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8 Serotonin Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

8 Serotonin Deficiency Symptoms You Can Identify Yourself

What is serotonin? It’s is a powerful brain chemical that profoundly affects your mood, so knowing whether you’re deficient is a key first step to overcoming troubling mood and impulse control problems. Having one or more of the eight serotonin deficiency symptoms discussed here will be a strong clue that

Shining the Light on Plant Proteins

More and more people are putting plant proteins—beans, lentils, peas, soyfoods, nuts, seeds, and whole grains—at the center of the plate. According to research conducted by Midan Marketing and MeatingPlace, 70 percent of meat eaters in the U.S. are substituting a non-protein meal at least once a week, and 22

5 Foods to Boost Your Mood

Is it possible to eat your way to a better mood? A mounting body of research linking food and mood suggests that it may be.
One such study, which involved the analysis of the diets of 97 people diagnosed with mood disorders such as major depressive disorder and anxiety, suggests a

Late-Night Foods: Good or Bad Idea?

Late-Night Foods: Good or Bad Idea?

Is a bedtime snack as bad as we think? You might get the munchies when you’re up late working, or perhaps you had an early dinner. Regardless of the reason, experiencing hunger before bed is natural and there are misconceptions about whether late-night foods a good or bad idea. Also, the

Increase Your Happiness without Antidepressant Medications

Eleven percent of Americans aged 12 years and older take antidepressant medications, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Most of these antidepressants, including a widely used class of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), are designed to reduce anxiety and lift mood by prolonging the effects of

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