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Whole Person Care with Functional Lab Tests

Two of the most often tests I order is gut microbiome testing (stool testing) and SIBO or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (breath test). Research suggests that imbalances in the gut microbiome, the community of microorganisms residing in our digestive system, can have a significant impact on mood and mental health. The gut microbiome produces neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which play vital roles in regulating mood, emotions, and cognitive function. Imbalances in these neurotransmitters can contribute to mood disorders, including depression and anxiety, as well as affect attention and focus, as seen in ADHD.

 

Inflammation in the gut, often associated with conditions like leaky gut syndrome, can trigger an immune response that affects the brain. This chronic inflammation can lead to increased permeability of the blood-brain barrier, allowing harmful substances to enter the brain and potentially disrupt normal brain function, including mood regulation and attention.

At my clinic, I believe in treating the whole person, not just the symptoms. I take a comprehensive look at each patient's unique biochemistry, genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors to understand the underlying imbalances contributing to ADHD. By addressing these root causes, I aim to restore balance and optimize brain function.

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