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Hey, this is Matt and welcome to this brand new training video on the science of something called “Biochemical Individuality.” This is going to be a really eye-opening topic because a lot of people think that if a medicine or a supplement or a diet protocol doesn’t work for them, then it simply doesn’t work.
But the truth is that due to the science of our unique nutritional makeup resulting from our genes, environment, different medicines, different supplements, different natural drugs, different exercise protocols, and nutrition protocols, they’re going to have different results with different people.
We are all Biochemically Unique
So there’s seven billion people on the planet and we all have very unique biochemical profiles and so due to that, it’s going to take different approaches for different people.
So each of us has innate biochemical factors that influence our personality, behavior, our mental health, immune function, etc. And so due to this extremely-extremely unique biochemical makeup, people are actually going to respond in different ways when they take supplements, medications, natural drugs, and different diet protocols.
I love this quote by William Shakespeare…
“One man’s meat is another man’s poison.”… basically talking about biochemical individuality probably long before any of the scientists even knew about it.
So now let’s get more specific into more specific examples. So some people, due to our unique biochemical makeups, can satisfy their nutritional needs with diet alone, while others are going to need to use supplements to counteract certain genetic aberrations that they have.
Another very common thing is that most people are overloaded in certain neurotransmitters, and they’re severely deficient in other neurotransmitters.
So neurotransmitters are very important for our behavior and mood.
For instance, if somebody has got too little of serotonin, they might be really good on a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor or they also might not because there’s other biochemical factors at play too, but this is a huge one right here.
Like I said some people might do well on S.S.R.I’s but some people that take these drugs for either anxiety, depression, or both, they actually try them and get horrible results.
Here’s a really common one…
Some people take gabapentin or Lyrica which are gabapentiniod medicines for opioid withdrawal, and it takes away most of or all of their withdrawal symptoms, but other people take these medicines and they get little or no benefits whatsoever.
So people are wondering “like well, hey, wait a second, so many people are getting such good results with these medicines, I tried them but they did out work for me.”
And so that’s why.
It’s because due to all the different biochemical factors that your genes and the way the environment has shaped those and the genetics from your ancestors and everything there’s just so many things at play, that are going to be factors in whether or not a medication or supplement or diet, etc. is going to work well for somebody.
More on Biochemical Diversity…
Another example is some people do really great when they switch to a vegan diet, but some people that switch to a vegan diet feel absolutely awful no matter how perfect they do it.
Their biochemical profile does better on animal proteins.
So this list goes on and on and on and on and on and it just keeps going, it just goes forever.
There’s so many different things, this is such interesting science.
So here’s why I wanted to make this video. So I’ve received hundreds of YouTube comments thus far and it’s just so popular for people to do this…
So a person will say… say for instance… I did a video on a certain medication or a certain supplement or maybe a natural drug, so I’ll say how well it can help a lot of people and then the common comment is that they say that “the medication or supplement or natural drug I talked about doesn’t work at all or it doesn’t work well,” so I’ll say how many people it can help and then they’ll go ahead and counteract that like “no I tried it and it doesn’t work” and so these people believe that since they tried it and it didn’t work that it simply doesn’t work you know.
“Hey I tried it, that stuff doesn’t work. You know no one should ever try to take this stuff because it didn’t work.”
But I want to make this video to educate people that if a medicine, supplement, natural drug or a diet doesn’t work for them, all that really means is that it doesn’t work well for their personal biochemical individual profile and it doesn’t mean that the medicine, supplement, natural drug or diet will not work for the other seven billion people on this planet.
So I basically, this is such a common comment that I guess you know if all these people are commenting there’s probably even more people than that, that are commenting that still believe that if something doesn’t work for them that it doesn’t work for anybody.
So I really felt the strong need to help educate people on this biochemical individuality phenomenon.
And so I want to teach people about this and then encourage people to do their own research, do their own trial and error and they can make this an area where they can figure out which medicines, which supplements and which types of diets work the best for them personally.
And then if they see a video or article talking about how something works… something can be beneficial for a lot of people, then if they had a negative experience on that, they’re going to know “wait a second… it just didn’t work for my biochemical profile, it doesn’t mean that I need to comment on here saying hey this stuff doesn’t work, don’t try it.”
Because if someone else tries it might be the answer they have been looking for.
So I really-really have a strong desire to get this information out there.
I thought it was common knowledge.
I really thought this was common when I first started blogging and everything, but over time I realized how uncommon this knowledge is.
Opioid Withdrawal Remedies
So let’s give some opioid withdrawal remedy examples. So due to biochemical individuality different medicines, natural drugs, and supplements for withdrawal are actually going to have varying results. So some of the best ones that work for the most amount of people are gabapentanoids, those are drugs like Lyrica or gabapentin.
For a lot of people those work the best for opioid withdrawal, but for some people, they don’t work very well or they don’t work at all… or they do work but they get really nasty side effects.
And for other people’s biochemical individuality, benzodiazepines they’ve found to work the best for their opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Others still have maybe tried both those and they didn’t work too well but they’ve tried you know like a clonidine patch or another blood pressure medicine and they say that works the best for them.
So who’s right?
I mean is there a bunch of people wrong, you know “that medicine doesn’t work I tried it and it didn’t work at all, you’re crazy”… so no everybody’s right nobody’s wrong.
Everybody’s right because if they tried something and it worked for them, well hey they found something that worked for withdrawal for their biochemical profile and so to try to tell other people “hey this is the only thing that works well just because” you know that’s just its B.S.
Because due to this phenomenon people are going to get varying results from all these different things.
It’s quite fascinating and again some people do really-really well using kratom for opioid withdrawal, but I’ve also had comments and emails from people saying that they’ve tried it and it doesn’t help them out all.
So it’s just who do you believe?
What you do is you realize that we all have different biochemical makeups, therefore, different medicines, supplements, natural drugs, and nutritional protocols are going to work better or worse for certain people depending on their biochemical makeup.
So we’re all so unique in this area, so different withdrawal remedies are going to have so many different results and it depends on whether or not your personal biochemical makeup agrees with that opioid withdrawal remedy.
My Hope for the Future
And here’s my hope for the future… I really believe that with advancements in science and technology speeding up at faster and faster and faster rates, I think that one day in the not too distant future it’s going to be easy and inexpensive for us to do tests at home that give us a detailed report on our biochemical profile.
And it’ll give us a readout on which medicine, supplements, and diets are going to be perfect for our individual situation.
And I like to follow futurists and I’ve even heard from some researchers and futurists that this technology one day is going to be part of our smartphones from the future.
Having a smartphone that can do a biochemical profile readout for you and just give you this kind of cool information on “this is what’s going to be the best for you to use in your life to make you feel better.”
But until then you can do your own research and make this an area of constant learning.
Really it takes a lot of learning, takes a lot of research, takes trial and error to see if things work or don’t work for you and so we’re kind of in the dark ages of addiction treatment right now because we really don’t have this on our smartphone right now.
When you go to a treatment program for detox or maybe a post-acute withdrawal protocol, you know they don’t have these types of things.
You know they don’t do this to us.
They just say “hey, go to some self-help meetings and some group counseling…” and you know all that stuff can work really well for a lot of people as well.
But this is the next step in the evolution of addiction treatment is finding out; OK everyone’s different, all of us have different biochemical profiles and we really need extremely customized withdrawal protocols and post-acute withdrawal syndrome protocols to help us heal in the way our bodies do the best.
And so please help me spread this message so more and more people can learn about this concept.
It’s really not common knowledge and my hope is to get more and more people to know about this.
And if you got any value from this video, if you learned anything at all, please Like and Subscribe if you’ve not already done so.
I’m coming out with new videos all the time and as I learn more, I share more.
So again this is Matt from opioidaddictionsupport.com.
Take care and I’ll see you on the next training video.
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