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  • Don’t Eat Too Much Nutmeg
    Don’t Eat Too Much Nutmeg
    The spice nutmeg may have a relatively narrow margin of safety.
  • Saffron vs. Prozac
    Saffron vs. Prozac
    A head-to-head test of the spice saffron versus Prozac for the treatment of clinical depression.
  • Wake Up and Smell the Saffron
    Wake Up and Smell the Saffron
    Even the scent of the spice saffron may reduce stress hormone levels and ease the psychological symptoms of PMS.
  • Saffron for the Treatment of PMS
    Saffron for the Treatment of PMS
    The spice saffron appears to improve both the emotional and physical symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
  • The Best Way to Boost Serotonin
    The Best Way to Boost Serotonin
    The secret to naturally boosting serotonin levels in the brain may include eating foods such as pumpkin seeds with a high tryptophan to total protein ratio. This may help explain why studies show...
  • A Better Way to Boost Serotonin
    A Better Way to Boost Serotonin
    Contrary to popular belief, the consumption of animal foods may actually decrease tryptophan levels in the brain. Carbohydrates, on the other hand, can boost transport across the blood-brain barrier,...
  • The Wrong Way to Boost Serotonin
    The Wrong Way to Boost Serotonin
    Tryptophan is the precursor to the "happiness hormone" serotonin, so why not take tryptophan supplements to improve mood and relieve symptoms of depression?
  • Human Neurotransmitters in Plants
    Human Neurotransmitters in Plants
    The consumption of certain fruits is suggested as a potential treatment for depression given the presence of psychoactive neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin in many plant...
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