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Forensic Medicine and the Brain
Your brain is a truly amazing organ, far more complicated than all the world’s computers combined. Around 100 billion neurons give you the power to speak, imagine and problem solve, at the same time as controlling all your bodily functions and processing information from your senses. It is the brain which sets ambition, motivation, planning skills and emotion. Your brain is like your body’s motherboard, processing so much data that it uses about as much power as a 60 watt light bulb. These vastly complex functions are all controlled with neurotransmitters just 10 millionths of the width of a human hair, passing across 100 trillion synapses or receptors in your brain.
However, stress, physical or emotional trauma, nutritional deficiencies, environmental toxins and genetic factors can disrupt the brain’s neurotransmitter balance which can cause:
- Low mood, loss of motivation, depression or suicidal thinking.
- Clouded thinking, poor judgement, and memory loss.
- Irrational thinking, obsessive compulsive behaviour, mania, etc.
- Fatigue, poor immunity, risk of infection.
- Anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, nervous exhaustion.
- Self-medication with food or drugs, leading to, obesity, eating disorders and addictions.
Neurotransmitters are manufactured through several brain pathways involving a complex assembly process of amino acid precursors and vitamins from the diet, special enzymes, transporters, and receptors all of which can become disrupted by nutritional deficiencies, neurotoxins or faulty genes. We measure specific neurotransmitter imbalances to tell you which of these key processes are not functioning properly.
Each of our patient reports are generated with the expert guidance of consultant neuropharmacologist Simon Galloway, author of the new textbook in functional and curative medicine “The Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Functional Illnesses” which includes the latest thinking in neurochemistry.
A forensic approach to health care.