Can you recover from chronic illness by rewiring your brain with neuroplasticity techniques?

Annie Hopper is a limbic system rehabilitation specialist and the founder of a dynamic neural retraining system. This groundbreaking program focuses on rewiring faulty neural pathways in the brain, and can be used as a treatment method for chronic illnesses such as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Long Covid, and more. Annie’s own journey of recovery from her own chronic illnesses was the inspiration for developing DNRS.

In this episode of the GrassRoots Functional Medicine Podcast, Annie Hopper shares her story of healing and how DNRS works on a neuroplasticity level to reduce symptoms of chronic illnesses. Join Seth and Annie as they discuss the power of DNRS and how it can be used to heal and restore wellness.

In this episode, Seth and Annie discuss the following:

  • How Annie’s health journey inspired her to start DNRS
  • The limbic system and neuroplasticity
  • Symptoms of limbic system impairment
  • How DNRS works
  • Diseases and symptoms DNRS can help
  • Ways to experience DNRS

Annie’s health tip:

Try to be present with the goodness of life that’s around you. Savor it as much as you can because we need to offset our negativity bias with goodness to keep the brain in a healthy and relaxed state.

More about Annie Hopper and DNRS:

Annie Hopper is the founder of the Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS), a drug-free, self-directed neural rehabilitation program. This unique approach directly targets limbic brain function, using the principles of neuroplasticity to regulate autonomic nervous system function and a maladapted stress response. Since 2008, the program has been helping people find relief from symptoms involved in a growing list of chronic and hard to treat conditions and is recommended by physicians worldwide. Limbic system impairment related conditions that often improve include Long COVID, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Lyme Disease, Food Sensitivities, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and many other conditions.

Also, Annie is the author of Wired for Healing: Remapping the Brain to Recover from Chronic and Mysterious Illnesses. Her speaking engagements include the Canadian Brain Injury Association, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association, the Institute for Functional Medicine, McMaster Teaching Hospital, the International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illnesses, the Finnish Institute for Occupational Health and the Parliament House, Helsinki, Finland.

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Resources discussed in this episode:

Self Assessment Survey
Wired for Healing, Remapping the Brain to Recover from Chronic and Mysterious Illnesses
The Brain That Changes Itself by Dr. Norman Deutch
Dr. V.S. Ramachandran – Phantom Limb Syndrome
Dr. Taub – Constraint Induced Therapy
Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz – Brain Functions and Obsessive Compulsive Behavior
UK Biobank Brain Study on Long COVID
Retraining the Brain Research

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About the Author: Dr. Seth Osgood is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) Certified Practitioner. Dr. Osgood received his post-graduate training in Functional Medicine through the IFM and from working with Dr. Amy Myers. He has helped people from around the world improve their health utilizing a Functional Medicine approach.

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