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Food, Mood and your Brain

Food and Your Brain

Ten years ago the idea that food could have a profound effect on the brain was totally foreign to me.  The research has really exploded recently, and today there are tens of thousands of published research studies on the topic. It is now known that there is a connection between what you eat and anxiety and depression, your stress response, memory, learning, cognition and behavior.

Food affects your brain through multiple means. It not only supplies vitamins, minerals …

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Zen in a Tablet: L- Theanine

Since ancient times, tea has been used as a relaxing and refreshing beverage.  Although tea has many health promoting compounds in it which act as antioxidants, the relaxing effect comes from a unique amino acid called L-theanine.  This amino acid is found only in tea, and unlike other amino acids, it is not used by the body to make proteins.  “Suntheanine” is the name given to a patented very pure form of L-theanine, which is available in capsules and some …

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