A relative nutritional deficiency occurs when an optimal diet does not meet the needs of the system. ™
When not enough (low, inadequate, depleted, deficient, or suboptimal) ™ serotonin, dopamine, or glutathione concentrations exist on an optimal diet a relative nutritional deficiency ™ is always present. Obtaining optimal group results with nutrients requires training; many of the decisions required are counterintuitive (opposite of common sense).
Drugs do nothing to address the cause of the nutritional deficiency. Drugs induce abnormal function while addressing symptoms. With nutritional deficiencies, drugs do not restore normal function or address the cause of inadequate synthesis.
In 1997 we began prescribing patients the nutrients required by the body to synthesize serotonin, catecholamines (dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine [adrenaline]), and thiols (glutathione, L-cysteine, L-methionine, S-adenosylmethionine). These three systems are tightly intertwined; what happens to one system can hurt the other two systems. Statistically significant and clinically obvious improvement occurred. As time progressed, it became apparent that symptoms improving were not due to the treatment of disease. Symptoms of disease and relative nutritional deficiency symptoms can be identical. When symptoms improve with nutrient administration, it represents disease-like relative nutritional deficiency symptoms not an improvement in disease symptoms. ™ Classification of symptomatic relief now required two groups:
Whenever there is not enough (low, inadequate, depleted, deficient, or suboptimal) ™ serotonin, dopamine (catecholamines), or glutathione (thiols) on an optimal diet a relative nutritional deficiency is always present. Drugs cannot induce normal function while addressing relative nutritional deficiencies. A new perspective occurred, when the provisional diagnosis contains a disease relating to serotonin, dopamine (catecholamines), and glutathione (thiols) disease-like relative nutritional deficiency symptoms ™ must be included in the differential diagnosis to address all possible causes of symptoms.
Obtaining optimal group results with these nutrients requires training; many of the decisions required are counterintuitive (the opposite of common sense). The pages of this website discuss the following three causes of relative nutritional deficiency symptoms ™ on an optimal diet.
The pages of this website are intended to give insight into live conference content in Atlanta on April 27, 2019, and Seattle June 15, 2019. This website discusses some of the disease-like relative nutritional deficiency symptoms ™ documented in the 22 peer-reviewed medical science papers listed on the National Institutes of Health NCBI website that we published.