Chemicals and your Brain

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Did you know that long-term exposure to chemicals, such as those used in farming, industry, etc can changed the structure of your brain. Changes can be measured through a SPECT scan (SPECT looks at blood flow). The scan image below demonstrates Scalloping / Overall Decreased Perfusion: Toxicity. This pattern shows overall low activity and blood flow, which look like waves or scallops on a surface SPECT scan.

Source: Amen Clinics (

This pattern is most commonly seen with:

  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Chemotherapy or radiation exposure
  • Environmental toxins, such as mold
  • Heavy metal exposure
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Anoxia (lack of oxygen for several minutes, e.g., from a heart attack or near drowning)
  • Infections, such as Lyme disease or herpes
  • HypothyroidismSevere anemia

Changes in blood flow to certain areas of the brain can manifest in abnormal behavioural problems.

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