Many secondary neuropsych symptoms can be improved with proper diet and nutrients. This presentation lays out important nutrients needed in the diets of persons with neurodevelopmental issues and discusses briefly use of Homeobotanicals.
Nutrients & NeuroPsych Health
By Kimmer Collison-Ris
MSN, FNP-C, WOCN, MS CAM
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Western Diet Dilemma
Few people are aware of the connection
between nutrition and depression while
they easily understand the connection
between nutritional deficiencies and
American diets have shifted over time,
nutrients density has lessened; recent
research shows these nutrients are
potassium, fiber, iron, folic acid and
The American Dietary Guidelines reports
adults commonly lack these essential
VITAMIN A: Promotes skeletal growth, normal tooth structure,
healthy mucous membranes, healthy skin, eyes and hair;
essential for night vision. NATURAL SOURCES: Fish liver oils,
liver, carrots, green and yellow vegetables, dairy products.
VITAMIN B-1: (Thiamine): Helps convert sugar and starches into
energy; promotes digestion, strong heart muscle, child growth;
prevents fatigue, fat deposits in arteries. NATURAL SOURCES: Whole
wheat, dried yeast, oatmeal, peanuts, pork, bran, enriched rice,
sunflower seeds, soybean sprouts.
VITAMIN B-2: (Riboflavin): Aids in releasing energy to body cells;
enables utilization of fats, proteins and sugars. NATURAL
SOURCES: Dairy products, liver, kidney, yeast, leafy greens, fish, eggs.
VITAMIN B-6: Aids metabolism of protein carbohydrates and fats;
controls cholesterol level; aids chemical balance between blood and
tissue; prevents water retention; builds hemoglobin. NATURAL
SOURCES: Brewer’s yeast, wheat bran, wheat germ, organ meats,
beef, avocados, bananas, milk, eggs.
VITAMIN B-12: Promotes utilization of protein, fats and
carbohydrates; essential for formation of red blood cells; builds
nucleic acid; prevents pernicious anemia; helps nervous
system.NATURAL SOURCES: Liver, beef, pork, eggs, dairy products,
B Vitamin Deficiencies
VITAMIN C: Essential for the
formation of collagen; needed
for absorption of iron, some
proteins and folic acid; prevents
oxidation of other vitamins; aids
in metabolism of amino acids
and calcium; stops internal
bleeding; strengthens blood
vessels maintains hard bones
and teeth; promotes stamina;
holds body cells together
prevents infections, colds,
fatigue and stress; reduces
allergies; heals wounds and
burns. NATURAL SOURCES: Citrus
fruits, berries, green and leafy
cauliflower, potatoes, sweet
VITAMIN D: Promotes bone and
tooth development and normal
growth; aids utilization of
phosphorus and calcium;
maintains nervous system
and heart action; prevents
VITAMIN E: Protects body’s store
of Vitamin A, tissues and fat from
destructive oxidation, and
breakdown of red corpuscles;
strengthens capillary walls;
regulates menstrual rhythm;
prevents loss of other vitamins;
aids blood flow to heart; lowers
blood cholesterol and fatty acids;
vital to cell health; regulates
protein and calcium
SOURCES: Soybeans, vegetable
oils, broccoli, brussels sprouts,
leafy greens, enriched flour,
whole wheat, wheat germ, whole
grain cereals, eggs.
Vitamin E, found primarily in fatty foods such as nuts,
seeds, and oils, is a potent antioxidant.
combats free radicals, the unstable oxygen molecules
that result from normal metabolism as well as from
exposure to air pollution, cigarette smoke, and strong
complex nutrient; food supplies eight different types of
Experts have determined that alpha-tocopherol vitamin E
(AT) is the most useful of the vitamin E forms.
Pesticides in Produce
CALCIUM: Builds bones and teeth; aids in proper function of muscles, heart,
nerves, and iron utilization; helps blood coagulation; regulates the passage of
nutrients in and out of cells; relieves pain and cramps; eases
insomnia. NATURAL SOURCES: Dairy products, soybeans, sunflower seeds,
MAGNESIUM: Reduces blood cholesterol; forms hard tooth enamel and fights
tooth decay; aids in converting blood sugar into energy; helps regulate body
temperature; aids nerve function and bone growth; helps utilize Vitamins B, C,
E; promotes absorption and metabolism of other minerals; activates enzymes
for metabolism of carbohydrates and amino acids; prevents calcium deposits
in the bladder, heart attacks, depression, polio. NATURAL RESOURCES: Nuts,
figs, seeds, dark-green vegetables, wheat bran, avocados, bananas.
IRON: Present in all cells; one of the constituents of hemoglobin which carries
oxygen to the tissues by blood circulation. NATURAL RESOURCES: Liver, meat,
raw clams, oysters, oatmeal, nuts, beans, wheat germ.
IODINE: Aids thyroid gland and prevents goiter; helps burn fat; converts
carotene into Vitamin A; aids absorption of carbohydrates from small
intestine; promotes growth; regulates energy production; maintains hair,
nails skin and teeth. NATURAL SOURCES: Kelp, seafood, vegetables.
Essential Nutrient for Bones, Immunity and More
Magnesium is an unsung hero of sorts. This mighty mineral
participates in hundreds of bodily functions that foster good
health, yet few people know that magnesium contributes to
bone strength; promotes peak immunity; and normalizes
muscle, nerve, and heart function.
Iron is responsible for transporting oxygen to cells and tissues
throughout the body. It’s important for women to consume
adequate iron before and during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a
drag on iron stores and may cause iron-deficiency anemia in
To avoid health problems, experts say women should include
foods rich in heme-iron, the highly absorbable form found in
animal foods, and include iron-rich plant foods or iron-fortified
foods along with vitamin C. Vitamin C enhances the absorption
of non-heme iron.
Potassium is present in every
cell of your body. It plays a
central role in normal muscle
contraction, transmission of
nerve impulses, and fluid
balance. Potassium even serves
to promote strong bones, and
it’s necessary for energy
Adequate potassium intake
hedges against high blood
pressure, which creeps up with
Homeobotanicals are a Natural Health modality
delveloped in New Zealand (1984)
BOTH homeopathic and botanical indications are
considered for their therapeutic purpose.
Homeobotanical (Hb) formulas are
are a CORE THERAPY (used as a base for health
range may assist with many healthcare applicationssupplied
to a qualified Practitioner as a concentrate
formulations are considered suitable for all ages.
Only supplied as concentrates to qualified Hb providers
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