Episode #314 – Balancing Brain Chemistry for Optimal Health with Dr Rodger Murphree

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In This Episode:

In this podcast, I interview Dr Rodger Murphree and we discuss neurochemistry and the best strategies to balance neurotransmitters for a better mood, better cognition and better sleep!

  • 04:00 Introduction to Dr. Murphee
  • 05:29 What are the root causes of the mood disorder epidemic?
  • 06:25 What is orthomolecular medicine?
  • 08:27 How do our neurotransmitters affect our mental clarity and mood?
  • 10:32 Do antidepressants even work?
  • 13:20 Addressing inflammation of the brain as a root cause
  • 14:40 Understanding mono amino acid therapy
  • 21:32 Dr. Murphee’s questionnaire to see if you’re deficient in amino acids
  • 24:30 The importance of sun exposure 
  • 25:50 Being barefoot on the grass — the value of grounding
  • 27:20 Releasing opioids through laughter and human contact
  • 29:00 We control how we react to things — saturating ourselves with positive feelings
  • 31:51 Foods and herbs that can support your healthy living 
  • 33:53 The dangers of artificial sweeteners and MSG 
  • 38:20 The wonders of wild-caught salmon and extra virgin olive oil
  • 41:10 Dr. Murphee’s caveat about using herbs
  • 43:20 What is SAMe and what is it good for?
  • 45:40 Why we owe it to ourselves to take a more natural approach

Today’s guest on the show is Dr. Rodger Murphee, and he’s talking with Dr. Jockers about balancing our brain chemistry for optimal health. Dr. Rodger Murphee is a board-certified chiropractic physician and nutritional specialist. His “Murphree Method,” a combination of functional and orthomolecular medicine, has helped thousands of patients get healthy and feel good again.

Things like ADHD, anxiety, brain fog, and depression are often best treated with orthomolecular medicine. What is that, exactly? It’s a form of medicine that uses vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids — the building blocks of brain chemicals — to address the underlying causes of mood disorders and mental clarity issues. 

Dr. Murphee is sharing a ‘brain function’ questionnaire that will help you uncover and shore up any deficiencies contributing to mood and mental clarity challenges. If you are struggling with anxiety or depression, this highly informative interview could be just what you need to unlock the key to more optimal well-being. If mainstream medicine has let you down in the past, this one’s for you for a healthy future.

“Glutamate is the gas engine in the brain, while GABA acts as the brakes.  You need proper balance to feel calm and peaceful and to get restorative sleep.”

-Dr. Rodger Murphee

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