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GABA & parasites

GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid, is our calming neurotransmitter.  It relaxes the mind and reduces anxiety while promoting good digestion, gut motility and reduces brain inflammation.  

While GABA is calming to us, if it attaches to a parasite's GABA receptor, it can paralyze them... so parasites release chemicals to prevent it from attaching.

Parasites can also use GABA as a food source.  The parasite toxoplasma gondii uses GABA to increase their metabolism so that it can them damage certain receptors in the host's brain which could lead to seizures.

A reduction in GABA will lead to a reduction in your gut motility, which means parasites are minimizing their chances of getting excreted via stool.  If you parasite cleanse, parasites can attack your GABA receptors.

Symptoms of low GABA include anxiety, depression, anger, addictive behaviors, ADD, ADHD, headaches, insomnia, inflammation, chronic pain, lack of empathy, panic attacks and low stomach acid. If any of these sound like you, let's chat to see if parasite cleansing makes sense. 

Click to learn more about parasite cleansing. 


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