You may have heard that if you eat food high in serotonin, you can battle depression. But wait a second! That’s partly true. You’re only half way there.
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If you take serotonin orally, it won’t reach your central nervous system because it does not cross the blood-brain barrier. (In order to understand your foreign speaking relatives, you must get a translator right?)
Here’s the truth (and the translator): Tryptophan and 5 htp can and do cross the blood-brain barrier. These are available as dietary supplements and in food and are effective at battling depression.
So, what you want is not food high in serotonin but food high in tryptophan to help battle depression.
Here are some sample foods that are excellent to help battle depression…
As mentioned, 5 htp is excellent in battling depression. Many patients report recovery from depression within 2 weeks with no side effects versus 4-6 weeks with anti depressants (reporting side effects).
Dr. Dan Colbert who has seen over 30,000 patients in his profession and is Director at Divine Health Wellness Center is located in Longwood, Florida. He's author of 40 books.