Pyroluria, Amino Acids and Anxiety: Troubleshooting when you are not getting results
- Pyroluria and the effects of leaky gut, oxalates and low oxytocin levels
- CFS, ADHD, autism, alcoholism, Lyme disease: the pyroluria connection
- Introversion and musician’s dystonia: an update on the pyroluria connection
- Troubleshooting the pyroluria protocol and mistakes I see
- Testing for pyroluria, zinc, vitamin B6 and fatty acids
- The 8 factors that make the targeted individual amino acids more effective
- What to do when the amino acids are not working
- Concerns about quinolinic acid and tryptophan?
Pyroluria/social anxiety/introversion protocol: trouble-shooting
This is the blog I mentioned that summarizes a number of prior blog posts on the topic: Pyroluria, social anxiety, introversion: a summary
We discussed factors to consider when you are not getting results on the pyroluria protocol. Here is the blog with the 21 we talked about during the interview plus additional factors that I’ve added.
Here are the oxytocin blogs that discuss social anxiety, testing, the oxytocin receptor gene and connections to autism and depression:
Dr. Woeller shares how helpful oxytocin is for social anxiety, facial recognition and voice recognition in individuals with autism and Asperger’s syndrome
Genetic variation in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) has been implicated in anxiety, depression and related stress phenotypes
I mentioned my aminos and pyroluria interview with Sean Croxton on the upcoming Depression Sessions (an online video series) in June. He is an introvert and is fascinated with pyroluria-introversion connection. I said I’d share a link to the Depression Sessions but the site isn’t quite ready so please stay tuned. I’ll share it in a few days. This one is not to be missed.
Targeted individual amino acid supplements for anxiety: trouble-shooting
This is the blog I mentioned that summarizes a number of prior blog posts on the topic: Anxiety and targeted individual amino acid supplements: a summary
Here are the categories I discussed, together with the associated amino acid/s
- low blood sugar: glutamine
- low GABA: GABA (I prefer GABA to Phenibut or pharmaGABA)
- low serotonin: tryptophan or 5-HTP
- low endorphins: DPA (d-phenylalanine)
- low catecholamines: tyrosine
Here is the Amino Acids Mood Questionnaire from The Antianxiety Food Solution. I encourage you to do and see which sections may be an issue for you (or see how much you’ve improved if you’ve been using amino acids)
I discussed why Urinary neurotransmitter testing falls short and why I use the above questionnaire instead
There are some precautions to be aware of when taking supplemental amino acids. Here are the Amino Acid Precautions
The 8 factors that make the amino acids more effective:
- addressing blood sugar issues and eating real whole food
- the brand and quality
- timing i.e. between meals and away from protein
- your unique amount for your own need
- addressing bipolar or bipolar-type symptoms
- using the pyroluria protocol at the same time (if needed)
- addressing thyroid health and hormonal health
- taking the amino acids opened up
Thanks to Dr. Josh Friedman, Integrative Psychotherapist, for the interview. As I mentioned, I interviewed him on season 1 of the Anxiety summit on: “Integrative Psychotherapy: My Journey from Psychoanalysis to Whole Person Mental Health.” If you missed it, I highly recommend it. Dr. Friedman is dear friend, colleague and integrative psychotherapist who uses amino acids and other nutritional approaches in his practice. During our season 1 interview I asked him if he uses GABA with his patients and I love his answer:
it is definitely something I use. I am not a biochemist, so I actually don’t really know whether it crosses the blood/brain barrier, nor do I care actually. the first question should be, is it harmful? Are any of these things going to cause harm? And the answer with all the amino acids are no, they’re not going to cause harm, especially when compared to psychiatric medicines. The second question is, does it work? Is it helpful for our patients that we see in our practice?
As we mentioned, it has the amino acid questionnaire, pyroluria questionnaire and all the protocols BUT does not contain the 21+ pyroluria touble-shooting checklist (see the separate blog post for this)
If you are not already registered for the Anxiety Summit you can get live access to the speakers of the day here: www.theAnxietySummit.com
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