Science Journals

Your Brain Chemistry Balanced?

The 5 Step Neurotransmitter Level Self-Help Test.

In each of the five tests, please note the items which apply to your present feelings.

Three or more “yes” answers in any one group indicate a probable deficiency in a particular neurotransmitter due to insuffient quantities of specific amino acids, vitamins and minerals in your diet. …Click here to download PDF.

The Desert Storm Experience

Managing Combat Stress Using F&Q for Alcohol Or Drugs.

My vote goes to the story told to me by a Navy pilot who has experienced the stress of combat as a young pilot in Vietnam and as a seasoned reservist in Operation Desert Storm. As he related his experience covering 20 plus years, a recurring story emerged of intense, prolonged stress grounded in high anticipation and anxiety, punctuated by relatively short periods of extreme terror. …Click here to download PDF.

Decreasing Drug Hunger

Article by David Smith, M.D., published in Professional Counselor.

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The ‘Alcoholic’ Gene

DNA Research May Prove Major Breakthrough in Search for Genetic Link & F&Q.

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Altered (Chemical) States

A Practical Look at Brain Chemistry & Addiction.

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The Stress Cycle & Your Health

The Workings of the Emotion Center of the Brain.

ABSTRACT: Research linking stress to physical disease has been the subject of no less than 20,000 scientific studies conducted over a five year period. Obesity, high blood pressure, ulcers, migraine headaches, strokes, alcoholism, and even outbursts of anger are all often found to be the effects of long-term stress. …Click here to download PDF.

Dr Kenneth Blum Addictive Research Explained

Discussion of Brain Chemicals Involved in Alcoholism & ADHD.

What Compels Some People To Drink? In the late 1970s Dr. Kenneth Blum, a young professor at the University of Texas, discovered that certain mice, whose metabolic system is very similar to humans’, like water “laced” with alcohol. This was very unexpected; as most such mice will literally run from the smell of alcohol, much less drink it. This led him to the question, WHY?. …Click here to download PDF.

Neuronutrient Therapy

A Study in Stabilizing the Stress of Recovery.

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New Insights into the Causes of Alcoholism

A Study of the Brain Chemistry of Alcoholism.

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The Stop Smoking Study

A stop smoking regimen with study results showing 90% tobacco free after 90 days.

In 1997, Dr. Terry Neher devised a theory. He had worked since the early 1970’s on providing a better understanding of the functions of the hypothalamus and the hypocampus regions of the brain. These two areas of the central nervous system (CNS) relate to how we experience emotions. They are often referred to as the “emotion center of the brain.” …Click here to download PDF.

Case Study – Majerie W Boise ID

“With An Alcoholic Husband And A Child With A.D.D…Was It Any Wonder I Was Always Stressed Out?”

“It wasn’t always this way. Our married life started out quite normal. My husband really started to change after the birth of our son. Frank (my husband) always liked to have a few drinks…but nothing out of the ordinary. Our son, even when he was only a few months old was active. We marveled at his energy. But soon, I started to look forward to the end of the day—to get some relief from this constant “energy”. …Click here to download PDF.

Breaking The BBB (Blood Brain Barrier)

No human organ is better protected against intrusive chemicals than the brain. That makes it difficult to treat with drugs. Now people are finding ingenious new ways to smuggle medicines into it.

IF THE body truly were a temple, then the brain would be its holiest shrine. It is, literally, the nerve-centre of the whole operation–and like the holy of hollies in many religions, few may enter. To keep the organ pure, a gatekeeper known as the blood-brain barrier screens any molecule that might try to gain access.

The blood-brain barrier is omnipresent. It consists of all the epithelial cells that line all the blood vessels that flow through the brain. These, unlike the cells lining the vessels servicing less critical organs, form tight, impenetrable junctions with their neighbors. Only a few substances necessary for the brain’s proper functioning are able to get past this close-knit thicket of epithelium.

This is normally a sensible arrangement. The brain is the body’s most sensitive organ as well as its most vital one. The blood-brain barrier keeps out things that might upset it. It also keeps essential biochemicals, such as neurotransmitters (molecules that carry messages between nerve cells), in their proper place inside it. But its vigilance can be a drawback. For it also keeps out a few things that might help the brain–such as drugs.

At the moment, the conventional way of getting round the blood-brain barrier is by the painful procedure of intracerebroventricular instillation–that is, dropping the drugs in question into a patient’s brain through holes drilled in his head. But even this delicate operation can deliver medicines only to the brain’s surface. Deeper centres (where disease may lie) are inaccessible to it. What is needed, therefore, is a less invasive, less expensive way of breaking through the blood-brain barrier.

Chelated Minerals

Some industry manufactures use the term mineral "chelate" more casually. It gives consumers a false understanding of what a "chelate" is and implies there is no difference between companies claiming to offer fully reacted chelates.

Through precise manufacturing processes, carefully controlled conditions, and carefully monitored state-of-the-art facilities, a proven, fully reacted mineral chelate can be created. This process is unique not only for the type of manufacturing process but for each specific nutritional mineral being chelated.

"Chelated" minerals are among the mineral supplements touted for their improved absorption. The word, chelate means to create a ring-like complex, or in loose terms "to grab and bond to".

Most clelated formulas use protein molecules, i.e. chains of amino acids. The human body is very efficient at absorbing individual amino acids. (amino acids are not the only "chelators" available, but they are ideal for minerals.)

Prescription Drug Side Effects

Prozac® – Decreased sexual drive, drowsiness, diarrhea, anxiety, nausea

Paxil® – Decreased sexual drive, drowsiness, diarrhea, nausea

Zoloft® – Decreased sexual drive, drowsiness, diarrhea, nausea

Buspan® – Dizziness, restlessness, nausea, nervousness

Elavil® – Blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, weight gain, headache

Remeron® - Dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, weight gain

Wellbutrin® – Anxiety, constipation, dizziness, trembling or shaking

Serzone® – Blurred vision, ringing in ears, diarrgea, vomiting, nausea

Celexa® – Decreased sexual drive, drowsiness, nausea

Effexor® – Decreased sexual drive, drowsiness, blurred vision, nausea

Adderall, Cylert, Ritalin, Tofranil, Wellbutrin, etc.