Brain Imbalances


The Melillo Method Brain Balance is used to identify brain imbalances and treat many symptoms of mental, attention, behavioral, and learning disorders in people of all ages.

This revolutionary approach is paired with diet and nutritional counseling and lifestyle modification to help promote brain and body balance, effectively correcting the underlying problems common to the entire spectrum of seemingly diverse childhood or adult neurological dysfunctions.

Do You Have A Right Brain Deficiency?

"From  the  moment the  brain  starts  growing  in  the  womb  and  up  to  about  age  two,  brain  development  is concentrated  on  the  right  side. This  is  a  vulnerable  period  of  time  for the brain, as it is particularly susceptible to negative environmental influences. Anything that interferes  with  prenatal  development,  the  birthing  process,  or  healthy growth during the first two years of life can affect how the right brain grows. This is probably the major reason why a right brain deficiency is more common than a left brain deficiency.


Children  with  right  hemisphere  deficits  don’t  feel  their  bodies  well. They  have  poor  muscle  tone,  especially  of  the  large  postural  muscles near the spine. The most glaring symptom is an odd gait. They  will  also  have  delayed  and  poor  gross  motor  skills,  including poor balance, rhythm, and coordination. This means they will trip and fall a lot for no good reason. This  oddness  can  also  be  noted  in  their  social  skills. They  may  say inappropriate things without understanding why they are wrong. They often have a hard time making friends. These  kids  are  usually  very  picky  eaters and avoid  foods  because they  don’t  have  a  normal  sense  of  smell  or  taste; they  don’t  eat  foods that kids normally like, especially sweets. When considering right brain versus left brain, the  right  brain  is  about  reading  people  and  situations  but  the  left brain  is  about  reading  words. So,  when  children  do  not  develop  the right brain’s nonverbal skills, it makes learning verbal skills diffcult or even impossible. 


Children with right brain deficiencies may be good at reading words but will not be good at interpreting what they are reading. They  may  also  be  good  with  numbers  but  be  bad  at higher-level math skills. Children  with  right  hemisphere  weaknesses  have  poor  attention; they are impulsive, anxious, and also tend to be compulsive. They may display unusual or inappropriate giddiness, or they may have out-bursts of anger when they get frustrated. Autoimmune disorders, such as allergies and asthma, often go hand in hand with a right brain imbalance.

These children are often very sensitive to the environment, certain foods, and may have a number of contact allergies. When the right side cannot suppress the immune system, it  can  cause  inflammation  in  the  body  and  brain. This  can  become chronic. These  children  will  have  poor  digestion.  A  rapid  heartbeat  is also common.


Right brain deficiencies are often diagnosed as: ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, Autism, Tourette syndrome, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), Nonverbal learning disorder (NLD), Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), Developmental coordination disorder (DCD), and Conduct disorder (CD).


Difficulties that may involve the right brain: Problems with visual memory, Trouble with facial recognition, Lack of flexibility, Struggles with comprehension and problem solving, Issues with understanding emotions, Lack of spatial awareness, Difficulty with visual learning, Creative difficulties."

By Dr. Robert Melillo

July 30, 2019

Do You Have Left Brain 

"The signs of a left brain deficiencies are usually more subtle those of the right brain and can often go undetected until a child is in school. These children may appear kind of shy and even withdrawn and may not be as motivated to want to do the things that typical kids like to do. They often prefer to hang out around the house more than going out to play with friends. Some  may  be  kind  of  sullen  and  sad. In  fact,  depression  is believed to be a result of decreased activity in the left side of the brain.These  are  the  kids  who  were  usually  slow  to  start  speaking. They may  not  be  good  verbally  and  may  not  like  to  talk  a  lot. Or  they  may mess up their sentences when speaking, making it hard to understand them. 

Poor language skills are a hallmark of a left brain imbalance, especially as someone gets older. These children have problems with reading and spelling because they can’t identify the sounds of letters. And this can show up in their speaking ability as well. All this can be the result of a problem  with  processing  words  and  sound. Not  only  does  this  affect reading and speaking skills, but these children can be bad at music and may  not  be  able  to  carry  a  tune. They  may  have  problems  with  many subjects, especially basic math, because they are poor with details. This includes  fine  detailing  they  do  with  their  hands. This  becomes  most obvious as very bad handwriting.

Children  with  left  brain  imbalances  are  often  very  concerned  with how they look and dress and may be hyperaware of what others think of them. They  can  be  overwhelmed  by  emotions  because  they  are  so  in touch with their own feelings. They have such a sense of pleasing others that they may feel overwhelming guilt or shame for no reason. This may lead to things like self-harm or eating disorders. They  may  have  unique  abilities  to  read  people  and  situations– leading them to be very social if they get over their shyness and insecurities. They may be very good athletes, and people and teachers usually like them a lot. They tend to be popular and leaders outside the classroom.

Those with left brain imbalances are prone to chronic infections, like colds and ear infections. They may also have an abnormal or irregular heartbeat, called an arrhythmia. 

Left brain deficiencies are often diagnosed as: Dyslexia, Eating disorders, Processing disorders, Central auditory processing disorder, Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia (poor handwriting), Learning disability, Language disorder, Reading disorder, Acalculia (poor calculating skill), Selective mutism.

Difficulties That May Involve the Left Brain: Difficulty understanding language, Inability to control reactions, Difficulty putting things in order, Low self-esteem and lack of confidence, Difficulty expressing oneself, Faulty logic, Problems with verbal memory."

By Dr. Robert Melillo

August 21, 2019

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