John Nicoll, BHSP

Neurotransmitters & Metabolism

My primary focus is helping individuals who are struggling to recover their health after having taken Accutane, also known as RoAccutane, Claravis, Sotret, Myorisan, Amnesteem, Absorica, and by it’s chemical name Isotretinoin. However, I also work a variety of other issues. Please see the “Healing Topics” list on this page.

As a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, I’m here to support you with loving attention, awareness, and insight as you face whatever may be coming up for you at this time in your life. If you are facing a health challenge, I’m trained to work in concert with your existing health care providers if needed. In addition to addressing a multitude of healing issues, I specialize in working with highly sensitive and gifted young adults and adults.

I studied under Dr. Barbara Brennan, completing the BBSH 2,320 hour Professional Studies Diploma Program over four years and graduating in 2005. Areas of study included: anatomy and physiology, childhood development, human psychology, the human energy field, relational dynamics, core energetics, and spiritual and non-linear aspects of human existence. I offer services as a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, Intuitive Healer, Health Researcher & Consultant, and Keto Consultant.

You can read more about the healing services I offer here.

Neurotransmitter Starvation

Have you ever heard of the term “neurotransmitter starvation”?

Probably not, because it’s a term that I coined. NS refers to a situation where a person is eating well, exercising, and doing all the right things, and yet they still feel that something is missing. They may be suffering from depression or anxiety, or compulsive behaviors.

A underlying cause may be problems with neurotransmitter production in the body. Hence the term “neurotransmitter starvation.”

How does this happen?

The body’s metabolism is quite complex. You can think of as a machine with a lot of tiny moving parts, and one that requires multiple ingredients in order to work properly. This machine has hundreds of jobs to do and if parts of the machine are stuck, or if certain ingredients are missing, the overall function of the machine can be strongly affected.

One of the things going on in this complex machine is something called the methylation cycle. This is a process that is occurring in every cell of the body about once per second. So by the time you finish reading this sentence, the 30 trillion cells in your body all completed the cycle 2 or 3 times!

The methylation cycle is intimately involved with neurotransmitter production.

There are relatively common genetic variations that can be tested for, and which can very significantly impact the methylation cycle and NT production as a result. Neurotransmitters are critical to the way we experience life. They are involved with everything from our emotional state and responses, to our ability to think clearly, to feeling satisfied after eating.

If you think you might be experiencing a neurotransmitter related issue, you can schedule a free consultation here.

Healing Topics

Areas that I specialize in:

  • Slippers Not Shots (Natural Immunity)
  • Highly Sensitive Physiology (High Sensitivity)
  • High Sensation Seeking (HSS)
  • Being Gifted (Hi IQ)
  • Fatigue & Severe Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Accutane Recovery
  • Compulsions & Addictions
  • Post orgasm exhaustion and POIS
  • Food Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • PTSD & CPTSD
  • Parenting Struggles
  • Loneliness
  • Spiritual Questions