I would like to share a simple test with you which you can perform right in your home which will help you determine your risk for runaway inflammatory brain injury. The brain is normally protected by the blood brain barrier so that toxins infectious organisms or any other junk that might be in the blood cannot get into the brain. Unfortunately, we’re beginning to learn that many things compromise the blood brain barrier and the results can be devastating. In my previous post I shared that researchers are now finding that simple cell phone usage can cause a leaky blood brain barrier. For a better description of the blood brain barrier follow this link.
In order to test the integrity of your blood brain barrier all you need is to or three capsules or tablets of GABA. GABA is a substance commonly found in health food stores which people take to relieve anxiety and help them sleep. The problem is that GABA does not cross the healthy blood brain barrier. All those people who take GABA and it helps them actually have a leaky blood brain barrier and are at grave risk of neurodegenerative brain damage. If you take two or three capsules of GABA and feel any different whatsoever than it is probable you have a leaky blood brain barrier.
I have heard a wide range of symptomatic reports from people taking the GABA challenge. Some people feel relaxed and sleep better. Some people feel anxious or weird. The best case scenario is you feel no different.
If you take the GABA challenge and feel better or worse, then I highly recommend you quickly do something to improve your health. There are many things to consider under these circumstances. However, the supplements I typically use to restore the blood brain barrier are the ones I mentioned in my previous post about cell phone usage. they include NeuroFlam, glutathione recycler, nitric balance, Neuro 02 and exceptional quality DHA. There are, however additional important things to consider which are best handled in our office.
if you or your loved ones have taken the GABA challenge and felt better or worse or would prefer to take the challenge under supervision, please do not hesitate to contact our office where you can find help.
Blessings, Dr. Tom