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Functional Neurology

Lack of focus, in-ablility to learn, depression/anxiety, sleep disturbance, poor digestion, fatigue, memory loss, and brain fog are early signs to pay attention to the health of your brain. All to often, we write these symptoms off as ‘just getting older’ or become very frustrated as our children fail to thrive and learn.  Even worse is when we exclusively medicate, rather than identify the ‘why’ and seek out ways to nurture and rehabilitate our brain.

Why Functional Neurology?

Dr. Paul believes that it is commonly overlooked and critical to pay attention to your neurological wellness, especially if you have an unresponsive medical condition.  You may have dysfunctional areas of your brain due to chemical imbalance, poor circulation, dis-use or lack of development, stress, or previous concussion.  In most of these instances, you will not see changes or lesions with our standard diagnostics.  This is what the term ‘functional’ refers to.   

Improving factors in our environment can cause both structural and functional changes to occur in our brains.  Simple dietary & lifestyle changes coupled with nutritional therapy and targeted neurologic exercises can profoundly impact your brain’s health and thus the quality of your life!

Here are some of the early signs of neurologic decline- 

  • brain fog
  • memory loss or difficulty learning
  • depression & anxiety
  • lulls in energy during the day and sleep disturbance
  • fatigue while reading, driving, or working
  • lack of mental focus
  • lack of motivation, drive, or passion
  • fatigue in response to certain foods or chemicals
Patients suffering from neurologic conditions such as anxiety or depression, concussion, ADHD, and pain syndromes are recognizing the need for solutions beyond medications.   Functional neurology embraces your brain’s ability to connect and improve function, given the right environment and stimulation.

At ProActive, we begin by focusing on the basics- your brain requires oxygen and great fuel to make energy, healthy stimulation (especially to your weakest or disconnected areas), and protection to function optimally.  We nurture and rehabilitate the brain rather than solely medicating it. 

Here are some unfortunate stand-out statistics:

  • Approximately 1 in 10 Americans take antidepressant medications
  • 23% of women between 40-50 take antidepressants
  • 6.4 million children between the ages of 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD.  There has been a 42% increase in ADHD diagnosis in the past 8 years
  • 1 in 54 children in the US are diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder
  • Neurologic autoimmunity (such as PANDAS and Cerebellar autoimmunity) are rapidly rising
  • 40% of people over the age of 65 have a memory impairment
  • 1 in 9 adults over 45 complain of memory difficulties
  • Alzheimer’s is the most expensive disease in America
If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with your nervous system and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with ProActive Natural Medicine today!

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Perhaps you have questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision to become a patient. Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if ProActive Natural Medicine is right for you. Please call our office at 847-397-1880.
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