance Survey, you may take a short questionnaire to give some idea of where your are (at Nova Health for our patients). However, a more accurate way is to take the test given from their web site: www.hopellc.com
One way to get an idea of what neurotransmitters you may be deficient in or that are unbalanced is to do the questionnaire from Dr. Braverman’s book. We recommend buying the book because it explains a lot of this. In Chapter 3 of this is the test (which consists of two parts). After taking this test, you can score yourself.
Book: Braverman, Eric. The Edge Effect. 2005. ISBN 1-4027-2247-8 (paperback at stores such as at Barnes & Noble; approx. $14).
To do the Neurogistics urine test with Nova Health, use the internet. This is a kit that they will mail to you with directions on how to do it. Then you mail this back to the lab (in North Carolina) all prepaid with your fee (currently $125). They will mail back your results with recommended neurotransmitter support. Web site: www.neurogistics.com. Once in here, press the “Get Started” button and take the short free self-test. At the end of this, put in the Nova Health Code. This is L2043. This identifies Nova Health so we can work with you.
Purchase the kit (credit card is best). You will be prompted to complete your online e-Health Profile. It takes around two weeks to get your results back. Neurogistics is in Texas (lab in NC).
Here is one example of a testimony from the Neurogistics program from their brochure:
“The purpose of this letter is to express my gratitude to you for your services! I have never felt better in my entire life. My husband has even fallen back in love with me! I am no longer feeling the constant stress and depression that once ruled my life and for the first time in years, I am truly enjoying my children! There is no more yelling at this house. We tend to stay calm and happy because the way I am now handling everything! My husband and I don’t even fight anymore. We discuss our problems calmly. In addition, I had not been able to focus for as long as I can remember, but here I am making lists and completing my tasks that I was previously unable to do.
I just wanted to let you know how pleased my entire family is! I feel like you have possibly saved my life!” – P.S. Austin, TX.