• Brain Chemistry and Mental Health problems (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addiction, OCD)
• Digestive Health: IBS, bloating, SIBO (which can cause IBS) and parasites (with external lab testing)
• Mercury and Heavy Metal Detoxification (with external lab testing)
• Cognitive hypnotherapy and NLP
• Drug-Free better Sleep
• Insulin resistance, pre- and early type II diabetes
Hi my name is Peter Smith I specialise in helping and coaching people how to live well with mental health problems, digestive health problems/IBS, sleep problems and type II diabetes using natural therapies.
I used these techniques to overcome and live well with my own bipolar disorder and IBS.
I have practised nutritional and naturopathic medicine for almost 20 years; today I use diet, amino acids, supplements and natural remedies to balance brain chemistry for mental health problems and to assist drug addiction recovery when combined with appropriate drug counselling.
We now know that the brain is plastic and highly repairable and in my practice I focus a lot on improving the fundamental health or neuroplasticity of the brain, this has been shown to play a major role in mental health problems. A new theory in psychiatric medicine is that low-grade inflammation in the brain plays a fundamental role in mental health problems; identifying and eliminating the source of information is important as is applying an anti-inflammatory diet and supplement protocol.
Another new understanding is that excessive stress responses and cortisol damage the functioning of key structures in the brain that control mood and mental health and that this phenomenon can be unwound with meditation and relaxation brain training.
For anxiety and OCD I use a new approach of combining gradual exposure-therapy with natural antianxiety remedies to assist the process.
I trained in cognitive hypnotherapy and NLP and offer these therapies for people that want to ‘remodel’ unhelpful/unwanted psychological states.
I published my first book (Sleep Better with Natural Therapies) in 2013 and write on using natural therapies for mental health problems on my website www.balancingbrainchemistry.co.uk where you can find a lot of free detailed information.
Since using natural therapies to overcome my own irritable bowel syndrome I continued to work and training this area including the new understanding of the role of SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) and parasites on IBS. (Testing for SIBO requires external laboratory analysis).
I started detoxifying Mercury from amalgam fillings in the late 80s and by the late 90s developed a two-step detoxification protocol for heavy metals. (Testing requires external laboratory analysis).
I trained in a wide range of natural medicines.
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