About Dr. Robert Melillo
One of the most respected specialists in childhood and developmental neurological disorders in America, Dr. Robert Melillo has been helping children and adults overcome learning disabilities for over 20 years. His areas of expertise include: autism spectrum disorders, PDD/NOS, ADD/ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, bipolar disorder, and other mental, attention, behavioral and learning disorders. He is also an expert in diet, nutrition and neuroimmune disorders in children and adults.
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A Catastrophic Epidemic
Through his years of practicing, Dr. Melillo has seen thousands of children and adults suffering from chronic physical and mental illnesses brought on by behavioral and social issues. 1 in 5 kids and adults struggle with some type of mental diagnosis while childhood and adult ADHD have risen over 2000 percent in 20 years. We have also been witness to a rise in chronic health issues such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, thyroid, autoimmune, Alzheimer’s, and dementia. All of these conditions are not only happening more often but also much earlier in life, which has resulted in a lot of anger and division. It is no wonder why we are more divided than ever, both politically and socially.
Is there any one factor that we can look at to understand all this? The answer is yes. There is one primary issue that can explain almost everything else and that is the concept of Brain Imbalances. Dr. Melillo is on a mission to help others help themselves.
So what is a brain imbalance?
The most common brain ” imbalance” occurs between the two hemispheres of the brain; the scientific name is a functional disconnection. Essentially it is a lack of connection, communication and integration between networks on either side of the brain.
This lack of integration is most commonly a result of a developmental imbalance or developmental asynchrony. This means that one side of the brain is delayed or slowed in its development which causes the other to mature and grow faster. This imbalance in growth and maturity prevents the two sides of the brain from properly integrating.
This results in an unevenness of functional abilities where one side of the brain is advanced or even ” too strong” relative to the other side which has skills and functions that are underdeveloped and weaker. Obsessive, compulsive or hyperactive behavior is an example of the left hemisphere being too strong and producing symptoms.
This combination of strengths and weaknesses can result in many different types of physical, mental health and learning issues that can last a lifetime.
What are issues associated with a brain Imbalance?
The brain controls everything, so an imbalance in the brain can result in imbalances in every system in any combination.
This includes, but not limited to ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, OCD, Memory and concentration issues, depression, anxiety, hormone imbalances, blood sugar imbalances, muscle and sensory imbalances that can cause back pain, headaches, dizziness, immune imbalances that can cause chronic infection, food sensitivities, allergies and autoimmune issues and many more. All of these issues have been increasing at epidemic levels and all can be a direct result of a developmental brain imbalance. This imbalance can happen later on in life as well but this is not as common.
What is the cause of a brain imbalance?
The cause of these imbalances are environmental and lifestyle changes that have come about over the past 20 years primarily with the advancements in computer technology. Lack of physical activity, poor diet, stress, inflammation are the primary factors that affect brain development, and can lead to imbalances in the brain.
The same factors causing a rise in obesity, diabetes and heart disease are the same factors behind the rise of developmental brain imbalances.
Can you correct a brain imbalance?
Each person has a unique combination of strengths and weaknesses, to correct the problem we identify the nature of the imbalances, target the weaker areas on the underactive side with a specific program of mental and physical exercise, sensory stimulation, lifestyle and behavior modification along with diet and nutrition. This problem can usually be corrected in a matter of months. It starts with adopting some simple lifestyle changes and some simple activities and exercises which will start changing your brain right away.
If there is no damage or pathology in the brain, there is no genetic mutation it is not a chemical problem, it is just a physiologic, electrical imbalance then it can be corrected.
When the imbalance in the brain is corrected all of the other imbalances are most often corrected as well.
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