Inside your head, millions of brain cells (neurons) are talking to each other right now. They are sending chemical messages to each other using compounds called neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine, GABA and acetylcholine.
Most modern psychiatric drugs are aimed at trying to enhance or block the action of these various chemical messengers to stabilize or enhance mood, calm or stimulate the brain, ease irritation and anxiety, improve memory and concentration and enhance mental health. Unfortunately, these medications have lots of side effects, making them a less-than-ideal solution to balancing brain function.
Fortunately, there are other ways to get your brain cells communicating in healthy way. These include improved general nutrition, specific herbs and nutritional supplements and lifestyle modifications. These natural methods aren’t going to have harmful side effects and can result in permanent improvement in your brain function.
If you’d like to learn about natural ways to balance your brain to enhance memory, relieve anxiety or depression, calm down hyperactivity and otherwise improve your mental health, come to this month’s Herbal Hour. We’ll discuss each of the main neurotransmitters, what they do and how you can enhance them naturally without resorting to potentially harmful drugs.