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Jun
20

Addicted to Stimulants?

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If you are relying on stimulants to get through your day, it ’s not because you are weak or bad, it’s just your bodies chemistry may be controlling you. It is possible to get addicted to the stress response (which stimulants and lifestyle all contribute to).

If you crave the stimulation from sugar, coffee, stress and alcohol you may be low in the neurotransmitter noradrenaline. The neurotransmitter

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involved in feelings of motivation and of pleasure. 

 Dancing, being in love, the thrill of music and similar exhilarating pursuits tend to raise noradrenaline.  A well balanced diet containing amino acids tyrosine and phenylaline, along with necessary vitamin co factors will give your body the ingredients it needs to make dopamine (from which adrenalin and noradrenalin are derived.) Low levels of tyrosine have been associated with depression and lack of motivation.

You can get tyrosine and phenylalanine from protein rich foods like meat, fish, beans, nuts, seeds, soya, and cheese.

Categories : life balance

1 Comments

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Noradrenaline sounds like fun Lisa!

I’m glad you chose all those lovely examples: dancing, being in love, and the thrill of music. Wow! they are all beautiful …. especially if you can dance!

HC

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