Toxicity and the Brain
Do you feel like your brain is foggy? Or that your concentration is poor, or your memory worse than it should be? So many peopleare not able to think or function at their best due to a nervous system that is not working as well as it should. Find out what is affecting your ability to function at Natural Detox Solutions.
There is an epidemic of learning and behavioural issues affecting children and teenagers too. From ADHD, criminal behaviour and anger issues, to depression, anorexia and OCD.
Learning disabilities and Autistic Spectrum disorders (such as Asperger's and Autism) have also increased.
Our brains are polluted. Levels of the so called 'heavy metals - cadmium, lead, mercury, arsenic etc. are 700 times higher now than in our ancestors. We consume huge amounts of anti-nutrients. These are substances that either block or interfere with our ability to absorb and use nutrients or increase the loss of that nutrient. Chemical substances such as colourings and preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, GM foods and irradiation to name but a few.
Lead - higher lead levels cause poor behaviour, learning difficulties, lower IQ, poor reaction time and poor physical co-ordination.
Mercury - linked to headaches, depression, memory loss
Cadmium - disturbed metal performace, aggression and confusion
Aluminium - linked to Altzeimer's disease
Copper - Linked to anxiety and phobia
MSG - overexcites brain cells and can lead to brain cell damage or death
Tartrazine and benzoic acid- worsens behaviour of hyperactive children.
Many mental health issues, hyperactivitiy and even addiction have a substantial link to food allergies. Sometimes the only symptom will be a brain based one. These 'brain allergies are common. For example:
Gluten - found in wheat, rye, barley and sometimes oats.
Linked to depression that is unresponsive to therapy, alcoholism, Schizophrenia, Autism, headaches, unsteadiness.
Other food intolerance/ allergy based symptoms include:
Irritability, agitation, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, nervousness, anxiety, fatigue, slow thinking and blurred vision
Find out your 'heavy' metal toxic load via a hair mineral analysis test or a provoked urine analysis of metal toxins. Either of these will only tell you what the body can excrete, rather than the total load, but it gives an indication of the body burden of toxicity. We can also test for food intolerances and 'leaky gut'. Dr Dann can order these tests and interpret the results for you.