Brain degeneration and sleep

There has been an explosion in research on brain function; and, it is largely due to this rising number of Dementia and Alzheimer’s victims. New discoveries about the powerful effects of nutrients, amino acids, bio-flavinoids, and herbs are being published frequently. We now understand how bad guts, diets, adrenals, and blood sugar lead to inflammation and degeneration of the brain.  Improving our diet and exercise and decreasing stress, coupled with supplementing with specific nutrients, can put the brakes on brain inflammation and degeneration. By supporting the thyroid, we also support the brain. An unsupported thyroid almost guarantees some form of brain degeneration.

When the brain degenerates, the common symptoms include fatigue, brain fog, depression, and insomnia. Insomnia is associated with so many bodily breakdowns because almost all diseases lead to adrenal stress. Some insomniacs will never respond to sleep medications or natural remedies. The reason is that the root cause is not being addressed. Only by looking at a comprehensive history and examination which may include blood, saliva, and stool analysis can the right course of treatment begin.

If you have wondered if chiropractic neurology and functional medicine can help you, see a chiropractor. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown.

How are we different? We specialize in neurological, immunological, and endocrine rehabilitation without the use of drugs or surgery. Conditions treated include: Sleep Disorders, Cognitive Disorders, Mood Disorders, Balance Disorders (Vertigo, Dizziness, etc.), Headaches, Migraines, Peripheral Neuropathy, Movement Disorders (Tics, Tremors, Tourette’s, etc.), Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ADHD, ADD, OCD, CDD, PDD, Asperger’s, etc), Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Disorders, Thyroid Disorders, Hormone Disorders, Adrenal Disorders, and Blood Sugar Disorders (Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Hypoglycemia).

Call us today at (303) 986-7600 for a free consultation. We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, and Evergreen.

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Thyroid functions:

(12) Estrogen function – estrogen must become water soluble to be eliminated from the body. Hypothyroidism prevents to chemical process that makes this happen. The result is proliferative estrogen which is estrogen that should have left the body. This “bad” estrogen leads to uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and breast cancer.

(13)  Protein digestion – stomach acid digests proteins. Those with hypothyroidism have low stomach acid (hypochlorhydria) and thus poor ability to digest proteins resulting in a protein deficiency. Restoring thyroid function can, many cases, restore proper acidity.

(14) Hot flashes – the thyroid maintains body temperature, but the ovaries and adrenals also affect body temperature. The symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats, due to hypothyroidism, can be confused with peri-menopause as well. If the thyroid is the problem, other thyroid symptoms will be present.

(15) Progesterone function – progesterone improves the communication of thyroid receptors and stimulates thyroid peroxidase (TPO) production as well. Symptoms of a progesterone deficiency include depression, headaches, inability to lose weight, and heavy menstrual bleeding.

(16) Anemia – low stomach acid from hypothyroidism leads to anemia of B-12 and folic acid deficiency. Some hypothyroid patients have pernicious anemia, an autoimmune disease that destroys the stomach lining and thus the absorption of B-12. Also since hypothyroidism causes a deficiency of stomach acid, iron absorption is difficult.

(17) Heart function – hypothyroidism leads to high levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that increases the risk of heart disease, neurodegeneration, and dementia.

If you have wondered if chiropractic nutritional approaches can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown

Call us today (303) 986-7600 at Brown Chiropractic Neurology for a free consultation! Proudly serving Denver, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, and Evergreen Colorado.

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Many educators and doctors still tell parents that Autism, ADHD, Developmental Delays, etc. are life long problems. Not true. These problems are due to imbalance in brain called hemisphericity (right or left brain is under performing) and are associated with lack of plasticity (multiple connections) in key areas of the brain . Just like a stroke victim can, many times, fully recover, these brain areas with appropriate brain based therapies and nutrition can be re-irrigated. Now, medications such as Ritalin ( a class 2 narcotic whose long term side effects are still not known), are no longer the treatment of choice. What is different about functional neurology? We focus on the parts of the brain that are under performing (ACCENTUATE THE NEGATIVE) as opposed to strengthening the part of the brain that is already strong. So we don’t accentuate the positive which only creates more asymmetry between the two halves of the brain and worsens the problem.

The brain CAN change. Ours is a revolutionary SOLUTION for children with Functional Disconnections or Learning and Behavioral Disorders (ADD, Dyslexia, Autism, Aspergers’s etc.).

If you have wondered if chiropractic neurology and functional medicine can help you, see a chiropractor. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown.

How are we different? We specialize in neurological, immunological, and endocrine rehabilitation without the use of drugs or surgery. Conditions treated include: Sleep Disorders, Cognitive Disorders,Mood Disorders, Balance Disorders (Vertigo, Dizziness, etc.), Headaches, Migraines, Peripheral Neuropathy, Movement Disorders (Tics, Tremors, Tourette’s, etc.), Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ADHD, ADD, OCD, CDD, PDD, Asperger’s, etc), Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Disorders, Thyroid Disorders, Hormone Disorders, Adrenal Disorders, and Blood Sugar Disorders (Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Hypoglycemia).

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In America over 20 million prescriptions  for Ritalin are written each year. It is frighteningly the most widely prescribed medication for children IN THE WORLD. Ritalin use has increased almost 1,000 percent since 1990 in spite of the severe side effects and the fact that the long term consequences are STILL UNKNOWN. Ritalin is a class 2 narcotic and has strikingly similar properties to cocaine. 25% of kids in special education classes have Tourette’s syndrome or tics where involuntary movements occur. Why are our kids so unhealthy? The treatment protocols to diagnose and treat childhood developmental disorders are the same today as in the 1950’s. What is this and why are so many kids on drugs?

(1) Parents want a quick fix to a complex problem that involves exercise, nutrition, environmental toxins, parenting, and a host of other bugaboos. Ritalin (when it works) seems like a miracle overnight magic pill. Very seductive.

(2) The lack of understanding that childhood developmental disorders  such as ADHD, ADD, OCD, PDD’s, Dyslexia, Tourette’s, etc. are the SAME PROBLEM not separate entities.

(3) The false belief that these problems are incurable

(4) Doctors, educators, and parents that are using the approach of ” accentuate the positive” academic approach which aggravates the problem

(5) Last but not least, the obscene promotions of pharmaceutical drugs that cover the symptoms of problems that are CORRECTABLE with brain based therapies and nutritional interventions.

If you have wondered if chiropractic neurology and functional medicine can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, do both and see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown.

How are we different? We specialize in neurological, immunological, and endocrine rehabilitation without the use of drugs or surgery. Conditions treated include: Sleep Disorders, Cognitive Disorders,Mood Disorders, Balance Disorders (Vertigo, Dizziness, etc.), Headaches, Migraines, Peripheral Neuropathy, Movement Disorders (Tics, Tremors, Tourette’s, etc.), Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ADHD, ADD, OCD, CDD, PDD, Asperger’s, etc), Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Disorders, Thyroid Disorders, Hormone Disorders, Adrenal Disorders, and Blood Sugar Disorders (Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Hypoglycemia).

Call us today at (303) 986-7600 for a free consultation. We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, and Evergreen.

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Continued from part 5……

Functions of the thyroid

(8) Moods and emotions – hypothyroidism causes adrenal weakness and as a result the adrenal don’t have healthy communication with the part of the brain called hypothalamus/pituitary/adrenal (HPA) axis. With poor HPA functoin, fat doesn’t burn resulting in weight gain. Also serotonin and dopamine aren’t produced in proper ratios resulting in depression, anxiety, and lethargy.

(9) Proper stomach acidity – proper stomach acid prevents reflux and heartburn because you can completely digest your food. Poorly digested food lingers in gut and rots up into the esophagus causing heartburn. HCL or hydrochloric acid is what prevents gut rot and prevents bad guys such as parasites, viruses, and bacteria from dominating the digestive system and making you miserable. In hypothyroid states, the hormone gastrin decreases which leads to loss of HCL production.

(10) liver detoxificaton – when thyroid function is low, the liver enzymes that detoxify just don’t mature leading to poor waste detoxification and waste clearance.

(11) growth hormones -growth hormones (GH) regenerate cells and tissues (even in adults). Growth hormones are released from the pituitary when more growth or more cells are needed. Thyroid hormones are necessary for GH to make insulin like growth factor (IGF-1) and finish the task of growing or creating new cells.

Stay tuned for part 7 as thyroid functions continues….

If you have wondered if chiropractic nutritional approaches are right for you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown.

Call us today at Brown Chiropractic Neurology (303)986-7600 for a free consultation! Serving Denver/Lakewood/Arvada/Golden/Wheat Ridge/Evergreen, Colorado

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Sweet potatoes, kale, broccoli, sunflower seeds, black beans, squash, cabbage, and almonds are foods we should eat daily for optimum health. Foods that should be avoided include fried foods, processed foods, junk foods, sodas (especially those containing corn syrup and “diet” ingredients). Take one day a week, for yourself, to do nothing but have fun.

Our office specializes in neurological, immunological, and endocrine problems.

If you have wondered if chiropractic neurology and functional medicine can helpyou, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet do both and see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown.

Call us today at (303) 986-7600 for a free consultation. We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, and Evergreen.

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In 1912, a German publication delineated the first Autoimmune Disease ever, Hashimoto’s Disease, named after the Japanese physician who first described it. Since that time, Autoimmune Diseases, which were once rare, are accelerating at a disturbing rate. Why does an immune system turn on the person and attack HIM or HER instead of the toxic invader. Why does the body tag its own tissue as an enemy? In functional medicine, we believe that the stresses of modern life, especially in America, have led to this near catastrophic plague that traditional medicine has no answer for. To the best of our knowledge today, once your body identifies its own cells as foreign, then it is there for life. The treatment is to support the immune system with healthy doses of Vitamin D, Glutathionne, Super Oxicide Dismutase, and all the other known immune boosting supplements. Reducing stress is also a lifestyle necessity for all Autoimmune patients. Stress comes in many forms (psychological, environmental, nutritional, etc.). 20% of Americans have Autoimmune Diseases and 75% of those are women. 90% of Hypothyroid patients are Autoimmune.

If you have wondered if chiropractic neurology and functional medicine can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, do both and see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown.

How are we different? We specialize in neurological, immunological, and endocrine rehabilitation without the use of drugs or surgery. Conditions treated include: Sleep Disorders, Cognitive Disorders,Mood Disorders, Balance Disorders (Vertigo, Dizziness, etc.), Headaches, Migraines, Peripheral Neuropathy, Movement Disorders (Tics, Tremors, Tourette’s, etc.), Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ADHD, ADD, OCD, CDD, PDD, Asperger’s, etc), Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune Disorders, Thyroid Disorders, Hormone Disorders, Adrenal Disorders, and Blood Sugar Disorders (Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Hypoglycemia).

Call us today at (303) 986-7600 for a free consultation. We proudly serve Denver, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Golden, Morrison, and Evergreen.

Denver/ Lakewood Chiropractor