Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for healthy brain chemistry and many other biological functions including appetite, sex drive, digestion, sleep and more. Often times our serotonin levels can be lower than necessary for ideal health, happiness, sleep and wellbeing. This begs the question, how to boost serotonin in your life? Serotonin is produced by the gut and the brain and 95% of serotonin is stored in your enteric nervous system, otherwise known as ENS. This ENS is located in your gut, so this neurotransmitter is stored mainly in your gut, this is why gut health and maintaining a healthy gut flora is so important because this acts as your second brain.
In this video, I share with you 7 (technically 8, I talk a lot) ways to boost serotonin naturally through healthy lifestyle practices such as diet, exercise, aromatherapy and more. The video will help you understand serotonin better and understand why you may feel sad more often in the winter time, especially if you live in the north when the sun shines less, which is also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and this video will give you the practical advice to fix that, boost serotonin and feel better.
Watch the video below to learn how to boost serotonin.
I hope you enjoyed this video, the 7 practical ways to boost serotonin are:
3. Eat more magnesium rich foods (cacao, leafy greens etc.)
4. Eat more tryptophan rich foods (eggs, turkey, chicken, nuts)
5. Eat Camu Camu (I use camu gold shown in the video from http://OrganicRainforestHerbs.com)
6. Eat Turmeric (I like this one on amazon http://amzn.to/1uZ7h0h)
7. Eat Carbs (kiwi, sour cherries, pineapple & bananas specifically) Space fruits out throughout the day.
8th tip… Use all natural incense, candles or essential oils to have aromatherapy boosting serotonin!
Hopefully these 7 tips will help you feel happier, more carefree, sleep better and receive all the benefits of having adequate levels of serotonin in your body and gut at any given time. Please comment below, share and subscribe to the newsletter on the right-hand side of the blog here for more health video updates!
Cheers to living Healthy, Wild & Free!