Do you have trouble following directions or feel clumsy? Do you suffer from quick temper or mood changes, have learning difficulties, or struggle to keep focus? You may be “switched” or have a problem with neurological organization.

What is switching?

The nervous system has many functions but the basic job is to receive and transmit information. Switching seems to be due to a functional error in information processing. More specifically, improper transmission from sensory receptors (information from outside to brain) causes the Central Nervous System (our brain and spinal cord) to create inappropriate strengthening and weakening of the muscles and formation of incorrect neural patterns and responses. Neurological disorganization or switching is essentially the body’s response to a stimulus overload–physical, psychological, or nutritional/chemical.

How do you know if you are switched?

Here are a few possible examples.

You have trouble following directions. An example would be someone asking you to lie face up and you, instead, lie face down.

Complaints of brain fog, reading difficulties, falling asleep, learning disabilities, mood changes, confusion, emotional fragility, quick temper, or jet lag that just will not go away no matter what you do.

Uncoordinated or clumsy movement or walking. For example, you constantly trip over a crack in the sidewalk that isn’t there.

You have problems with balance or other health conditions that keep coming up, such as a thyroid condition.

You do all the right things but don’t see the health benefits you want.

What could possibly cause the switching?

This is not a complete list, but here are a few things I have seen in my practice.

As an infant you walked before you had efficient bilateral function, as in cross crawling on the floor. Some children are put in devices to stand up, which can lead to this problem.

You use exercise machines that do not repeat the natural cross pattern of the body (when left leg goes forward right arm moves forward).

Possible sensitivities to food additives, refined sugars, environmental or chemical toxicity, or recreational drug use.

You may have nutritional deficiencies, possibly with vitamin A, iron, folate, copper, choline, RNA, or water.

What can you do to correct it?

Reduce the stressors noted above.

Correct the nutritional deficiency by changing your eating habits and/or adding a supplement regimen.

Do exercises such as cross crawl, balance board, or other movements that repeat the natural cross pattern of the body.

See a doctor who can identify and correct the switching, usually a practitioner specializing in applied kinesiology such as myself or others.

If you’d like to learn more about easy habit changes that can have a great impact on your overall health, come to my August 19 seminar for a discussion on exactly that! Feel free to contact me at 512-249-9702 or with any questions.

ScottJuricaWebsiteGrowing up in Texas as an overweight child, Dr. Scott Jurica, MS, DC, PAK, ACN was often teased about his size. Through the support of his family, mentors, and love of sports, he turned his weakness into his strength by focusing his life on natural healthcare. In his offices in Austin and New York City, Dr. Jurica helps his patients become their healthiest selves, so they can live life to the fullest!

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