Mental Health & Nervous System Protocol

Sometimes our thoughts can compound into a dark place with confusing or terrifying thoughts. We may even be diagnosed with anxiety or depression or something even more serious. With the right recipe, we can help to unravel some of these mysteries including below.


The nervous system plays a crucial role in regulating various physiological and psychological processes within the body. Dysregulation of the nervous system can have profound effects on mental health, leading to a range of debilitating conditions. Anxiety disorders may arise when the autonomic nervous system, responsible for controlling the body’s fight-or-flight response, becomes overactive, causing individuals to experience excessive worry and fear. Similarly, dysautonomia conditions like Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) can result from autonomic dysfunction, leading to symptoms such as rapid heart rate, dizziness, and fainting.

Moreover, dysregulation in the central nervous system can disrupt the balance of neurotransmitters, contributing to metabolic instability and mood disorders like depression. The intricate connection between the nervous system and mental health underscores the importance of addressing neurological imbalances to effectively manage these conditions and improve overall well-being.

Our innovative protocol offers a holistic approach to addressing these interconnected symptoms. By incorporating evidence-based techniques, including mindfulness practices, cognitive behavioral therapy, and lifestyle modifications, the protocol aims to recalibrate the nervous system and restore balance.

Mental Health Issues: Signs & Symptoms

  • Acid reflux
  • ADHD
  • Adrenal issues
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmunity
  • Body odor
  • Body temperature issues
  • Brain fog
  • Breast pain
  • Changes in breast
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Cramping
  • Cravings
  • Early Menopause
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling tired
  • Frequent urination
  • Galbladder issues
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Low sex drive
  • MCAS
  • Memory loss
  • Mitochondrial damage
  • Mood swings
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Night sweats
  • Panic attacks
  • PMS
  • Premature aging
  • Rosacea
  • Skipped menstrual cycles
  • Sleep problems
  • Tender lymph nodes
  • Thyroid issues
  • Vertigo
  • Weight gain
  • Weight loss

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Here’s where to start for the Mental Health protocol! Use credits on our specialty courses, which are guided experiences that feel like a virtual consult with everything you need to become your own best doctor. You will also find additional video content including upcoming and past webinars as well as WellnessPlus talks where Dr. Jess interviews experts 3to further guide you.


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Now that you’ve learned about your WellnessPlus protocol, let’s help you identify specifics to help guide you on where to go next. Here you will find specific questionnaires and test kits that have been vetted by Dr. Jess and her team from companies we love and trust. Get access to special discounts & savings as a member of WellnessPlus.

Did you know? Ordering testing typically requires a doctor, but with your WellnessPlus membership, Dr. Jess has created a very special opportunity to have testing completed without having to see a practitioner.


Mood/Behavioral Panel

The Kashi Mood Profile Panel identifies nutrient deficiencies that may contribute each patient’s susceptibility to mood disorders.

Sample Type: Home Kit - Buccal Swab
Price: $138

Organic Acids Test by Mosaic Diagnostics

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) is one of Dr. Jess’s favorite tests for diagnosing and honing in on a problem when you don’t know where to turn first. A health consultation with Deb or your practitioner is required to order this test.


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Neural Zoomer Plus

The Neural Zoomer Plus measures immune reactivity to structures, tissues, cells, and chemicals in the brain and peripheral nervous system. This test can detect underlying inflammatory responses that may be causing symptoms related to mood, memory, aging, balance, nervous function, movement, pain, and more.


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Environmental Toxins

This test kit will identify the presence of excessive environmental toxin exposure which can help uncover true root causes of toxicity from common environmental sources.

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Total Toxic Burden

The most comprehensive test! Includes Mycotoxins, Environmental Toxins, and Heavy Metals; to assess the most comprehensive set of environmentally acquired inflammatory toxins and toxicants.

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