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A Test to Reveal Root Causes of Depression, ADHD and Other Brain-Based Disorders


Is it possible to test for the root causes of chronic disease conditions? At Functional Health and Acupuncture Institute in Cherry Hill, NJ, understanding the root cause of a person’s chronic condition is critical to helping people get better.

One thing that all brain based conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism have in common is that inflammation has a negative impact on brain functioning.  Inflammation may be due to gut infections like candida, hormone imbalance, blood sugar imbalance, poor liver detoxification (and buildup of toxins), nutrient depletions and food sensitivities. If we can assess these things, we can make dietary and lifestyle changes that give us a better chance of having improved brain functioning and overall improved health.

One test that is simple yet very useful in this regard is the Organic Acids Test.  Watch here to understand how it may help you:

What can cause a serotonin imbalance?

serotonin imbalance

A lot of medication is prescribed in this country for anxiety and depression to compensate for improper levels of serotonin production. However, little thought is given to why there may be an imbalance, or even if we actually are making too much or too little.

Shouldn’t we be trying to identify the factors that are at the root of our brain chemical imbalances?  If you are interested in understanding how your genetic makeup, poor digestion, nutrient absorption, and Inflammation interfere with serotonin production, watch this short video. Hopefully you will feel empowered to take steps to optimize your brain health!