Some people have an inability to regulate copper levels and an overload can result. Copper overloads tend to lower dopamine levels and increase noradrenaline (two neurotransmitters or brain chemicals) – this sort of imbalance can be seen in several conditions including anxiety, post- natal depression and autism.
Copper/zinc imbalance is also common with “oestrogen dominance” -this can manifest with hormonal symptoms such as premenstrual tension, headaches, sore breasts and heavy painful periods.
The methylation cycle plays an important role in the efficient synthesis of serotonin, dopamine and GABA – three critically important neurotransmitters (brain chemicals). If you overmethylate you are prone to low GABA and serotonin. A deficiency can contribute to ADHD, depression and anxiety. This can be diagnosed and treated by your integrative doctor.
Undermethylation affects a number of pathways,including reduced production of glutathione, an important anitoxidant and key for detoxification pathways in the liver, the use of vitamin B12 in your body - affecting your clarity of thought and energy levels and finally serotonin and dopamine production are reduced – both important for your moods. This imbalance can be diagnosed and treated by your integrative doctor.
It is usually triggered and exacerbated by stress (physical or emotional/psychological). Its most common feature is stress intolerance. People with this disorder have high oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is the total burden on your cells as a result of both normal bodily functions and the environment you are in, for example – diet, pollution, toxins, sun exposure and cigarette smoke. When your cell membranes or enzymes are oxidised, they do not function as well. Pyrrole Disorder can be diagnosed and treated by your integrative doctor.
Zinc deficiency has been associated with delayed growth, temper control problems, poor immune function, depression, poor wound healing, anxiety, hormone imbalances and learning problems. Zinc deficiency can usually be corrected and monitored by our team within a few months using nutrient therapy.