Brain Chemical Imbalance-feelin' punky, Bunky?

Brain Chemical Imbalance-feelin' punky, Bunky?

Postby Wayne » Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:28 am

From an excellent online article, found after working with a healer who deals in brain chemical imbalance testing in Hamilton. I know only the basics of these matters. Let me know if you want her name or number.
"Dr. Eric Braverman, the author of the "The Edge Effect," has answers for you about neurotransmitters & antidepressants, neurotransmitters & depression,
Take the Brain Deficiency test below!


Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University and graduated with honors from NYU Medical School. He is one of the foremost experts in Integrative Medicine, and recognizes the brain’s global impact on illness and health. He has published over 100 research papers and abstracts, and is the author of seven books on vitamins, supplements and alternative medicine. In addition to maintaining a private medical practice, Dr. Braverman is Director of the PATH Foundation, a nonprofit research organization established to collect and analyze information concerning the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of all aspects of brain biochemical disorders.

The cornerstone of brain health is the balance of your neurotransmitters, which are the chemicals that allow your brain’s processing operations to be carried out. A neurotransmitter is a chemical that is involved in processing signals between neurons and other cells.

The four primary neurotransmitters involved in maintaining a balanced brain are:

* Dopamine
* Acetylcholine
* GABA – Gamma-aminobutyric acid
* Serotonin )


Each of your neurotransmitters is essential to proper brain health and when any one of them is deficient or out of balance with the others, problems result which can ultimately affect all body systems, leading to very serious, and even life threatening health conditions.

Your brain age is dependant on the right neurotransmitter balance, and when problems in this area are identified soon enough, it becomes possible in many cases for you to treat these imbalances with diet and over the counter supplements rather than drugs.
Braverman Brain Deficiency Quiz

The combination of the brain chemicals dopamine, acetylcholine, gaba, and serotonin control how we think, feel, and behave. Deficiencies in any of these chemicals are also the direct cause of many medical problems. The results of this quiz will show deficiencies in one or more of these biochemicals. Resolving deficiencies is the way to begin regaining our health.


1. I crave sugar. T / F

2. I have decreased libido. T / F

3. I sleep too much. T / F

4. I have a history of alcohol or addiction. T / F

5. I have recently felt worn out for no apparent reason. T / F

6. I sometimes experience total exhaustion without even exerting myself. T / F

7. I have always battled weight problems. T / F

8. I have little motivation for sexual experiences. T / F

9. I have trouble getting out of bed in the morning. T / F

10. I have had a craving for cocaine, amphetamines, or Ecstasy. T / F

Total # of ‘T’ responses x 10: _____


1. I have insomnia. T / F

2. I have lost muscle tone. T / F

3. I don't exercise any more. T / F

4. I crave fatty foods. T / F

5. I have experimented with hallucinogenics, LSD, or other illicit drugs. T / F

6. I feel like my body is falling apart. T / F

7. I can't breathe easily. T / F

8. I have difficulty remembering names when I first meet people. T / F

9. I don’t feel cheerful. T / F

10. I have noticed my memory ability is decreasing. T / F

Total # of ‘T’ responses x 10: _____


1. I feel shaky. T / F

2. I have frequent backaches and/or headaches. T / F

3. I tend to have shortness of breath. T / F

4. I tend to have heart palpitations. T / F

5. I tend to have cold hands. T / F

6. I sometimes sweat too much. T / F

7. I am sometimes dizzy. T / F

8. I am often nervous. T / F

9. I often feel fatigued even when I have had a good night's sleep. T / F

10. I overeat. T / F

Total # of ‘T’ responses x 10: _____


1) I have night sweats. T / F

2) I always awake early in the morning. T / F

3) I can’t relax. T / F

4) I wake up at least two times per night. T / F

5) It is difficult for me to fall back asleep when I am awakened. T / F

6) I crave salt. T / F

7) I have less energy to exercise. T/F

8) I am sad. T/F

9) I tend to sleep in many different positions in order to feel comfortable. T / F

10) I have insomnia. T / F

Total # of ‘T’ responses x 10: _____


1. Total “T” Responses: Dopamine Deficiency

2. Total “T” Responses: Acetylcholine Deficiency

3. Total “T” Responses: GABA Deficiency


4. Total “T” Responses: Serotonin Deficiency



Circle the highest number. This is your most deficient nature, and is the one which is most likely to lead to illness. Often, you burn out your edge just by being yourself. For example, if you are GABA deficient it is likely that you are a dopamine nature, these types often push themselves too hard at work and burn out their edge.

Any category with between 3 and 5 true statements is considered a minor deficiency.

Any category with between 6 and 8 true statements is considered a moderate deficiency.

If you have more than 8 true statements in any one category, it is considered a major deficiency and you need to get help immediately. Minor deficits are the early warning signs of health problems. If ignored, they will eventually lead to more serious deficiencies, ultimately affecting your dominant nature.



If you fell into the moderate deficit range, you probably have already sought medical treatment for any number of ailments. Minor and moderate deficits can be treated without medications and usually respond to a combination of natural/nutritional supplements, hormonal and life-style changes. Major deficits warrant medical treatment and should be addressed immediately. These deficits are treated as diseases, i.e. Parkinson’s disease, severe mood disorders, high blood pressure, memory loss, seizure disorder, depression, etc. These conditions most likely require medications: nutritional, hormonal and/or life-style changes will not be adequate in addressing these problems. If you experience any of these symptoms or illnesses, it is important to consult your doctor and get immediate treatment."
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