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How to increase serotonin in the human brain without drugs (Study) (via senmes)

In short:

* You have to self-induce changes in mood
* You have to catch some sun
* You have to assume tryptophan through diet (some advices in a future post)
* You have to go to the gym

“The study by Perreau-Linck and colleagues36 is the first to report that self-induced changes in mood can influence serotonin synthesis. […] Exposure to bright light is a second possible approach to increasing serotonin without drugs. […] Several lines of research suggest that exercise increases brain serotonin function in the human brain. […] The fourth factor that could play a role in raising brain serotonin is diet. According to some evi … Read More

via senmes

(see also my recent post)

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Meditation training changes brain structure (via Machines Like Us)

Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.

In a study that will appear in the January 30 issue of Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, a team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report the results of their study, the first to document meditation-produced changes over time in the brain’s grey matter.

via Meditation training changes brain structure | Machines Like Us.