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all of your neurotransmitters are important, serotonin is the star
when it comes to your mood. It is just a myth to say “The Jolly Fat Man or
Woman” because stress equals fat and if stress is laughing it is to cover up
misery on the inside.
your serotonin levels are normal, you feel good, you handle stressful
situations better, you sleep and eat well, and you awake refreshed, your
more likely to exercise
and your energized; you even handle a work
changes can be a good indicator as to something being wrong, such as
irritability, unclear thinking, weight gain and anxiety. A vicious
up-and-downward cycle is created by the use of stimulants such as
caffeine drinks and drugs, resulting in chronic low-serotonin levels that
inhibit short-term memory. If use is continued, more permanent memory loss
and further anxiety can occur.
chronic low-serotonin levels can also lead to hormone imbalance creating a
host of illnesses manifesting and putting on fat is an indicator."
low-serotonin level is the state in which you suffer all the symptoms of
depression. Serotonin is synthesized in the brain and the digestive tract.
This is why, what you eat, when you eat it and in what combinations you eat
it, influence how well you digest and utilize the nutrients and is crucial
to how you feel. If you eat foods that are high on the satiety index for
example, you feel good longer. Typically these are the foods high in fiber.
L-Tryptophan, an essential amino acid found in food like potatoes and
turkey, that converts in your body into 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) and that
is an important building block of serotonin; and should be taken in capsule
form in the evenings. Serotonin is the "parent" for the hormone melatonin,
which regulates our “sleep cycles” (Circadian rhythm). Low serotonin causes
your melatonin levels to become imbalanced and your sleep gets disrupted,
which sets a patter for physiological difficulties to occur. This can become
a downward spiral, leading to even lower serotonin production.
Adding L-Tryptophan n Essential Amino Acid to your daily regimen naturally
converts to Serotonin along with taking Tyrosine (also an amino acid) can be
helpful. Since both these amino acids compete for uptake in the brain and
because tryptophan induces sleep, it is recommended that tryptophan be taken
before the evening meal and again prior to bedtime. Tyrosine should be
taken prior to breakfast and mid morning, in contrast.
Exercise and eat
regularly along with consuming 50% of your weight in ounces of water daily.