Over 1,500 Health Topics
Browse Health Topics
Ask the Doctor
Q&A with Dr. Greger
News & Articles
Show some love!
Find out More
Watch videos about serotonin
July 22, 2013
Tart Cherries for Insomnia
The melatonin content in certain plant foods such as almonds, raspberries and goji berries may explain the improvement in sleep quality associated with tart cherry consumption.
July 19, 2013
Kiwifruit for Insomnia
Two kiwi fruit an hour before bedtime may improve sleep quality and duration without the side effects associated with sleeping pills.
July 17, 2013
Fighting the Blues With Greens?
Natural monoamine oxidase enzyme inhibitors in fruits and vegetables may help explain the improvement in mood associated with switching to a plant-based diet.
August 6, 2012
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..
August 3, 2012
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,..
August 1, 2012
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..
July 26, 2012
Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death
Death in America is largely a foodborne illness. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific medical journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to..
View All Topics
Is apple cider vinegar good for you?
What are the best foods to decrease seasonal nasal allergies (rhinitis)?
Is multivitamin use really associated to an increased risk of breast cancer?
Are krill oil supplements better than fish oil capsules?
Can Indian gooseberries (amla) be cooked without losing the health benefits?
- All Rights Reserved | In partnership with the
Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation
Terms of Service