When applying the Functional Medicine Matrix to ADHD you soon discover that this is not at all a "brain disorder" but rather, a multi-factorial entity to which the brain is merely responding in an irritated manner. This is not about blocking neurotransmitters with medication, but rather finding the appropriate balance of brain function. Your gut is your "second brain" which stores the majority of your neurotransmitters (90%!), so what happens there influences brain function tremendously. Upper neck spinal alignment has great influence, as does regulating certain nutrient levels and removing inflammatory agents such as artificial food coloring. The latest research clearly shows that nutrient needs vary by a factor as much as 100-fold with some individuals—for normal and optimal brain function to occur these nutrients must be present in appropriate quantities. A very thorough orthopedic, neurological and nutritional exam by your functional medicine doctor will reveal these unique attributes and a personalized protocol will be developed. We are pleased to have been a part of patients' success with improving this condition. Look to the right for a few services that we may recommend to begin treating you or your child.