ADHD & Hyperactivity

As an excitatory neurotransmitter, glutamate is behind ADD/ADHD.  Glutamate is also the most abundant neurotransmitter, responsible for regulating over 50% of the nervous system. It is classified as an excitatory neurotransmitter, which means it excites or stimulates nerve cells located throughout the nervous system. As you can imagine, when the brain is overexcited, it will lead to an increase in hyperactivity, impulsivity, and impact movement and motor control.  When glutamate is in excess it is extremely toxic to the brain and nervous system. It can become so excitatory, it is considered an excitotoxin, which means that it [...]

ADHD & Hyperactivity2019-09-16T14:22:46-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Valerian Root

Valerian Root – Increases GABA. “ In addition, pretreatment with valerian extract or valerenic acid decreased the brainstem inhibitory effects produced by muscimol (both P < 0.05), suggesting that these compounds play an important role in the regulation of GABAergic activity. Data from this study suggest that the pharmacological effects of valerian extract and valerenic acid are mediated through modulation of GABA(A) receptor function” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14742369 Why Is This Important? Glutamate is also the most abundant neurotransmitter, responsible for regulating over 50% of the nervous system. It is classified as an excitatory neurotransmitter, which means it excites [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Valerian Root2019-06-23T11:45:13-04:00

A Story of Hope with REID: Overcoming Apraxia

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece to [...]

A Story of Hope with REID: Overcoming Apraxia2019-09-29T17:10:37-04:00

A Story of Hope with REID: “This Program Has Given My Son More In Just A Few Months Then Years Of Therapies”

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece to [...]

A Story of Hope with REID: “This Program Has Given My Son More In Just A Few Months Then Years Of Therapies”2019-09-29T17:11:02-04:00

A Story of Hope with REID: Attention, Sensory & Speech

We occasionally get letters or comments from parents that have seen improvements in health with REID. To help provide hope to so many still in the trenches, I’ve decided to make more of an effort to share some these comments (with their permission, of course). Many of us don’t have it all figured out, but we cling to the hope and words of progress. Everyone’s journey is different, diet changes may not reap huge changes for all, but it is absolutely helping some. Like this family, glutamate and the REID diet have been a huge piece to [...]

A Story of Hope with REID: Attention, Sensory & Speech2019-09-29T17:12:41-04:00
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