What is even more basic to your sanity than your thoughts and feelings?
There is something!
There is something!
This something warns your primitive brain (brainstem and midbrain) that things are NOT OK, and your primitive brain keeps you on alert -- for your greatest chance at survival.
There is AMAZING POWER in correcting these things. They are SO VITAL to you that these things are CONSTANT. Even more constant than what you think, or what you feel.
And you can take care of these things at home, without me -- or we can go over them together. These things relate to your blood gas balance (breathing habits), and your metabolism (taking care of chemical deficits).
Many mental health issues go away when these two basics are managed.
Nothing has greater impact on you than breathing. You breathe or die quickly. Everything else is optional for a while. When a person bleeds to death, it isn't loss of fluid, but loss of blood gases that kills them. Do your shoulders move when you breathe? You may have:
Chronic fast, shallow breathing leaves you like this: Weak, faint, dizzy, confused, agitated, short of breath, hallucinating, dissociating.
We teach Heart Rate Variability breathing for health and performance. You can acquire Buteynko's breath retraining at no cost at the bottom of the "Therapies" tab menu.
Physical causes of mental health disorders - Get informed!
40-60% of people have some degree of this genetic disorder that causes heart problems, high blood pressure, toxicity, inflammation and pain.
ADHD contributes to anger, addiction, confusion, social anxiety, depression, accidents, failures, helplessness.
Here a neurologist speaks about vitamin D deficiency symptoms: Depression, poor sleep, chronic pain, low testosterone, high cholesterol, belly fat.
FIRST SEE YOUR DOCTOR. Really!
You can WASTE years trying to correct something in therapy that was really the result of hormonal, nutritional, or genetic problems.
Please ask your doctor to check these:
1. Magnesium levels. 80% of Americans have a clinical or subclinical magnesium deficiency. causing muscle cramps, constipation, restlessness or trouble sleeping.
2. Vitamin D. See the video this page. Poor sleep, chronic pain, low testosterone, bleak mood, high cholesterol, belly fat.
3. MTFHR and COMT genes. (Or you can get a genetic screen through this office or at 23 and Me.)
Heart problems, high blood pressure, toxicity, inflammation and pain.
4. There is a little-known mystery disease that mimics everything from anxiety to schizophrenia. It's called Pyroluria. It's thought to be present in 10% of people.
If you have anxiety or psychosis, ask your doctor to do a Kryptopyrrole Urinalysis.