A Story of Hope With REID: “Finding This Group Was Like Life Support”

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 of 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.  Thank you for giving us hope… "Original post-So proud of my son (16 [...]

A Story of Hope With REID: “Finding This Group Was Like Life Support”2020-03-02T17:30:52-05:00

Anxiety & Depression

This is not a comprehensive list, simply some articles I have found along the way. Ever hear people talk about their need for Xanax to relax or calm their anxiety? Xanax and other benzodiazepine pharmaceutical options (Valium works similarly) help to temporarily restore balance between glutamate and GABA by artificially increasing GABA. This increase in GABA calms the over excitation from excess  glutamate, acting as a mild sedative. Unfortunately, artificially increasing GABA through the use of these pharmaceuticals will actually decrease natural production of GABA, only intensifying the problem. One of the best ways to naturally increase [...]

Anxiety & Depression2019-09-27T20:41:32-04:00

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

Lowering Glutamate | Passion Flower

Passion Flower- is known to increase levels of GABA in the brain, calm, decrease anxiety, improve sleep, improve liver function, and help to recover from adrenal fatigue. "The properties in passionflower are thought to promote calming effects by increasing the levels of the chemical gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which reduces the activity of some neurons that cause anxiety." https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/herbs/passionflower/ "Passiflora incarnata L. (Passionflower) extracts elicit GABA currents in hippocampal neurons in vitro, and show anxiogenic and anticonvulsant effects in vivo, varying with extraction method" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2941540/ "Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) was used traditionally in the Americas and later in Europe as a calming herb for [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Passion Flower2020-08-19T13:09:56-04:00

A Story of Hope with REID: “Went from Daily Tantrums to Almost Never”

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: “Went from Daily Tantrums to Almost Never”2019-09-29T17:18:01-04:00

A Story of Hope with REID: Nonverbal Autism & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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: Nonverbal Autism & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder2019-09-29T17:04:48-04:00

A Story of Hope with REID: Tourettes Syndrome

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: Tourettes Syndrome2020-06-23T09:44:47-04:00
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