At Lotus Point Wellness, we believe that addressing the biochemical underpinnings of mood and mental health issues can provide an additional and complementary approach to alleviating symptoms. A nutritional assessment, in addition to counseling and/or yoga can help address these symptoms. Our Happy Brain Package (SEE BELOW), can help address the following:
- Sleep Issues
- Low Energy
- Depressed Mood
- Anxiety/Stress-related Symptoms
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
In addition to our Happy Brain Package that addresses neurotransmitter imbalance, we also support your good mood and overall well-being by identifying and addressing core issues common to people with sensitivity to stress, such as adrenal fatigue, and undertreated thyroid issues.
Q: What exactly is a Neurotransmitter?
A: Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in our body that travel through synapses (gaps between neurons) to allow us to function in everyday life. Nutrition and diet can play a large role in the synthesizing of these neurotransmitters and can affect many areas of life including mood, hunger, memory, sleep, and more.
Q: What are some conditions associated with neurotransmitter deficiency?
A: Neurotransmitter deficiency can be associated with: ADD/ADHD, Addiction, anxiety, depression, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, memory impairment, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and more.
Q: What causes deficiencies?
A: Deficiencies can be caused by genetic vulnerability, stress, diet quality, trauma (physical/emotional), and more.
Q: How does the nutritionist assess if my neurotransmitters are low?
A: Our nutritionist uses a simple questionnaire/symptom rating tool (developed over 20 years) that helps to assess neurotransmitter deficiency.
Q: How common is neurotransmitter deficiency?
A: About 50% of the population has some deficiency.
Q: If I am deficient, what is the treatment?
A: Our nutritionist would start with amino acid therapy. Neurotransmitters are made from particular amino acids (the building blocks of protein). Our nutritionist provides the client with the particular amino acid that correlates to the neurotransmitter that is deficient, as well as the co-factors (vitamins and minerals).
Q: I’m worried about starting any medications, is this safe?
A: Amino acid therapy is providing the body with additional proteins, vitamins, and minerals typically found in food. It is a low risk option that can result in significant life improvements.
Q: Is your child’s behavior out of control?
A: Often times children’s behavioral issues are triggered by undetected food sensitivities, or sensitivities to food colorings and additives, which are well known triggers for ADHD. We can help get your family life on an even keel by helping you identify and remove these powerful triggers.
Q: Conquer Cravings
A: Do you crave sweets, starches, fat, chocolate, coffee, alcohol? Your body is telling you something. We show you how to balance blood sugar and give your body what it really needs, so you can be craving free in a few weeks. One good place to start is our small group RESTART program.
Q: I have more questions, can I schedule an introductory appointment?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to schedule a consultation with our nutritionist by calling 301-960-1198 ext. 710. She is happy to answer any questions you have and provide you with more information that is specific to you.