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  • Neurotransmitter test results mentioned in the above video
  • Ritalin is generally used to increase concentration and slow motor movement.
  • Ritalin works by increasing dopamine levels in the brain. It has the same mechanism as cocaine.
  • Dopamine, a neurotransmitter, becomes out of balance for a reason. This reason needs to be identified in order to truly promote proper function. This can be easily done by laboratory tests that most insurance plans cover.
  • In order for brain neurotransmitters, like dopamine, to be produced you must have several aspects optimized: fatty acids (fats), vitamin and mineral utilization, and amino acid (protein) utilization. All of these can be tested for (see an example of a neurotransmitter test). The reason why they are not typically tested for is that most doctors are not trained to look for imbalanced, only full-on disease. No one wants to wait that long.
  • Natural medicine can dramatically help those wanting to remove themselves from Ritalin by promoting natural dopamine production.
  • Lifestyle change along with nutritional supplementation and laboratory monitoring can help children and adults with ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression and other condition dealing with brain imbalances away from pharmaceuticals.

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Our goal is to identify and address the “spider web” of biological dysfunctions that play a role in chronic diseases.   We do this through our clinic in Atlanta, Georgia and around the world through our TeleHealth phone/video consultation service.


Dr. Brady Hurst
True Health Center for Functional Medicine + Chiropractic.