The Diet Cure by Julia Ross - Fascinating book that focuses on how deficiencies in key amino acids can lead to deficiencies in vital neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitter determine how we feel: hungry, full, tired, amped, happy, depressed. When amino acid supplies run low...so do we.

Neurotransmitters

  • dopamine/norepinephrine - energizer
  • GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) - sedative
  • endorphine - painkiller
  • seretonin - mood stabilizer, sleep promoter, mind focuser

Amino Acids

  • L-glutamine - brain food to reduce carb/sugar craving
  • L-tyrosine - natural caffeine, aids norepinephrine, testosterone production
  • GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) - mood stabilizer, sleep promoter, mind focuser, relaxer, soaks up excess adrenaline, (classified as both an amino acid and neurotransmitter)
  • tryptophan / 5-hydroxytryptophan (5HTP) - pain reliever by raising serotonin levels
The Diet Cure
by Julia Ross

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