3 Brain Chemicals for Optimal Brain Health
This will be a quick health post teaching everyone about 3 very important brain chemicals that are crucial for optimal health. Lets get to it...The 3 chemicals are as follows- serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol.
Serotonin is primarily responsible for feelings of calm, serenity, optimism, and self-confidence. If your serotonin levels are low, you might experience depression, anxiety helplessness, sleep problems, a negative attitude, and lack of self-confidence.
Dopamine is the chemical basis for feeling excited, motivated, energized, and "pleasured." Dopamine allows you to enjoy the intense fun and excitement of riding a roller coaster. Low dopamine levels can result in listlessness, boredom, and the general sense that life has lost its savor. Imbalanced dopamine can also make it harder to focus, to think things through, and to control your impulses.
Cortisol is the stress hormone that your body uses to rev into high gear. Imbalanced cortisol levels can leave you exhausted, wired, or sometimes both. The smallest problem can set you off, or leave you so unmotivated that you can barely drag yourself through the day.
The key to feeling better lies in rebalancing these three brain chemicals. The best way to do this is via a combination of physical, mental, and spiritual approaches. This lifestyle will give your brain what it needs, and it will remove the obstacles that block your brain from optimal function. Some simple fundamental changes and a shift in perspective can lead to a more fulfilling life.
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