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Feel better for longer with these foods

Katrina Lomas

Feel better for longer with these foods

At times our bodies are out of whack, causing depression and anxiety to become an unwelcomed guest, as well as chronic pain conditions, fatigue, bipolar disorder, parkinsons disease, pms and adhd.  Did you know this could be down to what you are eating?  DL-Phenylalanine (lets just call it "Phen")   is an essential amino acid that plays a key role in the proper functioning of your nervous system. If you are deficient in phen you could have symptoms of fatigue, confusion, memory problems, decreased alertness and loss of appetite.   The D and L in phen have different beneficial effects on...


Severe depression linked to low folate

Katrina Lomas

Severe depression linked to low folate

Studies show there is a link between folate deficiency and severe depression - as well as other psychiatric disorders.           Folate or folic acid is an important nutrient with or without a baby on board, the average adult needs 400 micrograms daily in order to maintain energy, muscle strength and concentration.    Low folate levels were detected in severely depressed people and, conversely, symptoms of depression are one of the main indicators of folate deficiency. They also found that people with low folate levels don't respond as well to SSRI-type antidepressants.          


Foods that boost seritonin and improve your mood

Katrina Lomas

Foods that boost seritonin and improve your mood

If you want to naturally improve your mood through diet, you want to look our for foods with tryptophan. Tryptophan helps the body to produce more serotonin.  Serotonin is a chemical in the brain, blood, intestines and connective tissue that causes blood vessels to contract, help transmit information across the nervous system and has a role in brain function. Because serotonin has such an effect on the body and the brain, a lack of serotonin in the body can lead to some unpleasant symptoms. These including anger, digestive disorders, increased sensitivity to pain, anxiety, dependency, disrupted sleep, self-esteem, headaches and...