Chemical Imbalances of the Brain
Health Recovery Center recognizes many “psychological” problems are based on imbalances of brain chemicals. Among these problems are ongoing irritability, angry outbursts, and aggressive behavior leading to violence. Violent behavior does indeed have a biochemical basis.
According to Dr. William Walsh, most therapies today are based on behavior modification, psychotherapy, conflict resolution techniques, drug medications, and residential care. The results are even poorer than traditional chemical dependency treatment. “Crime and violence in America will not be solved by getting tough with criminals, or building more prisons; the only hope is early identification of future criminals and effective treatment through biochemical repair.”
For biochemical repair to be effective, the importance of diet needs to be considered. In spite of dire warnings, the food industry continues to denature, modify and distort our food … the very foundation of health and mental stability. Health Recovery Center promotes an ongoing study and reflection of this important subject, its relationship to behavior, and a plethora of health problems, noting wherever the Western American diet has been adopted, violent behavior goes up.
Some of the subjects more closely examined, tested and treated include:
- Correcting hypoglycemia through diet and a nutritional regimen
- Replacing essential fatty acids in the brain
- Restoring calming neurotransmitters and other natural chemicals to quiet the brain and central nervous system
- Identifying and treating toxic metals accumulating in the brain
- Finding a clinical ecologist to test you for chemical sensitivities
- Checking for candida related complex
- Strengthening the immune system weakened from vaccinations
Health Recovery Center also examines the strong link to violence from brain allergies. Ongoing chemical exposures change the brain, and cause people to display uncharacteristic behavior including sudden anger, irritability, and even violent outbursts. HRC helps clients identify and treat allergies stemming from exposures to chemical fumes on the job (house painters, garage mechanics, hair salon workers, printers and others).
Health Recovery Center published a study showing 56% of our alcoholic clients are sensitive to chemicals in the environment.
The most common offender was ethanol, contained in a wide range of products:
- Natural gas
- Some paints
- Automobile exhaust
- Soft plastics (new car odors)
- Some hand lotions and perfumes
- Disinfectant cleaners
- Tobacco smoke
The most common reactions were fatigue, exhaustion, spaciness, irritability, mental confusion and depression. The magnitude and severity of these responses was startling: sudden intense anger, tears and sobbing, falling asleep, the sudden inability to think or speak coherently.
HRC provides a strong foundation of information showing how the brain alters from chemicals we are commonly exposed to. As we identify and treat problems currently affecting you, we teach how to protect yourself from future exposures in our modern-day toxic world.
Treatment for Violent Behavior
Most treatment centers prescribe psychiatric drugs and therapy for mental health issues. While these methods treat the symptoms of mental health issues they do not address the underlying cause of the issues. Health Recovery Center has a different approach to treating mental health issues. We address problems at the physical and molecular level. We work to repair the root issue versus just treating the symptoms and masking the cause.