Breakfast = reward

New research shows that eating a good breakfast — particularly one rich in protein — boosts a critical neurotransmitter, which may lower food cravings later in the day. When you eat, a burst of dopamine is initiated, which gives you the feelings of reward. “Dopamine levels are blunted in individuals who are overweight or obese,Continue reading “Breakfast = reward”

Could depression be an allergic reaction to inflammation?

If depression is caused by inflammation, then it’s not strictly a Prozac deficiency (pharmaceuticals are indeed the answer for some people, but not for all.) With or without a prescription, seeking out the root cause of depression is the ideal ultimate goal. The following are excerpts from this article from FeelGuide.com “People suffering from depressionContinue reading “Could depression be an allergic reaction to inflammation?”

The future of psychiatry may be in your guts

Did you know that out of every 10 of the cells in your body, only ONE is human!? The rest are bacterial! Yep. That’s right. We’re not completely human. And thank goodness! We’ve delegated a lot of tasks to our microbe inhabitants: vitamin creation, food digestion, immune system regulation and, quite fascinatingly, mental health management.Continue reading “The future of psychiatry may be in your guts”