Listen: Interview with Dr Alicia Alvarenga - Feeding Our Neurotransmitters

Let's talk about feeding our body the building blocks of neurotransmitters with chiropractor, nutritionist, and personal trainer Dr. Alicia Alvaregna.

The brain doesn't really know the difference between physical and emotional pain.  For ADHDers, the experience of emotional pain can be physically intense. 

Just as low neurotransmitters can impact our perception of physical pain, they also influence our ability to regulate emotional pain.

How do we give out body what it needs to refuel depleted neurotransmitter reserves?  Let's ask Dr. Alicia Alvaregna!

    This interview covers questions like:

    • What is pain?
    • What are neurotransmitters, and how they are involved in our perception of pain?
    • What are the main neurotransmitters involved in pain perception, and what are their jobs in the body?
    • Why do neurotransmitters become depleted?
    • What happens when we don’t have the building blocks we need?  How does the body choose what to make?
    • Diet is something we can work with on a day-to-day basis.  How do we feed ourselves so that the body can make neurotransmitters?
    • How can meal prep help you manage your life, and would you recommend it?
    • What about supplements? There’s a lot of snake oil out there!
     This train station style map shows how the body turns one molecule into another.  As Dr. Alvaregna says in our interview, the body can exit at any station.  This depletes precursors for the next station.  Vitamin deficiencies from diet and other causes can also inhibit the efficient production of neurotransmitters. 

    This train station style map shows how the body turns one molecule into another.  As Dr. Alvaregna says in our interview, the body can exit at any station.  This depletes precursors for the next station.  Vitamin deficiencies from diet and other causes can also inhibit the efficient production of neurotransmitters. 

    The best way to design a nutrition and supplement plan is to discuss your levels with your doctor.

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