by Dr Rajendra Sharma MB BCh BAO LRCPS (Ire) MFHom
Emotional wellbeing is based on two factors. The psychology of an individual, and the neuro- biochemistry and structure of the brain. Here we are going to focus on the latter but it is vital that we must never ever underestimate the importance of psychological processes.
To feel an emotion we are dependent on four things;
- the recognition of the stimulus by healthy nerves (the 5 senses),
- the production of neurotransmitters,
- the transmission of impulses through healthy nerves,
- and the reception through healthy receptors of the neurohormones.
For this, we need to reflect upon optimising...
- The production of neurotransmitters is dependent on the correct nutrition reaching the nervous system to provide the building blocks
- Avoidance of, and detoxification capacity, to remove toxins
- Reduction of excess inflammatory responses
- Transmission is dependent on healthy structure, which again is dependent on the nutritional basis and cleanliness of neurons.
- The health of the receptors is dependent on the ability to detoxify and the avoidance of toxins and infections that can change receptors.
In the forthcoming webinar on April 19th at 4pm (GMT) we will focus on common environmental toxins such as heavy metals, additives and preservatives and environmental pollutants, and we will discuss our ability to keep those out (patency of the blood brain barrier).
Certain investigations can highlight neurotoxins that can damage structure and production of neurotransmitters and during our conversation we will look at identifying evidence of poor detoxification, inflammatory responses and of course how to treat these. In addition to this we will address the benefits of these neurotransmitters and how this alters therapeutic approach.
Sex hormones have a profound effect on emotional well-being. We will discuss the steroidogenic pathways and its association with coping with stress, both physical and psychological. We will cover the best therapeutic approaches towards all these issues in order to provide practitioners with valuable information that empowers them with understanding, information and practical ways to support their clients.
Watch the replay of our live webinar discussing this topic further here.
DR RAJENDRA SHARMA, is a leading Integrated Medical Doctor utilizing conventional, Functional and Complementary medicine. His special interest is working with chronic disease and it’s underlying causes particularly CFS/ME, cancer, and other difficult conditions, including poorly responsive psychological/psychiatric conditions and their association with undiagnosed thyroid, B12 deficiency and nutritional deficiencies). He focuses on optimizing health through nutritional and non-drug medicine and as a past Secretary and Treasurer of the British Society for Ecological Medicine, is involved in ecological health screening (metal toxicity, food allergy, pollution etc.) and treatments.
Dr Sharma is considered by many as their family doctor and as a generalist works with all medical conditions. He is the author of The Family Encyclopedia of Health (Element 1998, Thorsons 2002) and the Award Winning ‘all you need to know’ healthy ageing book, “Live Longer Live Younger” (Watkins 2014). He works with many nutritionists and CAM practitioners, offering medical support and guidance, and provides content and comments on topical issues to blogs, journals and popular magazines. He had a 10 year slot with regional BBC radio and has appeared on TV, in the media and expert panels extensively.
Over his experienced career as Medical Director at the Hale Clinic and The Diagnostic Clinic he has forged new care initiatives. These include the impact of functional medicine screening and investigations covering the ‘self’ and environment in optimizing patient protocols, treatment and care plans. You can find out more about Dr Sharma by clicking here.
In this webinar Dr Rajendra Sharma joins Robyn Puglia for a live conversation to explore the neuro-biochemistry and structure of the brain in relation to emotional wellbeing.
You can download the slides here
You can download the relevant research paper here
You can download the testing recommendations here