GABA Inhibits Inflammation and Reverses Diabetes
In a study out this month, researchers found that the administration of GABA to type 1 diabetic patients helped to improve beta-islet cell function (the cells that produce insulin in the pancreas) and reduce systemic cytokine production (inflammatory chemicals).
This research may have implications for all autoimmune disorders, as increased inflammation and cytokine production is a hallmark characteristic of all autoimmune diseases. From a functional medicine perspective, getting to the root cause of autoimmune disorders means figuring out what is triggering the inflammation and autoimmune response in the first place. This could be a food sensitivity, a heavy metal, a pesticide, or a compromised intestinal barrier. These can all be improved using well known functional medicine therapies, including amino acid and neurotransmitter therapies like the GABA therapy used in this study.
About Dr. Morningstar
Dr. Morningstar graduated in 2002 from Palmer College in Davenport. He then moved to Grand Blanc, MI and opened his first clinic, the Grand Blanc Spine Center. A year later, he opened his second clinic, the Anchor Bay Spine Center, in New Baltimore, MI. Both of these clinics have now become the Natural Wellness & Pain Relief Centers of Michigan, one of the first multidisciplinary clinics offering comprehensive chiropractic, traditional medicine, pain management, acupuncture, anti-aging medicine, and functional medicine services in Michigan. There he serves as the Director of Chiropractic Services. Dr. Morningstar provides comprehensive chiropractic rehabilitation and functional medicine strategies for complex spine and neurological disorders such as Scoliosis, ADHD, and Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
- Bioidentical Male Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
- Lyme Disease (using medication)
- Scoliosis (using ScoliSMART)
- Menopause Problems
- And More….