Depression is a flaw in chemistry not character….
Whilst people are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of looking after their physical health, some people are not as diligent in caring for their mental and emotional health, yet these are both are strongly interrelated.
Methylation is a vital foundational biochemical process in the body, involved with the detoxification of heavy metals, regulation of gene expression and protein function, and central to the synthesis of neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers which mediate mental and emotional states.
Nutritional and biochemical imbalances, environmental and chemical toxicity can compromise the production and effects of neurotransmitters in the brain.
These imbalances often contribute to and exacerbate cognitive and mental health problems including poor coping mechanism to stress, anxiety, depression, Pyrrole disorder, Schizophrenia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Addictions, Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzhemier’s.
There may be issues with protein intake or metabolism, nutrient absorption, sugar imbalance, zinc availability, heavy metal toxicity, copper toxicity, methylation status, B6 deficiency, folate metabolism, MTHFR gene, vitamin C deficiency, thyroid or adrenal imbalance, digestive disturbance, hormone imbalance, essential fatty acid deficiency or food allergies.
Environmental illness and chemical toxicity has also been recognised as a significant contributor to psychiatric and mental health conditions. Environmentally acquired illnesses are those that are a result of environmental triggers such as mold, infection with tick-borne illnesses, chemical exposure from a variety of sources such as plastics, heavy metals, pesticides, personal care products, and electromagnetic frequencies, to name a few.
Cassandra is able to provide targeted clinical nutrient therapy to address the nutritional imbalances often found in these patients. These can be effectively treated with protocols of nutrients: vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids.
Simply substituting nutrient protocols is not nearly as effective as a holistic approach; including appropriate nutrition and diet, healing the gut, treating infections, reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, detoxification of chemicals, attending to life style factors, including sleep and exercise, and supporting the emotional and spiritual life of the patient.
Specialist functional pathology testing, blood and urine testing may be undertaken to assess and identify specific imbalances to ensure treatment is correctly targeted and specific for the individual.
Most patients with mental and emotional health problems require a multi-practitioner approach and Cassandra works alongside doctors and psychologists to ensure an holistic approach to treatment. Many nutritional and herbal supplements and interventions can be carried out alongside orthodox medical treatments to enhance your results.