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 Rekas

LCSW, CHt

Jane Rekas is a Licsensed Clinical Social Worker at Turtle Dove Counseling and Hood River DBT, Certified Hypnotist at Hood River Hypnosis, Reiki Master at Rekas Reiki, Astrologer at Astrological Counsel, and Seasonal Color Analyst at Expressing Your Truth.

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