Looking into the brain with a functional medicine eye glass will give all bipolar sufferers a glimpse of hope. There is a lot of research data available introducing the importance of Lithium for mental disturbances. Lithium, however, is just one of the many nutrients the brain needs for optimal function. Eating a clean diet, avoiding processed foods and simple sugars along with mega dosing of the EPA/DHA has been proven to help with neurotransmitter function and decrease the bipolar swings.
Using a functional medicine approach, we here at American Wellness & Rehab Clinic address the cause of bipolar disease. Looking into the MTHFR gene is one of several tests that is included in our work up.
ADD/ADHD has become far too common in children today. The temporary “cure” for ADD/ADHD is basically speed for kids. Ritalin and Adderall, the most popularly prescribed medication for ADD/ADHD, are amphetamines – legalized speed.
Using functional Medicine protocols, Dr. Williamson will evaluate our child and determine the cause of the disorder, eliminate the cause and repair the damage that was done. The root of ADD/ADHD stems from diet (chemical stress), followed by structural and mental/ emotional stress. Most parents think that by eliminating certain foods from their child’s diet, like sugar, that everything will be okay. But, that’s not the case; there are other factors that come into play. Functional medicine addresses and remove all three stresses, whereas most doctors either don’t consider or address one or more of the three stresses.