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Why Your Body Makes Your Brain Feel Cuckoo Part I


Why Your Body Makes Your Brain Feel Cuckoo Part I

by Jen Springer

Ever found and article and thought, “Everyone needs to read this!”?

This one below is one of those.

However, it’s a bit brainy and dry.  I’m going to break up this particle into pieces as it was originally written so you can take the information in bit by bit.

Myself and other functional practitioners firmly believe that if the body is functioning properly and has the nutrients it needs to perform, the brain will be happy. This means clear thinking, relaxed, idea popping, good memory recall, and emotional stability. Life is fun, exciting, energizing, and joyful!

If stress, toxicity, and malnutrition take it’s toll, the body starts to break down. At first we might feel tight chested and overwhelmed. Then exhaustion, irritability, and fatigue rear their heads.  Next, the body goes one way or another: can’t-get-of- the-couch-even-to-pee crash or wired-for-sound-insomniac crash.  A person can’t focus, function, or remember a thing because they are a scattered mess at this point.

Any weakness in the body makes itself known at this third stage. That’s when the fun begins with anxiety, suicidal thoughts, depression, panic, mania, sloth, OCD, and other “mental stuff”. NOT!

The next few posts will help you understand some of the foundation of what this site is built upon.

Harmony of MIND, BODY, & SPIRIT: none exclusive, all intertwined.




The Critical Role of Nutrients in Severe Mental Symptoms

by William Walsh, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist,
Health Research Institute and Pfeiffer Treatment Center
1804 Centre Point Circle, Suite 102
Naperville, IL  60563


Each of us has innate biochemical factors which influence mental health, immune function, allergic tendencies, and more. Scientists tell us that the number of different genetic combinations possible in a child from the same two parents exceeds forty-two million. It’s interesting to note that we do not possess a combination of characteristics from our parents, but instead viagra suppliers in the uk have a diverse collection of characteristics from many ancestors on both sides of the family.

Except for identical twins, each human being has unique biochemistry resulting in quite diverse nutritional needs. Shakespeare was correct when he wrote, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” For example, some of us are genetically suited for a vegetable-based diet and others are not. Some people can satisfy their nutritional needs by diet alone and others must have nutritional supplements to overcome genetic aberrations.

Because of genetic differences in the way our bodies process foods, most of us are quite deficient in certain nutrients and overloaded in others. Even with an ideal diet, most of us have certain nutrients that are at very low levels causing us to require many times the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) to achieve a healthy balance.

The nutrients in overload must be carefully avoided in vitamin supplements or serious health problems can develop. After studying the biochemistry of 10,000 persons, I’ve learned that the greatest mischief is usually caused by nutrients that are stored in excessive amounts, rather than those at depleted levels. The most common nutrients that are stored in overload include copper, iron, folic acid, calcium, methionine1, manganese, choline2, and omega-6 fatty acids3. Of course, these same nutrients may be in deficiency in other persons. [Note: Some technical terms are explained at the end of this article.]

I am amused by supplement manufacturers who attempt to develop the ideal combination of vitamins, minerals and amino acids for the general population. This is a bit like trying to determine the ideal shoe size for the population. The truth is that multiple vitamins and minerals are too indiscriminate and may do as much harm as good.

Each of us should ask the question, “Who am I nutritionally?” The answer to this question is important for all, but may be especially critical for persons with mental health problems.


to be continued …

4 Responses to “Why Your Body Makes Your Brain Feel Cuckoo Part I”

  1. Dana says:

    So far, very interesting. I can’t even begin to tell you what Iron overload has done to my body.
    Jen, I’ve learned more from your blogs than my TEAM of doctors. Thanks!!!

  2. Jo says:

    you are my greatest asset! I’m in such a bad place right now, overwhelmed with everything, yet trying to keep trying. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. It gives me hope for a moment more that I CAN keep going, in the midst of all my chaos.

  3. admin says:

    You are welcome Jo, http://naturalanxietytherapy.com is meant to be an oasis – glad you found your way!


  4. Beth says:

    I wish I would have found my good doctor and Dr. Walsh’s website before I wrecked most of my main body parts. Some is inherent. Spine, brain, knees, hands, feet, eyes… . Migraines, ATN, 3 fusions, brain scaring, scoliosis… . Painful. In the black box now. I want out! I’m sharing and using. L-theanine. Thanks.

    LLLL, Beth

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