Disclaimer: This information is presented for descriptive purposes only. It is in no way intended for diagnosis or treatment. It comes from my own individual research and reading on this disorder. Individuals should always do their own research and seek advice from an appropriately trained professional. Find a Bio-Balance trained doctor.
- “China Doll” appearance: fair, delicate features
- Pale skin: burns easy and tans poorly
- Sparse and fair eyelashes and eyebrows
- Fairer appearance compared to the rest of the family (if dark) or strawberry blonde hair
- Goes grey early
- Abnormal body fat distribution (e.g., apple shape or extreme pear shape figure; the body is storing much more fat in one area of the body while the other stays relatively slim)
- White spots on fingernails (a major sign of zinc deficiency)
- Tendency towards iron deficient anaemia
- Abdominal tenderness (especially in area of spleen)
- Dry, flaky skin: may have skin problems like psoriasis and dermatitis
- Teens can have joint pain and acne issues
- Abnormal menstrual periods
- Bad short-term memory (needs to make notes to do anything)
- Doesn’t like breakfast/feeling of nausea in the morning
- Low immune system; gets sick easily
- Insomnia: trouble getting to sleep and then trouble waking up (a “night owl”)
- Poor dream recall
- Depression (including post-natal)
- Emotional mood swings
- Low libido
- Low tolerance to stress; gets overwhelmed easily
- Anger: explosive/erratic
- Reactive: likes to argue
- Irritability with repetitive noises: clicking pens, ticking clocks, etc.
- Inability to attend to a conversation when too much background noise is going on
- Sensitivity to bright light
- Anxious types: jumpy, fearful, tends toward catastrophising and pessimism
- Anxiety disorders and panic attacks
- Poor coping skills; gets easily overwhelmed under stress
- Severe inner tension
- Addiction and or alcohol abuse (trying to self-medicate to increase GABA)
- Pyrrole is also found with many more disorders such as OCD, schizophrenia and Autism
SYMPTOMS OF PYRROLE IN CHILDREN*
- Reading and writing disorders, dyslexia
- Auditory and visual processing issues
- Austic Spectrum behaviours
- Kids that prefer only sweet, salty or umami foods and otherwise quite fussy eaters
- Food intolerances
- Small for age
- Sensitive child (e.g., having to cut tags off clothes)
- Settling problems as infants
- Post-birthday-party meltdowns
- Gets stitches in side when running
- Social interpretation problems
- Major, spectacular tantrums
- Swings from crazy happy to devastatingly sad
People who seem to have a ‘three-second fuse’ and just can’t cope with too much going on at one time might be this way because their brain is already under so much stress, and that little bit more just tips them over the edge.
Getting groovy with GABA
Interestingly GABA--the calming 'brake's on' Neurotransmitter--is made from Glutamate (the stimulating one). This makes sense in a way, as they are the main movers and stoppers in the brain.
So you would think plenty of Glutamate = plenty of GABA, right?
Wrong. As with any good recipe, we need other ingredients to create a meal. To convert Glutamate in GABA you need additional ingredients, and guess what's top on the shopping list? You guessed it, Vitamin B6 and zinc (plus some vitamin C and magnesium).
So to summarise, you will likely have plenty of Glutamate to stimulate your brain, but without zinc and B6, the nutrients that HPL steals, you won't be able to make enough GABA to counteract the stimulation of Glutamate.