Broken Brain and Body Chemistry Part 2

Omega-3 Fatty Acids:  The Essential Fat for Optimum Brain Function by Laura Blockel, NAMI Connection Consultant Omega-3 fatty acids are brain-boosting, cholesterol clearing good fats.  They play a crucial role in brain function.  The problem is your body can’t make them—you have to get them through food and supplements.  Omega-3 fatty acids can be found…

Broken Brain and Body Chemistry Part 1

Broken Brain and Body Chemistry by Laura Blockel, NAMI Connection Consultant Functional medicine (www.functionalmedicine.org) is the science of treating the body as a whole system and not just treating pieces like brain chemistry alone.  Let me begin this series of blog posts by starting with my own story.  In January 2010, I weighed 250 pounds,…