Included in all new and return patient visits are extensive neurological challenges that are designed to identify very specific processes in the body. The main neurological challenges I use, assess important pathways that are used throughout the entire body and can cause or intensify any condition, symptom or disease.
A common example is adrenal fatigue. Many patients come in with a diagnosis of adrenal fatigue that just won’t go away. Adrenal support may help some, but if the root level issues of inflammation and food sensitivities are not addressed, we may just be “painting over rust” or hiding the problem temporarily.
All bodily processes are improved by following a healthy or Paleo-type diet, but almost all patients require a specific analysis of what is the true driver of their condition. In addition if you have arrived at the point where you have signs or symptoms, simply changing to a healthy diet may take months to years to reverse nutrient deficiencies.
By assessing specific nutrient deficiencies we can speed up the healing process. For example in the “Anti-Inflammatory Neurological Challenge,” many people may feel better when taking Ibuprofen or other NSAIDs, but the real reason they benefit from NSAIDs may be due to a lack of Omega 3 fatty acids or because of a Magnesium deficiency or because of excess sugar in the diet. In my office we use manual muscle testing as a real-time indicator to help us understand which specific nutrient will help the patient the most.
Some of the most common neurological challenges I perform in my office are:
Bleach Sniff Neurological Challenge
Joint Repair Neurological Challenge