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Brain Chemistry & Hormonal Variant Testing in Developmental Disorders

Updated: Mar 5, 2020

by Dr. J.D. Arango, ND, CAS

Does your child struggle with communication or performing everyday tasks, experience extraordinary sensitivity, exhibit repetitive actions, or have an unusual attachment to objects? If so, these symptoms may be related to a developmental condition which can include neurochemical and hormonal features that can be measured in urine and saliva samples.

Brain chemistry governs how and when a child feels happy, sad, sleepy, hungry, thirsty, and can also determine whether or not he/she can focus, complete a task, keep a stable mood, and overcome emotional, physical, and mental challenges.

Many parents, educators, and therapists will describe the things that developmentally challenged children want to do. Laboratory tests, like Sabre Science’s Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Panels, can help clinicians discover the key features of altered brain function in order to better understand what children are capable of doing at a given time and develop targeted strategies to help increase their developmental potential.

For example, a child’s ability to follow instructions is more directly related to their levels of dopamine, glutamate, and histamine than their willingness to cooperate.

As an autism specialist, I believe that peeling back the layers of deviant neurochemistry is an important part of making it possible to bring out the amazing children that live in the shadow of abnormal development. Laboratory testing tells me what a child’s brain chemicals are doing and how they interact with each other to determine ability versus expected behavior.

Ask your doctor or contact Sabre Sciences to learn more about how an overly impatient, intolerant, aggressive, or anxious child can be helped through neuroendocrine testing.

About Dr. J.D. Arango, ND, CAS

Dr. J.D. Arango, ND is a IBCCES Board Certified Autism Specialist, clinical researcher and director at Clínica Reverdecer, holds a doctorate degree in Naturopathy and is board certified as an Alternative Medical Practitioner by the American Alternative Medical Association.


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