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Posts Tagged ‘mood swings’

Why Diets are Bad for Your Health

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Here at the Nutrition Coach we don’t do diets, for the simple reason that for the vast amount of the population they just don’t work & could actually be detrimental to your health. We all know the drill – you discover the new fad that everyone is raving about, you buy the book or swot […]

Beat the January blues with protein

Monday, January 31st, 2011

If you’re feeling depressed or low in motivation it may be that you don’t have enough feel-good chemicals in your brain.  We need sufficient levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin to help us feel happy and enough noradrenalin to keep us feeling motivated.  By eating a diet rich in the right nutrients you can boost levels […]

Rooibos tea boosts antioxidant defences

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Too many caffeine-containing stimulants such as black tea, coffee and chocolate can leave you running on adrenaline and in the long run leaves you feeling exhausted and prone to mood swings.  There are so many great tasting alternatives in the shops that you don’t have to feel deprived when trying to ditch your regular pick-me […]

Elevate mood with blue green algae

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Phenylethylamine (PEA) is a neuromodulator or neurotransmitter in the brain.  It has a positive effect on mood and is commonly known as the ‘love molecule’ as it has been identified as one of the chemicals associated with falling in love.  Recent research indicates that PEA levels increase with moderate exercise and may cause the euphoric […]

Food, mood and mental health

Friday, May 14th, 2010

What we eat very much affects how we feel and our state of mind.  The importance of eating enough food, and the right types of food, is clearly demonstrated by a study carried out by Keys et al back in 1950.  In the study, 32 healthy male volunteers were put on a semi-starvation diet for […]

The link between low serotonin and eating disorders

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

A number of studies suggest that those prone to anorexia or bulimia nervosa have a special dietary need for tryptophan, which is an amino acid precursor for the neurotransmitter serotonin.  Serotonin is essential for good sleep and mood as well as appetite control.  One can develop a sub-optimal level of serotonin for a number of […]

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