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A biochemistry approach to schizophrenia treatment

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally. It can cause many symptoms, including hallucinations, paranoia, breaking from reality, flat affect or a reduced ability to express emotions.  People with schizophrenia require lifelong treatment. Early treatment may help get symptoms under control before serious complications develop and may help improve the…

9 most common causes of fatigue

Are you feeling tired all the time? Do you find yourself wanting to hit snooze more than usual? Functional Medicine and clinical nutrition can help restore your energy by understanding the underlying issues that cause fatigue. Exhaustion and low energy are often a result of what’s happening on the inside, or sometimes, the lack of what’s…

11 causes of sleep disorders and how to improve your sleep

In Australia and throughout the world, many of us do not get the sleep we need to function optimally. Often, there are underlying problems that cause regular cycles of sleep to be disturbed and the development of sleep disorders.  Sleep disorders are often a result of an underlying deficiency or an overstimulation of the brain.  Balancing…

What is the COMT gene and how do treatments balance mood, hormone levels, and improve overall health?

May 11 2020 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Mental Health,

COMT Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is one of a number of enzymes that process neurotransmitters such as dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.  As we know, not everyone in Australia or anywhere in the world responds to stress in the same way. Life experience influences our perception of stress, but certain genes make us more or less sensitive to…

How to reduce Anxiety and improve Mental Health by regulating your gut bacteria

In Australia, it’s estimated that 45 percent of people will experience anxiety or another mental health condition in their lifetime. In any one year, over 2 million Australians have anxiety. 1 It is in our nation’s best interest to look for ways to reduce anxiety and improve the overall wellbeing of the population. An increasing…

Nutritional Psychiatry – Recover from Mental Health conditions by balancing your brain chemistry with nutrient therapy and improved diet

Nutritional psychiatry is an emerging field that achieves outstanding results in improving and resolving mental health conditions. Most of us can easily understand the connection between nutritional deficiencies and physical illness. Many people, however, are unaware of the impact nutrition has on mental health. Nutritional psychiatry is an emerging discipline shedding light on the fact…

Natural Anxiety Disorder & Panic Attack Treatment – Perth clinic

September 08 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Mental Health,

Anxiety is a normal reaction to danger, enhancing cardiac output and alertness in a fight or flight situation.

Natural Depression Treatment Perth

August 18 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Mental Health,

Symptoms, Causes & Natural Treatment of Depression – Perth clinic Depression is a mood disorder in which life experiences of loss, anger, sadness or frustration outweigh a person‘s ability to effectively cope with daily experiences. Depression can be treated with Natural Depression treatment at our Perth clinic of Advanced Functional Medicine. Depression affects 10-30% of…

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – Symptoms and Natural Treatment

August 18 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Mental Health,

ADHD Treatment Perth Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex neuro behavioural disorder characterised by a persistent pattern of inattentiveness, overactivity, impulsivity or a combination of, which are out of the normal range for a child‘s age and development.  at our Perth clinic we provide natural treatment for ADHD and other neurological disorders. ADHD…

Stress and Fatigue

August 18 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Mental Health,

Causes, Symptoms & Natural Treatment Stress can come from events that cause feelings of frustration, anger, irritability, nervousness, tension, etc. Stress is a normal part of the adrenal fight-flight response, and in small doses is important in order to cope with challenges. Stress causes a response in the sympathetic nervous system and adrenal glands. When…