Psychopharmaceutical Drugs, Diet and the Brain

We are not born with a “deficiency state” of any medical drug. We can be born with deficiency states of internal, natural chemicals, some of which are enzymes and neurotransmitter forming amino acids. Stress and trauma in the family surrounding a young child can lead to further depletions of these needed chemicals. As the child grows and begins experiencing the stress of growing up and living in a traumatic world the depletion continues and seldom do the internal chemistries “catch up” with needed levels.

Medical interventions do not provide the brain and body with ingredients to make more normal chemistries. Drugs make whatever level of chemistry you have work differently, harder or longer.

Only the nutrition you take in as food or nutritional supplements help to improve the levels of available chemistry and attempt to support the continued building of the needed transmitters, enzymes and the like.

Targeted nutritional precursors (building blocks for normal human chemistry) have been shown by valid medical studies in the past to assist in improving the level of various neurotransmitters. These studies usually use the increased levels of metabolic breakdown elements of transmitters to indicate increased metabolic building taking place as a result of targeted nutrients.

If we just think logically we know that well before there were medical drug interventions the human population survived. It is true that medications to treat debilitating and life shortening diseases have improved the quality and span of life. We don’t say, “do not take medication as needed to maintain life”. We believe that taking medications to alter mind and mood have side effects which may be averted by using nutritional supplements instead as part of a healthy life style.

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