Conditions caused by low or inadequate levels of neurotransmitters represents a relative nutritional deficiency since enough nutrient required for synthesis of neurotransmitters cannot be obtained from a optimal diet. All of the diseases and conditions listed below (and more) have nutritional components and considerations. Click here for a PDF of the illustration below. These nutritional considerations are taught in these AMA category 1 continuing medical education (CME) conferences which are based on peer-reviewed research of the presenters.
Parkinson’s disease is a prototype for understanding all of the diseases and states listed below. All the nutritional problems and considerations observed in these diseases, as a whole, are found in Parkinson’s disease management.
Most patients have 3 or more conditions simultaneously.
The conditions listed in the red area require a “dopamine challenge”™ in order to determine if they should initially be managed under the dopamine dominant or serotonin dominant model. For example, the patient suffers from depression (yellow), anxiety (yellow), and Crohn’s Disease (red). The Crohn’s takes precedence and the patient needs a “dopamine challenge.”™
The conditions listed in the green area are “dopamine dominant” whenever they (Parkinson’s disease or Restless Leg Syndrome) appear on the patient’s problem list simply treat as “dopamine dominant”™, no dopamine challenge is required..
When the conditions in the yellow area are present with none of the conditions in the red and green areas treat the patient as “serotonin dominant”. Do not perform a dopamine challenge when only yellow conditions are present, some patients may have an extremely negative response.
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