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Do you think about food often or prefer carbohydrates?

MillsRiver Family Chiropractic
Drs Tom and Laura Gross

If you think about food or prefer carbohydrates you may be showing signs of a very common but almost completely misunderstood brain based health problem.The problem involves an area deep within the brain that controls and regulates many of our most basic behaviors like hunger, thirst, sleep and sexual arousal.The central focus is on an area of the brain called the hypothalamic / pituitary (H/P) axis.Problems in this area can be called Hypothalmic Pituitary Dysfunction or HPD.

One of the earliest indicators of a problem in this area of the brain is a tendency for people to actually think about food.People who have a normally functioning H/P axis simply select food, eat and get on with their life without really thinking much about food.Additionally, a preference for carbohydrates is characteristic of HPD.Craving for carbohydrates and sweets is an obvious sign but even a strong preference for starchy food can be early evidence that trouble may be brewing in this area of the brain.The interplay between consuming partially hydrogenated fats as well as other food additives, over consumption of refined carbohydrates and the presence of genetic vulnerabilities is thought, by some, to be the cause of HPD

This H/P axis has been implicated in a wide range of conditions from ADD/ADHD, Eating Disorders, Insomnia, PMS, Depression, Manic Depression, Seizure Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Attempted Suicide and the diseases of Modern Western Living which are as follows: Type II Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Hardening of the Arteries, Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Osteo Arthritis and Migraine headaches.

This is obviously a very impressive list of apparently very different conditions.The central common thread is neurotransmitters.Neurotransmitters are small simple molecules which our bodies use to regulate global functions.Global functions are functions that effect our entire body.Hormones, for example, are either directly or indirectly regulated by neurotransmitters.

Some physicians and researchers have tested, monitored and collected data regarding neurotransmitter levels in a wide variety of conditions.They have identified trends of neurotransmitter imbalances characteristic of the conditions named above and a limited few have used NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTATION TO CORRECT THESE IMBALANCES WHITH A HIGH DEGREE OF SUCCESS.Some of the most popular applications of this approach have been in the successful treatment of Obesity, Fibromyalgia, PMS and Depression.

At Mills River Family Chiropractic we utilize a readily available, reliable, non-invasive and relatively inexpensive urine test to discover these imbalances in neurotransmitter levels.Once discovered, various chiropractic techniques, including nutritional supplementation are employed to bring about a correction in the functionality of these deep brain regions.The long awaited improvement in symptoms and a restoration of normal neurotransmitter levels are evidence of success.

Mills River Family Chiropractic seeks to offer cutting-edge technology through a caring, whole person approach to healing and wellness.It is our goal to bring Gods revealed wisdom regarding right living, wellness and healing into everything we do.