Sunday, November 20, 2011

Neurotransmitters and Nutrition


DopaminePleasure, Love, and Integration of Thoughts and Feelings

Useful sources of building blocks for dopamine:
  • Apples
  • Beets
  • Blue-green algae
  • Celery
  • Chicken
  • Cucumber
  • Fish
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Honey
  • Cheese
  • Sweet peppers
  • Tofu
  • Watermelon
NorepinephrineEnergy, Stimulation, Fight or Flight


Useful sources of building blocks for norepinephrine:
  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Beef liver or kidney
  • Blue-green algae
  • Cheese
  • Fish
  • Most green vegetables
  • Lean meat
  • Nuts
  • Grains
  • Pineapple
  • Poultry
  • Tofu
SerotoninEmotional Stability, Calm, Sleep, Appetite Control

Useful sources of building blocks for serotonin:
  • Bananas
  • Beets
  • Blue-green algae
  • Brown rice
  • Cheese
  • Fennel
  • Figs
  • Fish
  • Ham
  • Legumes
  • Milk
  • Nuts
  • Pasta
  • Pineapple
  • Potatoes
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Turkey
  • Whole grains


Also

Neurotransmitters and Nutrition

GETTING THE BODY TO MANUFACTURE NEUROTRANSMITTERS

Jane Leu Rekas

LCSW, CHt

Jane Rekas is a Licsensed Clinical Social Worker at Western Psychological and Counseling Services, in Gladstone, and Certified Hypnotist, Reiki Master, and Astrologer.

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