GABA and glutamate are neurotransmitters and amino acids that can affect the body’s ability to deal with stress and anxiety. GABA is a calming neurotransmitter, while glutamate is excitatory.
Both are needed for optimal function of the brain, but in this day and age, it is easy to have an excess of glutamate due to:
- Infections that cross the blood-brain barrier (PANS/PANDAS)
- Pyroluria, a condition in which vitamin B6 and zinc are overly excreted
- An excess of free glutamates in the diet
- Toxic heavy metals such as:
- Fipronil, glyphosate and other pesticides
- Electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs)
- Low blood sugar
- Brain inflammation stemming from any of the above factors or other factors
An excess of glutamate can contribute to symptoms of:
- Anxiety and other mood disorders
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Other neurological disorders
Because of this potential for excess glutamate to be harmful, it’s important to understand how to balance GABA and glutamate.
Here’s what we discussed in this webinar:
- The connection between toxins and anxiety
- Problems with too little GABA and too much glutamate
- The basics in case someone doesn’t know anything about GABA
- How a particular insecticide called fipronil disrupts the GABA glutamate balance and where it is found
- Solutions and alternatives
- The toxic effects of fluoride and how might GABA help
- Surprising sources of fluoride
- The effect of phthalates on anxiety, where are they found, and how GABA helps
- The importance of neurotransmitter support and where you can get it
About Trudy Scott CN
Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott, a certified nutritionist, educates anxious individuals about nutritional solutions for anxiety. She is known for her expertise in the use of targeted individual amino acids, which offer hope and immediate relief from anxiety so other underlying root causes and dietary changes can be addressed with ease.
She also educates about the nutritional solutions for the social anxiety condition pyroluria and the harmful effects of benzodiazepines.
Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings.She is also the host of The Anxiety Summit, an online educational platform for both consumers and health professionals, and dubbed “a bouquet of hope.”
Trudy also educates health professionals via the Anxiety Nutrition Institute, sharing research and practical how-to steps. Learn more at www.anxietynutritioninstitute.
This webinar is not a substitute for medical advice, treatment, diagnosis, or consultation with a medical professional. It is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on to make determinations related to treatment of a medical condition. Epidemic Answers has not verified and does not guaranty the accuracy of the information provided in this webinar.
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