Take Back My Brain

with Laurie Hammer, NTP, NNTP

Neuro-Nutrient Therapist


Get to Know Laurie

How long have you been doing what you do and how did you get to be a NeuroNutrient Therapy Specialist?

First, it may be helpful if I go back in time and give you the background of my journey to taking back my brain.  I was bulimic from the age of 11 to 22 due to numerous issues and what I now understand was a brain chemistry deficiency as well as food allergies. 

As a young girl, I was addicted to what I was allergic too and my body was completely depleted in many ways. 

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I began my college career in nursing school, but dropped out in my 3rd year due to depression and eating disorder.  I really hated life.  My psychiatric nursing professor tried to help me get into a couple in-patient eating disorder programs, but because I wasn’t suicidal and severely underweight (which bulimics normally are not underweight), I could not be admitted. 

I ended up in the ER several times, passed out numerous times and even had seizures a couple times when I had taken too many laxatives and created an imbalance in my electrolytes.  I really was a mess.  Then this same caring professor sent me an article about Amino Acid Therapy by a woman named Julia Ross and so began my journey to wellness. 

I contacted Julia’s clinic and made a week-long appointment to be part of their outpatient clinic in Mill Valley, CA.   I learned about brain chemistry and neurotransmitter depletion and that I had celiac disease, yeast issues and so much more. 

Most importantly, I learned that I had hope, that God had provided a way for me to live and live abundantly.  I left the clinic excited, freaked out and not sure how to deal with life without my coping mechanism of bulimia.  Guess what, it worked! 

I am still alive, depression and bulimia free and living life the way God intended.  My life is not perfect, but it is oh so good!

Laurie with her husband, two children and two dogs.

I eventually made my way to Julia Ross’s NeuroNutrient Therapy training program and graduated in 2013 and completed my NeuroNutrient Therapy Certification.

I’ve had a full practice ever since I started sharing about the benefits of rebooting and nourishing your brain with Amino Acid Therapy supplements, simple food changes and tools for using your mind effectively.

Now I am also the Director of Distance Education for Julia at her NeuroNutrient Therapy Institute in Mill Valley, CA. 

When I’m not working with clients from all over the world, or teaching the next generation of healers at the NeuroNutrient Therapy Institute, I’m homeschooling my kids, reading, hiking with my dogs, writing, taking walks with my hubby and watching the replays of This Is Us :).

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